Mama's Family

Season 5 Episode 24

Dependence Day

Aired Unknown May 20, 1989 on NBC
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Dependence Day
Mama and Iola are planning to go on a cruise, but Iola's mother forbids it. Mama tells Iola it is about time to stand up to her mother, and by doing so, Iola's mother kicks her out. She ends up staying with the Harpers, and soon after, the family wants her out.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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    • TRIVIA (3)

      • In this episode, Mama says that Wednesday is beans and franks night. But she said in other episodes it was meatloaf night. Supposedly, she changed it.

      • Mama talks about the tour of the old homes of Bump. But when Bubba ran away with plans to go to Bump, he was told all it was is a STOP sign and a bump. Apparently, there is more to see than he was told.

      • At one point Iola takes a pan of muffins out of the oven with no oven mits... they must of been hot!

    • QUOTES (10)

      • (Vint, Bubba, and Naomi are wondering why Mama is taking so long talking to Iola's mother)
        Vint: I tried to talk her into giving me back my ball when it broke her window. She just laughed and kept it.
        Bubba: Well, she's probably mellowed out since then.
        Vint: It was last Tuesday.

      • (The family is trying to upset Iola so she leaves, and Mama complains about her chipped plate)
        Naomi: It's nothing compared to this fork. Have you ever seen anything that filthy?
        Iola: Well, for heaven's sake, it's just a water spot.
        Mama: Oh my God! Everybody check your flatware!

      • Iola: Ya see what I've done is I've arranged your condiments in alphabetical order, from A1 to Worchester.
        Mama: Well how the hell did you put away the lunch meat, by Dewey Decimal System?!

      • Vint: Boy, reading the paper can really be depressing.
        Naomi: What is it honey? The ozone layer?
        Vint: No. Mr. Dithers fired Dagwood again.

      • Naomi: Do you realize that she was vacuuming at seven o'clock this morning?
        Mama: Well, what's wrong with that?
        Naomi: Under our bed?!

      • Bubba: Plus, you get to stop at all the port cities along the way.
        Naomi: Yeah. I hear they hit Hinckley, Bundy, and Bump.
        Vint: Even a few of the smaller towns.

      • Iola: I'll send Daddy for my things, including my slip covers!
        Mama: Well, fine by me cause with you gone, they're the ugliest things in the room!

      • Mama: But normally Wednesday night is our beans and franks night.
        Iola: Oh Thelma, Mother says these things are nothing butnitrates and pig's feet. You should never serve them to those you love.
        : Well that's why I make em for my family.

      • Naomi: My friend Luann is looking for a roommate to share her motor home out on Route 5.
        Mama: Are you nuts? There is more truck traffic in that floozy's trailer than the all night Texaco.

      • (Iola premieres her slip covers to the Harpers)
        Vint: Gee, I, I liked it better the way it was.
        Iola: Oh, isn't that just like a man?
        Mama: And his mother. Oh Iola, I don't know, it's just so floral. There aren't this many flowers in my garden, or in Holland!

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