Unfortunately TBS nor WB (now My Network TV) no logner airs Mama's Family but at least now it's on the i network every weekday night (except for Fridays) at 8!!! I used to love watching Mama's Family in the mornings like 11:00 during the summer on TBS. It came on after Little House on the Prairie I think. I would rarely miss the 11:00 episodes!
Though the fondest memories I have of the show was when it used to air after 10 at night for an hour on the WB! That was a time when TBS and WB would air commercials for the show featuring scnes from "Grandma USA" and other episodes I can't remember. I remember that they sent a Mama's Family flyer in the mail for a contest on WB. I wish I still had it!
When it came on at night on the WB after mom and I got home from the pool she would fix me a Butterfinger milkshake and cream cheese on crackers for a snack as I watched the show! It became a much anticipated ritual throughout the summer! That was abck in my high school years LOL. That was also when I did the crazy what mom called "Mama's Family Shuffle" dance to the tune of the theme song!
This show is one of many television treasures of my youth that ranks up there with Full House, Family Matters, DuckTales, TaleSpin, Darkwing Duck, Aladdin, and Gargoyles!!! I also rememebr loving the theme song when I was a little kid and spinning my milk cartona t lunch in third grade to imitate the flipping of the picture frames LOL!
I am EASILy the biggest Mama's Family fan in my area! The show is such a treat to watch! It reminds me of the small town I live in where not much happens. Raytown though is brimming with life with its many colorful locations and residents! Mama's Family is a treasure that any teenager or adult should give a shot! It's still a bit too vulgar for real "young'uns"!!!
We live in a time where few quality sitcoms are produced! "Friends" (thought of "Friends" makes me sick anyway), "Frasier", "Will and Grace" and most others out there in the last decade can't compete with "Mama's Family"! Those are just boring office related, pretty boy, preppy sitcoms that can't even touch the quality and fun of Mama's Family! Unfortuantely though one sitcom suffered the same fate as "Mama's family" in the fact that both ended too soon! That everybody is "The Bernie Mac Show"! This was the last fun sitcom to be produced a few years after the unfortune end of "Family Matters"!!!
So try as they might few sitcoms will ever match the fun, excitement, and imagiantion of "Mama's Family"! ONE OF THE BEST SITCOMS OF ALL TIME!!!!!
(Excuse the typos it's late and I need to get to bed!)