Mama's Family

Season 2 Episode 7

Ellen's Boyfriend

Aired Unknown Nov 17, 1983 on NBC
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Ellen's Boyfriend
Ellen has been torturing the family with slides from a trip to Europe, which the family has not been enjoying. But this time Ellen just drops the slides off because she has joined a group for the widowed and the divorced. At this group, Ellen has met an attractive, younger man named Glen, but doesn't want Mama to meet him because of the age difference. At the same time, Vint has been vying to win a contest and Kwik Keys. That night, as Glen and Ellen are at dinner, Mama, Vint, Naomi, and Fran show up because Vint won the fancy dinner. After the family learns Glen is Ellen's new boyfriend, Mama freaks out, and Glen ends up leaving. Ellen doesn't go with him thought because of Mama. Afterwards, Ellen visits Mama, and the two get in a fight. But Mama reveals she is jealous that Ellen moved on after losing her husband, though she never could. They make up, and Ellen heads to make up with Glen.moreless

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Harvey Korman

Harvey Korman

Alistair Quince/Host (1983-1984)

Rue McClanahan

Rue McClanahan

Francis "Fran" Crawley (episodes 1-35)

Vicki Lawrence

Vicki Lawrence

Mrs. Thelma "Mama" Crowley-Harper

Ken Berry

Ken Berry

Vinton Harper

Dorothy Lyman

Dorothy Lyman

Naomi Oates Harper

Eric Brown

Eric Brown

Vinton "Buzz" Harper, Jr. (episodes 1-35)

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Ellen is a grown woman, so why is she doing exactly what her mother says? She is an adult and has a mind of her own; Mama shouldn't have that much influence on what she does.

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Mama: Lord, how did I ever raise such a pack of sex maniacs?! Sure didn't get it from their daddy!

    • (Ellen says she is going to tells Glen she was wrong)
      Mama: You're not going over there now?
      Ellen: Oh, I've got to, Mama! I've got to!
      Mama: Well, it's the middle of the night, Ellen.
      Ellen: I know!
      Mama: Well, he'll be in bed by now!
      Ellen: Yes!!!

    • (Ellen is leaving to go to Quitters and Losers)
      Mama: Well, what is the big rush? You don't want to spend a whole evening with a bunch of bored, lonely, unattractive people with no place to go and nothing to do!
      Ellen: Of course not. That's why I'm leaving.

    • Mama: Lord, after Carl died, did you see me running off after younger men?! Did you see me running off after older men? Shoot, I didn't even give the milkman the time of day!

    • Ellen: And for your information he is a highly successful and respected business man who could have his pick of any number of women in this town!
      Mama: Then what the hell is he doing with you?!
      Ellen: Anything he wants Mama! Anything he wants!

  • NOTES (1)