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 Thelma 'Mama' Crowley Harper (130 episodes, 1983-1990)
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 Vinton Harper / ... (130 episodes, 1983-1990)
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 Naomi Oates Harper (125 episodes, 1983-1990)
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 Bubba Higgins (95 episodes, 1986-1990)
Beverly Archer ...
 Iola Lucille Boylen (91 episodes, 1986-1990)
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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 Kevin Ackley <kackley1@aol.com>

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22 January 1983 (USA)  »

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La mamma è sempre la mamma  »

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Vicki Lawrence's favorite episodes were "The Wedding" and "Rashomama". See more »

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[Vint pawned Mama's silver to bail his friend, Claude Cainmaker, whom Mama despises, out of jail]
Thelma 'Mama' Harper: Good Lord in heaven! You robbed me for that bum!
Vinton Harper: I didn't rob anybody! And he is not a bum. He is a man of vision and integrity and belief in his fellow human beings!
Thelma 'Mama' Harper: Well, what did he need that money for?
Vinton Harper: Bail!
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One of the funniest sitcoms ever
28 April 1999 | by (ohio) – See all my reviews

This is one of the classics that I love watching to this day. Vicki Lawrence and the whole cast made this show great. The Best episodes are the ones with Bubba, Iola and the cast. Just some of Mama's looks and expressions will make me laugh out loud. Naomi is also great. Wish the show would have stayed on the air longer but thank god for a show that will make you laugh out loud. They don't make them like this anymore and they should!


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