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Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon, Stephen Colbert, and special guests celebrate Mother's Day with mom jokes

"Of all the many relationships we as humans have, mother is probably the most complicated," Jimmy Kimmel said on Thursday's pre-Mother's Day Kimmel Live. "I mean, we come out of them — that's weird, right? And so to honor the fascinating women who baked us, we invited famous people to read text messages from their mothers." Well, all except for Patton Oswalt.

Stephen Colbert described Mother's Day as "the annual tradition of taking mom out to brunch and getting enough mimosas in her so that she doesn't notice you're signing the card under the table." Your mother "loves your cards," he added on The Late Show, "but even the best Mother's Day cards had to start somewhere," and he and a mother from the audience showed off some "early efforts" that (luckily) didn't quite pan out.

And on The Tonight Show, Jimmy Fallon shared some of his favorite #MomQuotes — you know, in case your mother isn't on Twitter. Watch below. Peter Weber