Mama's Family

Season 5 Episode 22

The Mama of Invention

Aired Unknown May 06, 1989 on NBC



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Iola: Well, I just couldn't wait to tell y'all the excitin' news. I met a man . . .
      Naomi: Well that's not exciting; that is down right miraculous.

    • Mama: I don't know when I've ever seen Vinton so mad in my life. There was a moment there when those cold eyes were fixed on me, I swear, he almost looked like a man.

    • Vint: Mama, I'm warning you, if you turn your back on me now I'm never gonna speak to you again!
      Mama: Just keep talkin' Vinton. You're making this easier and easier.

    • Sneed: Don't tell anyone about this, not even your family. We wouldn't want them actin' strange.
      Mama: Well, I don't think there's any way we can avoid that.

    • Sneed: Would you be comfortable wearing a wire?
      Mama: Are you kiddin'? I'm a 44D. I've been wearing a wire since the sixth grade.

    • Bubba: Why not grandma? Maybe we could sell him some inventions too.
      Vint: Yeah. I've been working on an idea for years.
      Mama: Well be patient baby, it'll come to you.

    • *Vint, Naomi and Bubba show of their new invention, "The Pet Lock"*
      Mama: Vinton, you have come up with some lame ideas, but this one qualifies you for handicap parking.

    • *Iola shows off her new invention, the invalid-turner*
      Naomi: Hey baby, maybe you and I better go for a flip in that thing tonight.
      Mama: Come to think of it Iola, this could be a big seller with perverts as a secondary market.

  • Notes

    • The actor that plays Keith Wheeler (James Hampton) was on the sitcom F-Troop with the actor that plays Vint (Ken Berry). On F-Troop, Berry was Captain Parmenter and Hampton was Private Dobbs.

    • The second and final appearance of Officer/Detective Sneed. He's received quite a promotion on the police force since Episode 64, "The Key To The Crime."

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