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Poll: Fictional Characters Named Mother or Mama

They may not actually be parents, but they are named after them...which of these characters named Mother or Mama (or Mom, etc.) did you like most when you met them?

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    Minerva Urecal in Peter Gunn (1958)

    Mother (Hope Emerson and Minerva Urecal) - Peter Gunn (1958) - a singer and piano player at her jazz club where Peter Gunn conducts his business, she often gives Peter tips on his cases
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    Patrick Newell in The Avengers (1961)

    Mother (Patrick Newell) - The Avengers (1961) - he gave John Steed his orders
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    Lilia Skala in Lilies of the Field (1963)

    Mother Maria (Lilia Skala) - Lilies of the Field (1963) - the shrewd nun who guilted Homer Smith into a building a chapel
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    Peggy Wood in The Sound of Music (1965)

    Mother Abbess (Peggy Wood) - The Sound of Music (1965) - she initially sent Maria to the von Trapp family and helped them hide from the Nazis
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    Rosalind Russell in Where Angels Go Trouble Follows! (1968)

    Mother Superior (Rosalind Russell) - The Trouble with Angels (1966) and Where Angels Go Trouble Follows! (1968) - the head of the St. Francis Academy boarding school has to control a gaggle of teenage girls
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    Madeleine Sherwood in The Flying Nun (1967)

    Reverend Mother Superior Placid (Madeleine Sherwood) - The Flying Nun (1967) - the sober yet gentle head of the Convent San Tanco
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    Mother (Bill Cosby) - Mother, Jugs & Speed (1976) - he is a wild ambulance driver who drinks and harrasses nuns on the job
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    Tom Skerritt in Alien (1979)

    Mother (voiced by Helen Horton) - Alien (1979) - the Nostromo computer, which may not always do what's best for the crew
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    Anne Bancroft in Agnes of God (1985)

    Mother Miriam Ruth (Anne Bancroft) - Agnes of God (1985) - the Mother Superior trying to protect her church and her nuns from outside influence
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    Adam Baldwin in Full Metal Jacket (1987)

    Animal Mother (Adam Baldwin) - Full Metal Jacket (1987) - a gung-ho marine who lets his guns do the talking for him
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    Maggie Smith in Sister Act (1992)

    Mother Superior (Maggie Smith) - Sister Act (1992) - the head nun who comes to regret allowing Deloris Van Cartier to hide in her convent
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    Dan Aykroyd in Sneakers (1992)

    Mother (Dan Aykroyd) - Sneakers (1992) - a conspiracy theorist who might actually be right when he fears the government is after his group of friends
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    Tress MacNeille in Futurama (1999)

    Mom (voiced by Tress MacNeille) - Futurama (1999) - a evil CEO of Momcorp, an international conglomerate which manufacturers most of Earth's robots
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    Malcolm (Martin Lawrence) pretends to be Big Momma

    Big Momma (Martin Lawrence) - Big Momma's House (2000) - FBI agent Malcolm Turner goes undercover to catch an escaped murderer
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    Barbara Tarbuck in American Horror Story (2011)

    Mother Superior Claudia (Barbara Tarbuck) - American Horror Story (2011) - Sister Jude's superior and friend who tries to help both Sister Jude and Lana
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    Luis Guzmán in Code Black (2015)

    Jesse "Momma" Sallander (Luis Guzmán) - Code Black (2015) - a senior nurse who works with the residents, he can be tough but also caring and supportive

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