On the Mom episode “Kreplach and a Tiny Tush,” while Steve meets opposition from Bonnie (Allison Janney) to take their relationship to the next level, Christy (Anna Farris) meets opposition from Violet’s (Sadie Calvano) future mother-in-law Phyllis Munschnick. Christy invites Gregory (David Krumholtz) and his mother over for a traditional Jewish dinner but Phyllis is one demanding woman.
Phyllis is portrayed by the legendary actress/singer Linda Lavin. She’s best known for her TV role as Alice and for her stage performances on Broadway – she won a Tony Award in 1987 for her role as Kate in Neil Simon’s Broadway Bound. Recently, the 78-year-old has been landing several choice roles on The Good Wife (Cary Agos’ pretrial officer Joy Grubick), as a criminal courts judge on Bones, and as Patty in the 2015 film The Intern with Robert De Niro. Mom airs Thursdays at 9pm on CBS, after Life in Pieces.Up to 70% off on Hottest Amazon Deals]