Mama's Family

Bed and Breakdown

Season 4, Ep 23, Aired 3/12/88
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  • Episode Description
  • During breakfast Vint mention the Tri-State fair and how it's gonna be the biggest ever. Naomi says the Chamber of Commerce has asked people to rent rooms in their homes since all the hotels are filled. While Mama can't get the oven door to stay shut or even get it to work at all. Which gives her the idea to rent a room in the house out to earn money for a new one. Problems arise when first Mama and then Bubba and lastly Naomi all book the room at the same time. Bubba refuses to tell the cheerleaders they can't stay and Naomi might lose her job if she tell's her boss' nephew no. So it's decided since they have three rooms, the entire family will sleep in the living room as all the guests move in. Trouble starts when everyone wants to sleep on the couch. Iola comes up on the idea of drawing to decide where everyone sleeps. Mama ends up in the hammock, which is difficult to get into and right as she does, she's interupted again. Which spirals into a huge mess, complete with Peggy Sue the Pig eaten Miss Throirnberry's prize winning Rose and Mr. Thornberry walking in on the cheerleaders, and everyone ends up checking out in the middle of the night.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Vicki Lawrence

    Mrs. Thelma "Mama" Crowley-Harper

  • Ken Berry

    Vinton Harper

  • Dorothy Lyman

    Naomi Oates Harper

  • Karin Argoud

    Sonja Harper (episodes 1-35)

  • Beverly Archer

    Iola Boylen (1986-1990)

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (13)

    • Mama: Could we all please just shut up and get some sleep?! Vint: That’s easy for you to say Mama. I don’t think I can sleep in a bed where a pig’s been. Mama: Oh, Vinton, what’s the big deal? It sure as hell has never bothered you before.

    • (The cheerleaders come down the stairs screaming) Mama: What is it?! What is it?! Bobby Sue: There's a man in our room!!! (Bubba pops up) Bubba: I've been right here the whole time!

    • Mrs. Thornberry: Mrs. Harper. *Mama falls out of the hammock* Mrs. Thornberry: I hope I’m not disturbing you. Mama: No, I always crawl around on the living room floor in the middle of the night.

    • *The family is fighting over who sleeps on the couch* Iola: Obviously, there is only one solution to this dilemma. Mama: I know, but there’s a law against murder.

    • Mama: Oh Iola, you have no idea what it is like listening to that squealing all day long. Iola: Well, you’ve got to expect that from teenage girls. Mama: I’m talkin’ about the pig!!!

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    Trivia (1)

    • The scene with Thelma and the hammock is very reminiscent of one in an episode of Three's Company called A Camping We Will Go. Dave Powers directed that and this Mama's Family episode.

    Allusions (1)

    • The name of this episode is a reference to a Bed and Breakfast.

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