Carl Craft

Carl Craft

Carl Craft

BALTIMORE, MD - MAY 13: A Baltimore Orioles fan holds up a Mother's Day sign during a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on May 13, 2012 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

Here’s the definitive list of Most Entertaining Television moms.  An ode to the matriarch… however this one is worst tv moms.

These moms have given birth to some amazing TV characters: kid losers and TV mobsters. Some of these moms were willing to basically sell out their kids for their own fame, power and fortune.

Here’s hoping your own mom ain’t nothing like ’em!

  • 5: Peg Bundy

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    Legendary icon Katey Segal took this role and ran right past Al’s shoe store!  A classic mom character from the start… low class, no morals, lazy as the day is long.  Had she not gotten knocked up by Al on their first date, she’d likely have ended up performing on LA’s famous sunset strip… A classic TV character and but the last woman on earth I’d want as my real mom… and that’s what makes her so good!

    Enjoy some of her greatest moments:

  • 4: Estelle Costanza

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    George’s mom makes the list for one line, “Treating his body like an amusement park.” Shut the door.  End of story.  Great writing… but the full package is here:  The annoying voice.  The constant arguments with the husband.  And constantly letting her son know he’s not good enough.

  • 3: Wendy Byrd

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    Like I said, not all these moms are good moms… And this one? Damn. This woman is COLD. Wendy Byrd started out in a kinda-typical mom-role on the “Ozarks” but pretty quickly beast-mode was activated. It wasn’t even really clear if her motivation was protecting her kids… the way the role played out, sometimes it seemed like she was acting to propel her own power and status. A great TV mom performance by Laura Linney!

    Here’s the scene where she’s recruiting for the foundation… “At least let me make my pitch, Randall”  CLASSIC



  • 2: Cersei Lannister

    Power. Sure, she loved her kids… but they did end up dead… So, yeah. Power and the throne. End the end, she got what she deserved.

    “When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die. There is no middle ground.”

  • 3: Livia Soprano

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    A twisted human is prolly the best way to describe Livia Soprano.  How this character set up her son, Tony, is one of TV’s most amazing plot lines.  Single-handedly creating a neurotic son with her massive manipulation… How Nancy Marchand portrayed this role was absolutely perfect!

    A quick tribute to Livia’s narcissism:



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