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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 Eloise 'Mama' Curtis 39 episodes, 1974-1975
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 Earl Chambers / ... 38 episodes, 1974-1975
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 Leonard Taylor 32 episodes, 1974-1975
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 Tracy Curtis Taylor 26 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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Ed Bernard originally played the role of Earl Chambers but was replaced by Teddy Wilson. Wilson met and eventually married Joan Pringle when she replaced Lynne Moody in the role of Tracy. However Bernard and Pringle would eventually work together shortly after on The White Shadow (1978). See more »

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Clifton Curtis: [opening narration] Welcome to Oscar's Barbershop, named after my daddy who passed it on to me. It's been a part of Washington, DC a long time. This is me Clifton Curtis, my own boss and lovin' every minute of it, and this is my little sister Tracy and her husband Leonard. This is my best friend, happy-go-lucky Earl, and this wonderful person, well... That's My Mama!
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An excellent sitcom of the 70's
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I have (4) episodes of this sitcom on tape but would like to communicate with others that may have some of these extremely hard to find episodes on tape. Episodes of another black sitcom from the 1970's was just recently put on DVD. Maybe someone in the film vault, will someday, pull out some of these episodes for syndication or DVD.


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