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Thelma Harper and her spinster sister Fran open their home to Thelma's recently divorced son Vinton and his teenage son and daughter. It's quite an adjustment for everyone, especially the cranky, argumentative Thelma. Written by
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This show is character driven, and thats what makes it a classic. There are actually two Mamas: The earlier NBC episodes that incdlued Aunt Fran, and Vinton's children Buzz and Sonya. The older Episodes were extremely funny, and much more theatrical, than the lighter fare of Mama's Family that came on in syndication. While the character of Mama is toned down a bit (she's no longer her spunky tell it like it is self, and the show takes on a more Midwestern feel in the later episodes than Southern), but the addition of Bubba and Iola really make the show, and it still has perfect comedy. Its interesting to see the dramatic changes in the show, however there's enough fluency that it works.
Mama's Family is a true classic. One of my all time favorite comfort shows. And what show wouldn't be funny with expressions like "Well, Good Lord !" and "In a Hen's Hiney !"? Mama's Family is truly an underrated show that deserves much more acolades than it has recieved.
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