Can you recognize all these classic TV mothers-in-law?

Match these mothers-in-law to the correct character!

Nothing provides comic relief on a family sitcom quite like a mother-in-law. A nitpicky mother-in-law always makes for a good thorn in the side of a main character.

Of course, the in-laws can also be sweet and loving. Sometimes. 

We gathered some of the most memorable mothers-in-law from classic TV. Your job? Guess whose mother-in-law it is!

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  1. Granny is the mother-in-law of which character?
  2. Whose mother-in-law is Pearl Slaghoople on The Flintstones?
  3. Marie was the ultimate '90s sitcoms mother-in-law to which character?
    Image: The Everett Collection
  4. She was a tough mother-in-law to this '60s sitcom character.
    Image: The Everett Collection
  5. Eunice was the mother-in-law to which character?
  6. Mrs. Gibson was whose mother-in-law on The Honeymooners?
  7. Mrs. MacGillicuddy here is the mother-in-law to which character?
  8. Ida Morgenstern is the mother-in-law to which '70s sitcom character?
    Image: The Everett Collection
  9. She was the mother-in-law to which character?
  10. Hester Frump was the mother-in-law to which character?
    Image: MGM Television
  11. She was the mother-in-law to which character?

Can you recognize all these classic TV mothers-in-law?

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GeneMurray 5 days ago
I almost read too much into who they were showing because I almost missed a few. Came real close on the Addams Family but then I looked at the background.

11/11 for me but was a but of a struggle.
Carolynfmr 15 days ago
11 out of 11. Number 10 was a total guess. I recognized the stairwell in the background but wasn't sure if it was The Munsters, or The Addams house. The actress resembles the witch in The Wizard of Oz movie.
cperrynaples 20 days ago
Bonus Question: What '60's sitcom had a lead character whose mother-in-law didn't have a name? Hint: His wife didn't have a name either!
Well, I gave you 3 days, so here's the Answer: "Would you believe..." it was Get Smart! Max's mother-in-law was billed as 99's Mother!
EllisClevenger 21 days ago
You got 11 out of 11
MeTV?
Are you sure #8's picture is of Nancy Walker?
KeithARies 23 days ago
10/ 11, l missed # 10. l rarely watched the Addams family. so l guessed, l guessed wrong. oh well
Runeshaper 24 days ago
You got 9 out of 11
Mothers-in-law expects nothing short of perfection.

Not too shabby!
MrBill 24 days ago
10/11; missed #10 The Addams Family - I was never a big fan of that show or the Munsters.
MaryHelen 24 days ago
#5 don't know who "lisa douglea" is but that actress was the mother of Barbara, the woman who married stephen douglas on my three sons.
AlbertHanson MaryHelen 24 days ago
She's Oliver Wendell Douglas' mother on Green Acres.
MaryHelen AlbertHanson 21 days ago
and p;iver.... is the eddie albert charater-- never wathec/liked this silly show
LindaWilliams 24 days ago
You got 11 out of 11
Mothers-in-law expects nothing short of perfection. How did you do? Share your score below!
VernCaldwell 24 days ago
I got 11/11 but came real close to choosing the wrong answer by the way the questions were asked.
john 24 days ago
I blowed it away,as usual.
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