Mama's Family

Mama's Family (1983)

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Rashomama - S2-E5

Corrected entry: During Naomi's flashback, Thelma says "Betty, get me that stew pot up there, will you?" Speaking to Ellen, played by Betty White.

Correction: Thelma says baby not Betty. Which leads to the altercation between Fran and Ellen.

Alien Marriage - S1-E11

Corrected entry: In this episode, Vint is asked to marry an alien woman to help her get her green card. By this point in the season, he is already married to Naomi. Is it legal for a man to be married to two women at once?

Correction: Vinton is not married to Naomi in this episode. This may be episode 11 in sequence, but the events are out of sequence. Naomi visits Mama in the backyard, and she still has her house. She is not engage to Vinton. It is a continuity error.

More Power to You - S5-E16

Corrected entry: During the episode Mama's electricity is shut off. Toward the end of the episode the power comes back on and the "blender" comes on and everyone rejoices about the power being restored. The blender should still be running, but it's not. No one turned it off or unplugged it.

Randy DeShong

Correction: Bubba is seen getting up from the table going toward the blender when the power comes back on. The blender is then shut off out of view but it is clear that Bubba shut it off.

Mama Gets a Job - S1-E7

Corrected entry: In 'Mama Gets a Job', she is at the Raytown Travel Agency answering phones. The first time she picks up the phone, it kept ringing because she didn't hit a button. She is taught how to answer and then Buzz calls which she hits the button for. Right after that Vint calls. She does not hit any buttons but she is able to talk to him.

00:14:50

Correction: The phones in that time frame of show would have been push button that lock on one line and you can answer that line the next time it rings or hit another button to answer another line.

Fran's Dress - S1-E10

Corrected entry: In this episode when talking to Fran, Mama states, "I used to iron with my right hand, mash potatoes with my left, with four screaming kids under me." However, Mama only had three kids on the show: Vint, Unice, and Ellen. Where did the fourth kid come from?

Correction: It's an exaggeration implying that she worked herself to the bone taking care of them as kids. (Research "Uphill Both Ways In The Snow To School" for a classic example).

Jazetopher

No Room at the Inn - S2-E15

Corrected entry: In her answering machine message, Aunt Effie refers to Thelma as her cousin. If Effie is Thelma's cousin, then she is a cousin once removed to Vint, Eunice, and Ellen, and a cousin twice removed to Buzz and Sonya - not their aunt.

DavidK93

Correction: It's very common for people to call someone their aunt or uncle, even if they're not really related to them in this way. It's used as a term of respect and affection.

Flaming Forties - S2-E1

Corrected entry: When Thelma, Fran, and Naomi get up on stage and lip-sync to "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy," they do a coordinated dance. In the real world (i.e., not a musical), three people can't decide to do a dance together on the spur of the moment, and somehow spontaneously know all the steps to a three minute dance.

DavidK93

Correction: It's a TV and movie convention, you just have to suspend disbelief otherwise 99% of the dance numbers in TV shows and movies would never exist.

wolfchild

It's a convention of musicals, where singing and dancing are fanciful or are depicted as performed by characters who are actors that have rehearsed a performance. It doesn't apply to this scene of a non-musical sitcom where the characters are aware that they are singing and dancing on the spur of the moment, and have not prepared for it in advance.

DavidK93

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In the first two seasons, there are 3 bedrooms upstairs: Mama's, Fran's, and Sonja's. But after Buzz and Sonja move out and Aunt Fran dies, Bubba moves in and takes Aunt Fran's room. Vinton and Naomi are still in the basement complaining that they wanted Fran's room. However, originally there was another room upstairs, Sonja's room, that disappeared.

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