With Mother’s Day rapidly approaching, we’d like to take this opportunity to remind everyone to order flowers and candy for their moms. To that end, we point out that even if you have a few issues between you — and hey, who doesn’t? — it could be worse. At least these manipulative matriarchs aren’t pulling your strings!
Marilyn Tobin, DAMAGES
Although played by funny lady Lily Tomlin, Marilyn’s actions were no laughing matter! So greedy was this supposed lady that she kept her son in the dark about his secret offspring just to make sure he wouldn’t call off a hit on the girl and, by extension, prevent the family from retrieving ill-gotten gains!
Catalina Creel, CUNA DE LOBOS
Sure, your mom might nag, but we’re willing to bet she didn’t wear an eye patch for years and let you feel guilty for having poked out her peeper… only to later reveal that both her baby blues were perfectly fine. And frankly, that was probably the least evil thing the this infamous telenovela villainess did!
Lucille Bluth, ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT
The only thing Lucille loved more than her children? Alcohol, pills, interchangeable maids whose names she could neither pronounce nor remember, corporate chicanery and any thing else that can be spelled with letter ranging from A-Z.
Marie Barone, EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND
This mouthy mama proved that a boy’s best friend — and a wife’s worst enemy — is his mother. Especially when she lives across the street and thinks your home has an open-door policy.
Stephanie Forrester, THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL
This lady comes very close to crossing the fine line between loving your children and looooving your children, especially where first-born son Ridge is concerned. (When it comes to his half-brother, Thorne, she takes an approach best summed up by a quote from GLEE’s Sue Sylvester: “Yeah, I don’t care so much about that.”)