Motherhood becomes them! Tami Taylor, Elyse Keaton, and Clair Huxtable made the list. See which other television matriarchs nagged and hugged their way into our hearts
Julie Bowen and Sofia Vergara
With her sarcastic one-liners, Modern Family's control-freak Claire Dunphy is deadpan hilarious as she wrangles her four kids (we're counting her man-child hubby Phil). And her rival—and stepmom!—fiesty bombshell Gloria Delgado-Pritchett (Vergara) makes smothering look fun.