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Vint asks Mama how old she is. Why don't her kids know her age? They remember her birthday, but they never seem to know how old she is.
Commentary/ObservationWhen the family shows up at the restaurant, Vint annoys Mama by throwing a fit when she won't go back and cook eggs the way he wants them. I know Vint is supposed to be a dimwit, but it's stretching for him not to understand he can only order off the menu.
Mama claims that she had never been on a plane before. Did she forget about the time she flew on a plane to appear on Family Feud?
Watch carefully when Iola receives her pearls from Mama. She puts them into her pocket and later on in the episode, they wind up behind a cushion on the sofa. Makes you wonder, how'd they get there?
When Mama is in the kitchen getting the turkey out of the oven, you can see Iola's dress sticking out a little from the basement door. She is standing there waiting on her cue obviously for when Vent and Naomi finish talking to Mama and leave the kitchen.
Mama has heard dishes break when she was out of the kitchen before, so why didn't she hear the gravy boat when it fell?
Not once, during the entire time Vint and the others were moving the trunk, did they notice a hole the size for a cat to enter it? Not once, during the entire time the trunk was moved, did the cats inside make ANY attempt to escape through the hole or make any noise at all?
The other cats found in the trunk seem to be awfully old or very large for kittens for a mother cat. Plus, the mother cat makes no attempt to stop anyone from picking up her or her kittens? Nor do the kittens try to scratch their way out, either? Lastly, none of the cats in the trunk resemble each other in any way in terms of fur colors, patterns, eye colors, etc. In fact, they appear to be of different breeds each.
The cats Thelma and the others keep are never seen again in the series. Even though in future episodes, other animals that should have attracted their attention (a parrot, a dog, a goose) appear around the house and yard.
This is the first episode in which Naomi's hair is permed.
Mama has been living with Naomi for three years, and has been knowing her for even longer. Why didn't she recognize her voice straight off?
Eddie Edwards would return for one more go three episodes later, hosting the beauty pageant in "Grandma USA."
Naomi tells Mama and Iola how she used to make chili for her first husband Tommy Lee, but in a previous episode, she said that her first husband's name was Tommy Ray.
Mama tells Ellen to return Mama's broach. This is the same broach she borrowed in the episode "Country Club." Did Ellen never return the broach before, or did she borrow it again?
Mama is distressed by the thought of Carl cheating on her, but in the episode "The Wedding: Part 1," when Ellen asks Mama what she would have done if Carl was unfaithful to her, Mama tells her that she would have given him bus fare.
Mama sits beside Carl's grave and remembers when he used to bring her to the cemetery to visit her departed mother. Mama makes reference that this is around the time she got pregnant with Vint. Later on, in episode #92, "My Mama Myself," Vint reminisces about how Grandma Crowley was mean to him and his sisters. If Vint was conceived during the time Grandma Crowley was dead, how was she able to scold him?
This is the first of two appearances for Mrs. Crowley (Mama's mother.) The second time is in the episode, My Mama Myself.
Younh Ellen is a blonde in this episode. But in Birthright, Mama says that both Ellen and Eunice were born redheads and that Ellen's hair color isn't natural.
Mama's good night rhyme to Vint and Naomi (See Quotes) is the same one Vint says to Mama in the episode "Bed And Breakdown." However, Vint and Naomi were find kinder in response to Mama than she was to Vint.
Why didn't Vint just drive Mama to that other hotel he said the manager mentioned? It was 60 miles away, but, he could have driven her there and been back in 2, 3 hours tops.