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Mama's Family 

TV-PG | | Comedy | TV Series (1983–1990)
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 ... See full summary »
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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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Carol Burnett and Vicki Lawrence were big fans of Dorothy Lyman on All My Children (1970). It was Burnett who suggested Lyman for the role Naomi. Lyman was flying back and forth while still working on "All My Children" during the first few seasons,but finally left "All My Children" for this show. See more »

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Thelma 'Mama' Harper: Good lord, Vinton, what in the hell do you think you're doing?
Vinton Harper: Well Mama... I'm trying to guess your weight...
Thelma 'Mama' Harper: I've got a better idea Vinton... how about you guess which hand I'm gonna smack you upside the head with?
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Referenced in Chelsea Lately: Episode #6.82 (2012) See more »

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Time to Sit Down and Watch One of the Best Sitcoms
14 January 2005 | by See all my reviews

I first discovered this show in 2000 and I loved it right away. This show is not meant for those who expect it to be realistic. It is meant for those who want to take a break from everyday life and just have a laugh. I eagerly look forward to 5:00 am every weekday so I can watch this show. As soon as theme comes on I am instantly in a good mood. The entire cast is marvelous. I recommend anyone who has not seen to tune in to TBS on weekday mornings at 5:00 Central Time! Okay, so the earlier seasons (1 and 2) were great because of the appearances of Carol Burnett playing daughter Eunice, but even the later seasons were funny. I didn't think Beverly Archer was as funny as Carol, but I have to admit, when I hear that "Knock Knock" I immediately start to laugh!


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