Mama's Family

Bedtime for Bubba

Season 5, Ep 9, Aired 1/14/89
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  • Episode Description
  • Mama's sitting up late waiting for Bubba when Vint and Noami come in and start telling her about the new best seller they just bought.It seems the book gives couples ideas on how to get pregnant more easily.One of them they seem intent on trying is doing it in different places. Bubba finally does come in and introduces his new study buddy Toni Malone,a girl.Mama flips and refuses to leave them alone until Bubba threatens to move into the college's Co-ed dorm.Which convinces Mama to go to bed. The next morning,while cleaning Bubba's room they find a black lace bra in the sheets.Thinking it's Toni's,Mama tries to get Bubba to admit to it over dinner,but he doesn't.So Mama and Iola get the idea to stitch bells to his mattress,that way if Bubba and Toni do decide to do something they'd be caught.But in the middle of the stitching job,they hear someone coming so they hide in the closet. It's Vint and Naomi,and as it is soon revealed,the bra was Naomi's and they where in Bubba's room the night before. So now Mama's convinced she can trust Bubba,and the next time she happily goes to bed as he and Toni begin to study.They start making out though as soon as Mama's leaves.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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  • Quotes (12)

    • Naomi: Are we the only normal ones in this family? Mama: Hey, if you two fruits of the loom are normal, then I am proud to be a pervert!

    • Naomi: We’re just trying out a few helpful hints from this new best seller, 101 Ways To Pregnancy. Mama: You mean there’s more than one?

    • *Naomi is questioning why Mama is in Bubba’s room* Naomi: Say, what do you do? Hide in different closets around the house hopin’ to get lucky? Is that how you get your kicks?

    • *Iola tells Mama that the bra Mama found could possibly his* Mama: Wait a minute; this couldn’t possibly belong to Bubba. A big, strapping boy like him, he would need at least a D cup.

    • *Naomi tells Mama that she can go to bed* Vint: Me and Naomi can wait up for Bubba. Looks like we’re gonna be awake a while longer. Mama: On a weeknight? Usually by this time you two have been in bed for hours and asleep for minutes.

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    Notes (1)

    • When Mama asks about there being more than one way to get pregnant from Naomi's book on pregnancy, you can hear someone in the audience say, "Oh my God."

    Allusions (1)

    • The title of this episode is an allusion to the 1959 movie titled, "Bedtime for Bonzo." It was one of the more well known movies by the actor Ronald Reagan.

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