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Mama's Family (1983–1990)

TV-PG
TV Series | 30 min | Comedy

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.See moreThelma 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 See less
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Seasons
6   |   5   |   4   |   3   |   2   |   1   See all
Creators
Dick Clair (created by) | Jenna McMahon (created by)
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Updated Jan 22, 1983

Release date (First episode)
Jan 22, 1983 (United States)

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251 cast members
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Vicki Lawrence
Thelma 'Mama' Crowley Harper Thelma 'Mama' Crowley Harper   See fewer
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Ken Berry
Vinton Harper / Carl Harper Vinton Harper / Carl Harper   See fewer
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Dorothy Lyman
Naomi Oates Harper Naomi Oates Harper   See fewer
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Allan Kayser
Bubba Higgins Bubba Higgins   See fewer
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Beverly Archer
Iola Lucille Boylen Iola Lucille Boylen   See fewer
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Eric Brown
Vinton 'Buzz' Harper, Jr. Vinton 'Buzz' Harper, Jr.   See fewer
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Karin Argoud
Sonja Harper Sonja Harper   See fewer
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Harvey Korman
Alistair Quince / Ed Higgins Alistair Quince / Ed Higgins   See fewer
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Rue McClanahan
Aunt Fran Crowley Aunt Fran Crowley   See fewer
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Betty White
Ellen Harper Jackson Ellen Harper Jackson   See fewer
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Dorothy Van
Aunt Effie Harper / Aunt Effie Aunt Effie Harper / Aunt Effie   See fewer
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Carol Burnett
Eunice Higgins Eunice Higgins   See fewer
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Alan Oppenheimer
Mayor Alvin Tutweiler Mayor Alvin Tutweiler   See fewer
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Earl Boen
Reverend Lloyd Meechum Reverend Lloyd Meechum   See fewer
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Anne Haney
Alberta Meechum Alberta Meechum   See fewer
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Ted Zeigler
Sam / Newspaper Reporter Sam / Newspaper Reporter   See fewer
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Amy Benedict
Amy Johnson / Margo - Girl At Garage Sale Amy Johnson / Margo - Girl At Garage Sale   See fewer
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Joseph Campanella
Mr. Hanson Mr. Hanson   See fewer
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Betty Bunch
Belle Scoggins / Grandma Betty Belle Scoggins / Grandma Betty   See fewer
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Michael Skinner Michael Skinner   See fewer
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Mother of Tillie / Rita Mother of Tillie / Rita   See fewer
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Bag Lady / Maynard's Mother Bag Lady / Maynard's Mother   See fewer
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Loraine Loraine   See fewer
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Mrs. Feldman Mrs. Feldman   See fewer
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Baby Crier / Teller-Matic Baby Crier / Teller-Matic   See fewer
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High Dame Pearson / Inez High Dame Pearson / Inez   See fewer
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'No Coat' George / JoJo 'No Coat' George / JoJo   See fewer
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Big John McCall Big John McCall   See fewer
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Big Joan McCall Big Joan McCall   See fewer
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Hartley Scoggins Hartley Scoggins   See fewer
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Meg Brown
Mama's Girl Mama's Girl   See fewer
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Mama's Girl Mama's Girl   See fewer
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Mama's Girl Mama's Girl   See fewer
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Mama's Girl Mama's Girl   See fewer
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Mama's Girl Mama's Girl   See fewer
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Mr. Costa Mr. Costa   See fewer
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Bob, The Director Bob, The Director   See fewer
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Alvin Thompson Alvin Thompson   See fewer
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Needa Peterson Needa Peterson   See fewer
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Mr. Brennan Mr. Brennan   See fewer
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The Clerk The Clerk   See fewer
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Mrs. Brennan Mrs. Brennan   See fewer
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The Waiter The Waiter   See fewer
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Leonard Oates Leonard Oates   See fewer
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Punker #1 Punker #1   See fewer
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Himself Himself   See fewer
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The Clerk at the License Center The Clerk at the License Center   See fewer
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Carl Harper Carl Harper   See fewer
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Mama's Neighbor Mama's Neighbor   See fewer
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Judge Willard E. Packard Judge Willard E. Packard   See fewer
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Florence Florence   See fewer
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Frank Palmer Frank Palmer   See fewer
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Little Vint Harper Little Vint Harper   See fewer
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Uncle Roy Harper Uncle Roy Harper   See fewer
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Little Ellen Harper Little Ellen Harper   See fewer
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Ellen's Nurse Ellen's Nurse   See fewer
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Maynard Maynard   See fewer
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Bonita Rokeke Bonita Rokeke   See fewer
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George George   See fewer
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Grand Viper Grand Viper   See fewer
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Dwayne Dwayne   See fewer
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Eugene Meechum Eugene Meechum   See fewer
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Masked Mabel #1 Masked Mabel #1   See fewer
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Contestant #2 Contestant #2   See fewer
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Hobart Hobart   See fewer
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Recruit #1 Recruit #1   See fewer
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Lester Herdman Lester Herdman   See fewer
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Melanie Noble Melanie Noble   See fewer
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Contestant #4 Contestant #4   See fewer
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Recruit #2 Recruit #2   See fewer
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Sgt. Gibbs Sgt. Gibbs   See fewer
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Referee Referee   See fewer
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Stony Hall Stony Hall   See fewer
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Travis Travis   See fewer
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Mrs. Minter Mrs. Minter   See fewer
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Packard Packard   See fewer
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Grandma Francine Grandma Francine   See fewer
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Himself Himself   See fewer
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Young Vint Young Vint   See fewer
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