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Mama's Family - Mama's Favorites: Season 4 (2015 compilation/Time Life/StarVista DVD)

Picture: B- Sound: B- Extras: D Episodes: B+

Mama's Family, a spinoff sitcom of The Carol Burnett Show, is one of my favorite sitcoms of all time for reasons I'm not sure. It's so genuine to me and showcases simple comedy amongst a dysfunctional redneck family. Growing up in West Virginia, my Grandmother used to always watch this show with us on her old black and white television (that was resting on top of a non working television) and it always brings back warm memories watching it. Having covered Season Four in a prior review (elsewhere on this site) and soon Season Six, this show continues to make me laugh every time with dead on squabbling hilarity over the most mundane of matters.

This a highlight disc of six classic episodes from season four including Educating Mama, Zirconia's Are A Girl's Best Friend, The Sins of the Mother, Mama on Jeopardy!, Mama Goes Hawaiian (Part 1) and Mama Goes Hawaiian (Part 2).

In these hand-selected episodes, viewers will see Bubba and Mama beginning night school - although the first assignment reminds her of the reason she dropped out to begin with; Mama getting hooked on Raytown's version of the Home Shopping Network, the K-RAY Teleshopper, and the family's aversion therapy used to break the spell; and Mama's appearance on Jeopardy!, in which she both kisses Alex Trebek on the lips and wins a trip to Hawaii! Guest Stars include Alex Trebek and Barney Martin.

The show has never looked better than it does here on DVD (from the standard definition master analog videotapes) with a standard definition image that captures the original 4:3 aspect ratio of the original television broadcast. The sound is fine with a simple, lossy Dolby 2.0 Stereo surround mix. No extras are on this release, however.

If you aren't willing to shell out the cash for the Complete Season Four then this truly is a collection of the best episodes of the season. I would suggest getting the full seasons but you can never have too much Mama's Family!

To order this single volume, others and/or The Complete Series, read more about the deluxe box set and find the order link at the end of the coverage at this link:


- James Harland Lockhart V



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