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12th Feb '16 3:16:01 PM MsChibi
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* At the start of the punch episode of ''Series/GoodEats'', Alton is attending a dry wedding at some church hall, and talking about how most people today think of "punch" as a low-quality mix of cheap juice and ginger ale, with maybe some sherbet, when in actuality it can be much more than that (and that real punch utilizes alcohol.) While he's talking, a little old lady walks up to the punch bowl and pours in an entire bottle of alcohol, and starts handing out cups of her newly-made GargleBlaster to other wedding guests, including Alton.
4th Feb '16 5:07:53 PM Mhazard
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* Eileen The Crow of ''VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}}'' is an old hunter who's in the same age as Gehrman's. Yet she still kicks ass and proves it by hunting other hunters. [[spoiler: You can help her to kill Henryk if you want to see her in action, and if you don't, she would use ''you'' to make an example of it.]]
3rd Jan '16 9:09:21 PM Helix-L
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Compare MrsClaus.
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Compare MrsClaus. MrsClaus. Not to be confused with ''Film/MyOldLady'', a film starring Creator/KevinKline.
3rd Jan '16 9:51:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* "The Little Old Lady from Pasadena" by JanAndDean. Why is she cool? Because, "parked in her rickety old garage is a brand new shiny red Super Stock Dodge."
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* "The Little Old Lady from Pasadena" by JanAndDean.Music/JanAndDean. Why is she cool? Because, "parked in her rickety old garage is a brand new shiny red Super Stock Dodge."
14th Dec '15 6:23:47 AM StFan
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** When {{Wolverine}} complains about letting Jarvis have the morning off (with May picking up the slack making breakfast), May grabs his cigar from his hand and extinguishes it in his beer. Wolverine just stares at her for a couple of seconds, then announces he's just going to get doughnuts.
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** When {{Wolverine}} ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} complains about letting Jarvis have the morning off (with May picking up the slack making breakfast), May grabs his cigar from his hand and extinguishes it in his beer. Wolverine just stares at her for a couple of seconds, then announces he's just going to get doughnuts.

[[folder:Comic Strips]] * ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'': ** When {{Wolverine}} complains about letting Jarvis Jon's grandma rarely makes an appearance -- but when she ''does'', it's usually by driving through the wall on her motorcycle. ** Jon's elderly Aunt Gussie, who was discharged from the Navy for ''unnecessary roughness''. * Pansy Yokum from ''ComicStrip/LilAbner'', who can fell a cougar with one punch, smokes a corncob pipe, and dispenses sage advice to the rest of the village. * ''ComicStrip/MaryWorth'': Mary Worth is apparently ''meant'' to be portrayed as one, but she usually just comes off as a naggy [[MoralGuardians moral guardian]]. * ''The Middletons'' has "Gunny Granny", a retired Marine Corps gunnery sergeant with a black belt in martial arts and a love of tackle football (which she ''coaches''). * Andy's mother in ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot''. She seems to excel at everything; among other things, she's such a great cook that Martha Stewart herself is trying to buy one of her recipes, she can match Jason in math skills, shares Paige's love for modern fashion, is just as knowledgeable in sports as Peter, and an article in ''The New York Times'' says she's "perfect". Unfortunately, Andy herself has "issues" with her due to feeling inadequate when she's around; her worst case of being a LethalChef came from trying to outdo her on Thanksgving. (And as fate would have it, her mother told her that [[NotSoDifferent she had gone through the morning off (with May picking up the slack making breakfast), May grabs his cigar from his hand and extinguishes it in his beer. Wolverine just stares at her for a couple of seconds, then announces he's just going to get doughnuts.same thing with]] ''[[NotSoDifferent her]]'' [[NotSoDifferent mother.]]) [[/folder]]

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* ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'' - unlike Grandma Lydia who is closer to MyBelovedSmother and Great Aunt Irma who is an EvilMatriarch, Great Grandma from "Witch Trash" is a CoolOldLady.
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* ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'' - unlike ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'': Unlike Grandma Lydia who is closer to MyBelovedSmother and Great Aunt Irma who is an EvilMatriarch, Great Grandma from "Witch Trash" is a CoolOldLady.


[[folder:Newspaper Comics]] * ''{{Garfield}}'': ** Jon's grandma rarely makes an appearance - but when she ''does'', it's usually by driving through the wall on her motorcycle. ** Jon's elderly Aunt Gussie, who was discharged from the Navy for ''unnecessary roughness''. * Pansy Yokum from ''LilAbner'', who can fell a cougar with one punch, smokes a corncob pipe, and dispenses sage advice to the rest of the village. * MaryWorth is apparently ''meant'' to be portrayed as one, but she usually just comes off as a naggy [[MoralGuardians moral guardian]]. * ''The Middletons'' has "Gunny Granny", a retired Marine Corps gunnery sergeant with a black belt in martial arts and a love of tackle football (which she ''coaches''). * Andy's mother in ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot''. She seems to excel at everything; among other things, she's such a great cook that Martha Stewart herself is trying to buy one of her recipes, she can match Jason in math skills, shares Paige's love for modern fashion, is just as knowledgeable in sports as Peter, and an article in ''The New York Times'' says she's "perfect". Unfortunately, Andy herself has "issues" with her due to feeling inadequate when she's around; her worst case of being a LethalChef came from trying to outdo her on Thanksgving. (And as fate would have it, her mother told her that [[NotSoDifferent she had gone through the same thing with]] ''[[NotSoDifferent her]]'' [[NotSoDifferent mother.]])
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[[folder:Newspaper Comics]] [[folder:Tabletop Games]] * ''{{Garfield}}'': ** Jon's grandma rarely makes an appearance - but when she ''does'', it's usually by driving through Many elder female exalts embody that trope in ''TabletopGames/Exalted''. A special mention goes to Mnemon. She is the wall on her motorcycle. ** Jon's elderly Aunt Gussie, who was discharged from the Navy for ''unnecessary roughness''. * Pansy Yokum from ''LilAbner'', who can fell a cougar with one punch, smokes a corncob pipe, and dispenses sage advice to the rest eldest surviving child of the village. * MaryWorth is apparently ''meant'' to be portrayed as one, but Empress and although she usually just comes off as a naggy [[MoralGuardians moral guardian]]. * ''The Middletons'' has "Gunny Granny", a retired Marine Corps gunnery sergeant with a black belt is in martial arts and a love the late of tackle football (which her life, she ''coaches''). * Andy's mother in ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot''. She seems to excel at everything; among other things, she's such a great cook that Martha Stewart herself is trying to buy remains one of her recipes, she can match Jason the most powerful sorceress in math skills, shares Paige's love for modern fashion, Creation, arguably ''the'' most powerful individual Dragon-Blooded alive now that the Empress is just as knowledgeable in sports as Peter, gone, a skilled politician and manipulator, the head of a Great House, and an article extremely clever and cunning person all around. It is hinted many times that there are not many things in ''The New York Times'' says she's "perfect". Unfortunately, Andy herself has "issues" with the Realm she could ''not'' do if she wanted to, including seizing the scarlet throne, but that so many people hate her, oppose her due to feeling inadequate when she's around; her worst case or are shitless scared of being a LethalChef came from trying to outdo her on Thanksgving. (And as fate would have it, her mother told her that [[NotSoDifferent it would likely drive the Realm to civil war if she had gone through the same thing with]] ''[[NotSoDifferent her]]'' [[NotSoDifferent mother.]])did so.

[[folder:TabletopGames]] * Many elder female exalts embody that trope in ''TabletopGames/Exalted''. A special mention goes to Mnemon. She is the eldest surviving child of the Empress and although she is in the late of her life, she remains one of the most powerful sorceress in Creation, arguably ''the'' most powerful individual Dragon-Blooded alive now that the Empress is gone, a skilled politician and manipulator, the head of a Great House, and an extremely clever and cunning person all around. It is hinted many times that there are not many things in the Realm she could ''not'' do if she wanted to, including seizing the scarlet throne, but that so many people hate her, oppose her or are shitless scared of her that it would likely drive the Realm to civil war if she did so.
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[[folder:TabletopGames]] [[folder:Theater]] * Many elder female exalts embody that trope in ''TabletopGames/Exalted''. A special mention goes to Mnemon. She is Madame Leonora Armfeldt from ''Theatre/ALittleNightMusic'' has numbered kings among her lovers, takes no shit from her grown daughter, and has accumulated a great amount of wealth and [[DeadpanSnarker snarky wit]] over the eldest surviving child years, both of which she shares with her granddaughter Fredrika. She's the Empress and although she is in one character who seems to always know what she's doing. * Berthe, the late of title character's grandmother in ''Theatre/{{Pippin}}'', gets a great song about enjoying life while you can. It's [[OneSceneWonder her life, she remains one of the most powerful sorceress in Creation, arguably ''the'' most powerful individual Dragon-Blooded alive now that the Empress is gone, a skilled politician and manipulator, the head of a Great House, and an extremely clever and cunning person all around. It is hinted many times that there are not many things in the Realm she could ''not'' do if she wanted to, including seizing the scarlet throne, only scene]], but that so many people hate her, oppose her or are shitless scared of her that damn is it would likely drive the Realm to civil war if she did so.awesome.

[[folder:Theatre]] * Madame Leonora Armfeldt from ''Theatre/ALittleNightMusic'' has numbered kings among her lovers, takes no shit from her grown daughter, and has accumulated a great amount of wealth and [[DeadpanSnarker snarky wit]] over the years, both of which she shares with her granddaughter Fredrika. She's the one character who seems to always know what she's doing. * Berthe, the title character's grandmother in ''Theatre/{{Pippin}}'', gets a great song about enjoying life while you can. It's [[OneSceneWonder her only scene]], but damn is it awesome. [[/folder]]
11th Dec '15 8:26:05 PM StrixObscuro
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* Of course, Blind Al from ''{{Deadpool}}''. A [[DeadpanSnarker witty]] disabled octogenarian who scares Girl Scouts for a hobby and can hold her own with one of the most dangerous people on the planet?
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* Of course, Blind Al from ''{{Deadpool}}''.''SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}}''. A [[DeadpanSnarker witty]] disabled octogenarian who scares Girl Scouts for a hobby and can hold her own with one of the most dangerous people on the planet?

* Mrs. Henderson in ''{{Norbit}}'' [[TookALevelInBadass becomes this]] towards the end in [[NeverMessWithGranny taking part in the town's revolt against the Latimores]], even if she proves to be no match as well.
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* Mrs. Henderson in ''{{Norbit}}'' ''Film/{{Norbit}}'' [[TookALevelInBadass becomes this]] towards the end in [[NeverMessWithGranny taking part in the town's revolt against the Latimores]], even if she proves to be no match as well.

* In the ''StephaniePlum'' series, Stephanie's maternal grandmother, Grandma Mazur, drives her rather more conventional daughter up the wall, but nearly every other character thinks she's hilarious (except possibly her son-in-law). We've seen her take on trying to be a bounty hunter, riding a motorcycle, joining a rock band (that also includes a retired hooker and a transvestite), and taking up taxidermy, among other antics. Grandma apparently does not buy into the concept of one's "golden years" being quiet and peaceful. She's partly based on a genuine bounty-hunting grandmother the series' author, Janet Evanovich, met during her research.
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* In the ''StephaniePlum'' ''Literature/StephaniePlum'' series, Stephanie's maternal grandmother, Grandma Mazur, drives her rather more conventional daughter up the wall, but nearly every other character thinks she's hilarious (except possibly her son-in-law). We've seen her take on trying to be a bounty hunter, riding a motorcycle, joining a rock band (that also includes a retired hooker and a transvestite), and taking up taxidermy, among other antics. Grandma apparently does not buy into the concept of one's "golden years" being quiet and peaceful. She's partly based on a genuine bounty-hunting grandmother the series' author, Janet Evanovich, met during her research.

* The Jewish grandmother in JudyBlume's ''Literature/AreYouThereGodItsMeMargaret'' is a mild example, who gives Margaret presents, takes her places, pays for her summer camp, and only occasionally insists that's she's really Jewish. The Christian grandmother is a rather dowdy old woman, who visits only because she's taking a trip to New York anyway, and makes a point of wearing a huge cross and insisting that Margaret is Christian.
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* The Jewish grandmother in JudyBlume's Creator/JudyBlume's ''Literature/AreYouThereGodItsMeMargaret'' is a mild example, who gives Margaret presents, takes her places, pays for her summer camp, and only occasionally insists that's she's really Jewish. The Christian grandmother is a rather dowdy old woman, who visits only because she's taking a trip to New York anyway, and makes a point of wearing a huge cross and insisting that Margaret is Christian.

* Julia from ''ThisPerfectDay''. Sister of the dictator of a prison island, she subverts his repressive social policies with philanthropy. Then she finances multiple covert strike teams to attack and destroy the supercomputer that rules the rest of the world, supporting the widows and orphans when they fail.
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* Julia from ''ThisPerfectDay''.''Literature/ThisPerfectDay''. Sister of the dictator of a prison island, she subverts his repressive social policies with philanthropy. Then she finances multiple covert strike teams to attack and destroy the supercomputer that rules the rest of the world, supporting the widows and orphans when they fail.

* The grandmother from ''TheWitches'', a cigar-smoking retired [[TheHunter monster-hunter]]. * Nettie's Ma in the ''KnightAndRogueSeries'', a swamp dwelling, energetic older woman who helps [[BreakTheCutie put Michael back together]] after he gets dragged through a TraumaCongaLine and volunteers to distract a known killer so the main characters get evidence on him.
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* The grandmother from ''TheWitches'', ''Literature/TheWitches'', a cigar-smoking retired [[TheHunter monster-hunter]]. * Nettie's Ma in the ''KnightAndRogueSeries'', ''Literature/KnightAndRogueSeries'', a swamp dwelling, energetic older woman who helps [[BreakTheCutie put Michael back together]] after he gets dragged through a TraumaCongaLine and volunteers to distract a known killer so the main characters get evidence on him.

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* In ''Literature/TalesOfTheCity'', there is Anna Madrigal, MamaBear of 28 Barbary Lane, who hands out free joints to her tenants, is willing to overlook the occasional late rent, and always seems to know how to fix everyone's problems.
11th Dec '15 8:06:10 PM ecuvulle6267
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* Greasy Sae from ''Literature/TheHungerGames''. Katniss likes her enough, and she seems pretty alright, despite her odd choices in cooking ingredients.
7th Dec '15 8:11:27 PM PaulA
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* Mrs. Davis on ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'', Miss Brooks' landlady who's a CordonBleugh chef, confidant, blabbermouth, and occasional fortune teller.
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* Mrs. Davis on ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'', ''Series/OurMissBrooks'', Miss Brooks' landlady who's a CordonBleugh chef, CordonBleughChef, confidant, blabbermouth, and occasional fortune teller.
26th Nov '15 2:46:21 PM PurrElise
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* Mowzer of ''WesternAnimation/TheMouseholeCat'' is a feline version.
14th Nov '15 5:12:21 AM fearlessnikki
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* ''Film/RickiAndTheFlash'' plays this for drama. The protagonist is a fifty something woman who fronts a rock band. As she abandoned her family to pursue her dreams, she faces constant conflict over not being what society thinks she should be.
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