Mama's Family

Mama for Mayor (2)

Season 2, Ep 17, Aired 2/25/84
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  • Episode Description
  • Mama is sworn in as Mayor and the whole family attends her inauguration, but she soon finds out that the job is not as easy as she originally thought. Mama is swamped with different amendments, bills, and propositions. She has to read all of the paperwork, but there is a lot to attend to. Mama also has trouble at her first Council Meeting. Mama can't make any decisions and even causes a garbage strike and a transit walkout. The Cub Scouts and the Sons of Lithuania are mad at her, and many are calling for her resignation. Ellen hears of all this and decides to help. She and former Mayor Tutwiller help Mama. Tutwiller gives Mama some advice, telling her to send the Cub Scouts candy and get the police the dental insurance they want, and that solves the problem. Mama decides to resign, turns the job back to Tutwiller, and returns home to the family.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Harvey Korman

    Alistair Quince/Host (1983-1984)

  • Rue McClanahan

    Francis "Fran" Crawley (episodes 1-35)

  • Vicki Lawrence

    Mrs. Thelma "Mama" Crowley-Harper

  • Ken Berry

    Vinton Harper

  • Dorothy Lyman

    Naomi Oates Harper

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (6)

    • Naomi: Honey, there's only so much I can do with weenies and beans.

    • Mama: Well Tutti, Old Lincoln was right when he said, "The guy that knows most of the poop can lead the troop." Ellen: Abraham Lincoln said that? Mama and Alvin: No, Sam Lincoln. Alvin: The man was an imbecile.

    • Alvin: Oh, Betty Ahern has been a thorn in my side for years. Listen, if she starts to get a little too pushy, you just remind her of the time she was a topless dancer at the Boomerang Room out on Route 5. Ellen: She was?! Alvin: Well sure. You've never heard of Bouncin' Betty Who Move Like Spaghetti?

    • (The radio news wakes Ellen up) Ellen: Sweetheart, wake up. Tutti, we've got to do something. Alvin: Oh, please, not again!

    • (Mama is told she is the Chair) Mama: Oh yeah, well you are the sofa!

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    Notes (3)

    • The beginning of this episode features a "Last Week on Mama's Family" recap of part 1.

    • Notice that when Mama says she will run for mayor and is inaugurated outside, the front of the house looks much different, and in a weird place.

    • Shown as the 33rd episode in Syndication.

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