StarVista Entertainment and Time Life have dipped into their vault to bring the hit classic series Mama’s Family to DVD in an all-new DVD set featuring all 130 episodes of the beloved series.
The show originated from the sketch “The Family” on the iconic sketch series “The Carol Burnett Show” in 1974. The sketch focused on Thelma Harper played brilliantly by Vicki Lawrence and spun off into her own series in 1983 and ran for six seasons. The show follows the eye-opening escapades of the Harper clan, headed by formidable matriarch, Mama Harper, a fiery-tempered no-nonsense woman who does not suffer fools gladly. In fact, she makes everybody suffer a little with her patented snappy retorts that truly put the "diss" in dysfunction.
The series not only starred Vicki Lawrence as Mama Harper, but also featured Rue McClanahan as Fran, Mama's journalist sister who lives with her; Ken Berry her youngest son who moves in with his two teenagers after he is evicted, Dorothy Lyman as Naomi who married Vint by Episode 4, Carol Burnett and Betty White her two daughters, Eunice and Ellen as Harvey Korman well as Eunice's husband. This wholesome comedy series delivered all the heart-warming family comedy you could want through its six season run.
This all-new collectors set includes all 130 episodes on 24 DVDs. The first two seasons feature the rare, original broadcast masters of the episodes which fans have clamored about for years and also feature Harvey Korman's hilarious introductions as Alistair Quince (spoofing Alistair Cooke). This set also contains over ten hours of specially-created programming including: a cast reunion roundtable with Vicki Lawrence (Mama), Ken Berry (Vint), Dorothy Lyman (Naomi), Beverly Archer (Iola), and Allan Kayser (Bubba), all-new cast and crew interviews, including the aforementioned cast, Betty White, executive producer Rick Hawkins, costumers Ret Turner and Bob Mackie and others, a very special one-on-one interview with Vicki "interviewing" Mama through the magic of split-screen; an exclusive new Carol Burnett and Vicki Lawrence interview, the 1982 CBS-TV movie "Eunice", which takes the Harper Family on a 23-year journey; an introductory note penned by Lawrence, key "Family" sketches from THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW and much more.
This is a must have set for fans of both Mama’s Family and The Carol Burnett Show, so be sure to grab your copy of Mama’s Family: The Complete Series by clicking on the lick here.