Mama's Family

Bubba's Double Date

Season 4, Ep 22, Aired 3/5/88
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  • Episode Description
  • Bubba and Vint are busy preparing for the annual school prom, which he and Naomi will be shaperoning this year. Meanwhile, Iola stops by to introduce her niece Vernette and to see if Thelma has any books that need to be repaired. Vernette is completely speechless when she meets Bubba and has an instant crush. Bubba gets bad news when his girlfriend Wanda Lynn cancels their date at the last second. He tries in vain to find another, even resorting to asking the 'Borden girl from down the street'. Who's only 14 but can't go anyway because she has to go to a family reunion. Finding this out, Iola hits upon an idea. Vernette can go with Bubba. Mama happily agrees without even asking Bubba. Bubba is wondering who Mama has him a date with and is pleasantly surprised when Wanda Lynn calls and decides to go with him afterall. Vernette arrives only to find out the bad news. Wanda Lynn demands that Bubba leave with her immediately, while he's worried about Vernette's feelings. Growing tired of her actions, Bubba dumps Wanda Lynn and asks Vernette instead.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 (20)

    • Bubba: Is that all you care about, what people think? Wanda Lynn: Well of course, what else is there? Bubba: For one thing there's people's feelings!

    • Bubba: The fraternity got kicked off campus so she's going to the prom with me! What do you think of that, Grandma? Mama: I think I just made a bibbity bobbity booboo.

    • *Mama is reading the newspaper while dusting* Mama: “Psychic predicts Earth will explode by Christmas.” Well, why the hell am I dusting? Shoot, I’d say this calls for a beer.

    • Naomi: Isn’t my fault that Bubba is picky! Mama: To bad Vinton wasn’t picky.

    • Mama: Oh, hi baby. You have a good time down at the quarry? Bubba: Nah. Wasn’t enough water in there to skip rocks, let alone drown myself.

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    Notes (1)

    • Naomi suggestion for Bubba's prom date, "Becky Sue Mann" in reality was a member of the shows regular crew for most of the show's run. First being a Production Assistant in the early seasons, and Assistant to the Executive Producer, Joe Hamilton in the later seasons.

    Trivia (1)

    • At the end of Bubba's big dumping scene with Wanda Lynn on the front porch, after he makes his big speech and walks by her a member of the studio audience can clearly be heard saying "Alright!"

    Allusions (1)

    • "You've got a ball to go to Prince Charming!" -Mama to Bubba "How about me and you go outside and see if there is a frog for you to kiss" -Mama to Iola after Bubba and Vernette leave for the prom

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