In honor of Mother’s Day, Tuong La and mama’s boys/girl Axandre Lemours, Even Gilchrist, and Catherine Ballachey scour through the vast sea of fictional moms and make a Top 5 list of the very best!

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Ground Rules

  • Has to be fictional (books, tv, movies, video games, plays, etc.)
  • Can’t be based on a real person unless the adaptation of that person is very fictionalized.
  • Doesn’t have to be a biological mom
  • Can be technically a mom, but doesn’t have to necessarily portray mother qualities
  • Doesn’t have to be the female gender necessarily

*Spoilers* Below is our Top 5 list from this episode as well as our own personal nominations throughout the episode.

Group Top 5

5. Aunt May (Spiderman)

4. Skylar White (Breaking Bad)

3. Cercei Lannister (Game of Thrones)

2. Marge Simpsons (The Simpsons)

1. Molly Weasley (Harry Potter)


Tuong’s List

  • Molly Weasley (Harry Potter)
  • Tracy McConell (How I Met Your Mother)
  • Marge Simpson (The Simpsons)
  • Kitty Forman (That 70’s Show)
  • Daenerys Targaryen (Game of Thrones)
  • Kala (Tarzan)
  • Elastigirl (The Incredibles)
  • Sarah Connor (Terminator)
  • Gemma Teller (Sons of Anarchy)
  • Lucille Bluth (Arrested Development)
  • Marion McPherson (Lady Bird)
  • Emily Spier (Jennifer Garner)
  • Mom (Pokemon)
  • Aunt May (Spiderman)
  • Linda Belcher (Bob’s Burgers)
  • Joyce Buyers (Stranger Things)
  • Liane Cartman (South Park)

Axandre’s List

  • Linda Belcher (Bob’s Burgers)
  • Aunt May (Spiderman)
  • Elastigirl (The Incredibles)
  • Lucille Bluth (Arrested Development)
  • Malory Archer (Archer)
  • Vivian Banks (Fresh Prince of Bel Air)
  • Norma Bates (Bate’s Motel)
  • Claire Dunphy (Modern Family)
  • Regina’s Mom (Mean Girls)
  • Katey Segal’s characters from Eight Simple Rules, Married with Children, and Sons of Anarchy
  • Cercei Lannister (Game of Thrones)
  • Amy Mathews
  • Mom from Blackish
  • Perdita (101 Dalmations)
  • Catelyn Stark (Game of Thrones)
  • Lois Wilkerson (Malcolm in the Middle)


Catherine’s List

  • Molly Weasley (Harry Potter)
  • Skylar White (Breaking Bad)
  • Beverly Crusher (Star Trek)
  • Aunt Viv (Fresh Prince of Bel Air)
  • Claire Huxtable (Cosby Show)
  • Nancy Botwin (Weeds)
  • Daenerys Targaryen (Game of Thrones)
  • Joanne Taylor (Home Improvement)
  • Senator Amidala (Star Wars)
  • Lily Potter (Harry Potter)
  • Mother Courage (Mother Courage and her Children)


Even’s List

  • Lorelai Gilmore  (Gilmore Girls)
  • Beatrix Kiddo (Kill Bill)
  • Moira Rose (Schitt’s Creek)
  • Dragon (Shrek)
  • Kitty Forman (That 70’s Show)
  • Lucy DesCoutere (Trailer Park Boys)
  • Godzilla
  • Sophia Burette (Orange is the New Black)
  • Steve (Stranger Things)
  • Alana (Saga)



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