Mama's Family

Season 4 Episode 8

Child's Play

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Aired Unknown Nov 14, 1987 on NBC
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After the family acts like a bunch of hooligans in church, the reverend and Mrs. Meechum come by to ask Thelma if she would watch little Eugene while they visited the shut-ins at the hospital. Of course, being the president of the Church Ladies League, she could not say no.Eugene is no picnic to be with. Firstly, while Thelma is making her stew, Eugene tells her that Papa always takes him to Burger Boy on Sundays. When she tells him that he is having stew there with the family, he calls her fat. As soon as she leaves the kitchen, he steals the bottle of hot sauce and plans to use it against the family. While Thelma and Naomi are fixing the table for lunch, Vinton and Bubba are playing hide-and-go-seek with Eugene. Then, Eugene comes into the dining room and tells them that the boys got tired of playing that, and he didn't know where they went to. After that, Eugene complimented Naomi on how lovely he dress was. Then, he pinched her butt. She told him to keep his hands to himself and to sit down and eat.Vint and Bubba come into eat all dirty and scummy. When asked what happened to them, the explained that Eugene had locked them in the garage and that they had to break themselves out. Thelma is dusting when Eugene put a sign on her butt that says "Caution: Wide Load" on it. He is drawing at the table, and he draws a big picture of a farm scene. When Thelma asks where he got such a big piece of paper, he reveals that he drew all over he good tablecloth. While Eugene has himself locked in the bathroom to hide from Thelma, Iola comes over with a gift for him. It turns out to be a ball on a stick. Eugene doesn't like it, and he break the ball off. when Iola sees this, she breaks the toy in half and threatens to stab him with it.Just when Thelma thinks that the nightmare is over, Alberta explains that Lloyd was run over by a wheelchair at the hospital and that she needs to be with him. So, Thelma is volunteered to babysit Eugene overnight. As Thelma goes to walk up the stairs for the night, Eugene asks her if she will tell him a story. She does, and he falls asleep on her. Not wanting to wake him, she sleeps with him on the couch.Thelma wakes up and finds herself tied up. Vint thinks that they are playing a game, so he thinks nothing about untying her.the Meechums arrive later, and then they untie her. Thelma tells them about how bad he is, and how he deserves to be spanked. Alberta says that they do not believe in that, but Lloyd has a different idea.You can hear Lloyd spanking Eugene as the show closes.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)

    Earl Boen

    Earl Boen

    Reverend Meechum

    Guest Star

    Anne Haney

    Anne Haney

    Alberta Meechum

    Guest Star

    Ryan Bollman

    Ryan Bollman

    Eugene Meechum

    Guest Star

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    • TRIVIA (2)

      • When Eugene kicks the reverend Meecham in his broken leg, it sounds like he swears, but he actually says "Shadrach!" (who, in the bible, was one of the 3 men thrown in the furnace by Nebuchadnezzar for refusing to bow)

      • Eugene claims that Reverend Meechum always takes him out to a burger place on Sunday for a meal. But, how many pastors engage in any kind of buying or selling on Sunday? In fact, many church books of "law" forbid it for their members.

    • QUOTES (14)

      • *Eugene fills Mama's bathroom with Vint's shaving cream*
        Mama: My john looks like an explosion at the Cool Whip factory!

      • Alberta: Now you tell little Eugene that his Ma Ma just loves him to death.
        Mama: Love him to death? That's one I hadn't thought of.

      • Alberta: Wouldn't you love to have one just like him?
        Iola: If I wanted one like him, I'd get a pitbull.

      • Iola: Thelma, children do not respond to threats.
        Mama: Well, I can't hit him when he's behind that door!

      • Mama: Do you know what we do to smart Alec artists around here?! We tar and feather em!
        Eugene: You can't do that to me. I'm only a kid!
        Mama: Well, that means we just use a little less tar!

      • Vint: He knew we were hiding in there. He cheated Mama! He peeked!
        Eugene: Did not!
        Vint: Did too!
        Eugene: Did not!
        Vint: Did too!
        Eugene: Uh-ah!
        Vint: Ah ha!
        Eugene: Uh-ah!
        Vint: Ah ha!
        Mama: WILL YOU TWO KNOCK IT OFF!

      • Eugene: Have you always been fat, or is it just since you got old?

      • Mama: You're not supposed to enjoy yourself. It's church!

      • Mama: You were plugged into that radio the whole time listening to some stupid ball game.
        Vint: Well, nobody noticed. They probably thought it was a hearing aid.
        Mama: Oh, yeah right Vinton. People with hearing aids always jump up in the middle of the sermon and yell, "How damn! Touchdown!"

      • Mama: They were staring at you lug nut!
        Bubba: Me?! What did I do?!
        Mama: You took five minutes making change out of the collection plate!
        Bubba: Well, I didn't wanna give a whole dollar.

      • Naomi: Just what is wrong with my attire? I've always found this outfit very suitable for religious occasions.
        Mama: That's cause you've got to pray to God it stays up.

      • *Iola is trying to use child psychology on Eugene*
        Iola: Gee Thelma, it's too bad Eugene is not here. I have a present for him. I guess I'll have to send it to poor boys in China.
        *Eugene comes out of the bathroom*
        Eugene: Where's my present!
        Iola: Here it is. This is called a ball on a stick.
        Mama: Clever name.
        Iola: You see, it stimulates hand-eye coordination and is good for countless hours of entertainment.
        *Eugene snaps ball off the stick*
        Eugene: Ah, this cheap thing broke. I hope you kept your receipt.
        Mama: Gee, them countless hours just flew by.

      • Eugene: Cussing on the Sabath. I'm tellin' Pa Pa! I'm tellin' Pa Pa!
        Mama: Ah, Pa Pa doesn't mind!. Pa Pa says when you're as old and fat as I am, you can say anything you damn well please.

      • Eugene: Pa Pa always tells me a story .
        Mama: Well then, why don't you just remember it. That way you can tell it to yourself.

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