Mama (1949–1957)

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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. See more awards »


Series cast summary:
 Mama / ... (10 episodes, 1949-1957)
Judson Laire ...
 Papa / ... (10 episodes, 1949-1957)
Rosemary Rice ...
 Katrin / ... (8 episodes, 1949-1957)
 Nels / ... (8 episodes, 1949-1956)
Robin Morgan ...
 Dagmar / ... (7 episodes, 1949-1956)
Ruth Gates ...
 Aunt Jenny (6 episodes, 1949-1954)
Kevin Coughlin ...
 T.R. Ryan (5 episodes, 1949-1957)


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Comedy | Family | Drama





Release Date:

1 July 1949 (USA)  »

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Mama  »

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This show was one of the best-loved early TV comedies but unfortunately was broadcast live and the vast majority of the episodes were never recorded. This was a huge financial mistake that would finally dawn on the bean counters at CBS after the success of I Love Lucy (1951). CBS (and sponsor Maxwell House Coffee) finally relented to the added cost and the series was committed to film at the very end of production (ironically not enough episodes were filmed to enable profitable rerun syndication). Sadly, while older fans remember this series fondly, most of the heart-warming stories of the Hansens' white house on Steiner Street are lost to posterity. See more »


Katrin Hansen: This old album makes me remember so many things in the past. San Francisco and the house on Steiner Street where I was born. It brings back memories of my cousins, aunts, and uncles; all the boys and girls I grew up with. And I remember my family as we were then. My brother Nels, my little sister Dagmar, and of course, Papa. But most of all when I look back to those days so long ago, most of all, I remember Mama.
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I remember "Mama"
24 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I remember watching this TV series frequently as a preteen. But my being so young at the time, and that being so long ago, I recall scant details. What I do remember, due no doubt to repetition, is the "I remember" voice-over sequence that opened each episode. And although the images are vague in my mind, I remember the warm feelings of a close-knit family facing various situations. What I remember most vividly, however, is Peggy Wood as Mama.

I'm heartsick that the bulk of these episodes, like some other favorite pioneering TV series, were never recorded, and therefore -- unless somebody finds a way to recapture ancient transmissions still rattling around in outer space -- will never find their way to DVD.

If anybody still alive who was associated with the series were to write an "I remember" memoir, I'm sure there would be many who would appreciate their documenting an almost forgotten piece of TV history. Perhaps some UCLA film student could take this on as an oral history project.

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