... And 10 Worst, From Futurama to Mommie Dearest

Picks from cult movies and mythology make the cut
By Caroline Zimmerman,  Newser User
Posted May 11, 2008 5:34 PM CDT
Joan Crawford on the telephone to her agent in 1959.    (Magnum Photos)
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(Newser) – If an ounce of mom is worth a pound of clergy, as they say, these mothers would topple the scales. Time lists its all-time worst moms: 

  1. Mom on Futurama: for bringing her cut-throat business sense home
  2. Mother in The Wall: for making Pink a baby forever
  3. Mrs. Robinson: for not backing off after bedding poor Dustin

  1. Hamlet's Gertrude: for being two-faced
  2. Philip Roth's Sophie Portnoy: for flirting with her son
  3. Livia Soprano: for being so power-hungry
  4. Medea: for killing her kids
To see more bad moms—including iconic Joan Crawford—click on the link below.