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not planed. TV Show was canceled.
Based on a series of sketches from The Carol Burnett Show, Mama's Family mined humor from a squabbling family in the Midwestern blue collar suburb of Raytown. The noisy clan was headed by Mama, a buxom, gray-haired widow with sharp opinions and a sharper tongue who shared her small house with her high-strung sister Fran. Mama's lazy, dimwitted son, Vinton, moved in at the start of the series with his troublesome teenage children, Buzz and Sonja, after his wife had run off to become a Las Vegas showgirl. Vint soon became romantically involved with Naomi, Mama's promiscuous next-door neighbor, and the two eventually were married. Further uproar was caused by the periodic visits from Mama's two married daughters, the foul mouthed Eunice and the snobbish Ellen.Though the series initially ran for only two seasons on NBC, producer Joe Hamilton revived the series for first-run syndication in 1986. The show's "second life" brought about several changes, including the absence of such characters as Aunt Fran (who had died by choking on a toothpick), Buzz and Sonja (who had gone off to college), and Eunice, who had moved with her husband Ed to Florida... without telling their son Bubba, just as he was being released from juvenile hall. As a result, Bubba moved into the household with Mama, Vint and Naomi as a new character. Also joining the cast was Iola, Mama's uptight spinster neighbor with an unrequited crush on Vint. This second run was considerably more successful than the first, ending in 1990.
Mama wants to sing at Raytown's Founder's Day.
Mama develops a crush on her night-school teacher (Joseph Campanella).
The Harpers baby-sit for the minister's grandson.
Mama and Naomi team up for tag-team wrestling.
Iola discovers her handmade gifts to family members are being sold at the Harpers' garage sale.
Vint's embarrassed at work when Mama brings him his childhood lunch box.
A typical Russian homemaker visits the all-American Harper family.
A family war erupts when Vint and Naomi want to switch bedrooms with Bubba.
Mama appears on the Jeopardy! game show and wins a trip to Hawaii.
Surprises and romance await the Harpers in Hawaii.
Mama, vacationing in Hawaii, plans to avoid the man she saved from drowning.
When Naomi is stricken with amnesia, Mama hopes to turn her into the perfect housewife.
Mama and Bubba almost miss high-school graduation.
Carol Burnett(Eunice Harper Higgins)
Betty White(Ellen Harper Jackson)
Dorothy Lyman(Naomi Oates Harper)
Rue McClanahan(Frances Marie Crowley)
Beverly Archer(Iola Lucille Boylan)
Vicki Lawrence(Thelma Mae "Mama" Harper)
Ken Berry(Vinton Harper)
Harvey Korman(Ed Higgins)
Allan Kayser(Bubba Higgins)
Dorothy Van(Effie Harper)
Karin Argoud(Sonja Harper)
Eric Brown(Vinton "Buzz" Harper, Jr.)
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