Mama's Family

Season 5 Episode 18

There's No Place Like...No Place

Aired Unknown Mar 25, 1989 on NBC
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There's No Place Like...No Place
Bubba's off to a rally for the homeless, as Mama and Iola are off to the Rayplex, while Vint and Naomi are headed out to route five to see the new housing development. Mama gives Bubba $20 just in case he needs it and then he accidentally packs her wallet in his back pack and heads out. She only notices this as her and Iola are leaving. So Mama heads for the rally to get her wallet back and Iola heads for the theatre.

But Mama gets arrested along with the the other's at the rally and gets locked up, even though she tries to convince them she's not homeless. The phone is busy when she calls home so she's out of luck and into the cell she goes. Where she discovers that the people there are much like her, including her Cousin Cora. Who lost her farm two years earlier and has been homeless every since.

The rest of the family finds Bubba at home and wonder where Mama is, they finally head for the police station and find her locked up and refusing to leave, after the Mayor decided to release everyone before the press got wind of it. Finally after some arm twisting from Iola (who just got her own column in the local paper), the Mayor agrees to call an emergency city council meeting and Reverend Meechum opens up the church basement as a temporary shelter. While Cora moves in with Mama until she gets a place of her own.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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    • TRIVIA (1)

      • Cousin Cora shouldn't be a bum. She got Uncle Oscar's boat business in episode #75. What happened with that. She never mentioned it!

    • QUOTES (10)

      • Woman: My little girl is safer in this jail than at that welfare hotel.
        Man: You'll find more criminals there than you ever will here.
        Mama: Good Lord.

      • Mama: My folks were dirt poor. We always had a roof over our heads.
        Vint: Yeah, but roofs cost a lot less in the olden days.
        Mama: Oh yeah, right. All we needed was a nice, sturdy cave to keep the dinosaurs from stomping on us.

      • *The family is issuing a missing person report for Mama*
        Mack: Name?
        Vint: Vinton Harper.
        Iola: No Vinton, not your name. Thelma Harper.
        Mack: Age?
        Iola: Uh, unknown.
        Naomi: She's pretty old though, and she's really let herself go. Her hips have spread, they kinda jiggle when she walks.
        Iola: Don't write that down.
        Bubba: Yeah. If she sees that, she'll blow up. She's got a real temper.
        JoJo: Lady, gimme those keys!
        Mama: Oh, blow it out you're ear, copper!
        Vint: There she is! That's my Mama!
        *The family runs to the cell*
        Mack: Thought that description sounded familiar.

      • Mama: I've heard what happens to big, buxom beauties behind bars.
        JoJo: Trust me, you got nothing to worry about.

      • Mama: Well, the fact is I'm only in here because my grandson ran off with my wallet.
        Bum: Kids nowadays!

      • JoJo: You have no idea what these people are really like.
        Mama: Well, you maybe right. You know I read about this lady was pregnant, she had no place to stay. She wound up having that baby in a barn.
        JoJo: Well, you see what I mean? They're just like animals.
        Mama: Course that kid didn't turn out too bad. Every December 25th all over the world, we celebrate the birthday of that baby in that barn.

      • Mama: Me and Iola got a hot date with Mel Gibson down at the Rayplex.
        Iola: Oh, I just love that cute little way he wrinkles his nose before he blows somebody away.

      • Naomi: Any one of these would be just a dream come true.
        Mama: Yeah, sure. It's every American's dream to buy a house they can't afford.

      • Iola: Well, congratulate me. I have been given my very own column in the Church Chimes.
        Mama: No, well how do ya like that. What are you gonna call it, "Skinny From the Skinny?"
        Iola: No, I'm gonna call it "Boylen's Beat." It'll have all the most exciting news in Raytown. Anybody got a scoop?
        Vint: Well, the Whittikers' dog died.
        Iola: I know. That's my lead story.
        Mama: Well, I tell ya, with excitement like that, you can just cancel my subscription to the Inquire.

      • *The cop puts Mama in the cell*
        Mama: But I don't belong in here! *rattles bars* I am not a vagrant! I am not a bum! *rattles bars* I AM NOT A CREEP! *turns around* Course, neither are any of you. *pause* When I said creep, I said it with love.

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