Mama's Family

Gift Horse

Season 4, Ep 10, Aired 11/28/87
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  • Episode Description
  • The game is about to go into extra innings and Vint, Naomi and Bubba are glued to the set. Mama on the other hand wants to be glued to the set, so she can watch the last part of a mini-series she is following. When Vint points out if Mama would buy them a VCR, she could be taping her program as they finish watching the game. Meanwhile, Iola brings over the latest of her gifts to thank Mama for watching her gold fish, while her and her parents are out of town. Tired of Iola's gaudy gifts, the family comes up with a plan to get rid of the gifts and get the money for their new VCR at the same time. They decide to have a yard sale. Everything goes swimmingly as they easily earn enough money for the VCR and plus a little extra. But everyone refuses to buy even one of Iola's "Homemade Horrors." Thinking they should hide the money Vint stores it in one of Iola's unsellable gifts for safe keeping. Iola and her parents arrive home sooner than expected and she finds her "hand-made treasures" for sale. She throws a fit and takes her gifts with her when she leaves. Realizing Iola has the money for their VCR now, they're forced to invite her over to reconcile. In the end they make up, and Iola knowing they probably would, went and bought the VCR for them.moreless

  • 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 (14)

    • Mama: That machine only cost one hundred and seventy-nine bucks. Iola: That’s correct. Mama: So where the hell’s my change ya crook?!

    • *Iola hands the coat hanger birdcage in the dining room* Vint: All it needs is a coat hanger canary. *Mama hits Vint* Mama: Don’t give her any ideas!

    • Vint: Mama, where’s the Kleenex caddy? Mama: I gave that ugly thing back to Iola. Vint: What? Naomi: Mrs. Harper, you didn’t?! All our money was in that thing. Bubba: Great! Now how are we gonna buy our VCR? Mama: Well, why didn’t you stop me?! AND WHAT THE HELL KIND OF AN IDIOT PUTS TWO HUNDRED BUCKS IN A KLEENEX BOX?! Vint: Well. Mama: AS IF I HAD TO ASK!

    • Mama: Thank you so much. And I’m so pleased these dishes are going to get a good home. I’m sure they’ll look lovely on you’re table. Harryr: Table? I’m using these for target practice. Mama: Well I hope ya shoot yourself in the butt!

    • Joe: I’ll give you two bucks for these hedge clippers. Mama: Well, I believe- Vint: Uh, excuse me misses. My tenth wedding anniversary is coming up, amd hedge clippers is all the little woman talks about. I’ll give ya three dollars. Joe: Four. Vint: Four fifty. Joe: Five. Vint: Twenty five! Joe: For twenty-five dollars, I could hire a gardener. Mama: For twenty-five bucks, I could hire a son with a brain.

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    Notes (2)

    • Amy Benedict, Margo, the girl Bubba was flirting with, would later return to play Bubba's girlfriend Amy.

    • Ted Hayden, like Ray Young, would also later show up as another character, this time in "Blast From The Past."

    Trivia (1)

    • In the scene where Iola is throwing all of her works of art into the box outside the house. You can see clearly that she throws something blue and it hits the ground behind her! You can even see Thelma looking at it hit the ground. Iola doesn't even pick it back up!

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