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 ...
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A rich, old friend of Mama's comes to town. Clifton used to call her "Auntie" Melvina when he was 3 years old. But Clifton is a grown man now and "Auntie" Melvina is a sexy 'Cougar' looking to have ...
Hank, Clifton's cousin, returns to Washington D.C. to attend his dad's funeral. Hank had to run out of town years before because he testified against a bad guy named Doc. Doc gets word that Hank is ...
Finally Mama's matchmaking ways to "hook-up" Clifton work. She sets him up with a very beautiful girl named Polly. All is good until Earl confesses to Tracy that he "knows" Polly from back in the day...
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Carl Kanisky is chief of police in Glenlawn, California. After the death of his wife, Margaret, he asks her friend, Nell Harper, to come in to keep house and take care of his children, ... See full summary »
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Al Royal and his wife Victoria had just settled down to retire when their daughter Elizabeth, newly divorced from a man that Al had always hated, moved back home with her three children, ... See full summary »
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.
"That's My Mama" was among the first batch of shows produced by Columbia Pictures Television in 1974 after they changed their name from Screen Gems. A shortened version of the Screen Gems "S from Hell" jingle by Eric Siday was heard over the new logo (nicknamed "The Pretzel" from the way the C,P, and T in the logo melded together); two years later that was replaced by the Columbia Pictures Television "Sunburst" logo, with a more pleasant synthesizer jingle composed by Suzanne Cianni. See more »
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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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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