Mama's Family

Season 3 Episode 19

Buck Private Bubba

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Aired Unknown Feb 14, 1987 on NBC
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Buck Private Bubba
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Vint's former Army Sargent come to town on a recruiting trip and he and Vint go out for a night of beers. Meeting Bubba a little later, Sarge remarks what a fine soldier he'd make. Of course, has no real interest in joining up, until he gets dumped by his girlfriend. Taking some advice from the Sargent he enlists in the military. Problem is, the break up doesn't take. Bubba soon regrets his enlistment when his girlfriend comes back to apologize and they get back together. Already having signed the papers, he prepares to leave for basic training. That is until Mama discovers a loop hole in the Army handbook she looks through with Iola. Just as Bubba is about to take the oath of allegiance, Mama rushes in and breaks the news that Bubba can't join the army because he's a convicted felon.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)

    Donald May

    Donald May

    Sergeant Gibbs

    Guest Star

    Heidi Helmer

    Heidi Helmer

    Melanie Noble

    Guest Star

    Tim Conway, Jr.

    Tim Conway, Jr.

    Recruit #1

    Guest Star

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    • QUOTES (14)

      • Thelma: (leaving the army recruiter's office) Grab your clothes and follow me.
        Bubba: Grab your clothes and follow me.
        Thelma: We'll have pie and watch TV.
        Bubba: We'll have pie and watch TV.
        Thelma: Sound off.
        Bubba: One two.
        Thelma: Sound off.
        Bubba: Three four!

      • Thelma: According to your regulations, it's illegal to take recruits with criminal records.
        Gibbs: Private Higgins has a record?
        Thelma: Long as my arm, he served time in juvy for stealing a car and is still on probation.

      • Mama: "OKAY GIBBS, THE PARTY'S OVER!"
        Recruit: "Look out, it's an old lady!!!"
        Mama: "Relax boys. You ain't got nothin' I haven't seen before."

      • Gibbs: "Higgins, are you as dumb as you look?"
        Bubba "YES SIR! Well, I mean no sir."

      • Mama: "The Army is no place for an innocent kid."
        Iola: "Oh I don't know. Mother was in the Army; she rather enjoyed it."

      • Naomi: "Come on now Mrs. Harper. The Army could be very good for Bubba. It just might make a man out of him."
        Mama: "There's no guaruntee of that. It didn't make one of Vinton."
        Vint *in whiny voice* : "It did too Mama."

      • Vint: "Now Mama, I won't hear a bad word about Jimmy."
        Mama: "Then leave the room!"

      • *Mama is trying out the stripper's tassled top*
        Mama: "Boy, this really does take talent."

      • *Naomi finds a stripper's tassled bikini top in Vint's pocket*
        Vint: "I can explain that."
        Naomi: "I certainly hope so."
        Vint: "I sure do love you Naomi. You're the most beautiful woman in the whole world."
        Mama: "Better put him in bed. he's delirious."

      • Mama: "Vinton, you didn't drive home in that condition, did you?"
        Vint: "No, no way. Nooooo. I shared a cab with a whole bunch of people. Maybe it was a bus. You can't stand up in the back of a cab."

      • Naomi: "Oh, aren't they cute?"
        Iola: "Yeah, sorta like that poster: The Few, The Proud, The Marines."
        Mama: "Yeah, with those three it's more like the good, the bad, and the ugly."

      • Gibbs: "Why, do you know in this light you look just like Vanna White?"
        Naomi: "Oh, well I guess that must be my naturally blonde hair."
        Mama: "Say, Vanna, give me a P, like in peroxide."

      • Vint: "Hey, will ya look at this. My old uniform still fits."
        Mama: "Yeah, if ya don't breathe or sit down."

      • Vint: "Isn't this guy a wit?"
        Mama: "Well, you're half right."

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