Mama's Family/The Sins of the Mother

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The Sins of the Mother
Season 4, Episode 14
Airdate January 9, 1988
Production Number 420
Written by Jim Evering
Directed by Dave Powers
Produced by Jim Evering and
Dave Powers
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The Sins of the Mother is the fourteenth episode of the fourth season of Mama's Family, and the seventy-fourth episode overall.

Starring: Vicki Lawrence (Thelma Harper)

Also Starring: Ken Berry (Vinton Harper), Dorothy Lyman (Naomi Harper), Beverly Archer (Iola Boyland), Allan Kayser (Bubba Higgins)

Guest Star: Heather Kerr (Young Eunice)

Nikki Cox (Young Iola), Rich Kettley (Young Vint), Magda Harout (Eulalie Griswold), Charles Douglass (Duke Reeves)


Plot Overview

When Bubba comes home drunk one night, Thelma punishes him severely the next day. The family is mystified by Thelma's harsh attitude, until Iola explains that this stems from a humiliating incident involving Bubba's mother, Eunice, getting drunk as a teenager.


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