Mama's Family

Very Dirty Dancing

Season 5, Ep 12, Aired 2/4/89
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  • Episode Description
  • Mama is sacked out on the couch after laser surgery to remove a Corn from her toe. Having Bubba wait on her hand and foot, when Vint and Naomi come in, dressed for a dance contest their going to. Mama's starts talking about her memories of the place where the event being held and everyone decides to go along with them as their cheering session. Mama runs into an old friend, Ramon and they decide to enter the contest against Vint and Naomi, as do Bubba and Iola. Two of the final three are ofcourse Vint/Naomi and Mama/Ramon. It comes down to having to draw from a hat to determine which dance your gonna do. In the end Mama and Ramon win in an upset after doing the "Latin Sizzle" aka Dirty Dancin.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)

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Watch Mama do some dingy dancing.

    By calicow, Oct 21, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (19)

    • Naomi: Well Mrs. Harper, we’re just doing dirty dancing. Mama: I can see that, now STOP IT!

    • Vint: Those moves are gonna win us that contest tonight at Rayland. Mama: Yeah, in my day the only place at Rayland you could do moves like that was in the parking lot. Bubba: Gee, I didn’t know Rayland was around in the olden days. Mama: Oh yeah, sure. Me and your grandpa used to go over there in the covered wagon, dance the Virginia reel, and kill a couple buffalo on the way home.

    • Mama: Ramon, this is my son Vinton. This is his wife Naomi. Ramon: I’m charmed. Mama: You won’t be for long.

    • (Naomi and Vint are up to pick a dance out of the hat) Vint: You do it honey! You can pick a winner! Mama: Cept when it comes to picking wives.

    • Naomi: I want the judges to see me in the best possible light. Mama: Well, you better pray somebody blows a fuse.

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    Notes (3)

    • In the final scene during Mama and Ramon dancing when they show the family, Beverly Archer is laughing a bit.

    • Berry's assistant choreographer for this episode, Brenda Thompson, has very few additional credits. Most surprisingly, the one she might be remembered for is the voice of Dr. Quinn Darien from Hanna Barbera's Godzilla cartoon of the late 1970's!

    • Most of the dancing segments in any episode of Mama's Family were choreographed by Berry. He got his start in dancing, eventually noticed by Lucille Ball in the Billy Barnes Revue.

    Allusions (1)

    • The title of this episode is an allusion to the movie titled, "Dirty Dancing". It was released in 1987 and starred Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey, the daughter of Joel Grey. (This movie was made before the infamous nose job.)

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