Mama's Family

Season 4 Episode 3

The Key to the Crime

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Aired Unknown Oct 10, 1987 on NBC
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The Key to the Crime
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The "Courteous Crook" is loose in Raytown and the police are stumped. So Mama has all the locks changed in the house and goes to quick keys to get her new key copied for everyone. While there she runs into a long line and wants to go right to the front of it. But the other customers refuse, until a nice gentlement offers her his place in line and his pin to fill out the Key Club registration card. A little later as Mama, Iola and the family come back home from an evening on the town, they discover they've been hit by the "Courteous Crook". Who did a real nice job cleaning the grout in the downstairs bathroom. Officer Sneed soon arrives to take a statement and make a list of what's missing. After Vint talks in detail about some of the locks, Sneed asked him to come downtown with him. Where they arrest him as being the "Courteous Crook". Mama and Iola become determined to find the real culprit. They begin to talk about the Mama's visit to Quik Keys earlier, where she realizes who the crook really is. So they head for Quik Keys for the evidence, problem they are met by the crook himself. Seems he was getting all the address's from the Key Club cards and all he had to do was find a lock smith dumb enough to make the keys for him (that's Vint). So Mama and Iola crack the case and free Vint.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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