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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)  »

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La mamma è sempre la mamma  »

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(1983-1986)| (1986-1990)

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Executive Producer Joe Hamilton of The Carol Burnett Show (1967) offered cast member Vicki Lawrence a spin-off show of the popular The Family Sketches after the eighth season of The Carol Burnett Show (1967) in 1975, but she turned it down as she was not sure she wanted to play an old lady every week and she did not want to leave her mentors Carol Burnett and Harvey Korman. Carol Burnett was said to have been happy about this. Vicki did not agree to do a spin off of the family until 1983 when her mentor Carol Burnett talked her into doing it. See more »

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Vinton Harper: Thanks a lot, Mama!
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Referenced in Killing Hasselhoff (2017) See more »

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Time to Sit Down and Watch One of the Best Sitcoms
14 January 2005 | by See all my reviews

I first discovered this show in 2000 and I loved it right away. This show is not meant for those who expect it to be realistic. It is meant for those who want to take a break from everyday life and just have a laugh. I eagerly look forward to 5:00 am every weekday so I can watch this show. As soon as theme comes on I am instantly in a good mood. The entire cast is marvelous. I recommend anyone who has not seen to tune in to TBS on weekday mornings at 5:00 Central Time! Okay, so the earlier seasons (1 and 2) were great because of the appearances of Carol Burnett playing daughter Eunice, but even the later seasons were funny. I didn't think Beverly Archer was as funny as Carol, but I have to admit, when I hear that "Knock Knock" I immediately start to laugh!


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