May Staff Pick- Who's Your Favorite Fictional Mom?
By Drew Captain
May 12, 2017
Since Mother’s Day is right around the corner, the staff pick for this month is who is your favorite fictional mother, and what makes her so special.
Brooke Flatford - My favorite fictional mom is Juno MacGuff from the movie Juno. She is a teen mom who is going through unexpected pregnancy while still in highschool. She struggles through abortion, adoption, and remaining friends with the unborn baby’s father. Juno is an independent and witty teen that makes me laugh, cry and smile as she strums her guitar.
Rivers Krantz - My favorite fictional mom is Morticia Addams from The Addams Family. She never changed herself for other people and she showed her children how to stand up for themselves. She always let her kids be themselves and let them express themselves however they want. She still made time for her husband and other family members while being a full-time stay at home mom.
Zach Dunn - My favorite fictional mom would have to be spongebob’s mom from spongebob squarepants. Although she doesn’t show up that often she makes an episode really funny when she is in one. For some reason I just find it funny seeing a family of sponges walk around in Bikini Bottom.
Amanda Hale - Pam Beesley from The Office is by far my favorite TV mom. Starting out she is reserved and afraid to reveal her true feelings about her love life. She continued to grow and surprised Jim with her honesty. She worked through both of their conflicting schedules and made their goofy and loving relationship work. As she is adapting to the life of motherhood, she continues to give love and support to her family, even incorporating a few pranks in here and there.
Anna Howard - Kitty Forman from That 70’s Show is my favorite TV mom. She represents the typical passive, suburban mother that bottles up feelings to avoid conflict. She laughs off her daughter dropping out of college, her son’s affinity for pot, and her husband’s unaffectionate behavior. Eventually, she releases her inner gladiator and puts everyone in their proper places. She is a quiet force to be reckoned with.
Drew Captain - If I had to choose my favorite fictional mom, it would most definitely be Rod Kimble’s mom, Marie, from the movie Hot Rod. I say this because throughout the movie she had the mental strength and patience to put up with Rod’s extra behavior and the constant fighting between him and his Stepdad. She was also extremely supportive of Rod’s ambitions of becoming a professional stuntman, and never made him feel like he couldn't chase after his dreams.
Tyler Bloomfield - My fictional mother if I had to choose one would have to be Mrs. Disguisey from the movie “Master of Disguise”. She is a mom who is very sweet and caring about the Disguisey family even though she is not a master of disguise. After being kidnapped by Devlin Bowman and his henchman, all she cares about is cooking up some amazing italian food for Mr. Bowman. To me, this would be the perfect mom, besides my own of course.
Grace Wilson - My favorite fictional mom is definitely Helen Parr, Elastagirl, from The Incredibles. She’s super flexible to all of the changes and challenges that come with her super hero life, and would bent over backwards to keep her family safe. Although her strict approach to motherhood never limbers, her overwhelming love for her family is resilient and never bends. I can only hope to be half as adaptable to life as her one day.