Mama's Family

Mama's Family (1983)


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Naomi Oates Harper: Sonja, honey, did your mama ever talk to you about boys?
Sonja Harper: Well, she told me never to marry a locksmith.

Naomi Oates Harper: Oh, you just love to put people down, don't you, Mrs. Harper?
Thelma 'Mama' Harper: It is not only a pleasure, I see it as my duty.

Naomi Oates Harper: Magic moments between a man and a woman are spiritual and ought not to be screwed with.

Thelma 'Mama' Harper: Well, Buzz, I believe you've gotten taller behind my back.
Vinton Harper: Sorry.

Thelma 'Mama' Harper: From now on, I'm not gonna give my family anything but hell.

Naomi Oates Harper: I love a Boy's Choir at Christmas.
Thelma 'Mama' Harper: That's 'cause you've never had to sit through one.

Bubba Higgins: Grandma, you've got to admit it... There's nothing like the tree to get you into that Christmas spirit.
Thelma 'Mama' Harper: Yeah, sure, nothing gives me more comfort and joy than cleaning up pine needles for two weeks.

Thelma 'Mama' Harper: I wanna kill myself! Quick! Gimme somethin' Naomi made.
Vinton Harper: Here, Mama. Try one of these Spam and anchovy sandwiches.

Iola Lucille Boyland: I'm glad I put the tinsel on strand-by-strand. It gives the tree such symmetry.
Bubba Higgins: Yeah, and it balances it out, too.

Ellen Jackson: Vint, I don't ever lend money. Not ever. I just don't. Ever.

Thelma 'Mama' Harper: The only way to keep from goin' crazy in this house is to stay half lit.

Thelma 'Mama' Harper: Franny, don't drink if you can't hold your hooch.

Thelma 'Mama' Harper: For 50 years I have been in charge of Christmas. I've jingled your bells and I've roasted your chestnuts. This Christmas you goons can just rum-pa-pum-pum without me.

Ellen Jackson: Aunt Fran, Mama has some good news and bad news. The bad news is... there isn't any good news.

Thelma 'Mama' Harper: My dogs are barkin'.

Bubba Higgins: Grandma doesn't give me any rights.
Thelma 'Mama' Harper: You have the right to remain silent.

Eunice Higgins: If you want your talent appreciated in this world, you gotta go to Broadway.

Thelma 'Mama' Harper: From now on if we have any backstabbing to do were going to do it the way we have always done it face to face.

Thelma 'Mama' Harper: Good Lord.

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Continuity mistake: 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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Suggested correction: Wouldn't there have been 4 bedrooms upstairs not 3? Mama's, Frans, Sonja's as mentioned but then also Buzz had a room making it 4 bedrooms upstairs.

Buzz lived in the attic.

Kevin l Habershaw

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