Mama's Family/Vint and the Kids Move In

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Vint and the Kids Move In
Season 1, Episode 1
Airdate January 22, 1983
Production Number 7004
Written by Dick Clair and
Jenna McMahon
Directed by Roger Beatty and
Harvey Korman
Produced by Dick Clair and
Jenna McMahon

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Vint and the Kids Move In is the first episode of the first season of Mama's Family.

Starring: Vicki Lawrence (Thelma Harper), Ken Berry (Vinton Harper), Dorothy Lyman (Naomi Harper), Eric Brown (Buzz Harper), Karin Argoud (Sonja Harper)

and Rue McClanahan (Aunt Fran)

Guest Star: Betty White (Ellen Jackson)

Harvey Korman (Alistair Quince)


Plot Overview


Arc Advancement





The Show

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments


  • Mama: Fran, would you stop picking at them eggs?
Fran: One must chew one's food.
Mama: One doesn't have to chew eggs. You just you let them slide down your throat!
  • Fran: Thelma, will you please calm down? Don't get your apron in an uproar!
  • Fran: I am getting tired crawling over those boxes to get to my desk to write my book!
Mama: Oh, you and that book. You ain't never going to write a book!
Fran: I wish you would stop saying that. I tell you, there is a book in me!
Mama: It's going to stay in there, too!
  • Mama: Well, Buzz, I believe you've gotten taller behind my back!
Buzz: Sorry.