Mama's Family

Season 5 Episode 25

Mama Makes Three

Aired Unknown May 27, 1989 on NBC
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Mama Makes Three
Vint and Naomi learn that they can't naturally conceive a child. Iola suggests that they adopt a child instead. So they decide to do so. Everything goes incredibly well for them, until they have to meet with a psychiatrist after telling the Adoption Agency that Mama would help raise the child. Mama's behavior at the session upsets Vint and Naomi, making them fear they will not get their child. But luckily, after getting bad news from Iola, Naomi comes in with great news.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

    Beverly Archer

    Beverly Archer

    Iola Boylen (1986-1990)

    Allan Kayser

    Allan Kayser

    Bubba Higgins (episodes 36-130)

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      • (The family is discussing Vint and Naomi getting to adopt a baby)
        Mama: Bubba, if the Harper family did not pass with flying colors, I will dance naked with the mailman.
        Iola: (enters) Knock, knock.
        Mama: Oh, come in hon, you're just in time for lunch.
        Iola: Well, I don't know if I should stay, under the circumstances.
        Vint: What circumstances?
        Iola: Well, I just got off the phone with Vernilia. She thought it best if I tell you. The adoption agency turned ya down.
        Vint: Oh, no!
        Mama: Well, I am in a state of shock.
        Bubba: Just think how the mailman's gonna feel.

      • Vint: I am out of here. At last, I'm free. As free as the wind blows. As free as the grass grows. Free to follow my heart. (pauses) Born free. . .
        Mama: Oh, shut up!

      • Vint: You told me you'd keep it till I was mature enough!
        Mama: Hell Vinton, those chemicals have only got a fifty year shelf life.

      • Naomi: You see, they were afraid that we wouldn't have enough time for our baby, on account of us both being so career oriented like we are.
        Mama: Well what turned them around? Finding out ya got dead-end jobs?

      • Naomi: The doctor says my poor baby's been shooting blanks.
        Mama: Oh my Lord. I was afraid something like this would happen ever since you had that horrible dodge ball accident in the fourth grade.

      • (Vint is worried about Naomi)
        Vint: Oh Mama, what if she never comes back?
        Mama: Did she take her hot rollers or her make-up?
        Vint: No.
        Mama: She'll be back.

      • (Mama is drinking a beer as Vinton enters)
        Vint: Isn't it a little early for that?
        Mama: It's eight PM in Munich. Gesundheit!

      • (Mama is talking about her mother)
        Mama: That old dragon made my life a living hell! But I gave her respect! "Honor thy Father and thy Mother." That is what the Good Book says, and that is what I did! I honored that prune-faced old harp until she drew her last breath! And what did it get me?! Nothing but heartache and criticism and backtalk! What, oh what did I ever do to deserve such ungrateful brats?! Tell me! WHY?! WHY?! WHY?!

      • Naomi: Come to think of it, I think I was pretty hungry for affection as a child.
        Mama: Becoming an adult did nothing to curve her appetite.

      • (Vint and Naomi are discussing adopting a baby)
        Vint: It wouldn't be blood. I mean, the kid would have absolutely nothing to do with our two gene pools.
        Mama: Well, this idea's soundin' better and better.

      • Mama: Vinton has been eatin' my food his entire life, and I have never heard of him complain about being barren till he took up with you!
        Vint: Could we talk about something else?!
        Naomi: Just what is that supposed to mean?!
        Mama: It means you wore him out! You can only turn a battery on so many times before it runs outta juice!

      • Bubba: What are you doing? Having lunch?
        Mama: No Bubba, we're grooving to Oscar Meyer's latest compact disk.
        (Bubba listens around the room)

      • Vint: We're not gonna get our baby. Dr. Richards said we couldn't.
        Naomi: Well honey, I just got a second opinion, and my obstetrician says we are.
        Vint: What's your eye doctor got to do with it?

      • (Vint is talking about his chemistry set)
        Vint: I had it figured out the minute I opened the box, but she ripped it right out of my hands!
        Mama: He was burning down the front porch.
        Vint: It was an experiment!
        Mama: It was arson!

      • Dr. Richards: So, Mr. Harper, tell me about your childhood?
        Vint: Well, I guess it was okay. I... (Mama takes a rolled up magazine and slaps her palm with it) Perfect! My childhood was perfect.

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