Mama's Family (1983–1990)
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A female TV wrestler turns out to be one of Naomi's old schoolmates, and ends up needing her help (and Mama's) in her upcoming match.


Dave Powers


Dick Clair (created by), Jenna McMahon (created by) | 1 more credit »



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Episode credited cast:
Vicki Lawrence ... Thelma 'Mama' Crowley Harper
Ken Berry ... Vinton Harper
Dorothy Lyman ... Naomi Oates Harper
Beverly Archer Beverly Archer ... Iola Lucille Boylen
Allan Kayser ... Bubba Higgins
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dee Booher Dee Booher ... Masked Mabel #1
Johnny Dark Johnny Dark ... Ring Announcer
Emily Dole ... Masked Mabel #2
Stan Mazin ... Referee
Spice Williams-Crosby ... Didi Mason (as Spice Williams)


A female TV wrestler turns out to be one of Naomi's old schoolmates, and ends up needing her help (and Mama's) in her upcoming match.

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Release Date:

21 November 1987 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Get ready to rumba!
2 September 2008 | by SylviastelSee all my reviews

When Naomi recognizes one of the wrestlers from the ladies of wrestling on television as an old friend, she gets her friend to come to dinner. It turns out that she might have to forfeit because her wrestling partner had an injury. Naomi resist but decides to help her friend out by being her wrestling partner. Naomi and her friend are fine until her friend suffers an injury and Mama comes in. You can imagine how Mama looks in the hideous costume and wrestles with the big girls from the wrestling. This episode is your typical Mama's Family fare with the family and Iola who are interested in the ladies' wrestling. It was popular in syndication at the same time that Mama's Family was in syndication. I don't know the story behind this episode but I remember watching the ladies wrestling in Saturday afternoon and watching Mama's Family in the early evening on Saturday.

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