Goof: Mrs. Kambeck has a green sheet printout of the money that was "deducted" from the teller machine when it went berserk... Yet, the ATM DOESN'T have a camera, like they all do, that would have proven if Mr. Guthrie hadn't, in fact, deducted said money?
Mama: What happened to all your ethics?
Bubba: Who needs ethics? We could get a CD player!
Vint: Yeah. Or a camper shelf for my pick-up.
Naomi: Or an entire layette for the baby we're gonna make.
Iola: Oh, will you forget your hypothetical baby! *grabs Mama* Thelma, you and I could take a single's cruise to Mexico!!!
*Iola enters wearing a big pink floral hat*
Iola: I'm sorry I'm late. I kept changing hats.
Mama: Well you should have kept at it a little longer.
Mama: I will just make up my own random survey question, alright. Now let me think. Okay, I got it!
Vint: I'm sure the postman will be here with Daddy's check in plenty of time. Remember, "Neither snow, nor rain, nor gloom of night stays these carriers from their appointed rounds."
Mama: Shoot, they gave up that motto years ago. Now they say, "You'll get it when we're damn good and ready."
Bubba: Okay, here is the first question: You have just spent $185.00 at the grocery store.
Iola: Oh my word, I never spent that much.
Mama: Shoot, at today's prices, that's only about six items.
Vint: *raises his hand* I'll say the answer is No!
Naomi: Honey, he wasn't asked us a question yet.
Bubba: As you are walking back to your car, you notice the checker has given you fifteen cents too much change.
Vint: *raises his hand* I'll say the answer is Yes!
Mama: Will you shut up, and let him get to the question!
Vint: What if she double-crossed us and took off for Mexico with all our money?
*Mama comes in*
Mama: Hello all.
Vint: There see, I told you she'd be back.
*Mr. Guthrie says that he did not withdraw $800, but Louise reuses to believe him*
Louise: What does that say?
Mama: Well, that looks like a minus eight hundred dollars to me.
Louise: See? Even this confused old lady can see you made the withdrawal.
Mama: Now just a minute here. Isn't it possible that this machine gave out his money by mistake? Maybe if somebody pushed the wrong buttons or struck it with a large, white, patent leather object.
Louise: You're rattling on dear. Why don't you go sit down and feed the pigeons.
Mama: But, just like y'all said, first thing tomorrow morning I'mma take it back to the bank. Oh, I'm starting to feel better already.
Vint: Now hold on Mama! We've got to think this thing through!
*Bubba finishes reading his question*
Mama: Now Vinton.
Vint: Uh, somebody else go first. I didn't realize it was multiple choice.
*Iola tells Mama she picked up her mail as well*
Mama: You mean to tell me you had my pension check over at your house all this time?!
Iola: Well, don't go on about it, Thelma. That's what friends are for. No need to thank me.
Mama: Thank you?! I oughtta beat you senseless with that God-awful hat!
Bubba: It's this new cereal I bought. Sugar Frosted Whole Bran Fiber.
Mama: Brings out the kid in you, along with everything else. Well good night, what ever happened to cereal that just rotted your teeth.
Thelma: Bubba, don't read at the dinner table. Where are you manners? Gimme the damn potatoes!
Iola: *Slowly going mad* "Very well, Thelma. Was the bank concerned with the right thing to do when they cut off your Christmas Club, cause you made your June deposit in August? I think not. And where was the bank's sense of morality when they REFUSED to take back their defective free toaster? AFTER it SINGED off every hair on mother's upper lip! I DESPISE THAT BANK AND EVERYTHING IT STANDS FOR! Down with the imperial fascists! Keep the money! I say go back and try it for a more!
Thelma: Well now, just a damn minute here! Especially you, Ayatollah Boylen!
Behind the Scenes: A little under 5 years and a month earlier, a similar story appeared on Three's Company: episode 153, "The Money Machine." Interestingly enough, both that episode and "Found Money" were directed by Dave Powers.
Behind the Scenes: Strangely enough, his interesting name not withstanding, Bryan O'Byrne also played a character who lost a sum of money in the Perfect Strangers episode, Finders Keepers. There, he played Father Killion, who had left a shoebox full of his church's money on a bus. As if that wasn't enough, he shouldn't really have to worry about a fixed income, having played a bank teller in The $1,000,000 Duck.
Behind the Scenes: TBS muted one of Mama's line while they were all in the kitchen in the first or second scene.