Mama's Family (1983–1990)
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Gift Horse 

To earn money for a VCR, the Harpers decide to hold a yard sale. The items include Iola's unique handmade gifts to the family. The Harpers plan to do this without Iola's knowledge, as Iola ... See full summary »

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Thelma 'Mama' Crowley Harper
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Vinton Harper
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Naomi Oates Harper
Beverly Archer ...
Iola Lucille Boylen
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Bubba Higgins
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Margo - Girl At Garage Sale
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Joe
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To earn money for a VCR, the Harpers decide to hold a yard sale. The items include Iola's unique handmade gifts to the family. The Harpers plan to do this without Iola's knowledge, as Iola is away for the weekend. But everyone gets a surprise when Iola returns unexpectedly. Written by afsnowbird

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28 November 1987 (USA)  »

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Amy Benedict Margo, the girl Bubba was flirting with, would later return to play Bubba's girlfriend Amy. See more »

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Want a VCR! You have to earn it?
30 August 2008 | by See all my reviews

The Harpers want a VCR (Video Cassette Recorder) which was before DVD players and records but they don't have the money. They decide to hold a yard or garage sale and tries to unload some of Iola's handmade awful stuff off while she goes away to a wedding with her parents of town. When she returns unexpectedly early from the wedding, she learns that the Harpers are trying to sell her stuff. What they don't realize is that they place the money in her handmade tissue box cover and she takes it with her. Now the Harpers have to apologize to Iola and not only get their friendship back but the money as well. I felt this episode was quite the usual fare of Mama's Family in syndication.


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