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 6 months 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 7 months 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 7 months 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!
cperrynaples cperrynaples 7 months ago
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 7 months ago
You got 11 out of 11
MeTV?
Are you sure #8's picture is of Nancy Walker?
KeithARies 7 months ago
10/ 11, l missed # 10. l rarely watched the Addams family. so l guessed, l guessed wrong. oh well
Runeshaper 7 months ago
You got 9 out of 11
Mothers-in-law expects nothing short of perfection.

Not too shabby!
MrBill 7 months ago
10/11; missed #10 The Addams Family - I was never a big fan of that show or the Munsters.
MaryHelen 7 months 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 7 months ago
She's Oliver Wendell Douglas' mother on Green Acres.
MaryHelen AlbertHanson 7 months ago
and p;iver.... is the eddie albert charater-- never wathec/liked this silly show
LindaWilliams 7 months ago
You got 11 out of 11
Mothers-in-law expects nothing short of perfection. How did you do? Share your score below!
VernCaldwell 7 months ago
I got 11/11 but came real close to choosing the wrong answer by the way the questions were asked.
john 7 months ago
I blowed it away,as usual.
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