Mama's Family

Psychic Pheno-Mama

Season 6, Ep 8, Aired 11/11/89
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  • Episode Description
  • Vint and Naomi return home after meeting a physic, telling the whole family about her. Mama doesn't believe in her supposed powers. Madam Rita visits the next night, and Mama decides to see what is all going on with this woman. Soon Madam Rita goes into her trance and become The Duchess. Once The Duchess tells Mama she has a message from Carl, Mama gets hooked and starts talking to Carl. After that, Madam Rita visits the house a few more nights, and everything she predicts comes true. But Mama has her suspicions, figuring out how Rita could get most of her information, the beauty shop where she works. Soon after, Vint confirms, without realizing of course, that he gives away information about Carl. Mama decides to prove Madam Rita/The Duchess is a phony by becoming Esmerelda, Queen of the Gypsies. Soon all is revealed.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)

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  • Quotes (12)

    • (Madam Rita says that the spirits aren't choicy about the body they enter) Vint: You mean I could be working at my key grinder, and all of the sudden start talking like an old pirate? Madam Rita: Stranger things have happened.

    • Mama: (in Esmerelda's voice) Good news for you, Vinton Harper. Esmerelda sees you coming back in a future existence as a much higher lifeform: a mushroom.

    • Naomi: But why would you wanna take over my mother-in-law's body? Mama/Esmerelda: It was the best I cound find in a pinch.

    • Iola: Mother's anxious to know if tomorrow's a good day for travel. She's thinking of going out in the backyard.

    • Madam Rita: Tonight, Mars is alligned perfectly with Pluto. Vint: Ooh, what about Goofy? Mama: Shut up, Dopey.

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