Monday, March 01, 2010

There is a new blog logo. Discuss.

This week's logo theme should be pretty obvious both in terms of what the four women have in common and why I chose it this week (hint: one of them has a new show debuting). So rather than guessing, feel free to suggest some people who you would have included for this theme if we weren't limited to just four.

As always, you can find links to and explanations for all the previous logos in this post. A lot of you e-mailed me some great logo suggestions last week, and I'll be using many of them to bolster my own meager backlog over the coming weeks, along with full credit for those who came up with the idea.

46 comments:

jcpbmg said...

is it too early to add Julie Bowen (aka Claire from Modern Family) to the list?g

Jessica said...

Phylicia Rashad.

CrazyCris said...

awesome moms?

Andy said...
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jessica said...

i agree with the other Jessica! Claire Huxtable was one of the best TV moms EVER!

Doug S said...
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Doug S said...

Marion Cunningham.

Anonymous said...

Can't be awesome moms -- let's face it, Mary Louise Parker's character in Weeds is an awful mother. My husband would say that these are all hot moms.

Josh M. said...

Mrs. C. She'll never be topped.

Josh M. said...

Yeah, if we went just by the bookends, I'd say "insufferably annoying moms."

LDP said...

Hot moms.

LDP said...

Oh, I forgot my suggestions: Julie Bowen and Sofia Vergara.

Otto Man said...

If it's a MILF theme, we've got to include Samantha from "Bewitched."

Billiam said...

I thought it might be Emmy snubs, but I don't think that applies to Parker.

But who is the 2nd woman?

Jessamyn said...

Ah, how quickly we forget. #2 mom is of course Meredith Baxter Birney, who was among other roles the mom on Family Ties.

Then again, not being a very consistent watcher of contemporary television, I don't recognize #3.

That said, at least the other three are not merely "hot" moms but smart, verbal moms - a lot more important to me than hotness!

Vanessa said...

#3 is Connie Britton from Friday Night Lights - and she is all of the above. And more.

Mike said...

Kelly Rowan (Kirsten Cohen from The O.C.)

belinda said...

Hip moms?

Anonymous said...

Good call, Jessica. Mrs. Huxtable always gets forgotten when people think of great sitcom moms.

frailingminda said...

Working moms.

Matter-Eater Lad said...

Characters from really irritating TV shows that I'd be quite happy never to hear about ever again?

shara says said...

working moms?

Anonymous said...

Who is the last one?

Hatfield said...

If it's just TV moms, how could you leave out De'Londa Brice? Or Brianna Barksdale? Talk about quality mothering.

Alyson said...

Anon, the last one is Lauren Graham, (the shot is from Gilmore Girls) who is also the one whose show - Parenthood - debuts this week.

I would second the suggestion of Kelly Rowan, or if we're just going on the MILF theme, Melinda Clarke.

seaver78 said...

Here's my alternate logo:
Lori Loughlin
Erin Gray (if stepmoms count)
Mary Tyler Moore (as Laura Petrie)
Julie Bowen (I wanted to be original but couldn't leave Claire Dunphy off the list!)

Anthony Strand said...

I totally thought Connie Britton was Alley Mills on "The Wonder Years" right away. And I don't even think they look that much alike normally.

Zac F. said...

Who are four moms that have never been in my bed? :)

I've got Parenthood on Series recording on my DVR already. I've liked what little I've seen so far.

If it is indeed 4 hot moms, how about Rachel Greene from Friends

Whiskey said...

I'm thinking the theme is smart, hot moms of teenagers... and if that's the case, then Sela Ward should be on there both for Sisters and Once and Again, as well as Phylicia Rashad aka Claire Huxtable.

Anonymous said...

working moms?

Anonymous said...

I definitely see the moms theme. But might I add actresses that never won Emmys for their portrayals as their TV moms? I only say this because Lauren Graham was overlooked for even an Emmy nomination year after year.

Rick said...

Mothers of teenagers who had s-e-x?

The first I ever heard of it was when Mallory was nervous about it. I turned to my partents who were up on the couch and asked, "What is sex, and why does she want it?" and my Dad responded with such a thorough explanation that I wouldn't go near girls for a long time after.

medrawt said...

Actually, I think "moms whose kids' sex lives were discussed" might be a good answer (can't vouch for what the Gilmores were up to). "TV moms" is kind of generic, "Good TV moms" is out because Nancy Botwin is a bad mom (and, as of when I stopped watching, a horrible person), and while I endorse "hot TV moms" (but how many TV moms *aren't* hot?) as accurate, it doesn't quite seem Alan's style to me. Also, there's umpteen better photos of Lauren Graham to illustrate that particular point, no?

BF said...

Claire Littleton
Joyce Summers
Teri Bauer
Carla Espinosa Turk
Marge Simpson

cpennylane said...

Single Moms?

Michael said...

I don't have a guess, I just had to comment so I could use my word verification: "messes".

jasctt said...

Is the theme that CB from FNL is a gorgeous, sexy lady and the rest pale put next to her?

Chris said...

Horrible picture of the Mom from Gilmore Girls. Doesn't really look all that much like her. (although to be fair I only watched the first couple of seasons so maybe she looked like that later on).

Anonymous said...

Although non-Sports Guy readers won't get this, are these women all members of the Diane Lane All Stars? I know he recently added Connie Britton.

keyser soze said...

Actresses who play mothers to other actresses who are too old to actually be their daughter?

Dan said...

Aren't these all stay at home Mothers?

Disclaimer: I don't/didn't watch any of these shows.

If I were to suggest one that I would include, it would be Peggy Bundy.

Hilyd said...

Maybe I'm out of subject, but we can add Ruth Fisher (SFU)

medrawt said...

Dan -

I don't know about Lauren Graham's character, and can't recall re: Meredith Baxter-Birny's, but I would've guessed she had a job. Mary-Louise Parker has a job of sorts, and Connie Britton's held several educational positions on Friday Night Lights.

Pamela Jaye said...

so did anyone get it yet? did I read so fast I read over it?
I don't know much about Weeds and FNL, but it can' be stay at home or single moms and MILF is subjective

Anonymous said...

Is it mothers who were teens when they gave birth? I know the Gilmore Girl's mom was only about 16.

Chris said...

Alan- just emailed you some logo ideas. More than willing to hunt down any pictures--not trying to be a suck-up, just figure it's the least we can do since we read your stuff for free.

I suppose Betty Draper would not fit in to this logo?