Mama's Family

Alien Marriage

Season 1, Ep 11, Aired 4/2/83
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  • Episode Description
  • Claude has come up with another hair-brained scheme and tells Vint that he could make nearly two thousand dollars by marrying a woman who needs her green card. Vint agrees to do this and no plans on revealing this to the family. But they find out because the woman, Zenada, comes over. The IRS needs to know this is a real marriage, so it will look less suspicious if Zenada is living with Vint. Mama is not for this. As Mama is bringing in laundry, Naomi comes over to complain about the sap dripping from Mama's tree, and Mama tells her what Vint is doing. Naomi tells her how it is illegal and he could get arrested if the false marriage was discovered. Claude stops by with Zenada and some of her things, and Mama tells Vint how if discovered, he could be in serious trouble. Vint decides not to go through with it, and tells Claude and Mr. Costa, Zenada's brother, decide to find someone else for the job.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Harvey Korman

    Alistair Quince/Host (1983-1984)

  • Rue McClanahan

    Francis "Fran" Crawley (episodes 1-35)

  • Vicki Lawrence

    Mrs. Thelma "Mama" Crowley-Harper

  • Ken Berry

    Vinton Harper

  • Eric Brown

    Vinton "Buzz" Harper, Jr. (episodes 1-35)

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (2)

    • (Mama is having a screaming match with Fran) Mama: Well at least I did something with my life. I had kids. Fran: That's another thing! I'm sick and tired of hearing about how you got married and reproduced. As if that was some big accomplishment. Good lord Thelma, mosquitoes can reproduce!

    • (Mama talking to Vint when Claude overhears them) Mama: But at least you had some sense of values, before you hooked up with this bum. Claude: What did you call me? Mama: A bum. A BUM AND A MORON! Claude: I am not a bum.

    Notes (2)

    • At the beginning of this episode, you see the exterior to The Bigger Jigger, which is the bar Vinton is frequently seen in.

    • Shown as the 2nd episode in syndication.

    Trivia (1)

    • This episode was the second one produced during the first NBC season. But was aired as the 11th one in that season. Which means it was shown out of order, Vint is already married to Naomi (episodes 3-4) and he couldn't be getting married again.

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