Mama's Family

It Takes Two to Watusi

Season 3, Ep 22, Aired 3/7/87
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  • Episode Description
  • Naomi's best friend Luann has just been divorced and Naomi wants to set her up with a friend of her's for a double date with her and Vint to play miniature golf. But before Luann ever arrives, her date calls to say he can't make it. Naomi then suggests Bubba could be a last minute stand-in. Mama nearly goes through the roof and says no. Not wanting Bubba to associate with the likes of Luann. After a lengthy discussion, Mama gives in and let's Bubba decide for himself, while trying to lay a guilt trip on him. It's fails miserably and the foursome is soon ready to be off, until Mama announces she's coming too, with her partner Iola. Mama and Iola win the game of golf, and are ready for a game of Yahtzee, but Vint and Naomi refuse and go on to bed. Mama goes on to bed herself as Bubba walks Luann to her car, she asks for a glass of water and he runs back inside to get it for her, but what he doesn't know is she followed him in and they soon end up making out. Which makes Bubba drop and break a glass, alerting Mama, who comes down to check on him. Luann later gets away and an unknowing Mama feels she may have misjudged her.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 (1)
  • Bubba gets hot and heavy with an older hottie.

    By mike_hunt88001, Jun 29, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (19)

    • Luann: Well, I guess both of us learned something about ourselves tonight. Bubba: Yeah. I was kinda hopin' to learn something new.

    • *Mama is telling Bubba that she might have misjudged him and Luann* Mama: You know something, I'm gonna give her a call in the morning, see if she'd like to go with me to church. Bubba: That'd be nice.

    • Naomi: Come along darling, we'll play our own game. Tonight, I'm gonna let you win. Mama: Well, I can't imagine that it's gonna be more fun than Yahtze! Shoot, it's hell being a party animal with a dull family like mine.

    • Mama: Now, let us discuss this calmly and reasonably like adults. You are not going!

    • Iola: Well, I'm sure she's got a million projects to work on, if she's anything like me. Naomi: She is NOTHING like you!

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    Trivia (3)

    • It really DOES NOT take two to Watusi. The Watusi was a solo dance that enjoyed brief popularity during the early 1960s. It was almost as popular as the Twist. Its name came from the Batutsi tribe of Rwanda.

    • Right after Luann goes into the storage closet, Mama comes in the door, meaning Mama would have been at that window when she went it. So why didn't Mama see her quickly sneak in?

    Allusions (1)

    • The title of this episode is an allusion to the quote by biologist Stephen E. Jones, "It Takes Two Tango and Three to Make a Race."

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