Mama's Family

Season 5 Episode 14

My Phony Valentine

Aired Unknown Feb 18, 1989 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • Just before the 2nd commercial break, Vicki Lawrence gets a little too caught up in dialing the number for Rent A Gent and knocks some prop off its shelf by shaking the wall too much. It appears to be some kind of salt/pepper shaker or other condiment dispenser.

  • Quotes

    • *Bubba and Vint say they're giving the girls their gifts*
      Bubba: Okay, close your eyes.
      *Naomi, Bunny, and Mama close their eyes*
      Vint: Not you Mama. We don't have any presents for you.
      Mama: Well, there's a blessing.

    • Mama: I bet you we pull an even bigger crowd than that stripper who found God.

    • Naomi: I want to be with child.
      *Vint comes in*
      Vint: Here's the paper, baby. I got dibs on the funnies. I can't start my day without Little Lulu.
      Mama: And you think you're not with child.

    • Vint: Oh, Naomi's gonna love that. She goes nuts on Valentines.
      Mama: Yeah? What's her excuse the rest of the year?

    • Mama: How'd it go with your chiropractor? Did he try and jump your bones?

    • *Mama runs in the house as "Mel" starts stripping on the porch*
      Mama: Well Good Lord, I'll bet the neighbors are just lovin' this!

    • Mama: Iola and me just prefer to celebrate Valentines in a little more traditional manner, that's all.
      Bubba: How?
      Mama: By making popcorn and watching an old movie on TV.
      Naomi: What is so traditional about that?
      Mama: We've done it for the past six years.

    • (Vint shows Mama what he got Naomi for Valentine's Day – a week old corsage and red licorice whips)
      Mama: And they wonder who is gonna fill Cary Grant's shoes.

    • Mama: Who ever would have dreamed we'd both get dates in the same year?

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • The title of this episode is an allusion to the song, "My Funny Valentine". It was written by Richard Rogers and included in the Broadway musical "Babes in Arms". Ella Fitzgerald's recording of it is very popular.