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7th May '16 12:48:10 PM pwiegle
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* Q: What's the difference between a Jewish mother and a vulture?\\
A: A vulture waits until you're dead to eat your heart out.
13th Apr '16 1:00:30 PM CaptEquinox
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Surprisingly, the otherwise northern European Scots suffer... erm... enjoy a variation on this trope with their own mothers. ''Series/GoodnessGraciousMe'' illustrates that on the Indian subcontinent and diaspora, Hindu and Islamic mothers are also a force to be reckoned with and share many characteristics - overbearing nagging and a recourse to inducing guilt in their adult sons. Poles and Russians (and Ukrainians, and Belorussians) are also in the same camp, because, well, Ashkenazi Jews are just as much Poles/Russians as they are Jews. And ''any'' mother of an adult character who hails from UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity will come off this way, whether Jewish or not (after all, in New York, "[[Creator/LennyBruce even if you're Catholic, you're Jewish]]").

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Surprisingly, the otherwise northern European Scots suffer... erm... enjoy a variation on this trope with their own mothers. ''Series/GoodnessGraciousMe'' illustrates that on the Indian subcontinent and diaspora, Hindu and Islamic mothers are also a force to be reckoned with and share many characteristics - overbearing nagging and a recourse to inducing guilt in their adult sons.sons, while stuffing everyone with food. Poles and Russians (and Ukrainians, and Belorussians) are also in the same camp, because, well, Ashkenazi Jews are just as much Poles/Russians as they are Jews. And ''any'' mother of an adult character who hails from UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity will come off this way, whether Jewish or not (after all, in New York, "[[Creator/LennyBruce even if you're Catholic, you're Jewish]]").



* Many interpretations of Demeter turn her into this. Perhaps most notably in Percy Jackson and the Olympians.

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* Many interpretations of Demeter turn her into this. Perhaps most notably in Percy ''Percy Jackson and the Olympians.Olympians''.


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** And in George O'Connor's ''Olympians''. Part of why Kore comes to like the underworld is she gets to make independent choices, and Hades really ''listens'' to her and likes her ideas. She actually lies about eating the pomegranate seeds to get her 6 months of the year with him.
12th Apr '16 7:27:03 PM LtFedora
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* It's never stated in ''Film/TheFifthElement'' that Korben is Jewish, but his mother is a perfect fit for this trope. All throughout the film she guilt-trips him over the phone for never calling or visiting her. At one point she even berates the ''President of the United States'' because she thinks he's just some schmuck who's helping her son avoid her.

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* It's never stated in ''Film/TheFifthElement'' that Korben is Jewish, but his mother is a perfect fit for this trope. All throughout the film she guilt-trips him over the phone for never calling or visiting her. At one point she even berates the ''President of the United States'' Federation'' because she thinks he's just some schmuck who's helping her son avoid her.
6th Feb '16 10:20:03 AM alliterator
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* In ''Series/CrazyExGirlfriend'', Rebecca's mother is the epitome of the JewishMother -- her very first scene in person (not over the phone) has her singing the song [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJg1zRgkbno "Where's the Bathroom?"]]:
-->''Don't interrupt me, you're always with the talking,''\\
''I just got off a plane, give me a moment to catch my breath''\\
''It's the least you can do since you lived inside me for nine months''\\
''And you still have told me''\\
''Where the hell your stupid bathroom is!''
3rd Feb '16 9:47:03 PM darksoul4242
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* A Jewish mother fiercely rebukes and berates her son for his inability to find a nice Jewish girl to settle down with and that he has been with a highly unsuitable series of Gentile women. She criticises their promiscuity, tendency to take too much strong drink, swear, dress inappropriately and not be Jewish. Her son thinks about this and then informs her about his new girlfriend. his mother gets on the phone to her best friend. "Well, I hold some hope for this latest girlfriend of Nathan's. Apparently she's a ''Goldberg!''" (beat) "But what sort of a first name is ''Whoopi'', already?"

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* A Jewish mother fiercely rebukes and berates her son for his inability to find a nice Jewish girl to settle down with and that he has been with a highly unsuitable series of Gentile women. She criticises their promiscuity, tendency to take too much strong drink, drinks, swear, dress inappropriately and not be Jewish. Her son thinks about this and then informs her about his new girlfriend. his His mother gets on the phone to her best friend. "Well, I hold some hope for this latest girlfriend of Nathan's. Apparently she's a ''Goldberg!''" (beat) "But what sort of a first name is ''Whoopi'', already?"
2nd Feb '16 3:53:10 PM ChiliConQueso
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* Comedian Amy Borkowsky's mother is such a hilariously extreme example of this that she made a habit of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nE7CshexBmg recording her mother's phone messages.]]
31st Jan '16 7:28:58 PM AtticusOmundson
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* Gender-inverted in ''Film/IndependenceDay'' with David's father.
30th Jan '16 11:17:16 AM Furienna
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** But after his divorce from Mileva, he got married to his cousin Elsa. His mother was really about that marriage.

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** But after his divorce from Mileva, he got married to his cousin Elsa. His Despite how it would count as incest to many people today, his mother was really much happier about that marriage.
30th Jan '16 11:13:46 AM Furienna
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* UsefulNotes/AlbertEinstein's mother was like this. She went so far, that she was against him marrying his first wife Mileva Marić, just because she was other nationality (Serbian). Einstein disobeyed her and had two sons with Mileva Marić.

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* UsefulNotes/AlbertEinstein's mother was like this. She went so far, that she was against him marrying his first wife Mileva Marić, Maric, just because she was other nationality (Serbian). Einstein disobeyed her and had two sons with Mileva Marić.Maric.
** But after his divorce from Mileva, he got married to his cousin Elsa. His mother was really about that marriage.
21st Jan '16 9:43:28 AM Prfnoff
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* Ida Bogen in ''Theatre/ICanGetItForYouWholesale'' is very maternal and Jewish and particularly proud of her cooking, though she can hardly be called manipulative when compared to her son Harry, a superlative ManipulativeBastard.

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* Ida Bogen in ''Theatre/ICanGetItForYouWholesale'' is very maternal and Jewish and particularly proud of her cooking, cooking (one of her songs is titled "Eat A Little Something"), though she can hardly be called manipulative when compared to her son Harry, a superlative ManipulativeBastard.
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