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Season: 1 | 2
Year: 1974 | 1975


Season 1


Season 1, Episode 1: Whose Child Is This?

4 September 1974
Clifton's past catches up with him, when a woman from his past shows up at the barbershop with a baby and claiming it's his. When he refuses to marry her, she gets an "attorney". Mama 'feels' something fishy.

Clifton Davis ... Clifton Curtis

Theresa Merritt ... Eloise 'Mama' Curtis
Ed Bernard ... Earl Chambers
Lynne Moody ... Tracy Curtis Taylor
Jester Hairston ... Wildcat
DeForest Covan ... Josh

Ted Lange ... Junior
Judy Pace ... Judy Wilson
Teddy Wilson ... Andrew Carruthers (as Theodore Wilson)

Season 1, Episode 2: Honesty Day

11 September 1974
Clifton starts a "Honesty Day" where no one can tell a lie for 24hrs. In the beginning it's okay but when the "real" truth is said, it's ugly.

Clifton Davis ... Clifton Curtis

Theresa Merritt ... Eloise 'Mama' Curtis
Ed Bernard ... Earl Chambers
Lynne Moody ... Tracy Curtis Taylor
Jester Hairston ... Wildcat
DeForest Covan ... Josh

Ted Lange ... Junior
Ilunga Adell ... Leonard Taylor
Fuddle Bagley ... Customer

Season 1, Episode 3: Clifton's Dubious Romance

18 September 1974
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 and she had a "rep" as a man-eater.

Clifton Davis ... Clifton Curtis

Theresa Merritt ... Eloise 'Mama' Curtis
Teddy Wilson ... Earl Chambers (as Theodore Wilson)
Lynne Moody ... Tracy Curtis Taylor
Jester Hairston ... Wildcat
DeForest Covan ... Josh

Ted Lange ... Junior
Lisle Wilson ... Leonard Taylor

Berlinda Tolbert ... Polly Carstairs
Paulene Myers ... Mrs. Carstairs (as Pauline Myers)

Season 1, Episode 4: Cousin Albert

25 September 1974
Mama wishes Clifton was more of a success like his cousin Albert, who appears to be dealing a well-to-do insurance franchise. But Junior finds out that insurance is not what cousin Albert is "dealing".

Clifton Davis ... Clifton Curtis

Theresa Merritt ... Eloise 'Mama' Curtis
Teddy Wilson ... Earl Chambers (as Theodore Wilson)
Lynne Moody ... Tracy Curtis Taylor
Jester Hairston ... Wildcat
DeForest Covan ... Josh

Ted Lange ... Junior

Gordon Jump ... Officer O'Reilly

William Elliott ... Albert (as Bill Elliott)
Gloria Delaney ... Girl

Season 1, Episode 5: Clifton's Sugar Mama

2 October 1974
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 some fun with him while in town.

Clifton Davis ... Clifton Curtis

Theresa Merritt ... Eloise 'Mama' Curtis
Teddy Wilson ... Earl Chambers (as Theodore Wilson)
Lynne Moody ... Tracy Curtis Taylor
Jester Hairston ... Wildcat
DeForest Covan ... Josh

Ted Lange ... Junior
Kim Hamilton ... Melvina
Lillian Randolph ... Mrs. Birdie
Ernestine Wade ... Augusta

Season 1, Episode 6: Clifton's Big Move

9 October 1974
Freddie Hamptom, a old Army buddy of Clifton, shows up in town wanting Clifton to be his new roommate. Clifton jumps at the chance despite Mama's objection. The swinging life is not all he thought it would be, and wants to move back home.

Clifton Davis ... Clifton Curtis

Theresa Merritt ... Eloise 'Mama' Curtis
Teddy Wilson ... Earl Chambers (as Theodore Wilson)
Lynne Moody ... Tracy Curtis Taylor

Ted Lange ... Junior
Lisle Wilson ... Leonard Taylor
Ray Vitte ... Freddie Hampton
Jeannie Bell ... Ginger

Season 1, Episode 7: Mama Steps Out

16 October 1974
Clifton finds out the real reason Mama is acting all secretive and staying out late at night, it's because she has a boyfriend. But Clifton discovers that Mama's Beau does not want a wife, he wants a maid for his 6 kids.

Clifton Davis ... Clifton Curtis

Theresa Merritt ... Eloise 'Mama' Curtis
Teddy Wilson ... Earl Chambers (as Theodore Wilson)
Lynne Moody ... Tracy Curtis Taylor

Ted Lange ... Junior
Charles Lampkin ... Will Harrington
Dorothy Meyer ... Ruby Lester
Angela Satterwhite ... Harrington's Daughter

Season 1, Episode 8: The Loan

23 October 1974
When Clifton tries to collect a $50 debt from his brother-in-law Leonard, everything becomes chaotic because Leonard does not have any recollection of the loan! Mama tries to believe in them both and help, but it makes matters worse.

Clifton Davis ... Clifton Curtis

Theresa Merritt ... Eloise 'Mama' Curtis
Teddy Wilson ... Earl Chambers (as Theodore Wilson)
Lynne Moody ... Tracy Curtis Taylor
Jester Hairston ... Wildcat
DeForest Covan ... Josh

Ted Lange ... Junior
Lisle Wilson ... Leonard Taylor

Season 1, Episode 9: Clifton's Con

30 October 1974
A army friend from the past, Floyd, shows up at the barbershop to collect a debt. Turns out he helped Clifton back in the day and now needs the favor returned - he needs a job. All's good until it's discovered Floyd was an ex-con.

Clifton Davis ... Clifton Curtis

Theresa Merritt ... Eloise 'Mama' Curtis
Teddy Wilson ... Earl Chambers (as Theodore Wilson)
Lynne Moody ... Tracy Curtis Taylor

Ted Lange ... Junior
Lisle Wilson ... Leonard Taylor
Rod Gist ... Floyd

Season 1, Episode 10: Clifton's Persuasion

6 November 1974
Clifton's faith is in doubt, and he gives up on church. Is it a run of bad luck, or Mama's browbeating that will finally make a believer out of him?

Clifton Davis ... Clifton Curtis

Theresa Merritt ... Eloise 'Mama' Curtis
Teddy Wilson ... Earl Chambers (as Theodore Wilson)
Lynne Moody ... Tracy Curtis Taylor
Jester Hairston ... Wildcat
DeForest Covan ... Josh

Ted Lange ... Junior
Lisle Wilson ... Leonard Taylor

Tim Reid ... Rev. Armbruster

Season 1, Episode 11: Oscar's Affair

13 November 1974
Mama wants to know why Clifton is acting strange since one of Mama's rivals has been back in town. Turns out that that this rival confessed to Clifton that she had an affair with his father, after he was married to Mama.

Clifton Davis ... Clifton Curtis

Theresa Merritt ... Eloise 'Mama' Curtis
Teddy Wilson ... Earl Chambers (as Theodore Wilson)
Lynne Moody ... Tracy Curtis Taylor
Jester Hairston ... Wildcat
DeForest Covan ... Josh

Ted Lange ... Junior
Lisle Wilson ... Leonard Taylor
Dorothy Meyer ... Ruby Lester
Hilda Haynes ... Lenore Wilton

Season 1, Episode 12: Tracy's Trouble

20 November 1974


Clifton Davis ... Clifton Curtis

Theresa Merritt ... Eloise 'Mama' Curtis
Teddy Wilson ... Earl Chambers (as Theodore Wilson)
Lynne Moody ... Tracy Curtis Taylor
Jester Hairston ... Wildcat
DeForest Covan ... Josh

Ted Lange ... Junior
Lisle Wilson ... Leonard Taylor
Esther McCarroll ... Welinda

Season 1, Episode 13: The Gun

4 December 1974


Clifton Davis ... Clifton Curtis

Theresa Merritt ... Eloise 'Mama' Curtis
Teddy Wilson ... Earl Chambers (as Theodore Wilson)
Lynne Moody ... Tracy Curtis Taylor

Ted Lange ... Junior
Lisle Wilson ... Leonard Taylor
Ray Vitte ... Freddie Hampton
Cal Gibson ... The Burglar
Ernest Williams II ... The Customer

Season 1, Episode 14: Song and Dance Man

11 December 1974


Clifton Davis ... Clifton Curtis

Theresa Merritt ... Eloise 'Mama' Curtis
Teddy Wilson ... Earl Chambers (as Theodore Wilson)
Lynne Moody ... Tracy Curtis Taylor
Jester Hairston ... Wildcat
DeForest Covan ... Josh

Ted Lange ... Junior
Lisle Wilson ... Leonard Taylor
Slappy White ... Blainey Carter
Rosanne Katon ... Lola MacBee

Season 1, Episode 15: Mama Gets Fractured

25 December 1974


Clifton Davis ... Clifton Curtis

Theresa Merritt ... Eloise 'Mama' Curtis
Teddy Wilson ... Earl Chambers (as Theodore Wilson)
Lynne Moody ... Tracy Curtis Taylor
Jester Hairston ... Wildcat
DeForest Covan ... Josh

Ted Lange ... Junior
Lisle Wilson ... Leonard Taylor
Dorothy Meyer ... Ruby Lester

Season 1, Episode 16: The Last Haircut

8 January 1975


Clifton Davis ... Clifton Curtis

Theresa Merritt ... Eloise 'Mama' Curtis
Teddy Wilson ... Earl Chambers (as Theodore Wilson)
Lynne Moody ... Tracy Curtis Taylor
Jester Hairston ... Wildcat
DeForest Covan ... Josh

Ted Lange ... Junior

Gordon Jump ... Officer O'Reilly

Season 1, Episode 17: The Shakedown

15 January 1975


Clifton Davis ... Clifton Curtis

Theresa Merritt ... Eloise 'Mama' Curtis
Teddy Wilson ... Earl Chambers (as Theodore Wilson)
Jester Hairston ... Wildcat
DeForest Covan ... Josh

Ted Lange ... Junior
Lisle Wilson ... Leonard Taylor
Lonny Stevens ... Nate Pritchart
George Reynolds ... Pig Iron Brooks
Ella Mae Brown ... Martha Pritchart
Dave Turner ... Big Jelly
Alfonso Williams ... Red Dog

Season 1, Episode 18: The Ambulance Chaser

22 January 1975


Clifton Davis ... Clifton Curtis

Theresa Merritt ... Eloise 'Mama' Curtis
Teddy Wilson ... Earl Chambers (as Theodore Wilson)
Lynne Moody ... Tracy Curtis Taylor
Jester Hairston ... Wildcat
DeForest Covan ... Josh

Ted Lange ... Junior
Lisle Wilson ... Leonard Taylor
Richard Stahl ... A.C. Barr
Ken Sansom ... Dr. Fairfax
Kandi Keith ... Nurse Nancy
Lance Taylor Sr. ... Judge (as Lance Taylor)
Paul Vaughn ... Bailiff
Jose Gonzales-Gonzales ... Mr. Martinez (as Jose Gonzales Gonzales)

Season 1, Episode 19: Earl's Girl

29 January 1975


Clifton Davis ... Clifton Curtis

Theresa Merritt ... Eloise 'Mama' Curtis
Teddy Wilson ... Earl Chambers (as Theodore Wilson)
Lynne Moody ... Tracy Curtis Taylor
Jester Hairston ... Wildcat
DeForest Covan ... Josh

Ted Lange ... Junior
Lisle Wilson ... Leonard Taylor
Chelsea Brown ... Joanne Roberts
Stephanie Faulkner ... Cindy Finch
Harvey Ellington ... The Customer

Season 1, Episode 20: The Witness

5 February 1975


Clifton Davis ... Clifton Curtis

Theresa Merritt ... Eloise 'Mama' Curtis
Teddy Wilson ... Earl Chambers (as Theodore Wilson)
Lynne Moody ... Tracy Curtis Taylor
Jester Hairston ... Wildcat
DeForest Covan ... Josh

Ted Lange ... Junior

Gordon Jump ... Officer O'Reilly
Sidney Clute ... Police Captain
Lee Kolima ... Croaker

Season 1, Episode 21: Clifton and the Kid

12 February 1975


Clifton Davis ... Clifton Curtis

Theresa Merritt ... Eloise 'Mama' Curtis
Teddy Wilson ... Earl Chambers (as Theodore Wilson)
Lynne Moody ... Tracy Curtis Taylor
Jester Hairston ... Wildcat
DeForest Covan ... Josh

Ted Lange ... Junior
Lisle Wilson ... Leonard Taylor
Lillian Lehman ... Jill
Tierre Turner ... Jimmy

Season 1, Episode 22: The Hero

19 February 1975


Clifton Davis ... Clifton Curtis

Theresa Merritt ... Eloise 'Mama' Curtis
Teddy Wilson ... Earl Chambers (as Theodore Wilson)
Jester Hairston ... Wildcat
DeForest Covan ... Josh

Ted Lange ... Junior
Lisle Wilson ... Leonard Taylor
Hilly Hicks ... Hank Craig

Roger E. Mosley ... Doc Green
Ray Vitte ... Freddie Hampton
Sandra Cheltenham ... Girl #1
Brenda Douglas ... Girl #2
Jayne Kennedy ... Girl #3

Season 1, Episode 23: The Image Maker

26 February 1975


Clifton Davis ... Clifton Curtis

Theresa Merritt ... Eloise 'Mama' Curtis
Teddy Wilson ... Earl Chambers (as Theodore Wilson)
Jester Hairston ... Wildcat
DeForest Covan ... Josh

Ted Lange ... Junior
Lisle Wilson ... Leonard Taylor
Sam Laws ... Gus Hotchkiss
Dennis Robertson ... Roland Ellis
John Milton Kennedy ... Mr. Johnson
Maxine Anderson ... Lady #1

Irene Stokes ... Lady #2

Season 1, Episode 24: Trial and Error

5 March 1975


Clifton Davis ... Clifton Curtis

Theresa Merritt ... Eloise 'Mama' Curtis
Teddy Wilson ... Earl Chambers (as Theodore Wilson)
Lynne Moody ... Tracy Curtis Taylor
Jester Hairston ... Wildcat
DeForest Covan ... Josh

Ted Lange ... Junior
Lisle Wilson ... Leonard Taylor
Ray Vitte ... Freddie Hampton
Susanne Zenor ... Foxy Flo
Jack Perkins ... Blotto
Marcus J. Grapes ... Turner

Season 1, Episode 25: Clifton and Politics

12 March 1975


Clifton Davis ... Clifton Curtis

Theresa Merritt ... Eloise 'Mama' Curtis
Teddy Wilson ... Earl Chambers (as Theodore Wilson)
Lynne Moody ... Tracy Curtis Taylor
Jester Hairston ... Wildcat
DeForest Covan ... Josh

Ted Lange ... Junior
Lisle Wilson ... Leonard Taylor
Stack Pierce ... Fleming
Ron McIlwain ... Militant #1

Maurice Warfield ... Militant #2
Ford Lile ... Eustace
Davis Roberts ... Dr. Jessup
Wonderful Smith ... Childs

Season 1, Episode 26: Stephanie's Boyfriend

26 March 1975


Clifton Davis ... Clifton Curtis

Theresa Merritt ... Eloise 'Mama' Curtis
Teddy Wilson ... Earl Chambers (as Theodore Wilson)
Lynne Moody ... Tracy Curtis Taylor
Jester Hairston ... Wildcat
DeForest Covan ... Josh

Ted Lange ... Junior
Lisle Wilson ... Leonard Taylor
Emily Yancy ... Stephanie Roland
Ronald Warden ... Neville Ewing III (as Ronald Yates Warden)
Brunetta Barnett ... Lucille Roland

Season 2


Season 2, Episode 1: The Birthday Party

10 September 1975


Clifton Davis ... Clifton Curtis

Theresa Merritt ... Eloise 'Mama' Curtis
Teddy Wilson ... Earl Chambers (as Theodore Wilson)

Ted Lange ... Junior
Lisle Wilson ... Leonard Taylor
Joan Pringle ... Tracy Curtis Taylor
Ernestine Wade ... Laura

Season 2, Episode 2: Business Is Business

17 September 1975


Clifton Davis ... Clifton Curtis

Theresa Merritt ... Eloise 'Mama' Curtis
Teddy Wilson ... Earl Chambers (as Theodore Wilson)

Ted Lange ... Junior
Lisle Wilson ... Leonard Taylor
Joan Pringle ... Tracy Curtis Taylor
Mel Stewart ... Laforche

Season 2, Episode 3: Mama's Solution

24 September 1975


Clifton Davis ... Clifton Curtis

Theresa Merritt ... Eloise 'Mama' Curtis
Teddy Wilson ... Earl Chambers (as Theodore Wilson)

Ted Lange ... Junior
Lisle Wilson ... Leonard Taylor
Joan Pringle ... Tracy Curtis Taylor

Helen Martin ... Laura

Season 2, Episode 4: That's Earl, Brother

1 October 1975


Clifton Davis ... Clifton Curtis

Theresa Merritt ... Eloise 'Mama' Curtis
Teddy Wilson ... Earl Chambers (as Theodore Wilson)

Ted Lange ... Junior
Lisle Wilson ... Leonard Taylor

Helen Martin ... Laura
Ray Vitte ... Freddie Hampton

Vernee Watson-Johnson ... Thelma (as Vernee Watson)

Season 2, Episode 5: A Date with Judy

8 October 1975


Clifton Davis ... Clifton Curtis

Theresa Merritt ... Eloise 'Mama' Curtis
Teddy Wilson ... Earl Chambers (as Theodore Wilson)

Ted Lange ... Junior
Tamu Blackwell ... Judy (as Tamu)
Ray Vitte ... Freddie Hampton

Season 2, Episode 6: Earl's Dad and Mama's Glad

15 October 1975


Clifton Davis ... Clifton Curtis

Theresa Merritt ... Eloise 'Mama' Curtis
Teddy Wilson ... Earl Chambers (as Theodore Wilson)

Ted Lange ... Junior
Lisle Wilson ... Leonard Taylor

Lee Weaver ... Sammy Chambers

Season 2, Episode 7: Weekend Daddy

22 October 1975


Clifton Davis ... Clifton Curtis

Theresa Merritt ... Eloise 'Mama' Curtis
Teddy Wilson ... Earl Chambers (as Theodore Wilson)

Ted Lange ... Junior
Lisle Wilson ... Leonard Taylor
Joan Pringle ... Tracy Curtis Taylor

Helen Martin ... Laura

Kristoff St. John ... Andy (as Christoff St. John)
Joseph Stachowski ... Joe the Policeman

Season 2, Episode 8: Clifton and La Femme

29 October 1975


Clifton Davis ... Clifton Curtis

Theresa Merritt ... Eloise 'Mama' Curtis
Teddy Wilson ... Earl Chambers (as Theodore Wilson)

Ted Lange ... Junior
Sylvia Mackey ... Denise

Season 2, Episode 9: Mama's Big Move

5 November 1975


Clifton Davis ... Clifton Curtis

Theresa Merritt ... Eloise 'Mama' Curtis
Teddy Wilson ... Earl Chambers (as Theodore Wilson)

Ted Lange ... Junior
Lisle Wilson ... Leonard Taylor
Joan Pringle ... Tracy Curtis Taylor

Helen Martin ... Laura
Janear Hines ... Pamela

Season 2, Episode 10: Queen of the Ribs

12 November 1975
Earl pretends to be the owner of the barbershop in order to impress his new girlfriend. And once Earl starts lying, will he be able to hear the truth? That she doesn't care?

Clifton Davis ... Clifton Curtis

Theresa Merritt ... Eloise 'Mama' Curtis
Teddy Wilson ... Earl Chambers (as Theodore Wilson)

Ted Lange ... Junior
Lisle Wilson ... Leonard Taylor
Joan Pringle ... Tracy Curtis Taylor
Tracy Reed ... Wynona

David Downing ... Quincy

Season 2, Episode 11: A Man from the Past

19 November 1975
An old family friend (and one-time flame of Mama's) breezes into town a changed man. He's a minister. Putting two and two together, Clifton begins to wonder if he doesn't have more in common with this man than he should.

Clifton Davis ... Clifton Curtis

Theresa Merritt ... Eloise 'Mama' Curtis
Teddy Wilson ... Earl Chambers (as Theodore Wilson)

Ted Lange ... Junior
Lisle Wilson ... Leonard Taylor
Joan Pringle ... Tracy Curtis Taylor
Bernie Hamilton ... Jake
Ray Vitte ... Freddie Hampton

Season 2, Episode 12: Get Your Kicks on Routes 22 and 76

3 December 1975
On their way to an out-of-town wedding, Clifton, Mama and the gang get sidetracked by a snowstorm and bad directions. Can they get to the wedding on time? Can they get through the night without killing each other?

Clifton Davis ... Clifton Curtis

Theresa Merritt ... Eloise 'Mama' Curtis
Teddy Wilson ... Earl Chambers (as Theodore Wilson)

Ted Lange ... Junior
Lisle Wilson ... Leonard Taylor
Joan Pringle ... Tracy Curtis Taylor

Helen Martin ... Laura
Richard Foronjy ... Hotel Manager

Season 2, Episode 13: Clifton's Casual Fling

17 December 1975
Clifton thinks his new girlfriend Sharon is "the one", and he's finally ready to settle down. Now all Sharon has to do is tell him she just wants to date.

Clifton Davis ... Clifton Curtis

Theresa Merritt ... Eloise 'Mama' Curtis
Teddy Wilson ... Earl Chambers (as Theodore Wilson)

Ted Lange ... Junior

Helen Martin ... Laura
Dee Timberlake ... Sharon
Sarina C. Grant ... Diane (as Sarina Grant)

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