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Mama's Family 

TV-PG | | Comedy | TV Series (1983–1990)
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Mama's Family originated with Thelma "Mama" Harper, and her younger sister Fran living together in Mama's House.
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Vicki Lawrence ...  Thelma 'Mama' Crowley Harper 130 episodes, 1983-1990
Ken Berry ...  Vinton Harper / ... 130 episodes, 1983-1990
Dorothy Lyman ...  Naomi Oates Harper 125 episodes, 1983-1990
Allan Kayser ...  Bubba Higgins 95 episodes, 1986-1990
Beverly Archer Beverly Archer ...  Iola Lucille Boylen 91 episodes, 1986-1990
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Storyline

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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TV-PG

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

22 January 1983 (USA) See more »

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Mama's Family See more »

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Mono (1983-1986)| Stereo (1986-1990)

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Color
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Trivia

The show ended because Vicki Lawrence chose to leave the series. See more »

Quotes

Ellen Jackson: Vinton, do you know what you get when you put your brain and my brain together? My brain.
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Alternate Versions

The episodes on the Season 1 DVD set are cut from their original network length (sans commercials) of 24 minutes to the syndicated length of 21 minutes. All the Alastair Quince introductions have been removed, along with other footage. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Jeopardy!: 2012 Teachers Tournament Semifinal Game 1 (2012) See more »

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I love this show.
25 December 1999 | by SkippyDevereauxSee all my reviews

This is one of the best shows ever on television. This is the one I could watch forever. But the show really took off when it went into syndication. I like how they worked the name of the city of Raytown into everything, such as Ray-Mart, K-Ray(the radio station) and other goofy stores like The Donut Hut. Too bad the show ended with an open end as they could have gone on for a few more years with the baby storyline. And did anyone else notice that each of the five characters had a specific color they always wore? Iola had pink, Bubba had green, Naomi had yellow, Vint had brown and Thelma had blue/purple?


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