The 10 Worst Moms on Television

Most people argue with their mothers here and there, but deep down, almost everyone loves their mother. Similarly, while our mothers may not like all of our life decisions, they are usually proud of us overall. Unfortunately, not everyone is so fortunate.

This is particularly true when it comes to the mothers of some of our favorite television characters. If a show has a maniacal, neurotic, foul-mouth or otherwise messed up main character, chances are there is an even worse mother that caused such behavior. Here are a few of our favorite terrible television mothers.

Colleen Donaghy from 30 Rock

Sure Jack Donaghy might be a wealthy and successful man these days, but he started out a poor youngster from Boston. Unfortunately, no matter how much he improves himself and how much his mother’s life has improved thanks to his success, Colleen is never happy and continues to blame him for everything that has ever gone wrong in her life — including the assassination of John F. Kennedy.

In one episode, you even learn that Colleen tried to send Jack off to fight in Vietnam, despite the fact that he was only 12 at the time. Every episode that features Colleen reminds us why Jack rarely calls his own mother anything but her first name.