MAMA MALONE: PILOT {SERIES PREMIERE} (TV)

Summary

Pilot episode in this series about Renata Malone, an Italian widow who hosts a cooking show from her Brooklyn apartment. During the taping of the program, various family members and neighbors drop in, including: Connie, her divorced daughter; Frankie, her grandson, Dino, her lounge-singer brother; Padre Guardino, her elderly priest; and Father Silva, the Padre's young assistant. In this episode, when Frankie is accused of stealing another student's lunch money, Mama prepares a lasagna dish while setting a trap to determine if Frankie is telling her the truth about the incident. Commercials deleted.

Details

  • NETWORK: CBS
  • DATE: March 7, 1984 Wednesdasy 8:30 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 0:25:06
  • COLOR/B&W: Color
  • CATALOG ID: T:29785
  • GENRE: Comedy
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Comedy
  • SERIES RUN: CBS - TV series, 1984
  • COMMERCIALS:

CREDITS

    • Richard Lewis … Executive Producer
    • Terrence McNally … Producer, Writer
    • Paul Bogart … Producer, Director
    • John Kander … Theme Music by
    • Fred Ebb … Theme Music by
    • Andrew Belling … Music by
    • Lila Kaye … Cast, Mama Malone
    • Randee Heller … Cast, Connie Karamacopolous
    • Evan Richards … Cast, Frankie
    • Don Amendolia … Cast, Dino Forresti
    • Raymond Singer … Cast, the Floor Director
    • Ralph Manza … Cast, Padre Guardino
    • Richard Yniguez … Cast, Father Silva
    • Sam Anderson … Cast, Stanley, the Announcer
    • Pendelton Brown … Cast, Ken, the Associate Director
    • Joey Jupiter … Cast, Jackie, the Production Assistant
    • Mitchell Group … Cast, Harry, the Stage Manager
    • Marc Silver … Cast, the Audio Man
    • Chris Brice … Cast, the Makeup Artist