Mama's Family

Fly Naomi

Season 3, Ep 12, Aired 12/13/86
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  • Episode Description
  • Unhappy with the rut she's gotten into, Naomi decides to make a change and arrives home with the news that, after seeing an ad in the paper, she's decided to attend school to train as a flight attendant. Vint gets upset because she didn't ask him first. While, Bubba joins the debate team to be near a girl he likes. Naomi aces her first exam, which only serves to make Vint more upset. With a growing rift between Vint and Naomi, Iola tries to make her move and asks Vint to have ice cream with her one night. What Vint views as innocent, Mama see clearly as Iola trying to get her claws into Vint and tells him so in no uncertain terms. Naomi tries to get everyone in the family to help her train for that night's big test, but the only one who will is Mama. Who quickly proceeds to drive her nuts. Later, Bubba annouces he's been kicked off the debate team for not knowing the Electoral College had nothing to do with electricty. Just as the family gets excited about all the free flights they'll get as the family of a flight attendant, Naomi dashes their hopes by failing her simulated test.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 (14)

    • *Naomi explains the test, and how she went out of the Emergency exit* Vint: "Does this mean you're not a stewardess?" Naomi: "I'm not even alive! I'm aviation's first simulated casualty."

    • Mama: "We are so proud to have a stewardess in our family." *Naomi runs out crying "I knew it, she flunked."

    • *Mama tells Vint that Iola is coming on to him, and he doesn't believe* Mama: "Vinton, can't you see that Iola wants you to crank more than her ice cream."

    • Naomi: "What is the matter with the way I walk?" Mama: "Well, you're supposed to be a stewardess, not a pigeon in heat!"

    • Mama: "How are we supposed to breathe normally when we are plunging to our death?!"

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    Trivia (1)

    • Mama claims that she had never been on a plane before. Did she forget about the time she flew on a plane to appear on Family Feud?

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