Mama's Family

Positive Thinking

Season 1, Ep 12, Aired 4/30/83
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  • Episode Description
  • Eunice comes to Mama's to drive her to the foot doctor, feeling bad about the way her life is going. She feels nothing good ever happens. Buzz gets home and tells them he made the debate team after buying a tape that made his start thinking positively. Eunice buys the same tape, listens to it, and begins thinking positively. She becomes very cheerful and nice, gives the family presents, and even finally gets a role in a production at the Pepper Pot Playhouse. However, Mama comes with her one day to a rehearsal because she needs a ride to a sale. That day, the show's star, Sally, has Eunice's lines cut way down. Mama is surprised to see that she'd even take the treatment, and Eunice ends up getting into a fight with Sally and gets fired. Eunice decides to give up from positive thinking philosophy.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Harvey Korman

    Alistair Quince/Host (1983-1984)

  • Vicki Lawrence

    Mrs. Thelma "Mama" Crowley-Harper

  • Ken Berry

    Vinton Harper

  • Dorothy Lyman

    Naomi Oates Harper

  • Eric Brown

    Vinton "Buzz" Harper, Jr. (episodes 1-35)

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (5)

    • Eunice: Well, why don't you just take a couple of bucks and go out to dinner at the Taco Quickie? Ed: I don't want no Quickies.

    • Arthur Brewster: (voice recording) Hello, my name is Arthur Brewster. Mama: Well, who the hell ask ya?! Arthur Brewster: Do you want love? Mama: No, I want a beer. Arthur Brewster: Do you want fame? Eunice: Do you want a punch in the nose? Arthur Brewster: Then repeat after me. "I can do anything." Mama: Yeah? How about trying to live with these Looney Tunes, you dipstick!

    • Eunice: Oh where, oh where did I go wrong?! When did anything good ever happen to me in my life?! All I ever do is cook and clean! Mama: Well hell you can't even do that. Eunice: You're skating on thin ice, old lady!

    • Mama: Well maybe I just better take a bus to the doctor, cause the bus driver wouldn't talk to like that. Eunice: He would if he knew ya.

    • (Naomi says she is going to work and gives Vint a big kiss) Mama: Are you two through sucking face?

    Notes (1)

    • Shown as the 9th episode in syndication.

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