Mama's Family

Season 1 Episode 6

Cellmates

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Aired Unknown Feb 26, 1983 on NBC
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Eunice is given a surprise birthday party at the Bigger Jigger by her husband Ed, Mama, and Vint. But she is upset because she was promised a fancy dinner. The party soon takes a nasty turn, and Mama and Eunice get into a fight. They get arrested after accidentally hitting two police officers and have to share a cell. Soon Scarlet, a prostitute, arrives, and she and Mama start a conversation. Eunice and Mama continue to fight about things, and Scarlet can't take it anymore and makes them realize their problems aren't so bad. Ed comes to bail Mama and Eunice out, and says high to an "old friend" Scarlet after she recognizes him. When they get home, Mama and Eunice have a heart-to-heart conversation.moreless

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  • Mama and Vinton plan a surprise party for Eunice at the BiggerJigger. Vint notices a poster with Duke Reeves on it. He mentions to Mama that he stopped at their house once. Mama never told Eunice, so they get into a fight. Eunice punches a cop, and they gmoreless

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    I thought this episode was funny and a little touching. The scene at the BiggerJigger was funny. The scenes in jail were both funny and touching. While in jail, Scarlet listens to both sides of the story, and then tells them both that they are the same person: Selfish brats. She also says that she hated her mama, but would do anything to get her back. I thought that that was a well-written and well-delivered scene.moreless
Harvey Korman

Harvey Korman

Alistair Quince/Host (1983-1984)

Vicki Lawrence

Vicki Lawrence

Mrs. Thelma "Mama" Crowley-Harper

Ken Berry

Ken Berry

Vinton Harper

Harvey Korman

Harvey Korman

Ed Higgins

Guest Star

Yvonne Wilder

Yvonne Wilder

Scarlet Mae Dubios

Guest Star

Brad Trumbull

Brad Trumbull

Larry

Guest Star

Carol Burnett

Carol Burnett

Eunice Higgins

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • There is a shot where Ed is wearing a party hat. Then, in the next scene it disappears. In the following shot of Ed's head, the party hat mysteriously reappears again.

  • QUOTES (8)

    • (Mama is telling Scarlet about her children)
      Mama: And then before I could hardly get my figure back, along comes this one. I don't know how it happened. Her daddy and I hardly ever got together except when there was absolutely nothing else to do.

    • (Eunice is upset after learning Duke Reeves came over to take her out and Mama never told her)
      Eunice: Duke Reeves?! The only man in my life I ever loved!
      Ed: Hang on there!
      Eunice: This doesn't concern you!

    • Scarlett: Now Eunice, didn't your Mama ever do anything to show you that she loved you?
      Eunice: Never, Scarlet.
      Scarlett: She never changed your diapers? She never fed you three meals a day?
      Eunice: Oh, well she had to do that. My Lord, they'd of carted her off to jail if she didn't.
      Mama: Well thanks to you, I ended up there anyway.

    • Mama: Eunice, did you ever see that TV program, "The Wild, Wild World of Animals?"
      Eunice: Uh-huh.
      Mama: Where them little insects fly around, and they mate while they're still in mid-air, and they don't hadly know that it's happening? That's kinda what it was like with your Daddy and me.
      (Eunice and Mama take a long pause)
      Eunice: Same way with Ed and me. Ed has absolutely no imagination, Mama. It's always the same thing, the same day of the week.

    • Mama: Well, you know men, all after one thing.
      Scarlett: Thank goodness.

    • Scarlett: Now what about Eunice. Didn't she ever do anything to make you happy?
      Mama: Yeah, she tried to run away once.

    • Scarlett: (to Eunice) Sit down, or I strangle you with that ugly dress.

    • Mama: Nobody in our family has ever been put in jail.
      Eunice: Uncle Willie.
      Mama: Willie? Well, that man was unbalanced. Lord, exposing himself at the drop of a hat in the frozen food section of the market.
      (Eunice runs to the bars)
      Eunice: Let me outta here! Let me outta here! I don't wanna be in the same room with her! I want a private cell!

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