Mama's Family

Season 4 Episode 15

A Friend Indeed

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Aired Unknown Jan 16, 1988 on NBC
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A Friend Indeed
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Iola spends all her time with a new friend.

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    Vicki Lawrence

    Vicki Lawrence

    Mrs. Thelma "Mama" Crowley-Harper

    Ken Berry

    Ken Berry

    Vinton Harper

    Dorothy Lyman

    Dorothy Lyman

    Naomi Oates Harper

    Karin Argoud

    Karin Argoud

    Sonja Harper (episodes 1-35)

    Beverly Archer

    Beverly Archer

    Iola Boylen (1986-1990)

    Allan Kayser

    Allan Kayser

    Bubba Higgins (episodes 36-130)

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      • *Mama has invited Iola for coffee, and Iola agreed on having Arlene over and having tea*
        Iola: Oh, and Thelma, cups and saucers. No mugs.
        Mama: Oh well darn! I was planning on having a thermos with three straws.

      • Mama: So Arlene and I fought over you. And I won.
        Iola: You fought over me?
        Mama: Yes we did.
        Iola: With what?
        Mama: With words. What do ya think? With pistols at dawn?

      • Mama: But she's my best friend and I won't hear another bad word about her.
        Iola: You have got to reorganize your kitchen cabinets. I can't find the baking soda anywhere.
        Mama: Well, it's right there under your skinny noise, ya fuss budget.
        Iola: Is that what you call your best friend?
        Mama: Iola, I think of you as family. I'll call you any damn thing I want.

      • *Vint and Naomi enter carrying Bubba*
        Mama: What happened to Bubba?
        Iola: Did he take a fall?
        Naomi: Two Ks into the race, he suddenly doubled over and fell to the ground.
        Vint: Yeah. And sixty runners raced over him before we could get to him.
        Bubba: And they threw their paper cups on me.

      • Iola: Thelma, I'm so glad you won. She was beginning to get on my nerves.

      • Arlene: My mother said a lady always is polite, generous, and pretends to have a good time no matter how miserable she is.
        Mama: Yeah. My mother told me the same thing about sex.

      • Arlene: Well, you've known her a lot longer than I have.
        Mama: Damn tootin'.

      • Iola: Arlene has genuine Hummel ceramics in her place.
        Mama: Oh, Hummel. What kind of a bird is that?

      • Vint: Oh, that's just Mama's way. She talks like that to us kids, but what do you bet she brags up a storm to her friends?
        Vint, Naomi, & Bubba: Nah.

      • Iola: Arlene says it'd gonna rain today.
        Mama: Is there anything this woman doesn't know?

      • *Mama starts scraping the oatmeal out of the bowl.*
        Iola: Oh, Thelma, Thelma, please. Don't scrape the bowl like that. Arlene says it can scratch fine china.
        Mama: She does, does she?
        Iola: Mm-hmm. Course you're not using fine china.
        Mama: Yeah, lucky me. I can just scrape till my heart's content.

      • *Mama gives Naomi and Vint their oatmeal*
        Naomi: Honey, I don't think we ought to eat this heavy after our run.
        Vint: Oh, maybe you're right. Let's go get ready for work. We can stop at the Donut Hut on our way.

      • *Mama is mad that Bubba and Naomi through their paper cups on the ground, but they have a reason*
        Naomi: Looking for a trashcan can just slow ya down.
        Mama: Well, a good slap upside of the head will slow ya down even more.

      • Mama: Okay everybody, good job. That is ten seconds faster than yesterday. You're really improving your time.
        Vint: See, I told you taking that short cut through the alley would help.

      • Mama: All of this food will be here when you get back. Except for these éclairs. Y'all are in training. I'm not.

      • Iola: Well, I'm going out to dinner.
        Naomi: You?
        Bubba: Going out?
        Vint: To dinner?
        Mama: With somebody else?

      • Iola: Thelma, do you know that you're front door is locked?

      • *The family doesn't want to eat dinner early*
        Mama: I just thought if we ate before five we might have one meal this week without Iola popping over.
        Naomi: Let's eat!
        Bubba: I'm starved.
        Vint: Pass the peas.

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