Mama's Family

Season 4 Episode 22

Bubba's Double Date

Aired Unknown Mar 05, 1988 on NBC
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Bubba's Double Date
Bubba and Vint are busy preparing for the annual school prom, which he and Naomi will be shaperoning this year. Meanwhile, Iola stops by to introduce her niece Vernette and to see if Thelma has any books that need to be repaired. Vernette is completely speechless when she meets Bubba and has an instant crush. Bubba gets bad news when his girlfriend Wanda Lynn cancels their date at the last second. He tries in vain to find another, even resorting to asking the 'Borden girl from down the street'. Who's only 14 but can't go anyway because she has to go to a family reunion. Finding this out, Iola hits upon an idea. Vernette can go with Bubba. Mama happily agrees without even asking Bubba. Bubba is wondering who Mama has him a date with and is pleasantly surprised when Wanda Lynn calls and decides to go with him afterall. Vernette arrives only to find out the bad news. Wanda Lynn demands that Bubba leave with her immediately, while he's worried about Vernette's feelings. Growing tired of her actions, Bubba dumps Wanda Lynn and asks Vernette instead.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)

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • At the end of Bubba's big dumping scene with Wanda Lynn on the front porch, after he makes his big speech and walks by her a member of the studio audience can clearly be heard saying "Alright!"

  • QUOTES (20)

    • Bubba: Is that all you care about, what people think?
      Wanda Lynn: Well of course, what else is there?
      Bubba: For one thing there's people's feelings!

    • Bubba: The fraternity got kicked off campus so she's going to the prom with me! What do you think of that, Grandma?
      Mama: I think I just made a bibbity bobbity booboo.

    • *Mama is reading the newspaper while dusting*
      Mama: "Psychic predicts Earth will explode by Christmas." Well, why the hell am I dusting? Shoot, I'd say this calls for a beer.

    • Naomi: Isn't my fault that Bubba is picky!
      Mama: To bad Vinton wasn't picky.

    • Mama: Oh, hi baby. You have a good time down at the quarry?
      Bubba: Nah. Wasn't enough water in there to skip rocks, let alone drown myself.

    • Vernette: It's alright Aunt Iola. There's always next year.
      Iola: Oh. That's what I used to say.

    • Mama: Bubba Higgins, you don't want that stuck up Wanda Lynn walking all over you.
      Bubba: Sure I do!

    • Mama: But I know he's gonna thank me when I tell him.
      Vint: Has he seen her?
      Mama: Of course he's seen her.
      Vint: You're dead.

    • Iola: Oh, I think I'm gonna cry. Again.

    • Mama: All men want us girls to do is sit there and smile and nod, and every once in a while throw in a "You're wonderful."

    • Bubba: Sure, I'll do anything if you'll stop talking like that.

    • Mama: Well, turn that frown upside down because you have got a ball to go to Prince Charming.
      Bubba: Grandma, have you been sniffing your spray starch?

    • Mama: Good fake is so hard to come by.

    • Mama: You try callin' that cute little Borden girl down the street?
      Bubba: Grandma, she's only fourteen! Besides, when I called earlier she had to go to Kansas for a family reunion.

    • *Bubba is bummed after his date cancels*
      Mama: Well Bubba, look on the bright side.
      Bubba: What bright side?
      Mama: Maybe the earth will explode before the first dance.

    • *Vint is going over Bubba's list for prom*
      Vint: Drug store?
      *Bubba clears his throat and motions his head towards Mama*
      Mama: You better be talking about breath mints.

    • Bubba: It was nice meeting you Vernette.
      *Vernette is totally silent*
      Bubba: Yeah. Okay.
      Iola: Isn't Bubba a nice boy?
      Vernette: Yes, and so easy to talk to.

    • *Naomi shows Mama the dresses she is considering wearing*
      Mama: Good Lord, Naomi. You're chaperoning Bubba's prom, not entertaining the troops.

    • Naomi: Oh Bubba, I would sooner fling myself off the Ray River Bridge than miss a prom!
      Mama: Have you ever thought of taking up a job on the suicide hotline?

    • *Bubba's disappointed about not having a date to the prom*
      Bubba: Bye Grandma, I'm gonna go down to the quarry and throw stuff in, like my body.

  • NOTES (1)

    • Naomi suggestion for Bubba's prom date, "Becky Sue Mann" in reality was a member of the shows regular crew for most of the show's run. First being a Production Assistant in the early seasons, and Assistant to the Executive Producer, Joe Hamilton in the later seasons.


    • "You've got a ball to go to Prince Charming!"
      -Mama to Bubba

      "How about me and you go outside and see if there is a frog for you to kiss"
      -Mama to Iola after Bubba and Vernette leave for the prom