Beverly Goldberg is, without a doubt, the mother of all smothers. As the overbearing matriarch on ABC's 1980-something throwback sitcom The Goldbergs -- narrated by the always funny Patton Oswalt -- Wendi McLendon-Covey expertly portrays the shoulder-pad-wearing mom with equal parts glamor, tenderness, and pizzazz.
But performing in off-the-wall comedies is nothing new to McLendon-Covey. She received critical acclaim during her stint as Deputy Clementine Johnson in the television series Reno 911! and left audiences rolling in the aisles with laughter as Rita in 2011's Bridesmaids. So in honor of Mother's Day on May 8, let's take a look at some of the most outrageous motherly teachings and out-of-this-world philosophies of everybody's favorite '80s mom, Beverly Goldberg.
Warm Embrace Withdrawal
"You were so warm and snuggy, and I miss it. When I don't get a hug, I do bad things."
The Maternal Dog Whistle of Snack Time
"I know my son. He needs me down there. I can literally feel him calling for me to bring him a festive platter of bagel bites."
Making Mom's Hospital Corners
"My son might have been brought into the emergency room earlier tonight. He is 5'8", dark hair, fair skin, beautiful brown eyes. He was just the sweetest little baby you've ever seen."
Who is Number 2?
"Why aren't you worried? My baby is out there. He could be injured or cold or hungry. What if he has to make? He doesn't use public bathrooms!"