Betty Draper, Norma Bates and Marie Barone are just a few notorious TV matriarchs who could surely benefit from a parenting class.
Norma Bates, "Bates Motel"
Norma Bates (Vera Farmiga): Any mom who recruits her teenage son (Freddie Highmore) to help cover up a murder and dump the body doesn't exactly qualify as mother of the year.
Betty Francis/Betty Draper, "Mad Men"
Betty Francis/Betty Draper (January Jones): This mother of three may be pampered, but she's also cold, stern and entitled on AMC's 1960s drama "Mad Men." (Credit: AMC)
Marie Barone, "Everybody Loves Raymond"
Marie Barone (Doris Roberts, right): Marie is the condescending mother-in-law who knows no boundaries in the sitcom "Everybody Loves Raymond," set on Long Island. She also is a prime example of why you shouldn't live next door to your parents. (Credit: Los Angeles Times)
Kris Jenner: The momager and matriarch of the E! reality hit "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" has made a pretty penny by thrusting her children into the spotlight, including youngsters Kendall and Kylie, who began skipping school for modeling gigs in their early teens. (Credit: AP)
Lily van der Woodsen, "Gossip Girl"
Lily van der Woodsen (Kelly Rutherford): From her multiple failed marriages to sending an innocent high school teacher to jail, the "Gossip Girl" New York City high-society mom can often be conniving and selfish, though her heart is usually in the right place. (Credit: The CW)
Livia Soprano, "The Sopranos"
Livia Soprano (Nancy Marchand): Need a reason why Tony Soprano of "The Sopranos" spent so much time in therapy? Look no further. (Credit: HBO)
Estelle Costanza, "Seinfeld"
Estelle Costanza (Estelle Harris): There's a reason George on "Seinfeld" is so neurotic, and his always-talking-at-top-volume, needy parents are it. (Credit: NBC)
Lucille Bluth, "Arrested Development"
Lucille Bluth (Jessica Walter): At the top of the dysfunctional Bluth family food chain on "Arrested Development" is Lucille, who isn't shy about playing favorites with son Buster (Tony Hale). (Credit: Fox)
Evelyn Harper, "Two and a Half Men"
Evelyn Harper (Holland Taylor): The survelilance system outside her house isn't just for criminals; Evelyn on "Two and a Half Men" doesn't really want visits from her family, either.
Malory Archer, "Archer"
Malory Archer (voiced by Jessica Walter): A long list of things -- alcohol, lovers, her spy business -- trumps Malory's love for her secret-agent son, and employee, Sterling Archer. (Credit: FX)
Alexis Carrington Colby, "Dynasty"
Alexis Carrington Colby (Joan Collins): Alexis hardly has time for her children; she has a "Dynasty" to run, and/or destroy. (Credit: ABC)
Constance, "American Horror Story"
Constance (Jessica Lange): On the first season of "American Horror Story" (subtitled "Murder House"), Constance, a Southern gothic version of "Sunset Boulevard" egomaniac Norma Desmond, mentally tortures her daughter Adelaide (Jamie Brewer), who has Down syndrome. (Credit: AP)
Edina, "Absolutely Fabulous"
Edina (Jennifer Saunders): On "Absolutely Fabulous" Edina prefers drinking and drugging with bestie Pasty (Joanna Lumley, right) to raising smart, sensible daughter Saffron (Julia Sawalha). (Credit: BBC)