Mama's Family

Season 4 Episode 24

Naomi's Identity Crisis

Aired Unknown Mar 19, 1988 on NBC
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Naomi's Identity Crisis
Mama complains about Naomi never doing anything around the house and to please her Naomi heads for the kitchen to help her do the dishes. Before she reaches the kitchen door, Mama comes back through and accidentally hits her in the head, knocking her cold. When Naomi wakes up, she can't remember anything or anyone (including her own husband).

Finding out it may be weeks or longer before she gets her memory back, Naomi goes to Mama for some advice on what she used to be like. Mama, sensing an opportunity to lighten her own workload, explains to Naomi she used to be a whiz around the house and she loved to do the very things Mama hated most. Like cleaning the toilet and waxing the laundry room floor.

After a few days everyone begins to notice something is wrong and Mama is certainly the blame for Naomi's new found love for housekeeping. An argument soon ensues and ends when Naomi is once again whacked by the same door that caused her amnesia in the first place. Only this time it restores her memory and for the first time since being married, "She has a headache."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)

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    • QUOTES (22)

      • *Vint tells Mama how Naomi made him sleep on the couch*
        Vint: She said she couldn't sleep with a man she hardly knew.
        Mama: This never stopped her before.

      • Mama: And that's your husband Vinton.
        *Naomi grabs Bubba's hand*
        Naomi: You're my husband?!
        Vint: No. That's your nephew Bubba. I'm your husband. Vint.
        Naomi: Are you sure?

      • Mama: Well Vinton, for pity's sake. She's exactly the same. Naomi, sweetie, I bet you're hungry. Lookie here, I saved you some supper.
        Naomi: Oh, how thoughtful. I hope you didn't go through any trouble.
        Mama: Well, she's not exactly the same.

      • Naomi: Oh, not tonight baby. I have a headache.
        Mama: Well, what do ya know about that! Looks like Mother Harper knocked some sense into you after all!

      • Naomi: That place is a pig sty. Have I been too sick to clean?
        Mama: No, not sick really. Although you did spend most of your time in bed.

      • Iola: Thelma, this has gone on long enough. I can't even insult the woman.

      • *Mama is showing the fish in the tank that was for Bubba's project*
        Mama: Suzie and Mikey. Suzie's the one with the big set of gills.

      • Vint: Now come on hon. Let's go downstairs, and I'll light the incense and turn on the lava lamp.
        Naomi: Eww. Do I have to Mother Harper?
        Mama: I wouldn't think so, sweetie. Certainly not before dark.

      • Vint: Hi Iola.
        Iola: Yeah. Yeah. Yeah.

      • Iola: I prefer to go home and freeze my buns.

      • Naomi: And I'm gonna bring out some fresh coffee to cause this is ten minutes old.

      • Vint: Oh, my poor Naomi.
        Bubba: She seems so different.
        Iola: It's like her whole personality's been knocked right out of her.
        Mama: That's the spirit. Looks on the bright side.

      • *Naomi says she will go get the salt herself*
        Naomi: Funny. This is my own home. I have no idea where the kitchen is.
        Mama: Well, you never were too familiar with it.

      • Naomi: Mrs. Harper, if you want some help all you have to do is ask.
        Mama: Alright Naomi. HELP ME!
        Vint: What do you think she meant by that?

      • Vint: Mama, the tea kettle's whistling!
        Mama: Oh really? I thought maybe the Good Year blimp just had a slow leak. Don't get up Vinton. I'll get it! No need for you to get off your lazy butt!
        Vint: Okay Mama.

      • Mama: Oh my Lord. She's got amnesia.
        Vint: Worse than that, her memory's gone
        Mama: Bubba give me a hand. This one's lost her mind and that one never had one to begin with!

      • Naomi: We did get along well, didn't we?
        Mama: Oh yeah. Yeah. Just like peaches n' cream.

      • Mama: Well then you're aware that there are certain wifely duties that he expects you to perform.
        Naomi: Like what? I'm gonna clean-up the basement. What more could he want?
        Mama: Boy, that door must have really wacked you good.

      • Mama (to Naomi): Course the one chore you could never get enough of was cleaning toilets.

      • *Mama accidentally hits Naomi with the door again*
        Vinton: Mama, how could you?
        Mama: Well, you're the fool who told me to come back out!

      • Iola: Are you certain she's alright? Did they do any tests at the hospital?
        Vint: Yeah, they took X-rays of her brain. They didn't find anything.

      • Mama (to Naomi): Have you ever noticed how none of your wifely duties can be performed standing up?

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