Gimme a Break!

Save the Church

Season 6, Ep 23, Aired 4/28/87
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  • Episode Description
  • Nell prepares for Mary-Ellen Baldwin's arrival, a snobbish foe of hers from Alabama. She arrives in New York to tell Mama Maybelle along with Nell that she is knocking down the old church to make room for new condos. Mama Maybelle, displeased with the act of foolishness, rejects the check for $5,000 that Mary-Ellen gives her, but Nell wants the money. Mama Maybelle then decides she is going to Alabama to save the church. Once they arrive there, Mama Maybelle goes off to see Mayor Watson about what she can do about the church, while Nell and Joey stay at the Church. Nell tells Joey about her father and how he preached. In the end, she is amazed by her father's memories, and when Mama Maybele returns to tell her there is nothing she can do to save the church, Nell rips up the check, saying that she will fight for her father's church, even if she loses. Mama Maybelle is very proud of Nell for once in her life, since she finally made a right decision.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Joey Lawrence

    Joey Donovan [ seasons 3-6 ]

  • Rosetta LeNoire

    Mama Maybelle Harper [ seasons 5-6 ]

  • Nell Carter

    Nellie Ruth "Nell" Harper

  • Tony Singletary

  • Arthur Julian

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  • Notes (2)

    • This is Joey Lawrence's final episode.

    • Nell sings "Precious Lord" at her daddy's church, which was the first song she sang there when she was a kid.

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