10 TV Moms We Wish Were Ours

1. Lorelai Gilmore, 'Gilmore Girls'
1. Lorelai Gilmore, 'Gilmore Girls'
Lorelai Gilmore is the epitome of a cool mom: She's young, she's fun, and she's a big fan of incorporating as much junk food into your diet as possible. She is one of the rare cases where it is totally understandable to say, "My mom is my best friend."
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2. Vivian Banks, 'The Fresh Prince of Bel Air'
2. Vivian Banks, 'The Fresh Prince of Bel Air'
Vivian Banks is kind, sweet, and has more patience that any woman we've ever known. She is a firm yet loving mother to her three children, a pseudo-mom to her nephew Will, and one hell of a dancer. (Who else remembers that episode? Wow!)
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3. Claire Dunphy, 'Modern Family'
3. Claire Dunphy, 'Modern Family'
Claire Dunphy is is your classic overbearing, and slightly neurotic, fix-it-all mom. Despite her Type A personality, however, Claire is a kind-hearted mother who only wants the very best for her kids.
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4. Amy Matthews, 'Boy Meets World'
4. Amy Matthews, 'Boy Meets World'
Amy Matthews is an empathetic woman who knows how to guide her children with strength and a smile. She is warm, witty, and not afraid to speak the truth even though it may strain her relationships with her children.
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5. Tami Taylor, 'Friday Night Lights'
5. Tami Taylor, 'Friday Night Lights'
Not only is Tami Taylor a lovely and strong southern mother to her daughters, she also acts as a role model and mentor to countless Dillon High School students. Plus, she's one-half of Dillon, Texas's power couple so she's pretty much a badass.
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6. Marge Simpson, 'The Simpsons'
6. Marge Simpson, 'The Simpsons'
With her scratchy voice, and big blue hair, Marge Simpson is the most well-known animated mother of all time. She is thoughtful, sweet, and most of all patient — a very important quality to have when your family does one crazy thing after another for nearly 25 years.
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7. Kitty Forman, 'That '70s Show'
7. Kitty Forman, 'That '70s Show'
Kitty Forman loves to bake, cook, and clean, but most of all she loves smothering her children and their friends with affection. Plus, how can you not love that laugh?
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8. Clair Huxtable, 'The Cosby Show'
8. Clair Huxtable, 'The Cosby Show'
Claire Huxtable is a strong and witty mother who is just as successful in her home as she is in the workplace. Being a working mother makes her tough at times, but it's only because she wants to be the best role model she can be for her family.
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9. Kirsten Cohen, 'The O.C.'
9. Kirsten Cohen, 'The O.C.'
Sure, Kirsten Cohen may frequently enjoy a glass of wine — or eight — but she is a beautiful woman with a big heart and a compassionate spirit. She took Ryan into her home and treated him like he was her own son, so in our opinion she's free to drink as much as she'd like.
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10. Carol Brady, 'The Brady Bunch'
10. Carol Brady, 'The Brady Bunch'
Although Carol is a stay-at-mom mom she is so much more than that: She was a freelance writer, a PTA superstar, a sculptor and a connoisseur at planning school events. But above all, Carol is a mother who loved her big family — yes, even Alice and that annoying cousin Oliver.
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