9/16/2013

Mama's Family Seasons 1 & Seasons 2 DVD Review & Giveaway


Mama's Family Season 1



THIS SEPTEMBER,
 BRING HOME ONE OF TELEVISION'S
ORIGINAL DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILIES WITH

TWO LONG-AWAITED SINGLE SEASON DVD RELEASES

MAMA'S FAMILY: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON
&
MAMA'S FAMILY: THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON







 
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Move over, Simpsons and Bundys!  Sorry, Bluths and Sopranos!  The honor of "Most Dysfunctional TV Family" goes to the Harper clan from MAMA'S FAMILY, the fan-favorite comedy spun off from the wildly-popular "Carol Burnett Show" ongoing sketch "The Family."  Headed by the ornery and formidable matriarch Thelma Mae Crowley Harper, Vicki Lawrence's indelible and abrasive alter ego, the Harper family puts run-of-the-mill relations to shame.  This September, StarVista Entertainment/ Time Life, in conjunction with Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, invites viewers to bring home this hilarious -- and sometimes heartwarming - family comedy of the highest degree with MAMA'S FAMILY: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON & MAMA'S FAMILY: THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON. 

These first two complete season DVD releases - never before available to the home entertainment marketplace -- feature the rare, original broadcast masters (the "Joe Hamilton" cuts) of the episodes which fans have clamored about for years; they also feature Harvey Korman's hilarious introductions as Alistair Quince (spoofing Alistair Cooke).  Each DVD set also contains robust bonus features, including the critically acclaimed and never-available on DVD teleplay "Eunice" and more.

Mama's Family: The Complete First Season(1983)

MAMA'S FAMILY: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON (1983) - When Vinton Harper (Ken Berry, F-Troop), Mama's only son, drops by to announce that he and his children have been evicted from their home, it sets into motion family dysfunction of the highest order.  Against the wishes of Mama's roommate - her sister, Fran (Rue McClanahan, The Golden Girls) - Vint moves in, starts a romance with an old high school crush (Dorothy Lyman, All My Children), gets married in episode four, brings the entire clan to a very memorable appearance on 'Family Feud' and welcomes several visits from Mama's high-strung daughter, Eunice (Carol Burnett) and her husband, Ed (in Harvey Korman's final series appearance).  THE COMPLETE SEASON ONE contains 13 episodes across 3 discs, as well as bonus programming sure to please every classic TV aficionado!

Mama's Family: The Complete Second Season (1983-1984)

MAMA'S FAMILY: THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON (1983-1984) - This new collection features 22 episodes in their entirety across 4 DVDs.  SEASON TWO finds the Harper family in rare form, as Mama's highfalutin' daughter Ellen receives Raytown's "Woman of the Year" Award, Mama gets hospitalized after being hit on the noggin with a stewpot (in Carol Burnett's final series appearance), Mama's once-vivacious cousin Gert (Imogene Coca) gets her life enriched, Mama attempts learning to drive (much to the family's chagrin) and decides to run for Mayor of Raytown.  Among bonus extras, this set features the TV movie "Eunice" (1982), a CBS-TV original which was the precursor to the series and takes the Harper family on an unforgettable 23-year journey. 


BONUS FEATURES 
  • THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON - Featurette: Mama's Family Tree: The Branches (All About Eunice and Ellen); Family History: A Classic "Family" Sketch from 'The Carol Burnett Show', featuring Betty White (Show #1012, December 11, 1976) 
  • THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON - Movie: "Eunice" (Original Air Date: March 15, 1982); Featurette: Mama's Family Tree: The Roots (All About Mama and Fran); Interviews: Vicki Lawrence interviews Mama, Vicki Lawrence interviews Carol Burnett, Betty White
ABOUT MAMA'S FAMILY

From the first time the wildly-popular sketch "The Family" aired on "The Carol Burnett Show" in 1974, Vicki Lawrence has been followed by a buxom, blue-haired, purse-lipped, 65-year-old widow.  This is, of course, Thelma Mae Crowley Harper, Lawrence's indelible, abrasive and smart alecky alter ego who would eventually be spun-off into her own delightfully offbeat sitcom "Mama's Family," which debuted on NBC on January 22, 1983 and ran for six seasons.  Set in the fictional city of Raytown, MAMA'S FAMILY revolves around 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.  Across 130 episodes viewers were treated to family comedy of the highest degree. 

PROGRAM INFORMATION

MAMA'S FAMILY: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON/
THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON

Catalog #: 30282-X/30283-X 
Genre:  TV/Comedy 
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1 
Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0 mono


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