Mama's Family

Mama's Birthday

Season 2, Ep 19, Aired 3/17/84
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  • Episode Description
  • It is Mama's birthday, but she does not want to make a big deal out of it. Instead, she wants everyone to help her clean the attic. Buzz is the only family member to not make up and excuse, so he ends up helping her. As they are cleaning out the attic, Buzz asks Mama to tell him about her thirtieth birthday. Mama tells him what all happened, that Carl was supposed to get a promotion, though didn't get it. And Mama later discovered that he gave it up to another co-worker. Besides this going on, all of her children were helping out with her birthday party, which turned out to end badly. Mama finishes her story, and Buzz and Mama head back downstairs, where the family has organized a small surprise party. They give her the freezer she wanted on her thirtieth birthday party, and that night, she talks to her late husband.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Harvey Korman

    Alistair Quince/Host (1983-1984)

  • Vicki Lawrence

    Mrs. Thelma "Mama" Crowley-Harper

  • Ken Berry

    Vinton Harper

  • Dorothy Lyman

    Naomi Oates Harper

  • Eric Brown

    Vinton "Buzz" Harper, Jr. (episodes 1-35)

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (1)

    • (The family gives Mama her present – a freezer) Naomi: The whole family pitched in for it! Ellen: Some of us more than others.

    Notes (2)

    • This is Carol Burnett's last appearance as Eunice.

    • Shown as the 31st episode in syndication.

    Trivia (2)

    • This is the first of two appearances for Mrs. Crowley (Mama's mother.) The second time is in the episode, My Mama Myself.

    • Younh Ellen is a blonde in this episode. But in Birthright, Mama says that both Ellen and Eunice were born redheads and that Ellen's hair color isn't natural.

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