Mama's Family

Have it Mama's Way

Season 3, Ep 16, Aired 1/24/87
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  • Episode Description
  • Iola shows up to announce the Church Ladies League is setting up a trip to Hawaii. The vacation will run $900 per person, which would wipe out Mama's savings. While Naomi wants her and Vint to go, but it would costs them twice as much. Vint wants to use the money on a "new" used pick-up truck, the pick-up of his dreams. Which results in a fight between them. Meanwhile,Bubba is about apply for a job at a burger joint, when Mama sees his application and forces him to re-write it. After the manager tells Bubba he's had a lot of applicants, Mama (trying to get Bubba a job) talks her way into a job at the restaurant. Both end up getting a job and start on the same morning. Mama firsts starts out being nice and too slow for the Manager's liking (Bubba had already waited on 4 customer's to Mama's one), she then goes for speed and is too rude for his liking, so he tells her he'll give her one more chance. That's when the family comes in with Iola. Naomi goes over to Bubba, and Iola wants lunch instead of breakfast, so Mama gets fed up and throws a huge fit, and gets herself fired.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)

  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • Have It Mama's Way

    By Barefootdude, Jan 14, 2012

  • Howlarious Episode

    By jmaci, May 30, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (9)

    • Mama: "It has nothin' to do with age. Mr. Herdman hired another senior citizen, and she is working out just fine." Vint: "Yeah? Well, what's she got over you?" Mama: "One big advantage. She ain't got any living relatives."

    • Iola: "What would Hawaii be without all of you? Just paradise."

    • Mama: "Vint, we don't serve that here." Vint: Well, why not? Ya got eggs, don't cha?" Mama: "OF COURSE WE GOT EGGS! WHAT DO YOU THINK WE'RE PUTTIN' IN THE DAMN BLANKETS?!"

    • Iola: "Each night the hotel gives us a complimentary platter of poo-poos." Mama: "Of what?" Iola: "Poo-poos. You know. In Hawaii that's what they call hors d'oeuvres." Mama: "Well Good Lord, I hate to hear what they call the main course."

    • Bubba: "Man with a job is a man on his own. He doesn't need anybody. He walks his own path." Mama: "Ya want me to drive you there baby?" Bubba: "You bet!"

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    Trivia (1)

    • Commentary/ObservationWhen the family shows up at the restaurant, Vint annoys Mama by throwing a fit when she won't go back and cook eggs the way he wants them. I know Vint is supposed to be a dimwit, but it's stretching for him not to understand he can only order off the menu.

    Allusions (2)

    • Mama tells Vint "This ain't McMama's". McMama's is a parody name of the fast food restaurant McDonalds.

    • The title of this episode is an allusion to the fast food restaurant chain Burger King's slogan, "Have It Your Way." The slogan was first used in 1974 for this chain.

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