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Mama's Family - Mama's Favorites: Season 5 (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 still not sure of. 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. Season Five has been covered in a prior review (elsewhere on this site), but here we get to see Mama's six favorite handpicked episodes for those that don't want to binge watch. Mama's Family is timeless television and continues to make me laugh every time with dead on squabbling hilarity over the most mundane of matters. Anyone with a family can relate!

This a highlight disc of six classic episodes from Season Five including The Really Loud Family, Naomi's New Position, Found Money, Mama's Layaway Plan, Mama in One, and Dependence Day

In these hand-selected episodes, viewers will witness Bubba getting a video camera and his footage ending up (edited heavily) on Raytown TV to hilarious results, an ATM that spits out loads of cash for Mama leaving her with a moral dilemma, and how a weekend alone can allow one to put their own life in perspective.

The show has never looked better than it does here on DVD with a standard definition image that captures the original 4:3/1.33 X 1 aspect ratio of the original television broadcast. The sound is fine with a simple, lossy Dolby 2.0 Stereo benefitting from improving TV audio standards of the time, with a surround mix in Pro Logic mode (or its variants).

No extras are on this release.

If you aren't willing to shell out the cash for the complete season five 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!

- James Harland Lockhart V



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