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Mama for Mayor: Part 1 

This part 1 of,one of the funniest episodes of the NBC run. Thelma and others are becoming fed-up with the way Tutwiller is doing very little as the Mayor of Raytown. Her daughter Ellen is ... See full summary »

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Dick Clair (created by), Jenna McMahon (created by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Vicki Lawrence ... Thelma 'Mama' Crowley Harper
Ken Berry ... Vinton Harper
Dorothy Lyman ... Naomi Oates Harper
Eric Brown ... Vinton 'Buzz' Harper, Jr.
Karin Argoud ... Sonja Harper
Rue McClanahan ... Aunt Fran Crowley
Betty White ... Ellen Harper Jackson
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Troy Evans ... Local Announcer
Alan Oppenheimer ... Mayor Alvin Tutweiler
Ted Zeigler Ted Zeigler ... Newspaper Reporter
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This part 1 of,one of the funniest episodes of the NBC run. Thelma and others are becoming fed-up with the way Tutwiller is doing very little as the Mayor of Raytown. Her daughter Ellen is dating him and wants Mama to keep her opinions to herself. Things come to a hilarious finish at the end of this part when Thelma,who has stated she couldn't do much worse,is asked by a reporter on her front lawn,"Are you running for Mayor Mrs. Harper". Ellen buts in saying she's not but Thelma not liking being spoken for says,"The h*** I'm not,into the camera. Written by happipuppi13

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Language:

English

Release Date:

18 February 1984 (USA) See more »

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Joe Hamilton Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Mama for Mayor!
8 August 2008 | by SylSee all my reviews

Mayor Tutwiller is now Ellen's boyfriend. They are a perfect match. She gets Mama to have a press conference at her home with the Mayor, the press, and the Seniors. Mama makes some comments regarding the Mayor's lack of leadership and ends up as a front-running candidate for Raytown's Mayor. In this episode, Fran cooks up a great theme song with everybody in the family helping out except Ellen of course who believes her mother can't handle the job like her boyfriend who has interests in becoming Governor someday. There is even a debate and Mama has a book about running for president. Of course, the episode ends with the election results which by then, Harper House has all fallen asleep.


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