Mama's Family

Season 6 Episode 19

There is Nothing Like the Dames

Aired Unknown Feb 17, 1990 on NBC



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Mama: Who gave you permission to come out of there?!
      Vint: Mama, I am a grown man. I do not need your permission. Besides, Naomi said it'd be okay.

    • (Bubba arrives in the middle of Mama's dinner with the Dames)
      Bubba: Grandma, I can't believe it! I got all dressed up, and I forgot my purse.

    • (Mama finishes ironing Bubba's costume for the play)
      Mama: Well, I never thought that I would say this to a grandson of mine, but your dress is ready.

    • (Mama on her plans to entertain the Dames)
      Mama: I will just have an outdoor party, like Merv did!
      Iola: Oh, Thelma you don't have a pool.
      Mama: Well, I'll just hose down the driveway.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • The title of this episode is an allusion to a song from the Broadway musical, "South Pacific." There Is Nothing Like A Dame was written by Rogers and Hammerstein. The musical opened in 1949 and starred Mary Martin, who also played Peter Pan on Broadway and had a son who became an actor: Larry Hagman.