Many of us grew up watching Peg Bundy chide Al, or Lucille Bluth infuriate Jason Bateman’s Michael. Indeed, there are some TV characters that will forever stand out as cultural icons of motherhood. So in the list below we’ve gathered up 20 of our favorites from over the years and checked in on what they’re up to now.
20. Phylicia Rashad (Clair Huxtable) – The Cosby Show
Phylicia Rashad stole many a scene on The Cosby Show as Clair Huxtable, who was both a high-powered lawyer and a strict, loving mother. But while her co-star Bill Cosby went on to be disgraced by rape allegations, Rashad has enjoyed a successful Broadway career. And with her role in A Raisin in the Sun, she became the first black actress to earn a Best Actress award at the Tonys.