Mama's Family

Season 4 Episode 7

Teacher's Pet

Aired Unknown Nov 07, 1987 on NBC
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Episode Summary

Teacher's Pet
Mama tries to become romantic with her night school teacher.

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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)

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Mama says that she has a B+ average, but she graduates with a 4.0, straight A's. How did her average go up and become perfect?

    • In this episode when Mama is sitting in her school desk. She is trying to cross her leg and act seductively for the teacher but, she falls off the desk... Notice that she laughs........

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Mr. Hanson: I really had a wonderful time, but perhaps I'd better go.
      Mama: Not so fast. Those kids might have the rest of their lives, but you and me are on a time schedule.

    • Mr. Hanson: Do you get some secret satisfaction from insulting me?
      Mama: Don't flatter yourself. I insult everybody.

    • Iola: Well Thelma, I told you. The way to a man's heart is through his stomach.
      Mama: Oh yeah? And just how many men have sliced your cake, Betty Crocker?

    • Mr. Hanson: I'm so relieved. I thought you were having a ceisure. I was ready to call the paramedics.
      Mama: You keep laughing and you're gonna need em.

    • Naomi: Well, there's only one sure fired way to let a man know you're interested.
      Mama: What's that?
      Naomi: Body language!
      Mama: I'm doomed.

    • Amy: I think that Sonnet #25 was the most beautiful poem I've ever read. Well, it stirred feelings in me that I didn't even know were there.
      Bubba: What page is that?!

    • Mr. Hanson: Aren't you moved by the sonnets from the Portuguese?
      Mama: Hell no. I got enough trouble understanding the ones in English.

    • Mama: Oh, Iola, we're talking about a handsome man here. I'm sure he's got his pick of any number of women. Young ones. Forty nine. Fifty.
      Iola: Thelma, he is a mature man. He knows what's important in life. He doesn't want some wild young thing. He wants a woman who can cook him a decent meal. Then leave him alone for the rest of the night.
      Mama: That's me!

    • *Vint sees an ad for a radio*
      Vint: What do you think girls? Do I have the kind of voice the world listens to?
      *Mama and Naomi don't respond*
      Vint: Naomi? Mama?!
      Mama: Did you say something Vinton?

  • NOTES (1)

    • When Thelma starts to tell Iola about her dream involving Mr. Hanson, watch her hair closely during the first close shot of Vicki Lawrence's head. A fly repeatedly lands in her hair, flies out, and lands back on it.