Mama's Family

Mama Takes Stock

Season 6, Ep 11, Aired 12/2/89
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  • Episode Description
  • As Mama is looking for the Harper Family Christening gown for her unborn grandchild, she discovers s stock certificate, which Bubba takes in to his business class where he is learning about the stock market. Soon after, Vint comes home, and learns that he is going to lose his job because Kwik Keys is going out of business. The family and Iola are upset, but Vint stays calm, just until he is alone with Mama. Then he starts crying. So Naomi and Mama try to help him search for a job, and Iola starts a petition to save Kwik Keys. Bubba returns home from class to tell Mama that her stock certificate is worth something; it turns out she owns ten shares of Bernice, the company that owns Kwik Keys. As the head of Bernice is visiting Vint at Kwik Keys, Mama and ten "shareholders" enter to stop the store from closing, and succeed.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 (5)

    • Iola: The pen is mightier than the sword. Mama: Yeah? And a bazooka beats um both. So what?

    • Iola: It's about time someone stood up to those cooperate bullies! Bubba: What are you gonna do, Miss Boylen? Iola: I am gonna write them a scathing letter! And believe you me, they are not getting the floral stationary. (leaves) Mama: Lord, I haven't seen her this mad since they canceled "The Love Boat."

    • Mama: Well, at least I'm gettin' rid of some of the trash around here. (Naomi enters) Naomi: Hi y'all. Mama: Looks like I spoke too soon.

    • (Vint says that he has to clean up the storeroom) Mama: Well, start with that smutty calendar you got over the water cooler. Vint: Ya mean Miss Padlock? Mama: Yeah, that's her. The one with the big tumblers. (Vint leaves, and Bubba runs after him) Bubba: Say, wait up Uncle Vint! I could use a new calendar! Mama: Oh, for crying out loud Bubba! It's eight years old.

    • Mama: (referring to then VP Dan Quayle) Let's think now. What is a job that requires no qualifications and no brains? Just a darn shame the Vice Presidency is already taken.

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