Trivia: Mama's Family

  • Edited for Syndication: The Allister Quince introductions for the NBC episodes.
  • Hey, It's That Guy!:
    • In addition to creating Mama's Family, Dick Clair and Jenna McMahon also created The Facts of Life.
    • Dick Martin directed three "Alistair Quince" segments. Martin is best known for co-hosting Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In.
    • Jim Geoghan wrote three episodes. Geoghan is best known as co-creator and co-executive producer of The Suite Life of Zack and Cody.
    • Ann Elder wrote two episodes. Elder is best known as a regular performer on Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In.
    • Sara V. Finney and Vida Spears wrote an episode. Both are best known as co-creators and co-executive producers of The Parkers.
    • Danny Kallis wrote an episode. Kallis is best known as creator and executive producer of Smart Guy and also served as co-creator and co-executive producer of The Suite Life of Zack and Cody.
  • Hey, It's That Voice!:
    • Earl Boen, who plays Lloyd Meechum, the Harpers' henpecked minister (and appeared as a clergyman character on other series, including The Golden Girls), should be known to Kim Possible fans as one of the voice actors for Senor Senior Sr., sharing the role with the late Ricardo Montalban.
    • Yeardley Smith, better known as the voice of Lisa Simpson, plays an escaped fellow inmate of Bubba's in "Where There's Smoke".
  • The Other Darrin: Carol Burnett refused involvement with the syndicated episodes due to her divorce from producer Joe Hamilton. Therefore, when Eunice called Mama one last time in season 4, Phyllis Franklin voiced the role in Burnett's absence.
  • Retroactive Recognition: Vicki Lawrence is the head of a family that includes Captain Parmenter, Rose Nylund, Blanche Devereaux, and of course, Carol Burnett.
    • After the series ended, Beverly Archer went on to play Gunny Alva Bricker on Major Dad.
    • Skeletor is the mayor of Raytown.
    • Fred Willard plays a crooked used car salesman in "Mama Buys a Car".
    • William Windom, known for playing Dr. Seth Hazlitt on Murder, She Wrote, plays the title character in "Mama's Boyfriend".
    • In "The Sins of the Mother", Iola's younger self is played by a young Nikki Cox.
  • What Could Have Been: When Carol Burnett and her then husband, Joe Hamilton, divorced, her ex got the rights to "The Family" sketch in the terms of the divorce due to the fact that he was the executive producer of The Carol Burnett Show and helped write several of "The Family" sketches. After the success of the "Eunice" special, Carol decided to shop around a TV series focusing on the character Eunice only to find out that NBC had already approached Vicki Lawrence and Hamilton about doing a spin-off focusing on Lawrence's character. Burnett gave the two her blessing and appeared on several episodes, but it makes you wonder how a "Eunice" spin-off would have worked out.