With Mother’s Day approaching this Sunday – as in five days away so make sure you at least get a card ready – we started thinking about the most iconic Mums on TV.
What started as a general comment turned into a lunchtime in-depth discussion and it soon became clear that in a lot of shows, the Mum is one of the most entertaining and important characters.
Of course there were the obvious choices and some more unusual ones thrown into the mix, so here we share with you our most iconic Mums on TV…
Marge was the overall first choice. Not only does she have awesome blue hair, but she is one of the most loved characters in The Simpsons and must have the patience of a saint to put up with Homer for all of these years!
Ever since the hit BBC show Gavin & Stacey finished in 2010 (It’s been five years! Can we take a moment to let this sink in?), there has been something more than the ‘will they, won’t they’ between Nessa and Smithy missing from our lives. It is, of course, Pam Shipman, or ‘Pamelaaaa’ as Smithy calls her. Played by the wonderful Alison Steadman, Pam offered us some of the funniest moments in the show, including the time she feared that Stacey’s family may be vegetarian so pretended to be so herself.
Mrs Brown’s Boys has become one of the most popular shows in recent years and we have spent many a night laughing as we watched the Irish Mammy meddle in her children’s lives (albeit with good intentions). It’s no surprise really that Mrs Brown’s Boys has won a plethora of awards including two National Television Awards, TV Choice Awards, and a TV BAFTA for Best Situation Comedy.
The best thing about Mrs Brown? Well, you can actually watch her perform live during her new arena tour, How Now Mrs Brown Cow which will be heading to Manchester, Newcastle and Leeds from this April!
My Family kept us entertained from 2000 to 2011 and at the head of the family was the fun-loving Susan Harper.
We all loved how many jokes were made about Susan’s poor cooking efforts and as much as she loved following recipes, she always seemed to manage to get it wrong! The fact that she found it hard when her children moved out made her even more lovable.
Another one of our favourite cartoon Mums, Lois Griffin keeps everything from falling apart in Family Guy, although she does have a few surprising admissions up her sleeve!
An inspiration to all, Lois Griffin (née Pewterschmidt) has to deal not only with her sweet but dim-witted husband Peter Griffin, but she also manages to avoid being killed by her genius baby son, Stewie.
If you haven’t bought your Mother’s Day gift yet and the thought of hitting the shops this weekend brings you out in a cold sweat, tickets to shows are the perfect idea! Not only will you earn a few Brownie points, but you can opt to print them off so they’re ready for this Sunday!
We’ve even done all the hard work and compiled some of the top shows for Mother’s Day.