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 '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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Ed (Harvey Korman) and Eunice (Carol Burnett) were written out of the show by having them move to Florida. See more »

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Eunice Higgins: Why doesn't anything good ever happen to me? All I do is cook and clean!
Thelma 'Mama' Harper: Well, hell, you can't even do that!
Eunice Higgins: You're skatin' on thin ice old lady!
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Clean fun that is hilarious.
15 December 1999 | by (Hastings, MN) – See all my reviews

Most shows that are on the air today are crass, exploitive and just plain not funny. But this eighties gem is hilarious and I recommend you catch at least one episode. It's funny how the show got better after NBC cancelled it. They moved to syndication and the show got much better. The two stars that make this show so funny are the sharp tounged Mama (usually with a can of Big Top Beer stuck in her hand) and her bumbling son Vinton. If you are looking for a show that actually can be funny without being disgusting, then try Mama's Family. I'm the last guy who thought Mama's Family would be funny, but it's become my second favorite tv show. Have to go, Mama's Family is starting. Have a good one.


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