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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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Carol Burnett stopped guest-starring after the second season, as she was divorcing the show's producer Joe Hamilton 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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Referenced in Documentary Now!: The Eye Doesn't Lie (2015) See more »

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The quality of this programme is`nt surprising.
12 November 2002 | by (St. Catharines, Canada.) – See all my reviews

Just recently started to watch the reruns of this show and I am wondering how I could have missed the initial airing of it. This is an excellent comedy series which doesn't rely on sexually connotated trash. Sick of the current comedic filth?, then you`ll enjoy this laugh a minute offering, the characters are superbly portrayed and the plots always hilarious.


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