Live Poll: Fictional Characters Named Mother or Mama

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They may not actually be parents, but they are named after them...which of these characters named Mother or Mama (or Mom, etc) did you like most when you met them?

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Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/8Z4699DgH-E/
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I considered Thelma but the idea is that everyone calls the person Mother or Mama - only her kids and grandkids called her that.

Will add the others. And upload a decent photo of Mother.

I thought sure there would be more people named Mama - like someone who owns a diner - Mama's Kitchen, something like that.

It's times like these I especially miss the character feature. :(
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Mother- The Avengers TV serial UK, 1960s
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My vote goes to Mother Superior from “The Trouble With Angels”.
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Rosalind Russell was great as Mother Superior in The Trouble with Angels (1966) and Where Angels Go Trouble Follows! (1968).
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Dan/anyone else reading this - do you think I should include a sentence describing the character? Some of them are not readily obvious - the computer from Alien, evil billionaire Mom from Futurama, etc.
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Jen,

When I first reviewed your list, I thought that it wasn't clear why certain characters are called Mother or Mama, especially the male characters. It probably would be a good idea to add a sentence describing the character and why they are called Mother or Mama.

I also miss the old version of IMDb's character feature.
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Done.
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Jen,
Thanks for adding the descriptions. They help a lot. They also make if more difficult for me to choose.
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Jen,

For your consideration:
Reverend Mother Superior Placido (Madeleine Sherwood) in The Flying Nun (1967)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0061252/mediaviewer/rm1409925888

Mother Superior for the convent San Tanco in Puerto Rico.
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Added
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Thanks for adding Reverend Mother Superior Placido.
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I would like to offer Mama from I Remember Mama (1948). I favorite film of mine. But, I’m not sure it fits your parameters. The film is the film adaptation of the play of the same name. The play is based on Kathryn Forbes’s novel (actually of stories that form a novel) called “Mama’s Bank Account”. From what I understand, these stories are loosely based on her childhood but yet the book is called a novel which means it is fiction in some parts. I think this is a semi auto biographical book like “A Trre Grows In Brooklyn” is. Some parts are real. Some parts have been fictionalized.
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Understand, I love that film and recommend it for Mother’s Day.
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I saw this one when making my initial list. The story may be fictionalized, but it's biographical to the point that it doesn't apply. But thank you. I need to check that one out.
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They may not actually be parents, but they are named after them
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My Mother the Car  (1965-1966)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0058830/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0058830/reference
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0058830/mediaviewer/rm968472576
Jerry Van Dyke   ...    Dave Crabtree (30 episodes, 1965-1966) 
Ann Sothern   ...    Gladys Crabtree (30 episodes, 1965-1966) 

The story of the relationship between a man and his mother,
the latter having been reincarnated as a 1928 Porter automobile

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bkoganbing21 July 2016
You have to wonder at times why people would sign on
to appear in a show like My Mother The Car.
What could possibly have attracted someone like Ann Sothern
to have in her resume the role of the voice of an antique car?

This TV show which actually ran for a full season
has Sothern recently dying and coming back to earth
as the voice of a 1928 Porter which her Jerry Van Dyke owns.

In fact the show was 10 years ahead of its time.
When Knight Rider premiered we had a talking car with William Daniels's voice.
But it was a state of the art futuristic new car
which housed a computer which could do all
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083437/


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They may not actually be parents, but they are named after them
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Peter Gunn  (1958-1961)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0051301/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0051301/reference

The cases of a stylishly cool private detective.
He got his tips and cautions from Lieutenant Jacoby,
a coffee drinking pal from the police.
Also providing tips was "Mother" of her self-titled nightclub.

Craig Stevens   ...    Peter Gunn (114 episodes, 1958-1961) 
Hope Emerson   ...    Mother (27 episodes, 1958-1959) 

Hope Emerson (1897–1960)
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0256216/


Peter Gunn 745 photos
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0051301/mediaviewer/rm171526144
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0051301/mediaviewer/rm674842624
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0051301/mediaviewer/rm4207757312
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Agreed, his stomping ground was Mother's, then later Edies.
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Peter Gunn added, My Mother the Car not.
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Thanks. I gave the first vote to Mother from Sneakers. A truly underappreciated film.

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I tumbled between Mother Superior (Maggie Smith) and Nostromo. So Mother Superior got my vote. ;)
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On man! Too bad this went live because everyone missed an obvious one that has been around for CENTURIES!
Guess who this is in here. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092382/... And here (And begins the classic operetta “Banes In Toyland” by singing “Toyland”) http://www.tcm.com/mediaroom/video/11...
And (I only wanted the beginning but that is hard to find and it is surprising that the IMDB doesn’t have a picture of her from ether film.) https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=PwiGqvn...
And there a ton of references to her if you do a title match on her name, “Mother Goose”

Also, Walter Exkland’s codename was “Mother Goose” in Father Goose
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0058092/...
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dgranger,
This poll only has 16 choices. Jen could add your suggestion if she chooses and ask for a re-push.
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But I prefer that once it goes live, leave it alone so that the votes that were already cast stay casted and not get erased.
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