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Wham, Bam, Thank You, Mammy 

Blanche's former nanny, Viola Watkins, reveals a shocking fact about Big Daddy.



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Episode cast overview:
Dorothy Zbornak (as Beatrice Arthur)
Mammy Watkins
Peggy Rea ...
Mrs. Contini
Richard McKenzie ...


Blanche's former nanny, Viola Watkins, reveals a shocking fact about Big Daddy.

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Comedy | Drama




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20 October 1990 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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When Blanche expresses disbelief that Big Daddy and her African-American nanny had had an affair, she claims Big Daddy was a Republican and thus wouldn't do that sort of thing. However, it was the Democratic Party that upheld Jim Crow laws, condemned interracial marriage, etc., while the Republican Party opposed such things. See more »


Dorothy Petrillo-Zbornak: Now listen, you withered old Sicilian monkey!
Sophia Petrillo: I don't have to take this. Keep it up and I'll send you to Shady Pines!
Dorothy Petrillo-Zbornak: That's where I take you.
Sophia Petrillo: Ouch. Guess I backed into that one.
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References The King and I (1956) See more »


Thank You For Being A Friend
Written by Andrew Gold
Sung by Cynthia Fee
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Wham, Bam, Thank You, Mammy (#6.5)
19 February 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Blanche's mammy, Viola, comes over one day. She heard that Big Daddy died and wants to have a music box she gave to him. Blanche refuses too. Soon she finds out that Viola and her father had an affair. She doesn't take it well, but mainly because she is mad at Viola for leaving her without saying goodbye.

A sweet story.Viola is a great character who was well created and well played. And the story is well done. At first one is a bit mad at Blanche for acting like this, but then one sees why she was hurt.

And interesting story on matchmaking interesting because of seeing the attitude of society back in the days.

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