Mama's Family

Mama's Medicine Show

Season 6, Ep 1, Aired 9/23/89
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  • Episode Description
  • After reading how much it costs to raise a child, Vint and Naomi decide to go into business for themselves. Just then, Bubba comes home with a cold, and Mama gives him her mother-in-law's miracle tonic. The family realizes they can make a profit from that. Vint and Naomi plan to use their profit for their child, and Mama plans to donate her profit to the Church Expansion Fund to become Church Lady of the Year. Bubba, Vint, and Naomi all sell cases of the Miracle Tonic, and Mama takes some down to the Church Lady's League. However, Bubba discovers what the Tonic really contains, and the family realizes that they must stop Mama from selling any to the Church Ladies League.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)

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • mama and her family f bought their weeks supply of lottery tickets and ended up with a 50000.00 ticket in their hands and mama didn\\\'t know it was in an old coat of her daughters and ended up giving the coat to needy and mama go\\\'s and tries to get

    By mycatnamexavier, Dec 23, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (10)

    • (Bubba tells Vint and Naomi Mama’s secret ingredient is booze) Naomi: Well, no wonder Old Man Macutchins wanted refills! Vint: And that would explain why Earl was riding the car lift all afternoon down at Jiffy Lube.

    • Alberta: Apparently Thelma has something she insists on sharing with us. Go ahead, if you must. Mama: Well, I wanna thank you Alberta for that warm and generous introduction.

    • (Mama gives Bubba some of her tonic, which she says heals) Vint: Yep. I remember when she gave a big dose of that stuff to Rita Rose, and it saved her life. Iola: Really? Vint: Yeah. And believe me, that was one sick hog. Iola: Well, for heaven's sake Thelma, you're giving your grandson hog medicine. Mama: Rita Rose was just like a member of the family! Here, have another capful, sweetie. Naomi: It really works Iola. I used to get terrible headaches; it took them right away. Vint: Yeah. It's good for anything. One time, I ran out of WD40. That stuff unfroze the lock.

    • Naomi: Why just think Vinton, you and I could be entrepreneurs. Vint: Or we could just go into business for ourselves.

    • (The Family arrives at the CCL meeting to find the ladies drunk) Naomi: Iola, are you alright? Iola: (crying) Alright? I'm gonna be Vice President.

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    Notes (5)

    • In the opening credits, Allan Kayser has a new picture but the other cast has the same pictures as the previous three seasons.

    • Rick Hawkins departs as Co-Executive Producer

    • Kimberly Tushinsky promoted from Production Assistant to Production Coordinator

    • Neil Lebowitz promoted from Co-Producer to Producer

    • Jim Evering promoted from Producer to Co-Executive Producer

    Trivia (1)

    • Mother Harper's Miracle Tonic is a thick, black substance reminiscent of motor oil. However, when Mama and Iola are labeling the jars and bottles, it is a yellowish clear, watery fluid.

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