Mama's Family

Season 6 Episode 9

Take My Mama, Please!

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Aired Unknown Nov 18, 1989 on NBC

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    • Iola: Thelma, I don't appreciate you telling the whole congregation about the Patrick Swayze collage in my bedroom.
      Mama: Oh, what are you griping about? Shoot, the Reverend's wife offered ya fifty bucks for it!

    • (Mama is doing her Sylvester Stallone impression)
      Mama: Yo, I'm Rocky! Yo, I'm Rambo! Yo, I'm dead.
      Bubba: Do Jack Nicholson!
      Mama: Who?
      Bubba: You know, the Joker! (imitates the Joker's grin) Wait'll they get a load of me!
      Mama: Wait till I get a hold of you. (audience laughs) I have to apologize for my grandson Bubba. He's the one who talked me into doing that stupid Rambo impression. I wish he would do an impression of a person with a clean room.

    • Mama: This is my daughter-in-law Naomi, the one over here with all the make-up. Compared to her, Tammi Baker's got the natural look.

    • Vint: It's about time comedy came to Raytown.
      Mama: Comedy came to Raytown the day you were born.

    • Vint: Well, what about that old saying - The show must go on?
      Mama: I got another saying, Vinton - The hell with it!

    • (Mama is on stage at the Bigger Jigger with the Church Ladies in attendance)
      Mama: There once was a man with a bucket.. (church ladies gasp) ..who kept water in it, in case of a fire. That's what he did with that bucket.

    • Mama: Bubba is in his second year of college, and I know what he's going to be when he gets out: an old man!

    • Mama: (about Iola) Her idea of living on the edge is embroidering without a hoop.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • The title of this episode is an allusion to a famous one-liner, "Take my wife, please." The line was written and frequently used by Henny Youngman (1906 - 1998). The ironic part is that Mr. Youngman was married to the same woman for over 60 years and ended only upon her death.

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