Based on characters from "The Carol Burnett Show," this was the film which led to the series "Mama's Family."
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Moments in four different years in the lives of the Harper family beginning with 1955 as a hopeful Eunice prepares to go to a party, and her brother Phillip, a recent college graduate, departs for New York In 1963, a married Eunice and her husband Ed Higgins help Mama welcome novelist Phillip home for a visit. In 1973, a divorced Eunice is living with Mama. In 1978, Eunice, Ellen, and Phillip return from Mama's funeral and Eunice makes a painful realization about her life. Written by Anonymous

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Co-writer Dick Clair, like Phil Harper, advocated cryogenics. Upon seeing Mama in her casket, Phil thought, "Should've had her frozen." After Clair died, his head was preserved by freezing. See more »

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There are only three Harper children shown in this movie: Eunice, Philip, and Ellen. Yet, in previous "Family" sketches (the basis of this movie)and in the series "Mama's Family", there are three other sons, Vinton (played by Ken Berry, who plays Philip in this movie), Larry (played by Alan Alda) and Jack (played by Tommy Smothers). Brother Philip was played by Roddy McDowall in at least two of the original "Family" sketches. See more »

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Ed: You haven't changed one iota, Eunice. Your hair's different, it's nice, I like it.
Eunice: I had it fixed specially for the funeral. I don't like it.
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Spun-off from The Carol Burnett Show (1967) See more »

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Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
11 March 2002 | by (California) – See all my reviews

When this was shown in 1981 I taped it and watched it over and over again. (Too bad I used BETA tape!) It is such a poignant story of broken dreams. Eunice wanted to do so much, but life got in the way, then she looks back on all her missed opportunities.

It is sad, but could also be inspiring to others who have dreams they want to accomplish in life - to go for them before it's too late.


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