Carl's brother, Roy, returns for a visit after many years at sea. He convinces each family member to pursue an individual dream, no matter how unrealistic it may appear to be. Mama thinks that Roy's attitude is disrupting the household, and would prefer to leave things as they are.
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The show was not picked up by NBC for their fall 1984-1985 season (although it returned in repeats in the summer). Two years later (in the Fall of 1986), the show was re-launched in syndication with a couple of new cast members (Bubba and Iola). While Ellen (who only appeared once after this) along with Eunice, Buzz, Sonya, and Aunt Fran was dropped. See more
Thelma 'Mama' Crowley Harper
You know what they say about fish and visitors... They both start to stink after 3 days.
References Road to Rio