Mama's Family (1983–1990)
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Mama Cries Uncle 

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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 ... See full summary »

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Dick Clair (created by), Jenna McMahon (created by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Vicki Lawrence ... Thelma 'Mama' Crowley Harper
Ken Berry ... Vinton Harper
Dorothy Lyman ... Naomi Oates Harper
Eric Brown ... Vinton 'Buzz' Harper, Jr.
Karin Argoud ... Sonja Harper
Betty White ... Ellen Harper Jackson
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Murray Hamilton ... Uncle Roy Harper
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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. Written by afsnowbird

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 March 1984 (USA) See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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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 »

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Thelma 'Mama' Crowley Harper: [to Roy] You know what they say about fish and visitors... They both start to stink after 3 days.
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References Road to Rio (1947) See more »

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Uncle Roy visits!
8 August 2008 | by SylSee all my reviews

Uncle Roy played brilliantly by Jaws' Murray Hamilton is an old sailor who returns home to see his brother on his birthday. He doesn't know that Carl has passed on. Instead, he brings stories, tall tales, and himself to Mama's house as well as oysters or some seafood for them to enjoy. Of course, the episode begins with Vint complaining about nothing ever changing around. Ellen is in this episode with Fran out of town or something. When Uncle Roy arrives, he helps Vint, Buzz, and Sonja but Thelma has a different reaction. He helps Sonja in preparing for her big night out in a local pageant. Buzz is cooking or baking or both and Vint had dreamed of being a fireman. As Uncle Roy, Murray Hamilton was brilliant and easy to take as an estranged family member.


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