Live Poll: Happy Unconventional Mother's Day!

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With Mother's Day looming, let's celebrate some special TV moms. While they not have actually given birth to their children and/or share DNA with them, these moms love their kids just the same. Which do you feel is the best unconventional TV mother? 

List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls069362684
Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/68cPFkUbSUI/
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Posted 3 years ago

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Thanks. This is for TV moms only, so I'll add Edna for Facts of Life. She's still with us at 91 years old, but was just diagnosed with bone cancer. :(


I, of course loved her as Mrs. Garrett. But this little cameo is my favorite performance of hers:
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Abby Bradford of Eight is Enough
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While I will go with Regina on "Once Upon A Time", I have some unconventional mothers, and since you have some where the hired help is the mother, I have one where the gentleman's gentleman (aka: butler and valet ) was forced to act as the mother.
Let's start with that one:
Mr. Giles French (played by Tim Curry and Sabastion Cabot)(http://www.imdb.com/character/ch00360...) on "Family Affair" http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0059982/?... and http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0059982/?...
In that same vein, "My Three Sons", (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0053525/?...), Michael Francis 'Bub' O'Casey played by William Frawley of "I Love Lucy fame, http://www.imdb.com/character/ch01717... and Uncle Charley O'Casey played by William Demarest http://www.imdb.com/character/ch00349....
Lily Munster may have been the biological mother of Eddie Munster but she wasn't the biological mother of Marilyn Munster. Marilyn was a orphan cousin. http://www.imdb.com/character/ch00287...
My personnel favorite but long forgotten tv series, Mrs. Livingston (played by Miyoshi Umeki) from The Courtship Of Eddie's Father, http://www.imdb.com/character/ch00343...
From my poll suggestion about Mother's Day film, since this film was also a tv mini series, Marilla Cuthbert (as played by Colleen Dewhurst) from "Anne Of Green Gables" http://www.imdb.com/character/ch00405...
From the darker version of Anne and by the same authoress, "Emily of New Moon," Aunt Laura Murray and Aunt Elizabeth Murray http://www.imdb.com/character/ch00131...
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i would have to agree with edna garrett...she really cared about those girls and took care of them well...

excellent poll jen...
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 Regina Mills (Lana Parrilla), mom to Henry Mills on Once Upon A Time ”
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Nice catch on the Barbara Harper Douglas character who came in on the "My Three Sons" show in the last quarter of it extremely long 12 year run.

However this where I get to do a Simpson smack my head Doh and virtual a bang my head against the wall* for missing to natural ones because they were the Nannys mentioned in the titles of their shows but they still played role of mother. (And in true Hollywood fashion, I going to make you wait for the one I know you know I'm going to mention. The older and lesser known one first.)

Juliet Mills as Nanny (http://www.imdb.com/character/ch00388...) in "Nanny and the Professor" (tv series 1970 - 1971**) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0065326/?...) . She played mother to Hal, Butch, and Prudence.


Fran Drescher as "The Nanny" Fran Fine (http://www.imdb.com/character/ch00273...) , http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0106080/?... . Surrogate mother to Margaret 'Maggie' Sheffield, Brighton Sheffield, and Grace Sheffield.


*Don't worry. Because it is virtual, it won't hurt.

** It started as a mid-season January replacement for another show. That is why it has three official seasons to it when the dates make it look like it had only two.)
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I decided to go with people who identity as women so no French, Charley and Bub. I added the ones I could and uploaded a few photos for those who had none.
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I know. I figured it out when you went with Barbara. But you love to luagh at the list I got cooking up. It has a few jokes in there.
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'Great poll, Jen! I'm still indecisive about my vote because there are so many good ones. I noticed a little typo:

While they may not have actually given birth to their children and/or share DNA with them, these moms love their kids just the same.  ('missing "may" or "might," etc.)
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