Mama's Family

Mama's Family (1983)

1 corrected entry in Flaming Forties

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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

At the 6:46 mark of the episode, Thelma tells Vint that Naomi, Fran and herself are going to pantomime dance as the Andrew sisters and has him sit down so she can show him the dance that they have choreographed when she is interrupted by Buzz and Sonia telling her they voted to have a "punk" dance with the group Medication.

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

Correction: They don't decide to do the dance on the spur of the moment-earlier in the episode, Thelma tells Vint that they were planning on pantomiming to the record, which means they would have rehearsed the dance.

Vint and the Kids Move In - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Vint moves in, he stays in the basement. Mama, Fran, and Buzz all have a "bedroom." Sonya moves into Fran's studio. Then when Naomi thinks she's pregnant, they argue over where Vint and Naomi will move to instead of the basement. Fran says she won't give up her room, Buzz says his room is in the attic. Sonya says her room is microscopic. Thelma has the biggest room. Then on Mama's Birthday, she gets Buzz to help clean out of the attic, which obviously wasn't his room as he stated. Then, of course, after Buzz, Sonya, and Fran are all gone there's only room for Thelma and Bubba upstairs.

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