The Top 10 TV Grandmas of All Time

7. Emily Gilmore, Gilmore Girls

The quintessential WASP grandmother, Kelly Bishop’s Emily Gilmore shunned her rebellious offspring, Lorelai, for years — and although things have improved, the relationships between Emily, Lorelai, and Lorelai’s daughter Rory are pretty awkward. The Daughter of the American Revolution is steely and stuck up, but we do eventually get to see her more vulnerable side, namely when her husband’s ongoing friendship with an ex-girlfriend pushes them to the brink of divorce.