6 TV Parents We’d Hang Out With

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Will Smith probably coined it best when he sang about how “Parents just don’t understand.” But some of our recent fave shows like Gossip Girl, Pretty Little Liars and Glee, prove that sometimes adults kinda do remember what it’s like to be a teen. And these six parents get the award for Coolest TV Mom/Dad Ever…

Ella Montgomery on Pretty Little Liars
We think Ella deserves the Most Understanding Mom of the Year award for trying to calmly deal with Aria’s illegal relationship with her teacher, Ezra. Sounds like Ella knows there’s nothing more appealing to a girl than forbidden love!

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Lily Humphrey on Gossip Girl
Although Chuck has certainly tried his best to get on Lily’s bad side (like when he temporarily cut her off from Bass Industries), Lily has never ceased from loving Chuck. She explained to him in a recent episode that even though he is technically her adopted son, she loves him unconditionally like he was her own. Looks like love is possible even in the most manipulative of families.

Lily van der Woodsen on Gossip Girl

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Burt Hummel on Glee
Burt, a mechanic and sports fan, has never quite understood Kurt. But when Kurt finally gets the courage to come out to him, Burt tells him he loves him no matter what, and that he already knew (after all, Kurt was already asking for sensible heels at age three). He just might be the most supportive dad ever.


Anne and George Juergens on The Secret Life of an American Teenager
When Anne and George Juergens found out their seemingly-perfect daughter, Amy, was pregnant they let her know they still loved her. And when Amy almost puts her baby up for adoption, Anne reassures her that she’ll be a good parent. Amy says she knows she will be because “she has the best mother.” Aww.

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Mrs. “Jennifer” Knight on Big Time Rush
It’s ain’t easy being the mom of a boy band star like Kendall and a witty daughter like Katie. As the only parent of the Big Time Rush gang to make the move to L.A., Mrs. Knight is often the only adult voice for the group. And despite her sweetness, she was able to negotiate for the band against their overbearing manager Gustavo. Don’t mess with Mamma Knight!


Who’s got your vote for coolest TV parent? Who’d we forget? Let us know below in the comments!

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15 Responses to "6 TV Parents We’d Hang Out With"

  1. Teen.com
    Elena says:

    Umm where is Lorelai Gilmore!!

  2. Teen.com
    Chloe says:

    Couldn’t of said it better myself

  3. Teen.com
    hi says:

    i like kendalls mom on btr she cool and funny lol they could have put spencer from icarly
    but shes a brother and not a parent v.v

  4. Teen.com
    MsChichi98 says:


  5. Teen.com
    Casedy123 says:

    I say mamma knight is awsome

  6. Teen.com
    Theresa says:

    After tonight’s episode of PLL, Ella should be taken off the list. The only cool parent on this show is Emily’s dad.

  7. Teen.com
    Pau says:


  8. Teen.com
    Sam says:

    kendall’s mom on big time rush!

  9. Teen.com
    ilse says:

    Burt Hummel ftw

  10. [...] Teen.com posted their top 6 tv parents that they would hang out with. Any guesses as to who made the list? Mrs. Knight! Mrs. “Jennifer” Knight on Big Time Rush [...]

  11. Teen.com
    Mere says:

    My vote is definitely for Mama Knight! She’s awesome and doesn’t stop at anything to maker sure her kids are safe and happy! :)

  12. Teen.com
    Nikki says:


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