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Sister, Sister

Season 1 Episode 11

Mothers and Other Strangers

Aired Unknown Jun 17, 1994 on The WB
out of 10
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Episode Summary

Mothers and Other Strangers

Lisa's judgmental mother comes to visit. Not thinking at the time Lisa had told her mother that she was married to Ray. Lisa then pesuades Ray to pretend to be her husband, and in return she wont talk for a week. Lisa's mother discourages her and constantly tries to tell Lisa what her life should be like. Meanwhile, the twins and Roger prepare for a talent show. Will Lisa and her mother develop a mother-daughter relationship? Will Tia get over her stage fright?


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  • Funny!

    Lisa's mother comes to visit. Lisa is saying how her mom was never proud of her. She confesses to Ray that she told her that they were married. Ray promises to play along after Lisa says that she won't talk for a week. Tia and Tamera have a talent show coming up. They don't have much talent though. Roger offers for them to be his back-up singers. They say no until they hear him sing. Tia gets nervous but then the performance is great! Lisa confesses that she and Ray aren't married, but Lisa's mother finally admits that she is proud of Lisa.

    This was a great episode! I thought that Roger had a wonderul voice! It was funny at the end when Lisa started talking to Ray after the week! This episode gets a 10!moreless
  • Very imspiring!

    Lisa's mom is coming to visit her. The problem is, she and her mother don't exactly see eye-to-eye. Lisa feels her mother doesn't support her with her job or her dreams. Also, she assumes that Lisa and Ray are married, which angers Ray. He at first doesn't want Lisa's mother in his house, but then Lisa promises not to talk for a week. Then he agrees to it.

    Meanwhile, Tia and Tamera are auditioning for a school talent show, and they are trying to figure out what their talent it. They find out that they are good at singing. The problem is, at the auditions, Tia gets very nervous and freezes up. She learns that she can't let her fears control her. Well, she finally gets a second chance, and she, Tamera, and Roger all kick butt at the show.

    Lisa and her mother are finally starting to get along, and her mother learns to support her with her dreams.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Disney Channel edits the following lines:

      • Lisa's mother saying: "Remember, divorce comes a knocking if the room ain't rocking" is cut.
      • Lisa and Ray's conversation: Lisa "I'd rather have my eyes sewn shut, my toenails ripped off backwards, stuffed up my nose, and my feet..." Ray "Enough foreplay."

      Is cut in half. So all that is said is:

      Lisa "I'd rather have my eyes sewn shut, my toenails ripped off..." Ray "Enough." (studio audience laughs)

      • On the first night of pretending to have sex, Ray says "Oh Lisa" in a powerful, deep voice. Then Lisa says "Ray, that's my mother in there. Those two lines are cut. Also, Lisa's line "How long can you last?" is cut.

    • The Hula-Hoop girl threw the pink hula-hoop, but the yellow one landed in the audience.

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Lisa's mother: I have a little surprise for you.

      (Gives Lisa a box, Lisa looks at it and holds it up and it turns out to be lingerie)

      Lisa's mother: For Lisa to wear, and Ray to enjoy !

    • Lisa's mother: I'm so proud to have two loving grandchildren, and if you two get busy there might be a third.

    • Lisa: Ohhhh Ray...I love you!
      Ray: Saddle up Pony girl!
      (Lisa with a blunt look on her face)
      Ray: What, I'm reading a western novel.

  • NOTES (1)


    • Title: Mothers and Other Strangers

      This a play on the title of the 1970 movie Lovers and Other Strangers. The movie stars Bonnie Bedelia and Michael Brandon as a couple preparing for their upcoming wedding, an event for which no one else is happy.