Mama's Family

My Mama, Myself

Season 5, Ep 7, Aired 12/17/88
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  • Episode Description
  • Iola arrives to collect for the church rummage sell. While Naomi and Vint have nothing, Mama is looking through her jewelry case. Soon finding her dear departed mother's old brouch. Naomi comments that it may be worth some serious money. Bubba then comes in and annouces his college class is going to Oswald Caverns and it'll only cost two hundred bucks. Which Mama refuses to give him. Naomi and Vint convince Mama to let them have the brouch appraised and that's when the ghost of "Grandma Crowley" appears to Mama and tells her not to sell her it. Later, as Vint and Naomi leave for the jewelers. Iola shows up and is spooked to hear the story of the ghost. Vint and Naomi arrive back and say the brouch could be worth $1600. Mama demands they go back and get it, so she rushes them through dinner, where Bubba announces he got a job to pay for his trip (which he ends up getting fired at). Iola returns to inform Mama about her findings in the latest issue of a psychology magazine. Which prompts Mama to tell her mother to beat it and sell the brouch (which was a fake) so Bubba can go on his trip.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)
  • Hot Damn!

    By TheDiamondDog, Jul 29, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (19)

    • Bubba: I got myself a job to pay for my trip to Oswald Caverns. Grandma Crowley’s Ghost: Oswald Caverns? Isn’t that where them teenagers went in and never come out? Mama: Yeah, yeah, yeah. I know all about that. Bubba: Gee, how’d ya know? Did Aunt Naomi tell you? Mama: Tell me what? Naomi: That I got Bubba a job, unloading trucks at Food Circus. Mama: I don’t want you unloading trucks. Grandma Crowley’s Ghost: No. He’ll lose a finger. Remember Uncle Roy? Mama: You’ll wind up just like your Uncle Roy. Bubba: Who’s Uncle Roy? Grandma Crowley’s Ghost: You never told him about Uncle Roy? Mama: I got more on my mind than Uncle Roy!!! Bubba: Then why did you bring him up?!

    • Grandma Crowley’s Ghost: You sell that broach and I will never speak to you again. Mama: Hot damn! *Vint and Naomi look at her puzzled* Mama: Vinton, Naomi, take this thing back tonight. Grandma Crowley’s Ghost: I’m warning you, I will never forgive you. Mama: Get the hell outta my life!!! *ghost disappears* Vint: Gee Mama, can’t we even get a cup of coffee first?

    • *Mama tells Bubba she is going to sell her Mother’s broach so he can go on his trip* Bubba: You really mean it? I can go? Mama: You bet. That’s what life is all about, trying new things. *Grandma Crowley’s ghost reappears, next to Vint* Grandma Crowley’s Ghost: Have you lost your mind? You can’t let him go to them caves. Mama: You keep out of this! Vint: I didn’t say anything.

    • Mama: That is my mother’s good diamond and ruby broach. She gave this to me on her death bed because I was her favorite. Vint: I thought it was because Aunt Fran didn’t want it. Mama: Because I was her favorite!

    • Iola: Now you sit right down there. I’ll tell you all about Roselle Huplander’s new bedroom set. Mama: Iola, I don’t care about where some blimp docks!

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    Allusions (1)

    • The title of this episode is an allusion to the title of a book by Nancy Friday. "My Mother, Myself" was published in 1977.

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