Mama's Family

An Ill Wind

Season 3, Ep 9, Aired 11/22/86
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  • Episode Description
  • In this Thanksgiving episode, Mama, Bubba, Vinton, Naomi, Iola, and Aunt Effie (Dorothy Van) all go for cover in the basement when an unexpected tornado passes by Raytown.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Vicki Lawrence

    Mrs. Thelma "Mama" Crowley-Harper

  • Ken Berry

    Vinton Harper

  • Dorothy Lyman

    Naomi Oates Harper

  • Beverly Archer

    Iola Boylen (1986-1990)

  • Allan Kayser

    Bubba Higgins (episodes 36-130)

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Ah HELL were all gonna Die!!!!!! A Very funny episode

    By TVguy1313, Nov 17, 2005

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (20)

    • Iola: "Thelma, I have no conscious memory of what just transpired in your basement. All I know is I awoke on Vint's bed, my sweater askew and my shoes on the floor." Mama: "Well, I hate to burst your bubble sweetie pie, but the only thing that got to you was the rum balls."

    • *Naomi tells Mama she will fix her gravy boat with crazy glue* Mama: "Crazy glue?! We are talkin about fine bone china here missy. That thing has been in my family for generations!" Effie: "It has not! You're Mama got it with green stamps." Mama: "Butt out Effie!"

    • Mama: "There is nothin' wrong the cards. You're the one who ain't playin' with a full deck."

    • (Iola collapeses on the bed after eating all her rum balls/poker chips) Effie: Nothin' worse than a woman who can't hold her candy.

    • Mama: "Lord, I should have known, every time this family get together, there's a disaster!"

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    Notes (1)

    • This episode is one of the few that does not feature the full front of the house in the closing credits. Instead, a close up of the porch with chairs turned over in the aftermath of the storm is displayed. The Hawaii episode and the series finale are other examples where the closing credits image changes.

    Trivia (2)

    • When Mama is in the kitchen getting the turkey out of the oven, you can see Iola's dress sticking out a little from the basement door. She is standing there waiting on her cue obviously for when Vent and Naomi finish talking to Mama and leave the kitchen.

    • Mama has heard dishes break when she was out of the kitchen before, so why didn't she hear the gravy boat when it fell?

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