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FUNNY, INSPIRING, LOVED & LOATHED TV MOTHERS

 
 
msolga
 
Reply Mon 24 Feb, 2003 09:09 pm
What are your thoughts on TV mums? (as we say it in Oz, as opposed to "marms" in the US Very Happy )

Any thoughts on any of these?:
Which TV mothers inspire you?
Which are hilarious?
Which are really, really smart?
Which do you identify with?
Which make you cringe?
Which TV mum did you wish was yours when you were growing up?
How do the current TV mums compare with earlier versions in say, Father Knows Best, or Donna R?
ETC, etc, etc ....
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msolga
 
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Reply Mon 24 Feb, 2003 09:15 pm
On the radio discussion I heard this morning & which inspired me to post this topic, Marge Simpson received very high praise indeed! A very wise woman.
And another woman wanted to grow up & be a mother just like the one in the Partridge family! Laughing
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LarryBS
 
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Reply Mon 24 Feb, 2003 09:50 pm
I always wanted Lora Petrie as my mom, or maybe Samantha Stevens since she had magical powers. All in the Family might be my all time favorite sitcom, so I love Edith. "Stifle!"
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 24 Feb, 2003 09:52 pm
Some of the new tv moms are not all that much into raising their children. On I Love Raymond, the kids are almost treated the same as family pets most of the time.
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littlek
 
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Reply Mon 24 Feb, 2003 09:55 pm
I love the mother on the new(ish) show Malcom in the Middle. She's a riot.

Which TV mothers inspire you? Above
Which are hilarious? Above
Which are really, really smart? Hmmmm...
Which do you identify with? Above
Which make you cringe? Above
Which TV mum did you wish was yours when you were growing up? Hmmm
How do the current TV mums compare with earlier versions in say, Father Knows Best, or Donna R? I think they tend to be a bit more real now than in earlier shows
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msolga
 
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Reply Mon 24 Feb, 2003 10:00 pm
I love the grandmother (Raymond's mother) in Everybody Loves Raymond.
She is so prickly & difficult to get on with that she manages to offend everyone - especially her long-suffering, hen-pecked husband! Laughing And yet she's totally oblivious to the affect she has on everyone around her.
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LarryBS
 
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Reply Mon 24 Feb, 2003 10:27 pm
littlek I love Malcolm's mom too - have only seen the show a few times, but she is just great.
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msolga
 
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Reply Mon 24 Feb, 2003 10:45 pm
I remember the mother in Father Knows Best & I watch the contemporary mums with a huge sense of relief! At last they've become REAL participants in the story! Not just silently nodding their heads & deferring to the Wise One. Very Happy
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littlek
 
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Reply Mon 24 Feb, 2003 10:51 pm
Haha! Much different now.... MsOlga, do you know the show Malcom in the Middle?
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msolga
 
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Reply Mon 24 Feb, 2003 10:54 pm
Yes, littlek ... What a brave woman to take on that lot! Very Happy
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littlek
 
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Reply Mon 24 Feb, 2003 10:54 pm
<nodding>
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maxsdadeo
 
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Reply Mon 24 Feb, 2003 11:11 pm
Endora, Samantha's mom on Bewitched.
All mortal mother's pale in comparison.
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msolga
 
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Reply Mon 24 Feb, 2003 11:20 pm
maxsdadeo

I haven't followed Bewitched (I know many who are faithful fans) ...
What is it about Samantha that impresses you?
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maxsdadeo
 
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Reply Tue 25 Feb, 2003 12:57 am
Well, actually I was referring to HER mother, Endora.

(But Samantha was a hot box of lava to be sure)
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msolga
 
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Reply Tue 25 Feb, 2003 05:05 am
Whoops ... Sorry, maxesdadeo, got mixed up there!
So what is it about Endora?
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gezzy
 
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Reply Tue 25 Feb, 2003 07:03 am
Which TV mothers inspire you? I also like the mom from the partridge family.
Which are hilarious? Mrs. Ozborn.
Which are really, really smart? Mrs. Partridge.
Which do you identify with? Can't think of any at the moment.
Which make you cringe? The mom on party of 7 and Rosanne.
Which TV mum did you wish was yours when you were growing up? Mrs. Partridge.
How do the current TV mums compare with earlier versions in say, Father Knows Best, or Donna R? Today's tv moms are more outspoken and some are nuts, lol.
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LarryBS
 
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Reply Wed 26 Feb, 2003 02:21 am
I never saw Mrs. Partridge, I was too busy lusting after Laurie Partridge (I was a healthy normal teen). Same goes for Mrs. Brady and Marcia Marcia Marcia.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 26 Feb, 2003 05:42 am
For mothering skill and pure goodness of character it's hard to beat Peg Bundy of Married With Children.
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msolga
 
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Reply Wed 26 Feb, 2003 07:30 am
Most of you won't know this particular mum, I'm certain. But I'm nominating her as my most loved mother: Maggie Beare, mother of the long-suffering Arthur, in the Oz series, Mother & Son.
It was made years ago & has had so many reruns on the ABC (national broadcaster) that I've lost count. But I laughed myself silly each time.

Maggie suffers from dementia (an odd subject for humour, I know!) & has poor, hapless Arthur running around in circles ... She could be endearing, exasperating, manipulative, forgetful, shrewd, cunning & very moving, by turn. Poor Arthur!
Maggie was played by the magnificent Ruth Cracknell, who sadly, died last year. (What a woman SHE was!)

Mother & Son was a delight, though sometimes the audience could get just as exasperated with Maggie as poor old Arthur!

~

Have any of you seen it?

http://www.szeps.com/m_s.html
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littlek
 
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Reply Wed 26 Feb, 2003 09:36 am
NOt I, do you have a link?
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