Can you tell the difference between Mama’s Family and The Carol Burnett Show?

The Harper family starred in sketches before getting a sitcom.

Though they are now some of the best-known parts of The Carol Burnett Show, the iconic family sketches with Vicki Lawrence as a cranky southern mama always at odds with her daughter Eunice didn’t start until season seven, over halfway through the show’s run. Before the first sketch aired, the writers even had doubts about its prospects, especially having 20-something Lawrence play the mother.

Of course, now that decision seems like nothing but a stroke of genius and one of the reasons the sketches are so funny. The sketches were so popular, they spawned the sitcom Mama’s Family that lasted six seasons and 130 episodes!

Carol Burnett was obviously a part of every family sketch on her show but she also appeared in a few episodes of the sitcom, along with other famous Carol Burnett Show faces.

We’ve mixed together scenes from both versions of Mama Harper and her relatives. Can you tell which show each one is from?

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  1. What is this from?
  2. The family meets with Bubba's teacher in which show?
  3. Mama sits in the kitchen of which show?
  4. What is this scene from?
  5. Mama goes to a "fancy restrant" in which show?
  6. What is this scene with Betty White from?
  7. What is Ken Berry in here?
  8. What is this from?
  9. What about this?
  10. Eunice gives a trademark glare in which show?
  11. What is this scene from?
  12. Which show is this birthday scene from?

Can you tell the difference between Mama’s Family and The Carol Burnett Show?

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grandpa5741 1 month ago
8/12 daddy didn’t foto well with this mama quiz 🙃
bagandwallyfan52 1 month ago
It's easy to tell Mama's Family
From The Carol Burnett Show:
BUZZ and SONYA are NOT on
Carol Burnett but Buzz and Sonya ARE on Mama's Family.
It's Strange.
Buzz and Sonya disappear
Into thin air and all of a
Sudden a guy named
Bubba shows up.
CortneyNicole 1 month ago
Yes, I did it 12/12! Because I love Mama's Family and The Carol Burnett Show. I remember it when I watch both shows and sketches.
TheOnlyONE 1 month ago
12/12 Mr. Tudball approves Mrs. "A-Wiggins"
gregzehner 1 month ago
Have watched Mama since “Long awaited family reunion”!
robyni23 1 month ago
You got 9 out of 12
You did great, time to celebrate!
Missed #6,8 & 11
JHP 1 month ago
and one more thing - dec 7th...

lets not forget ok gang? It seems like most of society is doing that
Moody JHP 1 month ago
Never forget.
JHP 1 month ago
CB good show

mamas family? WHO CARES!?!?!?!??!?
JohnDRipper 1 month ago
The Family sketches were terrific...the idea was watered-down into the moronic sitcom "Mama's Family"
Beatseeker JohnDRipper 1 month ago
i agree.. a little "mama" goes a loooooong way...
Moody 1 month ago
7/12. Never watched Mama's Family
FestusFan2312 1 month ago
5/12. I didn’t know Carol Burnett and especially Harvey were ever on Mama’s Family. Loved the Carol Burnett Show. Carol Burnett, Perry Como and Dean Martin were the best variety shows ever. I only watched one or two episodes of Mama’s Family. I hate the role Ken Berry played…he was so much better than that. I didn’t like the writing, in particular the profanity. Every other line started with the phrase “Well Hell” (which, sadly, actually started back on Carol’s show.). Over all I just think Mama’s Family is a 3rd rate version of what started on Carol Burnett.
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