Mama's Family

Mama's Family (1983)

3 corrected entries in season 2

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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.

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: 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.

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

Show generally

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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