Can you guess which famous TV mom said this?


By: Narra Jackson

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Do you listen to these famous TV mothers or does it just go in one ear and out the other? Lets see how well you stack up to others. Find out by taking this quiz!

Who said: "Shut up Bud! Oprah is doing a show about Mothers who don't pay attention to their sons."

Peggy Bundy is one of our favorite sassy mothers. She is best known for her lazy, sarcastic, bon-bon eating qualities, and her ability to make us laugh with her dry sense of humor.


Who said: "Excuse the mess but we live here."

Roseanne is probably the realest mom out there, let's be real. She was an illinois domestic goddess that managed to see her three kids through some extraordinarily tough times -- depression, pregnancy, and death -- while remaining hilarious throughout.


Who said: "Six kids and no noise. That's what's the matter. I've never heard such a loud silence!"

Who else could have had their hands as full as our very own Carol Brady. She showed us what a lively household could be made from kids from two different marriages. She taught us what we all already know about silence being the biggest sign of trouble.


Who said: "Well, the big deal is that it's part of my job to make sure you don't grow up stupid. It's bad for the world."

Our favorite Tami Taylor (played by actress Connie Britton) from the show Friday Night Lights, gave us this incredible and famous quote on raising kids.


Who said: "This is it. She can finally go to Harvard like she’s always wanted and get the education that I never got and get to do all the things that I never got to do and then I can resent her for it and we can finally have a normal mother-daughter relationship.”

Lorelai Gilmore (played by Lauren Graham) gave us this funny line on mother-daughter relationships in Gilmore Girls.


Who said: "For what it’s worth, you have me. I’m not going anywhere. And I’m really sorry, but that’s gonna have to be enough, okay? Okay.”

Sarah Braverman gave us this wonderful line about the importance of just being there no matter what. This is true parent-child love right here.


Who said: "Is this what you're gonna do with your life? Sleep late and take a selfie?

Claire Dunphy was the one to call out the laziness of millennials. And to help us rethink our daily goals, and be a proponent of seizing the day! And for that, we thank you.


Who said: "I don't dislike him, I just don't like him. Which is quite different."

Lady Grantham taught us the difference between disliking and not liking. We can learn all sorts of fun tips about making friends from her, don't you think?


Who said: "All families are embarrassing, and if they're not embarrassing, they're dead."

Kitty Forman has taught us all plenty of things, especially when it comes to family. This is one of our most favorite and truest quotes regarding family bonding. Thank you Kitty, you know what's up.


Who said: "Trust me, throwing yourself at a new guy is not the way to get over the old one."

Although we don't always take our parents advice, this is one we should. Ashley Marin taught us what not to do when we are recovering from a breakup, run to a new one.


Who said: "It hurts until it doesn't. You think it's going to break you, but it won't. You may not sleep as well at night, but you will be fine."

We can all relate to this quote, and we have all been there. Mellie Grant taught us that it is okay to hurt, that inevitably we will at some points in our life, but that we are strong and can get through it. Everybody needs to hear this some time!


Who said: "When you don't have any power, you have to delay things."

Betty Francis has gone through a world of struggle throughout the show of Mad Men. We have watched her fall and get back up again too many times to count. This is what Betty Francis has to say about opportunities.


Who said: "Hey, it's alright. It's alright. A lot of people are stupid and still live full, productive lives."

Aleida Diaz is the brains behind this funny and true quote. Orange is the New Black definitely has many characters that prove that this quote is very true. We all make mistakes right?


Who said: "You see, that's what feminism does. It makes smart girls with nice birthing shapes believe in fairy tales. Stop waiting for your prince."

Feminism tells us that we are bold, strong women that don't need no man.... or prince. Colleen Donaghy laid out some of the issues regarding the feminist theory. Remember, we are our own prince.


Who said: "Good news! I found a cemetery that can fit us all in!"

Marie Barone is hilarious... from a distance. She was a master at guilt-tripping and nagging. She definitely puts the "mother" in "smother." But nonetheless she was a queen at making all of us laugh.


Who said: "Don't play inside. You might break something. Or something might break you."

Aunt Viv was a proud black history scholar and no-nonsense mother of all mothers. She remained sympathetic always and firm when necessary. And taught us why we shouldn't ever play inside, clearly.


Who said: "“Listen, we both have huge jobs, but when I come home from mine from, you know, saving lives and whatnot, I start a whole other second huge job.”

Dr. Rainbow Johnson is a powerhouse of a mother. A doctor married to a media mogul, she balances her work and home responsibilities with humor and goodwill, without ever making it look annoyingly simple.


Who said: "You can never raise a hand to a child. Just stop cutting the crust off their sandwiches. They'll get the message."

The wife of lovable dolt Homer and mother to hell-raising Bart, smarty pants Lisa, and adventurous Maggie, you'd think Marge Simpson would have reached the end of her rope. Thanks to never-ending reserve of patience and bottomless capacity for denial she is still with us dispensing all of her motherly wisdom.


Who said: "We are very fortunate to have the children. Otherwise we would never know the joy of leaving them at home."

To understand the masterful parenting of Clair Huxtable, you have to watch her in action. She is a formidable lawyer and unflappable mother of five. Clair wasn't all business though, she had a fun side too. Most notably on the episode where the entire family performs Ray Charles' version of "Night Time is the Right Time."


Who said: "I don't criticize you! And if you're worried about criticism, sometimes a diet is the best defense."

Lucille Bluth... the hard-drinking, high-society, matriarch is at best airily negligent, and at worst, criminally verbally abusive to her children. Although we're not crazy about her actions as a mother, wife, or friend, we can't stop giggling at what happens as the result.


Who said: "Parenting is difficult enough, even when you like the child."

Violet Crawley was surprisingly feminist considering the era she lived in. She was a loyal mother to her son, even though he made terrible financial decisions consistently throughout the show. She also said, "I am a woman, and I can be as contrary as I choose."


Who said: "For the first year of his life, I made him up like a girl and told everyone he was my daughter. But I didn't want to mess with his head. When he found pictures I told him it was his twin sister who died."

Gloria Delgado-Pritchett is a powerhouse and defies all of the stereotypes she could have been boxed into. She is an unshakeable defender of her children as well as all of her nieces and nephews. She has another child in her late 30's, and is an equal partner in what could be a one-sided marriage. Not to mention she is incredibly hilarious.


Who said: "Do you think all parents have this much trouble?"

June Cleaver and her husband Ward are your archetypal suburban parents of the 1950's. She is very ladylike and formal in her personal appearance, always see with perfect hair and tasteful makeup. She is notorious on this show for always being dressed up as a party hostess, even when she is just relaxing or doing chores around the house.


Who said: "This family has had it's differences and we've squabbled, but we've never had knife fights before."

Marge Simpson is a very stereotypical sitcom mother in many ways. She plays the "long-suffering wife" who endures her children's antics. Marge is known in the show for putting up with a lot both with her kids and in her marriage. She has left Homer or threw him out of the house on many different occasions.


Who said: "You call my house again. You ever speak to one of my children again, I will track you down and I will kill you. We have got guns here. I mean it."

Carmela Soprano isn't necessarily on our list for "mother of the year," although she is incredibly loyal to her children. That being said, her greedy, materialistic, selfish nature, is never far from the surface.


Who said: "You all are getting a free ride... a free ride in a fancy car. Now do some work!"

Vivian Banks is famously known for mysteriously three seasons in being changed to different actress that was supposed to also be Vivian Banks. It has been accredited that Janet Hubert (who played Vivian) and Will Smith had too big of creative differences from one another to continue the show together.


Who said: "Come on, sweetie, let's get you home and then I can put some antiseptic on those cuts."

Harriet Winslow is maybe most known for her role in the show Family Matters, featuring our beloved Steve Urkel. Everything was clearly not gravy on the show however, because Harriet Winslow disappeared from the show right in the middle of a season.


Who said: "Just 'cause I said 'yes' when we got married don't mean I gotta keep saying' 'yes' all the rest of my life."

Edith Bunker was a ditzy but cheerful and loving woman on the show All in the Family. Among her many good qualities, she was the voice of reason and rock of understanding, often contributed to a unique perspective on a topic.


Who said: "I'm not a dealer, I'm a mother who happens to distribute illegal products through a sham bakery set up by my ethically questionable CPA and his crooked lawyer friend."

Nancy Botwin is not your average TV mom to say the least. Not only has she been married four times but she runs an illegal weed trade where she makes some pretty questionable decisions. Nonetheless she is a savior in the show, saving her male-counterparts many times throughout the show.


Who said: "Oh, one time! The one time our daughter gets pregnant and I never hear the end of it!"

This show is set in the suburbs of Houston, Texas. Reba McEntire play the wise-cracking single mother who was abandoned by her husband for a younger wife. She is definitely the meat of this show, making us laugh consistently throughout.


Who said: "Glad you could make it down for the final thirty seconds of dinner."

Elyse Keaton from Family Ties is your typical baby boomer, liberal, hippie. The show is set in the suburbs of Columbus, Ohio during the Reagan administration. Much of this show focuses on the humor in the cultural divide between the children of the 1960's and the children of the 1980's.


Who said: "I work hard all day, too, and what do I get? A lot of yak from you. You at least get out everyday, see things, talk to people. I never get out of this cave."

Wilma Flintstone plays the strong-willed, level-headed person in her marriage. She is criticizing Fred frequently for his ill-fated schemes. She is usually the one that has to bail Fred out when one of his schemes inevitably lands him in trouble.


Who said: "I'm just like any modern woman trying to have it all. Loving husband, a family. It's just, I wish I had more time to seek out the dark forces and join their hellish crusade."

Morticia Addams besides being mysteriously interesting and dark, is the real head of the Addams family. She is low-voiced, incisive, and subtle. She is a unique but ruined beauty and her smiles are rare and full of contempt. She is fiercely loyal to her family however.


Who said: "New rule in this house starting now! Nobody's to touch anybody anywhere with anything for the rest of their lives!"

Clair Huxtable's character on The Cosby Show was supposed to be a house wife, she ended up being a lawyer on the show instead. She was voted as "TV's Favorite Mom" in a poll conducted by the Opinion Research Company in 2004.


Who said: "The only thing I've ever wanted for my kids is that they're happy... and that they're out of the house. And I tell you what -- happy ain't even that important."

The character of Roseanne is a spin-off of her stand up comedic and presumed real-life persona. She is bossy, loud, caustic, overweight, and dominant. She is constantly trying to control the lives of her children, husband, sister, co-workers, and friends. Despite her domineering nature, Roseanne is a loving mother who works hard and makes as much time for her kids as possible.


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