Mama's Family

Naomi's Identity Crisis

Season 4, Ep 24, Aired 3/19/88
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  • Episode Description
  • Mama complains about Naomi never doing anything around the house and to please her Naomi heads for the kitchen to help her do the dishes. Before she reaches the kitchen door, Mama comes back through and accidentally hits her in the head, knocking her cold. When Naomi wakes up, she can't remember anything or anyone (including her own husband).Finding out it may be weeks or longer before she gets her memory back, Naomi goes to Mama for some advice on what she used to be like. Mama, sensing an opportunity to lighten her own workload, explains to Naomi she used to be a whiz around the house and she loved to do the very things Mama hated most. Like cleaning the toilet and waxing the laundry room floor.After a few days everyone begins to notice something is wrong and Mama is certainly the blame for Naomi's new found love for housekeeping. An argument soon ensues and ends when Naomi is once again whacked by the same door that caused her amnesia in the first place. Only this time it restores her memory and for the first time since being married, "She has a headache."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)

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  • Quotes (22)

    • *Vint tells Mama how Naomi made him sleep on the couch* Vint: She said she couldn’t sleep with a man she hardly knew. Mama: This never stopped her before.

    • Mama: And that’s your husband Vinton. *Naomi grabs Bubba’s hand* Naomi: You’re my husband?! Vint: No. That’s your nephew Bubba. I’m your husband. Vint. Naomi: Are you sure?

    • Mama: Well Vinton, for pity’s sake. She’s exactly the same. Naomi, sweetie, I bet you’re hungry. Lookie here, I saved you some supper. Naomi: Oh, how thoughtful. I hope you didn’t go through any trouble. Mama: Well, she’s not exactly the same.

    • Naomi: Oh, not tonight baby. I have a headache. Mama: Well, what do ya know about that! Looks like Mother Harper knocked some sense into you after all!

    • Naomi: That place is a pig sty. Have I been too sick to clean? Mama: No, not sick really. Although you did spend most of your time in bed.

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