Mama's Family

Season 5 Episode 21

A Taxing Situation

Aired Unknown Apr 22, 1989 on NBC
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A Taxing Situation
Vint and Noami are doing their taxes while Bubba works on Mama's, but their using the long form and she's using the short. So they figure out they'll get a $300 refund, while Bubba tells Mama she'll owe $250.T hat is until she starts listing items she could deduct. Like pies she made for the bake sale and clothes she gave away for a rummage sale. Thinking she's now gonna get a refund, Mama and Iola go shopping. When they get home Bubba tells them an IRS agent was by and made an appointment for Monday morning to come back by. Thinking she's gonna get audited and hearing all the horror stories of what can happen, she makes the family help out in a scheme to try and get sympathy. The agent arrives and Mama offers him a piece of pie as Bubba comes to the door dressed as a boy scout, soon followed by Vint and Naomi taking up money for an overseas charity. The Agent then reveals he's there to give Mama a refund for $250. That is until she opened her big mouth and told him she hadn't declared all of her income. So now she'll have to re-file and pay extra interest and penalities for being late.moreless

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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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    • QUOTES (8)

      • Mama: I didn't get a wink of sleep. I was up all night worrying.
        Bubba: About your tax audit?
        Mama: No Bubba, I was worried Rosanne Barr might sit on one of her kids.

      • Bubba: While you were gone, you got a call from the IRS.
        Mama: What?
        Vint: Oh boy. Maybe they're gonna deliver a package.
        Mama: That's UPS, ya dipstick!

      • Iola: Oh now Thelma, ya must admit it's a thrill to get that big green check. When ours came, Mother got so excited she walked around the bedroom. Twice.

      • Vint: You were the only one in our pew who didn't get up and do the wave.

      • Bubba: All you have to do is charm him. Just be the sweet kind little old lady.
        Vint: Yeah Mama – lie to him.

      • *Mama asks what Bettie Ann did for her tax audit*
        Naomi: Okay! Well, she put on a low cut blouse, and her micro mini, and her spikiest heels. Well when that IRS agent took one look at her, the only numbers on his mind were 38-24-36.
        Mama: Y'all think that would work for 44-36-48?
        Iola: Why don't ya bake him something?
        Mama: I'm doomed!

      • Mama: Well call me old fashioned, but I don't think it's appropriate right before Communion to hear Duh duh duh da da. And then the whole Congregation yells "CHARGE!"

      • Iola: Income tax evasion is a serious offense.
        Bubba: Yeah, Al Capone was convicted of that.
        Mama: Oh my Lord!
        Vint: I can't believe it. My mama and Al Capone could go up the river for the same crime.
        Mama: Well Vinton do me a favor. On visiting days, stay home!

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