Mama's Family

Mama's Family (1983)

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

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.

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.

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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