In the 1950s, the genre of TV Moms came into being, along with the first sitcoms (situation comedies). A post-war optimism prevailed and weekly TV shows portrayed Mom as the perfect housewife. Even while cleaning or cooking, she dressed impeccably, wearing a string of pearls, high heels and a smart apron. Besides running the household, she offered wise advice to her family.
The 1960s ushered in turmoil over issues such as the Viet Nam War and civil rights. Betty Friedan's writings triggered the movement for women's rights in both the home and the workplace. A few shows featured mothers who juggled a career with childcare. the '60s also saw the start of the large blended family. During the 1970s, gains in women's rights continued. Divorce was seldom mentioned, but domestic dramas now showed single, independent, outspoken moms coping with finances, day care and other challenges on their own (although there was usually a "dependable male" available). With the 1980s, came the desire to have it all. Many TV moms had careers outside the home and needed help dealing wiht their bills and children. Some openly expressed dislike for housework, cooking and domestic tasks, in stark contrast to the 1950s.
The paper doll Moms included are;
Harriet Nelson - The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet
Marjorie Lord as Kathy Williams - Make Room for Daddy aka The Danny Thomas Show
Jane Wyatt as Margaret Anderson - Father Knows Best
Barbara Billingsley as June Cleaver - Leave it to Beaver
Donna Reed - The Donna Reed Show
Mary Tyler Moore as Laura Petrie - The Dick van Dyke Show
Florence Henderson as Carol Brady - The Brady Bunch
Shirley Jones as Shirley Partridge - The Partridge Family
Esther Rolle as Florida Evans - Good Times
Marion Ross as Marion Cunningham - Happy Days
Bonnie Franklin as Ann Romano - One Day at a Time
Meredith Baxter-Birney as Elyse Keyton - Family Ties
Phylicia Rashad as Clair Huxtable - The Cosby Show
Katey Sagal as Peg Bundy - Married with Children
Roseanne Barr - Roseanne
Doris Roberts & Patricia Heaton as Marie & Debra Barone - Everybody Loves Raymond
Each Mom has at least 2 outfits. We're sure you'll have lots of fun with this set!