Mama's Family

Dependence Day

Season 5, Ep 24, Aired 5/20/89
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  • Episode Description
  • Mama and Iola are planning to go on a cruise, but Iola's mother forbids it. Mama tells Iola it is about time to stand up to her mother, and by doing so, Iola's mother kicks her out. She ends up staying with the Harpers, and soon after, the family wants her out.

  • 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)

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (10)

    • (Vint, Bubba, and Naomi are wondering why Mama is taking so long talking to Iola's mother) Vint: I tried to talk her into giving me back my ball when it broke her window. She just laughed and kept it. Bubba: Well, she's probably mellowed out since then. Vint: It was last Tuesday.

    • (The family is trying to upset Iola so she leaves, and Mama complains about her chipped plate) Naomi: It's nothing compared to this fork. Have you ever seen anything that filthy? Iola: Well, for heaven's sake, it's just a water spot. Mama: Oh my God! Everybody check your flatware!

    • Iola: Ya see what I’ve done is I’ve arranged your condiments in alphabetical order, from A1 to Worchester. Mama: Well how the hell did you put away the lunch meat, by Dewey Decimal System?!

    • Vint: Boy, reading the paper can really be depressing. Naomi: What is it honey? The ozone layer? Vint: No. Mr. Dithers fired Dagwood again.

    • Naomi: Do you realize that she was vacuuming at seven o’clock this morning? Mama: Well, what’s wrong with that? Naomi: Under our bed?!

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    Trivia (3)

    • In this episode, Mama says that Wednesday is beans and franks night. But she said in other episodes it was meatloaf night. Supposedly, she changed it.

    • Mama talks about the tour of the old homes of Bump. But when Bubba ran away with plans to go to Bump, he was told all it was is a STOP sign and a bump. Apparently, there is more to see than he was told.

    • At one point Iola takes a pan of muffins out of the oven with no oven mits... they must of been hot!

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