Mama's Family

Season 1 Episode 5

Family Feud

Aired Unknown Feb 19, 1983 on NBC

Episode Fan Reviews (2)

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  • Mama and the family appear on a gameshow.

    This episode is hilarious as Mama and the gang try to win big bucks on the Family Feud. Often times when sitcoms branch off into another arena it flops miserably, but this was an exception to that rule. It felt both like a Mama's Family episode, AND a Family Feud episode. It really didn't seem out of character for either show, which made it all the more enjoyable.

    The VanCourtland family is classic! You love to hate them and their "perfect" lives. They serve as the perfect opponents for the Harper family. Dysfunction vs. function. Who will win?

    I also loved Richard Dawson and his reactions to both families. He is a natural for sure. He plays off of these characters just as he did when he hosted Family Feud. Definitely an episode that one can watch over and over and still enjoy the comic genius of the writers and actors.