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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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La mamma è sempre la mamma  »

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Began as a skit on the The Carol Burnett Show (1967) with Vicki Lawrence (Mama), Carol Burnett (Eunice), Harvey Korman (Ed) and Betty White (Ellen). See more »

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Ellen Jackson: Aunt Fran, Mama has some good news and bad news. The bad news is... there isn't any good news.
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Follows Eunice (1982) See more »

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Holds up Well
29 October 2003 | by (Louisville) – See all my reviews

I remember when Mamas Family first aired on NBC, although I thought it was in 1981. This show is very funny and holds up very well over time. I set my vcr to record the show so I can watch them at leisure. I like the fact that Mamas Family is a show you can still watch with every member of your family and not have to worry about vulgarity, like in so many shows on today. Mamas Family was a sweet, simple and fun show. I wish there were more shows like it made today.


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