Mama's Family: Season 3, Episode 3

Best Medicine (11 Oct. 1986)

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Mama is angry with Ellen for passing up Aunt Fran's funeral for a bridge tournament; but changes her attitude when she learns Ellen has been hospitalized.

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Mama is still angry with Ellen for Ellen's having passed up Aunt Fran's funeral for a bridge tournament. When Ellen comes over to try to make amends, Mama refuses to accept her apology. Then, the next evening, Vint and Naomi come home with the news that Ellen has been hospitalized. Now, Mama is alarmed, and she and the rest of the family and Iola rush to the hospital to see Ellen. Is it too late for Mama to make up with Ellen? Written by afsnowbird

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Final Appearance of Daughter Ellen....spoilers
7 March 2006 | by (mississauga) – See all my reviews

This is the final episode of Ellen, and pretty much final episode that links the old series with the newer reformatted one. In this episode Ellen visits Mama and the family with shocking news. She needs to have surgery and will be placed in the hospital. This upsets Thelma who feels that she has never had a good relationship with her daughter Ellen, and Thelma decides she must do whatever she can to make her daughter feel loved. Mama feels nervous that her daughter is seriously ill. She takes the family to see Ellen in the hospital, and of course the dumb family does nothing to soothe Ellen's nerves. Eventually Ellen tells her mother why she is in the hospital, she is having plastic surgery, Mama is upset as she thought Ellen was having a serious illness. She realizes Ellen has always been vain and that the surgery is just one more example.

This episode is an average episode, with some funny moments. However, it is nice that they bring back an older character. It is also a bit more serious as it deals with the turbulence of mother-daughter relationships.


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