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Mama's Family 

TV-PG | | Comedy | TV Series (1983–1990)
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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 ... See full summary »
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Complete series cast summary:
...  Thelma 'Mama' Crowley Harper 130 episodes, 1983-1990
...  Vinton Harper / ... 130 episodes, 1983-1990
...  Naomi Oates Harper 125 episodes, 1983-1990
...  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)  »

Also Known As:

La mamma è sempre la mamma  »

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(1983-1986)| (1986-1990)

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Betty White used her real car a 1979 Cadillac Seville given to her by her husband as a present. See more »

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[repeated line]
Iola Lucille Boyland: Knock, knock.
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Referenced in Raising Hope: Yo Zappa Do: Part 1 (2013) See more »

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Holds up Well
29 October 2003 | by See all my reviews

I remember when Mamas Family first aired on NBC, although I thought it was in 1981. This show is very funny and holds up very well over time. I set my vcr to record the show so I can watch them at leisure. I like the fact that Mamas Family is a show you can still watch with every member of your family and not have to worry about vulgarity, like in so many shows on today. Mamas Family was a sweet, simple and fun show. I wish there were more shows like it made today.


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