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

Maggie Furlong
·Writer

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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