Mother Up

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  • TV-14
  • 2013
  • 1 Season
  • 5.4  (606)

Mother Up! is a hilarious animated television show from Hulu Originals that was created by Michael Shipley, who was a producer of Family Guy. The show follows the life of Rudi Wilson, who was a former music manager who raised her children in New York. After facing some tough times, she decided to move to the suburbs of New Jersey to build a perfect life for her children. However, things don't turn out as expected, and Rudi has to face a new set of challenges derived from being a stay-at-home mom.

Eva Longoria voices Rudi Wilson, the hard-edged, foul-mouthed, and unapologetic mother of two. The main character is sharp as a tack, and always has a snarky comment waiting for her adversaries. However, beneath her tough exterior, there's a heart that truly loves her family. Longoria brings Rudi to life with her impeccable delivery of snappy one-liners, creating a character that is just as relatable as she is hilarious.

In the show, Rudi's husband and the father of her children is always away on business trips, leaving her to take care of the children alone. As a result, Rudi has to navigate through a dangerous world filled with the challenges of raising two children virtually by herself, which includes making them breakfast, dressing them up, and dealing with their tantrums. Additionally, she has to deal with the snobs of the upper crust suburbs, and unexpected situations that force her to unleash her motherly instincts and take on the world once again.

One of her main struggles is trying to get her children to adapt to their new life in the suburbs. The children had lived in New York their entire lives, and their new home doesn't measure up to their old one. There's no diversity in this upper-class neighborhood, and the pair of city slickers have no idea how to fit in. Despite these obstacles, Rudi is determined to make everything work out for her family. She refuses to be intimidated by the perfect moms of the neighborhood, and instead chooses to do things her way, even if it means breaking all the rules.

Throughout the series, Rudi has to balance work and motherhood. She tries to balance her duties of a mother with her work responsibilities, while at the same time fulfilling her dream of becoming a successful freelance executive. The show explores the struggles and real-life obstacles that working moms face every day, specifically how to balance family and career aspirations.

Mother Up! is hilariously entertaining, quirky, and unpredictable. Every episode manages to pack in a hilarious adventure, taking viewers on a wild ride that leaves them waiting eagerly for the next episode. It explores the mundane world of parenting, turning it into a world of adventure, mystery, and ultimately, hilarity.

The animation style is unique with characters designed with exaggerated features that add to the humor of the show. The visuals are playful and colorful, and the style stands out from other animated shows. The show uses this animation style to create a vibrant depiction of suburban life, filled with colorful and eccentric characters.

In conclusion, the show Mother Up from Hulu Originals starring Eva Longoria is an absolute treat for adults who are looking for a perfect blend of comedy, drama and action, with a little bit of fun-loving animation on the side. With clever writing, great characterization, and the amazing voice acting of Eva Longoria, it truly captures the trials and drama of motherhood in a way that's both humorous and relatable. Throughout all of the show's 13 episodes, Rudi Wilson is on a journey filled with ups and downs, and her non-traditional approach to modern motherhood is a breath of fresh air in the world of animated sitcoms.

Mother Up is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (13 episodes). The series first aired on November 6, 2013.

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Rudi Gets Served
13. Rudi Gets Served
February 26, 2014
When her ex, Jeffrey, arrives with divorce papers in hand, Rudi is suspicious. She discovers that he's trying to marry an elderly heiress -who not only wants Rudi's husband, but her kids as well. The battle is on.
The Prophet Apple
12. The Prophet Apple
February 19, 2014
After she's struck by lightning, Apple becomes a miracle child with special powers who gains multiple followers. When Apple's faithful become overwhelming, Jenny, a non-believer, is used to disperse them. Accidentally blinded, Dick champions the cause for the visually impaired.
Invasion of the Hipsters
11. Invasion of the Hipsters
February 12, 2014
Shamed to quit smoking, Rudi invites some NYC hipsters on a tour of the suburbs to immerse themselves in suburbia while she immerses herself in their second-hand smoke. Dick takes home a class pet, Marty the geriatric man, and struggles to keep him alive.
Apple's Story
10. Apple's Story
February 5, 2014
Taking over Apple's school play, Rudi replaces the cast and crew -including Apple. But when Apple and the other kids lose it, Rudi realizes she may have gone too far. Joel develops a crush on Rudi with a disastrous outcome.
Mr. Right in the Eye
9. Mr. Right in the Eye
January 29, 2014
To avoid concerns that she's on the prowl, Rudi invents a fake boyfriend. 2Bit provides Rudi with the newest in erotic technology, a Sexbot, that turns out to be more than she bargained for. Meanwhile, sparks fly between Dick and his new tutor Agnes Chu.
Overnight Delight
8. Overnight Delight
January 22, 2014
Threatened with exclusion from Apple's sleepover circuit, Rudi hosts one of her own, but it quickly spins out of control when the nanny she hires kidnaps the kids. Meanwhile, Dick has a video game session that scares the crap out of him.
Say Hello to My Landscaper Friend
7. Say Hello to My Landscaper Friend
January 15, 2014
Rudi hires an undocumented worker to get her garden under control. She marries gardener Salvador to prevent his possible deportation and Greg ends up deported. Bullied by Travis, Dick becomes a power-crazy, sugar-addicted Lemonade King who hits rock bottom.
Apple Gets the Pirate Disease
6. Apple Gets the Pirate Disease
December 11, 2013
Challenged with criticism of her inferior parenting, Rudi starts Apple on performance enhancing drugs that result in the best kid ever, until she goes off the rails. Dick and his chicken manage to win the school's science prize without any enhancement.
Everybody Sees 2Bits Wang
5. Everybody Sees 2Bits Wang
December 4, 2013
Temporarily broke and hounded by Dick and Apple for the newest thing, Rudi resorts to extraordinary measures to earn a buck, while 2Bit meditates naked in her living room searching for inspiration for his next big hit, guided by his new spiritual guru.
The Comforting Hum of a Mother's Love
4. The Comforting Hum of a Mother's Love
November 20, 2013
When Rudi discovers that Apple is attached to the school vending machine, she moves "her" in as the new nanny, but she quickly becomes jealous and ousts Machine Mommy; all while Dick's love-struck mail-order Humanzee friend wreaks havoc in the house.
Double D Moms
3. Double D Moms
November 13, 2013
Rudi helps Sarah find some "me" time during school hours, unleashing a party animal who goes berserk and ends-up battling a world class Serbian snake fighter to rescue her son, all while Dick bonds with a prisoner out on work detail and winds up in jail.
Shoe I Am
2. Shoe I Am
November 6, 2013
Distraught by Dick's donation of her coveted designer shoes to charity, Rudi disembarks on a quest to recover not only her shoes, but also her New York swagger, leaving Dick and Apple at home to battle a fake witch with Greg's unconventional help.
1. Pilot
November 6, 2013
The High flying New York record exec Rudi Wilson flees to the suburbs to avoid a scandal and finds herself under-equipped to manage her two kids in the fiercely cutthroat world of suburbia. She hosts the ultimate birthday party with hilarious consequences.
Where to Watch Mother Up
Mother Up is available for streaming on the Hulu Originals website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Mother Up on demand at Hulu.
  • Premiere Date
    November 6, 2013
  • IMDB Rating
    5.4  (606)