On DVD from Star Vista & Time Life is one of the most amazing an iconic television shows from the 1980s with “Mama’s Family: Mama’s Favorites Season Six.”
The character of Thelma Harper arrived on the television screen in 1974 on the “Carol Burnett Show.” As the mother of Eunice, played by Carol Burnett herself, fans absolutely embraced the character with laughter and probably a bit of “I know someone like her!”
So that brings us to the three certainties of life which include death, taxes and Mama’s big mouth! Vicky Lawrence spent many seasons convincing us of these three things. She has the ability to tell you exactly what she thinks and at the same time doesn’t know when to stop telling you!
Thelma Mae Crowley Harper is the one and only Mama, a 60-something-year-old woman with a long, drawn out southern drawl. Good at handing out advise, she is also amazing at cooking, cleaning and staying on her family’s case! There is no mistaking this stately lady with her silver hair, round glasses, flowery outfits and a set of pearls to accent her thick support hose.