Mama's Family

Mama with the Golden Arm

Season 3, Ep 21, Aired 2/28/87
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  • Episode Description
  • Mama emerges as a contender in an arm-wrestling competition.

  • 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)

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (16)

    • Iola: Oh Thelma, I'm sure it'll be a fair fight. Mama: Iola, no woman in a dog collar is gonna fight fair!

    • Mama: Oh yeah? Just what makes you think you're so tough? Big Joan: Ya see that? *points to a scar of her arm* I got that in a brawl in Taiwana. Mama: Oh, well big deal. Ya see that? *points to a mark on her arm* I got that fron a steam iron set on linen. Big Joan *lowers her shirt a bit*: Knife wound! Mama: Dish pan elbow! Big Joan *lifts her up a bit*: Here's where I got gorged by a rampaging bull. Mama: Shoot, that's nothing. I got stretch marks that would make you weep.

    • Vint: Now remember, you won't be going in there alone. You got your family to count on. Mama: I'm doomed.

    • *Iola takes Mama's bologna sandwich and beer away from her* Mama: Oh, Iola. Just let me sniff the serane wrap!

    • Iola: Mother says the Senior Citizen's plate is delicious. Vint: Yeah, and it's two dollars cheaper. Mama: Terrific, we can put it towards my tomb stone fund.

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    Notes (1)

    • John Carroll Lynch would later play Steve Carey on The Drew Carey Show.

    Trivia (1)

    • Though Mama puts the trophy she won on her TV set, we never see it there again.

    Allusions (1)

    • The title of this episode is an allusion to the 1955 movie, "The Man with the Golden Arm". It starred Frank Sinatra.

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