Tom's sister-in-law, Kate, is in town for a visit. Eddie doesn't even know he has this aunt, Tom protecting him from memories of his mother who Kate strongly resembles physically. Tom thinks that family is family and decides to let Eddie meet his Aunt Kate. Kate may look like her sister, Tom's deceased wife Helen, but has a very flamboyant personality. In Tom's eyes, Kate is kooky and irresponsible. After Kate takes Eddie on an outing, Tom feels that Kate may not be the best influence on Eddie, especially since he thinks that Eddie's impressionable mind would think that kooky Kate is just like Helen. So Tom kindly asks Kate to leave for good. But after Tom witnesses a tender moment between Eddie and Kate and has his own remembrances of Helen, Tom changes his mind and realizes that family is important for Eddie. And most importantly, Eddie does have a clear distinction between his mother and his Aunt Kate. Written by
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The title is a line from the song "Mame" from the musical of th same name. The original Broadway production of "Mame" opened at the Winter Garden Theater on May 24, 1966, ran for 1508 performances and was nominated for the 1966 Tony Awards for the Best Musical and Best Score. Bea Arthur recreated her stage role for this film version for which she had won the 1966 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical. See more
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Best Friend (Theme song)
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