5 Fictional Moms We Wish Were Our Own

These TV and film moms will always hold a special place in our hearts. They’re bold, funny and remarkably wise. If we were to craft our own Sister Wives parentage, this list would be it. Spoilers ahead!

Linda Belcher, Bob’s Burgers

Linda is without a doubt the funniest mom to grace an animated sitcom. Beyond her wit, she’s endlessly supportive—often to a fault. Instead of sending Louise to detention after pantsing a schoolmate (a punishment that would’ve cost Linda her position as Wagstaff bake sale leader), she gives her daughter the day off. When Tina seeks help on a book report, she teaches her how to avoid the assignment altogether. And finally, the Belcher matriarch saves the kids from failing gym class by stepping in as their synchronized swimming instructor and choreographing a routine of Olympic caliber. We love you, Linda!

June George, Mean Girls

June George is the epitome of a cool mom. She uses lingo like “hot goss”, sports a baby pink tracksuit and insists on having zero house rules. She even relinquished her master bedroom to teenage Regina. Problematic, sure, but that’s not to say we never dreamt of being a George. At the infamous North Shore Winter Talent Show, June videotapes the girls’ sexy rendition of “Jingle Bell Rock”, mimicking the choreo from the audience—a move since nabbed by the coolest mom to actually exist, Kris Jenner.

Miss Honey, Matilda

Miss Honey is introduced as Matilda’s teacher, but *spoiler alert* eventually becomes her mom. She’s the first to celebrate the little girl’s abilities and stops at nothing to foster her love for learning—namely Matilda’s neglectful parents and the formidable Miss Trunchbull. One afternoon, Matilda’s parents announce their departure to Guam. Prepared for the moment “since the day she was old enough to xerox,” Matilda pulls the necessary adoption papers from the depths of her backpack and, well, the rest is history!

Morticia Addams, The Addams Family

In the words of Addams Family creator Charles Addams, Morticia’s “the real head of the family, low-voiced, incisive, subtle, contemptuous, original and fiercely loyal to her family.” She might seem an unconventional pick for a list of exemplary moms, but Morticia’s macabre heart is full of love for her family. She celebrates her kids’ differences and teaches them to walk through life with their heads held high. When Wednesday and Pugsley put on an impressively gruesome death scene during a school play, they’re met with a standing ovation from Morticia and Gomez. Heartwarming, no?

Moira Rose, Schitt’s Creek

After losing their fortune, the Roses are left with nothing but a backwater town called Schitt’s Creek, which Johnny once gifted his son as a joke. Moira is initially appalled by her new home, a shabby motel miles away from her past life as a daytime soap star. But, as the show progresses, the glamorous and wildly dramatic matriarch finds herself grateful for the opportunity to reconnect with her family. Moira Rose might not have the most traditional relationship with her kids, but hey, no mom’s perfect.

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