Vicki Lawrence (Mama) reprises the role that was a vignette hit on the Carol Burnett Show. Mama's quirky, squabbling family lives in Raytown (somewhere in Midwest U.S.A.) and all under one roof. It's up to Mama and her sharp tongue to keep the brood in line. And what a cast of characters it is. There's nervous sister Fran (Rue McClanahan), slow-witted son Vint (Ken Berry), his girlfriend (and eventually, wife) the bubbleheaded Naomi (Dorothy Lyman) and frequent appearances by Carol Burnett as Mama's uptight daughter (and anger-management-class failure) Eunice.