Clifton likes being a barber in Washington, D.C., 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 ... See full summary »
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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)
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 Earl Chambers / ... (38 episodes, 1974-1975)
Lisle Wilson ...
 Leonard Taylor (32 episodes, 1974-1975)
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 Tracy Curtis Taylor (26 episodes, 1974-1975)
Jester Hairston ...
 Wildcat (25 episodes, 1974-1975)
DeForest Covan ...
 Josh (25 episodes, 1974-1975)
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Clifton likes being a barber in Washington, D.C., 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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4 September 1974 (USA)  »

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In 1987, a pilot for a syndicated revival series called That's My Mama Now! (1986) starring Ted Lange was produced but it was not picked up. See more »

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Junior: Ewwww Weeeee!
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Follows The Furst Family of Washington (1973) See more »

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That's My Mama
(Season 2)
Music and Lyrics by Lamont Dozier
Sung by Lamont Dozier
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One of the Lost 1970's African-American sitcoms
11 December 2000 | by (Chicago, USA) – See all my reviews

While it was never as popular as the more well known African-American sitcoms of the 1970s (Sanford and Son, Good Times, What's Happening?), That's My Mama provided some good laughs. Clifton Curtis (Clifton Davis) was a Washington DC barber who shared a house with his mother, Eloise (Theresa Merritt). His sister Tracy (played by Joan Pringle in early episodes, and later by Lynne Moody) was married to Leonard, a stiff, unhip accountant. Clifton's friends were Earl (Teddy Wilson), a mailman who later became his partner in the barbershop, and Junior (Ted Lange), a boisterous junior college student. Wildcat (Jester Hairston) and Josh (DeForest Covan) were two senior citizens who hung out in the barbershop. Eloise was billed as the main character, but the focus was more on Clifton. Eloise basically gave advice whenever the other characters got into trouble.

It's interesting to note that both Clifton Davis and Jester Hairston went on to star together in the early 1990's sitcom, Amen. Sharp-eyed television viewers will also recognize Teddy Wilson as having made several appearances on "Good Times" as the street hustler, Sweet Daddy. That's My Mama is seldom shown in reruns, probably because it only lasted a couple of seasons.


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