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9 Jan. 1988
The Sins of the Mother
When Bubba comes home drunk one night, Mama punishes him severely the next day. The family is mystified by Mama's harsh attitude, until Iola explains that this stems from a humiliating incident involving Bubba's mother, Eunice, getting drunk as a teenager.
16 Jan. 1988
A Friend Indeed
Mama has had it with Iola's constant intrusion into her home and family life. But when Iola starts spending all her time with a new friend, Mama feels left out and must find a way to get her back.
23 Jan. 1988
I Do, I Don't
After attending a family wedding along with their own significant others, Mama, Iola, and Bubba daydream about what marriage could be like for each of them.
30 Jan. 1988
Mama Gets the Bird
Mama's beloved uncle dies and leaves her his pet parrot. The bird speaks in rhymes that the family believes are clues to the late uncle's hidden fortune.
6 Feb. 1988
Mama's Girls
Mama, Aunt Effie, and several other senior citizen ladies take up tap dancing as a form of exercise. They enjoy it so much that they decide to form their own professional tap dancing troupe. But the possibility of their dancing becoming an insurance liability may force their show to close down.
13 Feb. 1988
Mama on Jeopardy!
The producers of "Jeopardy!" are holding auditions in Raytown, so Iola decides to try out. Mama answers all the questions on William Shakespeare which Iola misses and is chosen to appear on the game show.
20 Feb. 1988
Mama Goes Hawaiian: Part 1
Mama is a fan of "Jeopardy!" and so is Iola. When the show's staff comes to town looking for contestants they both try out. Iola flops but thanks to Thelma's outgoing personality and ability to answer at least something correct,she gets chosen. She finishes last but gets a consolation prize of a trip to Hawaii! The family (and tag along Iola) all head for Honolulu. Naomi get sunburned on day one,ruining her romantic nights with Vinton. He goes golfing and gets mistaken for a Wall Street genius by some vacationing corporate executives. Iola,Bubba & Mama experience ...
27 Feb. 1988
Mama Goes Hawaiian: Part 2
In part 2;Iola,Bubba & Mama's romances continue in Hawaii. Iola spends time and finds much in common with a sailor from Sweden. Bubba has found a local young Hawaiian beauty,who may not be what she seems. Mama is desperate to ditch her "beach bum" admirer but finds out something about him later that's quite surprising at a lavish luau. Vinton's new executive golf buddies,are still convinced that he and now Naomi are financial market experts.
5 Mar. 1988
Bubba's Double Date
After Bubba's date, Wanda Lynn, lets him down before the prom, Mama and Iola arrange for him to take Iola's shy young niece, Vernette, instead. But when Wanda Lynn suddenly becomes available again, Bubba, who is reluctant to let Vernette down, faces a conflict.
12 Mar. 1988
Bed and Breakdown
Mama's stove is falling apart. In order to earn money for a new one, she decides to rent out a room in her house to a couple in town for the county fair. But Naomi and Bubba have also rented out their rooms, and the house becomes overcrowded with the very different--and clashing-- crowd of guests.
19 Mar. 1988
Naomi's Identity Crisis
A hit to Naomi's head leaves her an amnesiac. When she asks Mama to fill her in on who she used to be, Mama convinces her she was a housekeeping and cooking whiz.
26 Mar. 1988
Pomp and Circumstance
Mama and Bubba are about to graduate from high school --indeed, Mama is to be the class valedictorian. But when Bubba learns that his parents won't be coming up from Florida for the ceremony, he is deeply hurt and decides not to attend the graduation.
5 Nov. 1988
Ladies Choice
Mama seeks a repeat term as Church Ladies League president, but finds herself running against the last person she thought would be her opponent.
12 Nov. 1988
Baby Talk
After visiting a friend with a new baby, Naomi and Vint decide they want a baby themselves. But Mama, who feels that there isn't room in the house for another person, decides to have them babysit another friend's cranky infant, in order to discourage them.
19 Nov. 1988
Naomi's New Position
Naomi's new store manager Archie Woods has offered her the newly opened position of assistant manager. She's flattered to have been selected but is not flattered one bit when Mr. Woods makes it clear,in words and actions,that she has to be "very friendly" to him to secure the promotion. Naomi realizes this is why the the last female assistant manager was let go. He tells her to go home and think it over. She lets it be known to Mama & Iola what he's done. After giving her a talk about how what he's done is sexual harrassment,she's still too upset to do anything. Mama ...
26 Nov. 1988
The Really Loud Family
Bubba has a class project: to make a video about his family. The Harpers and Iola are happy to participate. But a short in the camera makes for awkward moments, as everyone's comments come out differently than intended.
3 Dec. 1988
Many Unhappy Returns
All Mama wants for her birthday is an electric mixer. When she discovers a hidden expensive piece of jewelry meant for someone else and assumes it's for her, disaster ensues.
10 Dec. 1988
Found Money
An ATM malfunction leaves Mama with a small fortune. Her plans on what to do with the money prove vastly different than her family's ideas.
17 Dec. 1988
My Mama, Myself
Mama considers selling a brooch that belonged to her late mother, but has second thoughts when the old woman's spirit begins to haunt her in protest.

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