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 Clifton Curtis (39 episodes, 1974-1975)
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 Eloise 'Mama' Curtis (39 episodes, 1974-1975)
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 Junior (39 episodes, 1974-1975)
Teddy Wilson ...
 Earl Chambers / ... (38 episodes, 1974-1975)
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 Leonard Taylor (29 episodes, 1974-1975)
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 Tracy Curtis Taylor (23 episodes, 1974-1975)
Jester Hairston ...
 Wildcat (22 episodes, 1974-1975)
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 Josh (22 episodes, 1974-1975)
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Clifton likes being a barber in Washington DC where he works in the business started by his father. He also enjoys being single but his widowed Mama Eloise has other ideas and wants him settled like his sister Tracy and her conservative husband Leonard.

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Ted Lange as "Junior" had the show's one catchphrase, which he said each time he entered a scene: "Oo-wee! I got it, I got it, and I've got to ree-port it." See more »

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Clifton Curtis: [opening narration] Welcome to Oscar's Barbershop, named after my daddy who passed it on to me. It's been a part of Washington, DC a long time. This is me Clifton Curtis, my own boss and lovin' every minute of it, and this is my little sister Tracy and her husband Leonard. This is my best friend, happy-go-lucky Earl, and this wonderful person, well... That's My Mama!
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17 July 1999 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

Clifton Davis coped quite well as the straight man son in this all-black comedy show. He was let down by Theresa Merritt, who was always weak in the title role of Mama. Ted Lange provided some comic relief as Junior, but he did not really start to shine until he joined the crew of the Love Boat.

I don't believe this show was ever rerun, so these recollections are a quarter century old.


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