Mama's Family

The Return of Leonard Oates

Season 2, Ep 2, Aired 10/13/83
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  • Episode Description
  • Naomi's ex-husband comes to town with the goal of winning Naomi back. After visiting her at Food Circus, he comes to the Harper house, with gifts for the family. Leonard tells her when he is going to be leaving and to meet him at the Jigger tomorrow. As Naomi is debating whether to go, Mama is demanding she takes the perm she gave her out. The next morning, Naomi talks to Fran about the dilemma, and Fran gives her advice. Mama comes in with frizzy hair and demands her hair be fixed. Naomi tells her what to do before talking to Vint about Leonard. Vint believes Leonard has returned to make up for the bad way he treated her, and Naomi realizes what she'll do. She heads to the Jigger, followed by Fran, Mama, and Vint. As she is fixing Mama's perm with curlers and beer, Naomi tells Leonard that she won't go with him. After hearing that, Leonard leaves.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Harvey Korman

    Alistair Quince/Host (1983-1984)

  • Rue McClanahan

    Francis "Fran" Crawley (episodes 1-35)

  • Vicki Lawrence

    Mrs. Thelma "Mama" Crowley-Harper

  • Ken Berry

    Vinton Harper

  • Dorothy Lyman

    Naomi Oates Harper

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (8)

    • (Leonard says goodbye to Naomi and has some parting words to Vint and Mama) Leonard: Naomi, let me tell ya something. Honey, he's goofy. (points to Vint) She's crazy. (points to Mama) I'm gone.

    • Leonard: Looks like the best man won. Vint: Thank you. Leonard: No, not you. Her. (points to Mama)

    • Mama: You got any idea what it's like to live with a broken heart? Vint: Now wait a minute! Naomi's with me now. She doesn't have a broken heart! Mama: No, but I do!

    • (Mama is looking at Leonard's jacket) Mama: Where did you get that jacket? Was Sitting Bull having a garage sale?

    • Mama: Well, it's a shame that the Marx Brothers ain't around anymore. Shoot, I could be Mommo.

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    Notes (1)

    • Shown as the 3rd episode (16th overall) of the Second NBC season in syndication.

    Trivia (1)

    • This is the only episode where we meet one of Naomi's ex-husbands.

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