Comedy Clicks – USA Edition – Mama’s Family

Each week, we will be taking an in depth look at some of the best sitcoms and comedy shows from both the UK and the USA.

Today we will be looking at a comedy that won a Primetime Emmy – Mama’s Family

About the Show

Summary of Plot

Mama’s Family originated with Thelma “Mama” Harper, and her younger sister Fran living together in Mama’s House.iMDB

Number of Seasons / Episodes

6 seasons

Vicki Lawrence – Thelma ‘Mama’ Crowley Harper
Ken Berry – Vinton Harper
Dorothy Lyman – Naomi Oates Harper


  • All of Vicki Lawrence’s on-screen children (Ken Berry, Carol Burnett and Betty White) are older than her by 16-27 years.
  • The show ended because Vicki Lawrence chose to leave the series.
  • In the majority of the episodes, the characters wear the same colored or similar-colored attire. Mama wears blue or purple, Vinton wears tan, Naomi wears yellow (though in earlier episodes she didn’t), Iola wears pink, and Bubba wears green.
  • The town the family lives in is called Raytown, and every business there is a variation of the town name. Instead of having a McDonald’s, they have McRay’s. The town’s upscale restaurant is called Chez Ray. Also, Raytown has two newspapers: the Bugle and the Courier.


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