Mama's Family

Season 3 Episode 12

Fly Naomi

Aired Unknown Dec 13, 1986 on NBC
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Fly Naomi
Unhappy with the rut she's gotten into, Naomi decides to make a change and arrives home with the news that, after seeing an ad in the paper, she's decided to attend school to train as a flight attendant. Vint gets upset because she didn't ask him first. While, Bubba joins the debate team to be near a girl he likes. Naomi aces her first exam, which only serves to make Vint more upset. With a growing rift between Vint and Naomi, Iola tries to make her move and asks Vint to have ice cream with her one night. What Vint views as innocent, Mama see clearly as Iola trying to get her claws into Vint and tells him so in no uncertain terms. Naomi tries to get everyone in the family to help her train for that night's big test, but the only one who will is Mama. Who quickly proceeds to drive her nuts. Later, Bubba annouces he's been kicked off the debate team for not knowing the Electoral College had nothing to do with electricty. Just as the family gets excited about all the free flights they'll get as the family of a flight attendant, Naomi dashes their hopes by failing her simulated test.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)

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (1)

      • Mama claims that she had never been on a plane before. Did she forget about the time she flew on a plane to appear on Family Feud?

    • QUOTES (14)

      • *Naomi explains the test, and how she went out of the Emergency exit*
        Vint: "Does this mean you're not a stewardess?"
        Naomi: "I'm not even alive! I'm aviation's first simulated casualty."

      • Mama: "We are so proud to have a stewardess in our family."
        *Naomi runs out crying
        "I knew it, she flunked."

      • *Mama tells Vint that Iola is coming on to him, and he doesn't believe*
        Mama: "Vinton, can't you see that Iola wants you to crank more than her ice cream."

      • Naomi: "What is the matter with the way I walk?"
        Mama: "Well, you're supposed to be a stewardess, not a pigeon in heat!"

      • Mama: "How are we supposed to breathe normally when we are plunging to our death?!"

      • Mama: "And where the hell did you get that outfit?!"
        Naomi: "I sewed it myself."
        Mama: "Well it looks it!"

      • Mama: "Oh, snap out of it Vinton! Naomi's never gonna be a stewardess! She's gonna fall flat on her face, flunk that class, and the two of you are gonna wind up spending the rest of your lives in the basement."
        Vint: "Well thanks Mama I feel a whole lot better!"

      • Vint: "Mama, do you realize it's been weeks since those two trains have coupled?"
        Mama: "Alright Vinton, that's enough with the dirty train talk."

      • Iola: "How's it going Vint?"
        Vint: "Um, well ya see, this thingamajig gets stuck in the hoosis, and the doohickey won't spin."
        Iola: "Oh, what a mind you have!"
        Mama: "Yeah, it's a regular whatchamacallit."

      • Naomi: "There are no age requirements, Mrs. Harper. All you have to be is pleasant and polite."
        Mama: "Well that let's you out."

      • Mama: "Wake up or smell the coffee, tea, or milk."

      • *Bubba tells Vint his debate topic: Should the electoral college be abolished*
        Vint: "Well of course not. Where would all the future electricians come from?"

      • Naomi: "Oh face it Vinton, we're never gonna find another place to live."
        Vint: "Oh, come on sweetheart, things will look a whole lot better tonight at the drive-in, once ya get your feet propped up on that dashboard."

      • Mama: "Well, at least you're going after a girl with some brains."
        Bubba: "Yeah. Wanda Lynn's got the biggest set of brains in school."

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