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Which Television Mom Do You Relate to Most?

If spandex, high heels, and major hairspray are part of a mother's daily wardrobe, she may relate best to Peg Bundy from Married With Children. Women who like to wear the same outfit day after day may liken themselves to Marge Simpson while apron wearing, apple pie baking subservient mamas might align themselves with Kitty Foreman from That '70s Show though she is known to voice her opinion on occasion. One of the more realistic portrayals of family life comes with Everybody Loves Raymond as Debra and Ray Barone are often caught canoodling and arguing in the same episode. Her bouts with the in-laws make for hilarious and relate-able fodder, too. Choose from the list below and tell us which boob tube mom you relate to most and tell us why in comments.

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Beauty Beauty 7 years
I always think I'd like to be like Claire Huxtable. She was smart, caring, level-headed, and fun. That, or Sophia Petrillo.
EvieJ EvieJ 7 years
Debra. My MIL IS Marie...she's even named Maria. The only difference is my MIL can't cook to save her life, but she still criticizes my cooking, and cleaning and child-raising (although she's very subtle when my husband's around!). She also thinks the sun rises and sets in my husband's a*s, etc. Even my husband laughs about the similarities.
RoaringSilence RoaringSilence 7 years
Especially during the Simpsons movie, I thought Homer said some things my husband could have said too (Like "You smiled, I'm off the hook! Woo!") But I'm even more reminded of my own life when I watch According to Jim.
kurniakasih kurniakasih 7 years
Definitely Debra. In exception of in-laws issue. But seriously though, my hub actually thinks she's being b1tchy, and I was like 'Um, honey, I'm kind of the same way, what are you trying to say?'
Moms Moms 7 years
Debra Barone's looks continue to crack me up in reruns. That was a great show with such a talented cast.
lickety-split lickety-split 7 years
Debra. Others have suggested it as well. Even the inlaw situation.
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