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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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Thelma's late husband's name was Carl, and was almost never seen outside of the bathroom in flashbacks. In one instance, he was voiced by co-creator Dick Clair; in another, he was played by Ken Berry. See more »

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Eunice Higgins: If you want your talent appreciated in this world, you gotta go to Broadway!
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Referenced in The Nanny: The Two Mrs. Sheffields (1995) See more »

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loved it for being campy
29 July 2003 | by See all my reviews

loved this show...loved vickie lawrence.sure it was odd and campy but that was what made it great..think about it a 35 year old woman with a gray wig padding and support hose riding a motorcycle...guess im not alone either, due to the fact that it was the number 1 syndicated sitcom for most of its running time


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