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That's My Mama 

Clifton likes being a barber in Washington, D.C., where he works in the business started by his father. He also enjoys being single, but his widowed mama Eloise has other ideas, and wants ... See full summary »
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Clifton Davis ...  Clifton Curtis 39 episodes, 1974-1975
Theresa Merritt ...  Eloise 'Mama' Curtis 39 episodes, 1974-1975
Ted Lange ...  Junior 39 episodes, 1974-1975
Teddy Wilson ...  Earl Chambers / ... 38 episodes, 1974-1975
Lisle Wilson ...  Leonard Taylor 32 episodes, 1974-1975
Lynne Moody ...  Tracy Curtis Taylor 26 episodes, 1974-1975
Jester Hairston ...  Wildcat 25 episodes, 1974-1975
DeForest Covan ...  Josh 25 episodes, 1974-1975
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Clifton likes being a barber in Washington, D.C., where he works in the business started by his father. He also enjoys being single, but his widowed mama Eloise has other ideas, and wants him settled like his sister Tracy and her conservative husband Leonard.

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English

Release Date:

4 September 1974 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

(39 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

"That's My Mama" was among the first batch of shows produced by Columbia Pictures Television in 1974 after they changed their name from Screen Gems. A shortened version of the Screen Gems "S from Hell" jingle by Eric Siday was heard over the new logo (nicknamed "The Pretzel" from the way the C,P, and T in the logo melded together); two years later that was replaced by the Columbia Pictures Television "Sunburst" logo, with a more pleasant synthesizer jingle composed by Suzanne Cianni. See more »

Quotes

Junior: Ewwww Weeeee!
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Alternate Versions

Syndicated versions were edited to 22 minutes, and are also presented on both the season 1 and season 2 DVD releases. Only a handful of episodes on the DVD releases are presented in their original unedited form. See more »

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Referenced in House of Lies: Wonders of the World (2013) See more »

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That's My Mama
(Season 2)
Music and Lyrics by Lamont Dozier
Sung by Lamont Dozier
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17 July 1999 | by VarlaamSee all my reviews

Clifton Davis coped quite well as the straight man son in this all-black comedy show. He was let down by Theresa Merritt, who was always weak in the title role of Mama. Ted Lange provided some comic relief as Junior, but he did not really start to shine until he joined the crew of the Love Boat.

I don't believe this show was ever rerun, so these recollections are a quarter century old.


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