||Mrs. Mabel "Mama" Thomas [1976-1978], played by Mabel King
Mabel Thomas is a middle aged, obese, divorced mother raising two children -- a son Raj and a daughter Dee. Mrs. Thomas works as a maid in various homes in the Los Angeles area. Mrs. Thomas does her best to provide a moral, responsible home for her children. Mabel's ex-husband Bill Thomas drifts in and out of the lives of Mabel and her children. Mabel is strict but loving with her children.