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Mama's Family: Season 1
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The hapless Harpers give new meaning to the term "nuclear family" in Season 1. Nothing is easy after son Vint (Ken Berry) and his brood move in. The Kwik-Keys locksmith marries Mama's next-door "floozie" neighbor, Naomi (Dorothy Lyman), which brings out the worst of the Harper clan at the home ceremony. All hell breaks loose when a beer-blasted Eunice (Carol Burnett) sings "Oh Promise Me." Eunice is a diva devil in cheap disguise. Self-help, positive-thinking tapes don't work for her. She turns a surprise birthday party into a disorderly conduct charge, and gets thrown in jail with Thelma, where they share some quality mother-daughter time alongside a savvy hooker. Mama reluctantly steps out from behind her apron and heads to Hollywood with daughter Ellen (Betty White) and Vint's crew to appear on Family Feud. Can they win $10,000?
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So how does this "Mama's Family" DVD measure up?
UPSIDE: The picture and sound quality are just gorgeous. Couldn't be better!
DOWNSIDE: A lot of good, funny lines I remember have been cut completely out. I miss them!
A lot of TV shows get stuff cut out of them to make more room for commercials. The whole idea of a DVD is to do away with commercials, have the customer actually PAY for the show, and then deliver the product in its unadulterated form. Plain old common horse sense.
GREAT WARNER'S DVD: The old Popeye cartoons. Stellar sound and picture quality. UNCUT!
BAD WARNER'S DVD: Mama's Family. Stellar sound and picture quality. CUT ALL OVER THE PLACE.
If you've never seen this show before, the DVD won't bother you: what you don't know can't hurt you. For the rest of us, the pleasurable viewing experience is marred by exasperating, meaningless editing. Buyer: beware!
I'll probably never become a "Top 500 Reviewer", because I always complain when DVDs have been cut or tampered with in ways which detract from their artistic integrity, and most people find that my "review was not helpful". But this is a forum where we can communicate to the manufacturers that we are on the ball, and that we are indeed wary consumers. I for one, will continue to yell "Tripe!" as long as tripe is served.
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