Vicki Lawrence will make a rare TV appearance as her old Carol Burnett Show/Mama's Family character, Thelma Harper, on Logo's RuPaul's All Stars Drag Race this season, which begins October 22.
"RuPaul knew details of the Burnett Show that even surprised me," says Lawrence, (here pictured with the out-of-drag host). "He's a real aficionado of the show."
While it's hardly unusual for Hollywood actresses to lie about their ages, Rue McClanahan was one of the rare gems who actually feigned being a few years older just to get herself cast as one of the Golden Girls. "Rue told me when she saw that Golden Girls script, she had to be a part of it, even if she had to lie about her age," Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry, who worked as a staff writer on the 1985-92 sitcom about four sexually active Miami seniors, tells TV Guide Magazine.
The Oklahoma native...
Todays Video Break: Mamas FamilyEpisode: "The Wedding (Pt. 1)"Year: 1983Why we love this episode: This episode is just screaming classic goodness. Not only do we have fond memories of Mama and the gang getting wasted on wine the night before Vint and Naomis wedding, but this episode features two Golden Girls (Rue McClanahan and Betty White) and Carol Burnett as guest stars. It doesnt get much better than that!Watch it now! | More online videos