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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)
Lisle Wilson ...
 Leonard Taylor (29 episodes, 1974-1975)
Lynne Moody ...
 Tracy Curtis Taylor (23 episodes, 1974-1975)
Jester Hairston ...
 Wildcat (22 episodes, 1974-1975)
DeForest Covan ...
 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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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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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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Nothing is Too Good for Mama!
17 August 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I didn't have the pleasure of seeing this series on television or in syndication. By getting the two seasons on DVD, I was entertained by this lighthearted series. I knew Clifton Davis and Jester Hairston from the eighties sitcom, "Amen." Theresa Merritt who plays Mama Eloise Curtis as a warm loving mother to her adult children, Clifton (played by Clifton Davis) and Tracy (played well first by Lynne Moody and just as well with Joan Pringles in the second season. I will never understand why the network canceled the series. It was mostly because of poor ratings but they aired their last episode on Christmas Eve. Ted Lange (Isaac from the Love Boat) tried to bring it back in syndication in the eighties but not enough stations signed on. I felt this series had plenty of potential. The casting was brilliant but the writing could have been better. Still a barbershop in Washington DC with a terrific cast.


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