Mama's Family (1983–1990)
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Supermarket 

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While shopping for the family at Food Circus,Thelma gets into a "tiff" with cashier Naomi. Mama feels she knows more about the store since she's been shopping there for nearly 40 years,even... See full summary »

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Dick Clair (created by), Jenna McMahon (created by) | 1 more credit »
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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
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Squire Fridell ... Frank Palmer
Lyla Graham Lyla Graham ... Mavis
Kelley Wright Kelley Wright ... Rita
Ted Zeigler Ted Zeigler ... Sam
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While shopping for the family at Food Circus,Thelma gets into a "tiff" with cashier Naomi. Mama feels she knows more about the store since she's been shopping there for nearly 40 years,even so far as to give other customers advice and basically making Naomi look foolish. The manager of the store hires Mama and places her in a booth where people can "Ask Thelma" for shopping advice. Right next to Naomi's express register! She does so well,the manager then goes too far and gives Naomi's spot to Thelma. Mama's got a surprise in store for her for thinking she knows it all though. Written by happipuppi13

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Language:

English

Release Date:

4 February 1984 (USA) See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Last appearance of Sam, one of Naomi's regular customers at Food Circus. See more »

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Thelma 'Mama' Crowley Harper: Thelma Harper takes a dive for nobody.
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Mama Gets a Job at Food Circus besides Naomi!
8 August 2008 | by SylviastelSee all my reviews

When Mama goes shopping at Food Circus, she annoys her daughter-in-law Naomi and she gives advice to the store manager. Anyway, he decides to hire Mama as Ask Thelma, somebody you can go to advice regarding products. Of course, Naomi is devastated to learn that her workplace is being invaded by her mother-in-law. When Thelma makes rude comments about Naomi's easy job, the store manager insists that Thelma learn the job of a cashier while Naomi is demoted to bagger. Humiliated, Naomi goes through with helping Thelma out but she learns it's not that easy to be a cashier at a supermarket. It's not an easy job since you have to deal with the public on a regular basis.


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