TV Movie | | Comedy, Drama
Based on characters from "The Carol Burnett Show," this was the film which led to the series "Mama's Family."
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The brother called Philip was way too normal for the TV series and was rewritten as the rather dim Vinton.
Eunice, you know what you ought to do, get yourself a pet. My little Sequin is the greatest comfort...
Eunice: What's the use? A pet would only run off or die on me and I can't take another heartache. I used up all the love for anything in the animal ...
There are only three Harper children shown in this movie: Eunice, Philip, and Ellen. Yet, in previous "Family" sketches (the basis of this movie)and in the series "Mama's Family", there are three other sons, Vinton (played by Ken Berry, who plays Philip in this movie), Larry (played by Alan Alda) and Jack (played by Tommy Smothers). Brother Philip was played by Roddy McDowall in at least two of the original "Family" sketches.