Mama's Family

Season 5 Episode 8

Full House

Aired Unknown Jan 07, 1989 on NBC
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Episode Summary

Full House
Mama, Naomi and Iola are planning to go to a show at the Pepper Pot Playhouse, while Vint and Bubba are set to play poker with the "poker pals". Mama finds out who's starring in the play and decides not to go, so Naomi and Iola leave as the "pals" arrive. Mama's headed off to bed when the phone rings, come to find out the other guys can't play. So Vint begs Mama to set in. Mama proves to be a much better player than anyone expected and is soon the hit of the evening, sharing embarrassing stories about Vint as a kid. Until she gets pulled away from the table by Vint and he begs her to build him up, so the "pals" will think he's a big man. Problem is that doesn't go as well and Mama soon begins boring every one with her endless stories. The last shoe drops when Mama reveals, in another story, that Vint touches the end of his when he's not telling the truth. Which ends up costing him a hand and he storms out mad. Naomi and Iola return and Naomi thinks the play was horrible. Later, Mama finds Vint on the front porch and he says he wants her to stop coming to his rescue everytime he's in trouble. Then he touches his nose, which makes her believe he wasn't telling the truth after all.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)

      • If you watch carefully when Vint and Bubba are setting up the poker table, they both go into the kitchen to get chairs while the women get ready to go out. When they come back, the table is already completely set-up.

    • QUOTES (9)

      • Vint: What are you doin'?! This is not the Church Ladies League!
        Mama: I know. I would never be winning this big down at the CLL. Those women play cutthroat poker.

      • Bubba: You don't hafta cancel the game. I can play.
        Mama: For pity's sake Bubba, you're just a kid.
        Bubba *in a whiny voice* : Am not!

      • Vint: Ya know Mama, the Poker Pals are real exclusive.
        Mama: Vinton, you're talking about two clods that pump gas, and another two who work in a slaughter house. That is not exactly the social register.
        Vint: It is in Raytown.

      • Vint: You've got to relax, loosen up, show the men a good time.
        Mama: Oh no! I'm here to play cards, and that's it!

      • Mama: What are you doin'?
        Vint: I'm thinking, if you don't mind.
        Mama: I don't mind. As far as I'm concerned, you could have started that years ago.

      • Vint: I don't need anybody to help me fail.

      • *Vint is talking about a paper Mama wrote for him*
        Vint: It ruined the rest of my year in history class.
        Mama: Did that teacher find ya out?
        Vint: Worse. She thought I was smart!

      • *Iola brings over water crest sandwiches for Vint's poker game*
        Vint: Oh Iola, the Poker Pals are not gonna eat those rabbit food sandwiches. They like man food, you know, beer nuts, beef jerky, pork rinds. Right Bubba?
        *Vint and Bubba puffs up their chest*
        Bubba: Right Uncle Vint.
        Mama: Give it a rest you two stud muffins.

      • Mama: I don't know why I'm bothering to clean this place up when it's just gonna be a pig sty in a couple of hours.
        Naomi: Well, I guess that's just the life of a housecleaner.
        Mama: How the hell would you know?

    • NOTES (1)

    • ALLUSIONS (1)

      • The title of this episode is an allusion to the TV series, "Full House". "Full House" first aired in September 1987 and starred John Stamos.

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