Mama's Family

Season 6 Episode 6

Mama Fights Back

Aired Unknown Oct 28, 1989 on NBC

Episode Recap

Just as Naomi, Vint and Bubba are finishing their lunch of Spaghetti-O's, an angry Mama and Iola return home from Ray Mart. Mama is mad because she tried to return a bum blender, but because she lacked the receipt, Ray Mart refused to take it back. Bubba suggests she call Chuck Duval, The Shopper's Pal on the radio station KRAY. Though Mama is not a fan, she calls anyway, and after Duval doesn't help her, she goes off on him. Mama is quite proud of herself for putting Duval in his place, though the family is nervous that she could be sued for slander. KRAY's manager Harrison visits to talk to Mama about what she did. But he is not upset; instead he offers Mama her own radio show. And the so-called "Shopper's Pal" has been let go.

Mama goes on the air soon after that from the comforts of her own home. She has Vint, Naomi, Bubba, and Iola helping her out as crew. The first show goes beautifully, and for the first two weeks Mama finds great success. And the family experiences great job perks. Now Mama wants to add music and sound effects to her show, as well as go after all the businesses in Raytown. She is warned against this by the family, but does it anyway.

The first theatrical show airs that afternoon. Iola does an exposé on Mr. Cookie, The Burger Bungalow, and the various donut shops of the tri-state area. With Bubba and Vint as judges on the different donuts, the shops in Raytown rank dead last on both of their lists. Naomi has her own segment for beauty products, but the mask she tried out before the show hurt her face. Mama ends her show, very enthused. When the station manager comes in afterwards, Mama tells him she wants to expand, maybe get a daily show or move into late night, Harrison tells her that she is fired. Even though her ratings are great and she has a lot of fans, the sponsors are not happy with the way she attacks them and therefore pulling their ads. After hearing this, Mama gives a farewell address with a certain found effect, a whoopee cushion.