Mama (Thelma Harper)

The Religious Affiliation of
Thelma Harper

Religion: Protestant CBR Scale: M

Name: Mama

Alter Ego: Thelma Harper

Other Names: Mrs. Thelma Crowley Harper; Thelma Crowley

Classification: lead character lead character  

Publisher(s): CBS NBC

First Appearance: The Carol Burnett Show: "Vint and the Kids Move In" ("The Family" sketch)

Creators: Dick Clair, Jenna McMahon, Vicki Lawrence

Number of Appearances: 130

Gender: female

Note: President of Church Ladies League

Thelma Harper originated as a major feature of "The Family" series of sketches on "The Carol Burnett Show." She was featured on the spin-off show Eunice in 1982 before becoming the title character on the Mama's Family TV sitcom. Obviously "Thelma" debuted prior to 1982. We still need to find the exact episode and date on which she first appeared.

This character is in the following story which has been indexed by this website:
Justice League of America (vol. 2) #9 (July 2007): "The Lightning Saga, Chapter Three: Suicide" (mentioned)

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