I got into this conversation about two weeks ago with a friend of mine. We were debating between Claire Huxtable (Cosby Show) and Vivian Banks (Fresh Prince). I had to go with Vivian Banks because, although Claire Huxtable was so perfect, her husband was too nice and they just didn't get mad at each other enough. And she walked all over him. I dont think I could take that.
Vivian Banks had that independent woman thing going for her too, but she just seemed more human.
Some other names that came up were:
Gina (from Martin)
Chris Rock's Mom (Everybody Hates Chris) (Pam from Martin)
Malena Ellis (Holly Robinson Peete in For your Love)
Florida Evans (Good Times)