Wendi McLendon-Covey Deserves an Emmy for 'The Goldbergs,' Is the Funniest Woman on TV

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The Emmy nominations voting has begun, and while we can predict some of the usual awards season favorites, we have a few of our own picks first-time nominees and under the radar picks alike — who deserve the honor this year. We're highlighting seven of those stars with video mash-ups of their best work, for your consideration.

Wendi McLendon-Covey is the funniest woman on TV right now. For real. Yeah, just let that sink in a bit.

If you didn't catch the first season of ABC's The Goldbergs, you missed out on McLendon-Covey's smother-happy mom Bev, who wears the pants in the family (seriously — her TV hubby Murray, played by Jeff Garlin, is rarely in more than tighty whities) and isn't afraid to do some down-and-dirty parenting.

[Related: 'The Goldbergs' Star Wendi McLendon-Covey on How to Be a Master Smother]

As Emmy nominations are being decided, we thought we'd highlight McLendon-Covey's range of comedic dominance — from maternal to dishing out the sass, from wrestling to busting a move, all done with inimitable '80s style and perfect timing.

[Related: Definitive Proof That Wendi McLendon-Covey Deserves All the Awards for 'The Goldbergs']

While the Goldberg clan gets credit for awesome blast-from-the-past references and storylines that feel incredibly true-to-life (probably because they're based on creator Adam Goldberg's real life), it's McLendon-Covey's Bev that brings the heart, week after week. If you didn't have a mom like her, you definitely grew up with someone who did. Take a look:

Want to see more? The Goldbergs Season 1 is re-airing all summer (Wednesdays at 8:30 and 9:30 p.m.) before Season 2 premieres this fall (new timeslot is Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m. on ABC).

Click through this gallery to see all of our picks... and captions spoiler alert if you're not caught up on a particular show!

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