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Marilyn Truman is the mother of Will, Sam and Paul, and the wife of George Truman.

Biography

Will recalls his childhood with Marilyn with bitterness as he says she was not supportive of him growing up.[1] During one Christmas, she was so excited when Will asked for two G.I. Joes, because she thought he was building an Army, but was disturbed when she realized he was really "building a home".

Marilyn also used to play "The Vacuum Game" with Will where she would follow him around while vacuuming and reward him with a fudge brownie whenever he does it right.[2]

Due to George's affair with Tina and Marilyn's affair with her yoga instructor Tim, they later decide to separate and eventually divorce.[3] The two, however would start seeing each other again, with Tina and Marilyn openly sharing George behind Will's back.[4] George eventually stops seeing Tina and rekindle his romance with Marilyn to Will's joy, but George suffers a heart attack and dies shortly afterwards.[5]

Personality

Marilyn is portrayed as a typical WASP, keen on maintaining composure and appearances amidst family problems such as her husbands affair. She also tends to say racist and anti-Semitic remarks. It has been mentioned that Will is her favorite son and though she completely supports Will as an adult, she still resents gay jokes at Will's expense.[6]

Through most of the series, she constantly puts up with her husband's affair with his mistress Tina.

Notes

Appearances

Quotes

She's adopted. But I like her as if she were real. About her neice CaseyA Little Christmas Queer

You mean it's possible to wear less than you're wearing right now? I Never Cheered for my Father

Boy, time flies when the man you've been devoted to for 40 years says, "Stop calling, you're waking us up." Home Court Disadvantage

References

  1. A Little Christmas Queer
  2. 2.0 2.1 Home Court Disadvantage
  3. Cheatin' Trouble Blues
  4. I Never Cheered for My Father
  5. The Mourning Son
  6. Me and Mr. Jones

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