That's My Mama

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That's My Mama
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Premiere September 4, 1974
Finale December 17, 1975
Creator Dan T. Bradley &
Allan L. Rice
Network/Provider ABC
Style 30-minute sitcom
Company Blye-Bearde Productions (season 1)
Pollock/Davis Productions (season 2)
Columbia Pictures Television
Seasons 2
Episodes 39
Origin USA

That's My Mama is a sitcom that aired on ABC.

Set in a middle-class African American neighborhood in Washington, D.C., the program revolved around the character Clifton Curtis, a man in his mid-20s who worked as a barber at Oscar's Barber Shop, the family barber shop he had inherited from his late father. While Clifton enjoyed being a bachelor, his loving, but tart-tongued and opinionated mother Eloise "Mama" Curtis, wanted him to settle down and find a nice wife. Additional characters - such as Clifton's two best friends—Earl, an easy-going mailman; and Junior, a suave and good-humored ladies' man—came and went over the course of a typical day at Oscar's Barber Shop. Other characters included Tracy, Clifton's little sister, and her husband, Leonard, as well as local seniors Josh and Wildcat.



Actor Character Duration
Main Cast
Clifton Davis Clifton Curtis 1 2
Theresa Merritt "Mama" Eloise Curtis 1 2
Theodore Wilson Earl Chambers1 1 2
Lynne Moody Tracy Curtis Taylor 1
Joan Pringle 2
Jester Hairston Wildcat 1
DeForest Covan Josh 1
Ted Lange Junior 1 2
Lisle Wilson Leonard Taylor 1 2

1 played by Ed Bernard in the first two episodes


Season Premiere Finale #
Season One September 4, 1974 March 26, 1975 26
Season Two September 10, 1975 December 17, 1975 13


DVD Releases

Title Release Date #
Season Sets
The Complete First Season August 23, 2005 3

The Complete Second Season August 23, 2005 2

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