Even though Thelma went the distance to get her drivers license,she still is at the mercy of having to borrow family members' cars. She lets Fran know that she has some "mad money" saved up... See full summary »

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Even though Thelma went the distance to get her drivers license,she still is at the mercy of having to borrow family members' cars. She lets Fran know that she has some "mad money" saved up and is going to buy herself a car. She finds a dealer,who turns out to be one of the former neighborhood kids that she used to give cookies too. He has unfortunately has grown up into a sleazy used car dealer and does not hesitate to sell her a true "lemon" and take her money! ...but just watch how Mama "switches gears' on him! Written by happipuppi13

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Mama's neighbor Mrs. Boylen is briefly seen, the only appearance of the character who is presumably Iola's mother. See more »

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Mama gets swindled!
8 August 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When Mama wants a car, she goes after it with her mad money of about $1,000 saved up. She decides to go to a used car dealer played brilliantly by Fred Williard as Willy, the dealer was also a childhood friend of Vint's. He shows Mama, Vint, and Naomi around his used car lot referring his cars as his wayward children. Mama is definite that she wants a natural blue car since a relative had a blue car for years. When she gets the car, she decides to take Aunt Fran, Naomi, Vint, Buzz and Sonja for a ride but it never gets there. She bought a lemon and now wants her money back from Willy the Weasel. After she baked homemade oatmeal raisin cookies which Willy gobbled up so fast, Mama goes back for her money and she's not taking no for an answer.


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