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That's My Mama

Season 1 Episode 1

Whose Child is This?

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Sep 04, 1974 on ABC
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Whose Child is This?
Clifton is left dumbfounded by a sexy barmaid who claims that her child is his.

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    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (0)

    • QUOTES (7)

      • Mama: When you gonna stop going around with them tramps?
        Clifton: Mama, just because a girl likes to have a little fun don't mean she's a tramp. In fact the young lady I was out with last night happens to be an honor student in college.
        Mama: I don't care how good she does in class. It's her homework what worries me. Now Clifton, mark my word the life you're living is gonna lead to nothing but a whole lot of trouble.

      • Mama: When are you going to settle down? You're worrying me to death running around with a different girl every night and getting to bed at all hours.
        Clifton: Mama last night I was in the bed by 10:30.
        Mama: What are you talking about? You didn't get home until four o'clock!
        Clifton: Mmmmm hmmmm.

      • Judy: You're the daddy and you're gonna marry me.
        Clifton: No I'm not and no I'm not.
        Judy: Yes you are and yes you are!

      • Clifton: Who are you?
        Judy: I'm the mother of your baby!

      • Clifton: Well anyway, what are you doing here in Washington, D.C.?
        Judy: Well I'm here to get married.
        Clifton: When?
        Judy: As soon as possible.
        Clifton: Oh. Who's the lucky guy?
        Judy: You.
        Clifton: Me?!
        Judy: You.

      • Mama: Now you gotta stop thinking about fun and pleasure and having a good time. It's time you started thinking about marriage.
        Clifton: I Thought about marriage and it was my thought that I would stop thinking about marriage.

      • In practically every episode, Clifton's friend Junior would come in the barber shop with the latest gossip and make his famous quote; "I got it, I got it and I (doing a James Brown like spind) ow, gotsta report it"

    • NOTES (3)

      • The opening credits for the first season consist of instrumental music with a still shot of a brick wall and a barbershop pole.
        The closing credits for this episode also consisted of instrumental music with the same still shot as the opening credits. The closing credits for the rest of the first season would have scenes inside the barbershop showing the cast talking with each other.

      • Ed Bernard played Earl in the first two episodes of That's My Mama while Theodore Wilson played another role. Theodore Wilson would play Earl the Rest of the series after September 11, 1974.

      • This episode premiere a week before Premiere Week of the 1974-75 TV season. For some reason, ABC wanted to give the show a head start. This was the only ABC sitcom that started ahead of all the other sitcoms in the 74-75 season. Premiere Week started September 7, 1974.

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