Welcome to Oscar's Barbershop, recently inherited by Oscar's son Clifton. Clifton's got it made - a successful business, luck with the ladies- but he still lives with Mama. She rules the roost, and dispenses advice to ever... more »yone who'll listen (and some who won't). Clifton's sister Tracy, brother-in-law Leonard, friends Earl and Junior, barbershop regulars Wildcat and Josh; no one is spared from Mama's wisdom. And they wouldn't have it any other way. A hidden gem of 1970s television comedy, "That's My Mama" was a highlight in the careers of Clifton Davis and Jester Hairston (both of TV's "Amen") and Ted Lange (Isaac on "The Love Boat") and featured guest appearances by Tim Reid and Gordon Jump, both of whom went on to star in the hit show "WKRP in Cincinnati."« less
S. Phillips | Las Vegas, NV United States | 08/04/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Unfortuately the practice of studios using the edited for syndication versions of shows rather than going back to the uncut masters (as seen on the network) continues with THAT'S MY MAMA. The majority of the shows are edited by about four minutes each, though a small number appear to be uncut. Not acceptable....I won't pay for edited product."
This show deserves a better DVD release
Joseph Tidline | Phoenix, AZ USA | 09/17/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I wasn't born yet when That's My Mama originally aired but I caught it in reruns back in the early 80's when I was a kid. Well it has been over 20 years since I have seen it air on television so I was very happy to hear that it was finally being released on DVD. In fact I was shocked since this show has never gotten the respect that it deserves. This is a very funny show that launched the careers of a few stars that we would later come to love on other shows. But this is the show were it started and it was finally being released on DVD. Well imagaine my anger when I found at that this release does not contain the orignal episodes as they first aired. This set is made up of the edited/cut syndicated episodes. Now while I have only seen the syndicated episodes I still prefer to have the original episodes as the aired in the first place. This is yet another example of studios rushing the release of a television show to make quick money rather than taking their time, putting in some effort and doing it right. Studios will continue doing this to us the consumer as long as we keep buying their inferior product. Accept nothing less than the orignal versions. This show deserves a proper unedited release."
S. Frank | knoxville, TN United States | 08/30/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I can't believe it. Another TV show on DVD with syndicated/edited episodes. Why are they doing this? Great show, lousy DVD treatment."
Michael G. Ferrucci | Manchester, CT | 08/22/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Thank God That's My Mama has finally been released on DVD! Who can forget the memorable "What's goin' down" episode. Randy Watson was spectacular as Joe the policeman! That boy's good!!!!!"
A cool show that didn't get it's due
firstname.lastname@example.org | usa | 08/28/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"i watched this show in re-runs back in the 80's but it was cool. this was the show that spawned Randy Watson the PoliceMan that Boy is good line that Eddie Murphy&Arsenio Hall later used in the Film "Coming to America". Clifton Davis is a Very Versatile Entertainer. Ted Lange who later went on to the Love Boat as Issac the Crew Ship Bartender. Teddy Wilson who went on to "Good Times"&Became Better known as "Sweet Daddy Williams". alot of Talent on this Show&it's a shame it didn't get it's full due.this film was a Pre-cursor to what Coming to America&the Ice Cube "barbershop" Franchises did years later."