Mama's Family

Season 6 Episode 10

Bubba's House Band

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Aired Unknown Nov 25, 1989 on NBC
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Bubba's House Band
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As Mama, Vint, Naomi, and Iola are preparing for the Church Carnival, Bubba is looking for a band for Homecoming, and finally succeeds in booking the Bonecrushers. However, he tells the family that the band will be staying with them. They arrive soon after, but it turns out the Bonecrushers are an all-female heavy metal band, much to the family's surprise. The hardcore girls intimidate the family at first, but thanks to a few stories they tell about their personal lives, the Bonecrushers help Mama and Iola out with their projects for the Church Carnival. Snake helps Iola fix her project, and Ciji and Mojo help Mama out the recipe of Ciji's Gram Gram's candy cakes. The girls even trade in their leather and chains for a retro look to sell their cakes at the carnival. For Mama and Iola and the Bonecrushers, everything is a success. But the girls decide to go back to their metal look, which disappoints Mama.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

    Beverly Archer

    Beverly Archer

    Iola Boylen (1986-1990)

    Allan Kayser

    Allan Kayser

    Bubba Higgins (episodes 36-130)

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      • Mama: The Bonecrushers? Who's their lead singer, Andre the Giant?

      • (Vint tells Mama he's going to use her old scale to guess people's weight at the carnival)
        Mama: With that old thing? Every time I stand on that piece of junk, it adds twenty pound to my weight.
        Vint: No Mama. Look, it works perfect.
        Mama: I'm tellin' ya, the damn scale lies!

      • Iola: Well, it's not funny, Thelma, it took me six months to make these. Now Sherman's going into battle with burnt buns.
        Snake: Hey, isn't that your basic felt applique?
        Iola: Uh-huh.
        Snake: I could help ya make a new one.
        Iola: You?!
        Snake: Yeah. My sister was an exotic dancer. I used to help make all her costumes.
        Mama: Say no more. Snake, you run along and help Iola.
        Iola: B-b-b-but Thelma . . .
        Mama: But nothing, Iola. If she can use a chainsaw, I'm sure she can handle a glue gun.
        Iola: Well, very well. Come along Snake dear.
        Mama: I hope General Sherman doesn't wind up with pasties and a G-string.

      • Naomi: That is my husband.
        Snake: Too bad.

      • Mojo: Hey, ya know, for nasty lookin' stuff, this doesn't taste too bad.
        Mama: Well, thank you for the rave, Mojo.

      • Iola (about the Bonecrushers): I'll bring my accordian over. We can jam!
        Mama: Iola, I don't think the Bonecrushers are into polkas.

      • Mama: Sit down girls. I got you some oatmeal warmin' on the stove.
        (the girls sit down)
        Mojo: Nah. Forget the gruel, Granny. Just coffee.
        Mama: On no. You girls are gonna have a decent breakfast. You need energy to saw people's faces in half.
        Cigi: We get all the energy we need from our candy stash (holds up a plastic bag with candy in it) Jawbreaker?
        Mama: Well for heaven sake, eating this junk for breakfast? No wonder you girls have such nasty dispositions.
        (the girls stand up)
        Snake: Hold it, Granny!
        Mama: Sit!
        Snake: Yeah.
        (the girls sit back down)

      • Mama: I guess you can sleep upstairs in Bubba's room.
        Bubba: Hey, thanks Grandma!
        Mama: Because Bubba will be sleeping down here on the sofa, and I'll be standing right here with the chainsaw!

      • Mama: (to the Bonecrushers) My grandson neglected to mention that you were an all-girl band. You are all girls, aren't you?

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