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Parents' Guide to

Mama's Family

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Mama's in charge of this comedy. Older tweens OK.

TV ION , Syndicated , TBS Comedy 1986
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Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 1 parent review

age 10+

They don't make em' like this anymore

A wonderful sitcom I grew up with. It has all the qualities I love in studio audience, tons of comedy, family loyalty and pride despite constant criticisms from the overbearing matriarch, emotional drama that occurs in the everyday life and a cast of average looking, every day people instead of the unrealistic attractive people that dominates the vast majority of current shows.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1 ):
Kids say (4 ):

While Thelma's house is small, she never turns away those who need a place to stay. In turn, however, family members must cope with a blue-haired, sharp-tongued, hot-tempered, support-hose-and-glasses-wearing widow who doesn't hesitate to air her opinions (which often take the form of insults) about each of them. But despite her biting words, Thelma is committed to her relatives and friends and clearly represents the idea that people's strength and support comes from their family, no matter how zany or dysfunctional it is.

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