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'Mad Men's' Betty Draper And TV's Meanest Moms: A Salute (VIDEO)

Posted: 03/23/2012 10:10 am

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"Mad Men's" Betty Draper: One of TV's meanest moms

"Mad Men" is finally back (Sun., March 25, 9 p.m. ET on AMC) -- with the anti-Mom of the Year Betty Draper -- so it's time to raise our glasses!

While you're sipping on highballs or Moscow Mules, check out HuffPost TV's salute to some of the meanest moms on TV. Of course January Jones' slap-happy Betty Draper made the cut and she's joined by moms spanning centuries, from "Downton Abbey's" Dowager Countess to George's mom on "Seinfeld" to not one, but two Jessica Walter characters -- it was really hard picking just one Lucille Bluth moment.

Bed-ridden cranky women, a tough-as-nails lawyer and many socialites round out some of our favorite evil matriarchs.

Who is your favorite mean TV mom? Tell us in the comments below!

Video created by Sidra Ayub.

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