Mama's Family

Season 3 Episode 21

Mama with the Golden Arm

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Aired Unknown Feb 28, 1987 on NBC
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Mama with the Golden Arm
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Mama emerges as a contender in an arm-wrestling competition.

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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)

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  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (16)

    • Iola: Oh Thelma, I'm sure it'll be a fair fight.
      Mama: Iola, no woman in a dog collar is gonna fight fair!

    • Mama: Oh yeah? Just what makes you think you're so tough?
      Big Joan: Ya see that? *points to a scar of her arm* I got that in a brawl in Taiwana.
      Mama: Oh, well big deal. Ya see that? *points to a mark on her arm* I got that fron a steam iron set on linen.
      Big Joan *lowers her shirt a bit*: Knife wound!
      Mama: Dish pan elbow!
      Big Joan *lifts her up a bit*: Here's where I got gorged by a rampaging bull.
      Mama: Shoot, that's nothing. I got stretch marks that would make you weep.

    • Vint: Now remember, you won't be going in there alone. You got your family to count on.
      Mama: I'm doomed.

    • *Iola takes Mama's bologna sandwich and beer away from her*
      Mama: Oh, Iola. Just let me sniff the serane wrap!

    • Iola: Mother says the Senior Citizen's plate is delicious.
      Vint: Yeah, and it's two dollars cheaper.
      Mama: Terrific, we can put it towards my tomb stone fund.

    • Waiter: Maybe I can recommend the Senior Citizens Plate. All the meat's been pulled off the bone.
      Mama: Well, that's real good because they don't trust me with a knife and a fork down at the home.
      Waiter: Well, I can see she's a little bit confused. I'll come back later.
      Mama: Well, comin' here has certainly cheered me up. That bozo's ready to have me declared brain dead.

    • Mama: I could have sworn I set that oven on 350.
      Iola: Oh, now Thelma. 350. Broil. It's a perfectly understandable mistake.
      Mama: Have you ever done it?
      Iola: Course not!

    • Vint: And remember, you won't be going in there alone. You got your family to count on,
      Mama: I'm doomed.

    • *Vint sneaks up on Mama vacuuming*
      Vint: What are you doing?
      Mama: I'm performing brain surgery.

    • *Vint sneaks up on Mama vacuuming*
      Vint: What are you doing?
      Mama: I'm performing brain surgery.

    • *Vint sneaks up on Mama vacuuming*
      Vint: What are you doing?
      Mama: I'm performing brain surgery.

    • Bubba: Besides Grandma, I bet all of those women are professionals.
      Naomi: With managers and trainers and nicknames, like "Killer Kate" and "Bloody Mary."
      Mama: Shoot, here I am "Thunder Thighs Thelma."

    • Mama: Floyd, bring me a big old slab of ribs. This old lady feels like chewing on some bones.

    • Big John: Which one of you wimps wants to bite the dust first?
      Vint *pulling Bubba ahead of him*: This one!

    • Naomi: How did you become such an expert on arm wrestling?
      Mama: The same way you became such an expert on peroxide; I've been around it my whole life.

    • Bubba: Just like it says on the menu, "All you can eat! Within reason."

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  • ALLUSIONS (1)

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