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WASHINGTON — From Bradys to Huxtables to Drapers, the road of TV history is paved with memorable moms.

Some have traditional values, like June Cleaver in “Leave it to Beaver.”

Others are more progressive, like Clair Huxtable in “The Cosby Show.”

We’ve laughed with them, as Estelle Costanza pestered George in “Seinfeld.”

We’ve cried with them, as Florida Evans lost her husband in “Good Times.”

We’ve squirmed as their husbands cheated on them, like Betty Draper in “Mad Men” and Carmela Soprano in “The Sopranos.”

And we’ve cheered as they fought back, like Skyler White standing up to Walt in “Breaking Bad.”

Now, just in time for Mother’s Day, we’re counting down the Most Memorable TV Moms of All Time. Check out the gallery to the right to see my picks.

And one more thing…

Happy Mother’s Day!

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