Mama's Family (1983–1990)
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Mama Takes a Dive 

After Mama is turned down for a bank loan for a new furnace, she slips and falls on a roll of pennies left on the floor of the bank. Her injuries are minor, but the rest of the family ... See full summary »

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Thelma 'Mama' Crowley Harper
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Vinton Harper / Carl Harper
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Naomi Oates Harper
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Iola Lucille Boylen
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Bubba Higgins
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Miss Small
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'Settlement' Sam Travis
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After Mama is turned down for a bank loan for a new furnace, she slips and falls on a roll of pennies left on the floor of the bank. Her injuries are minor, but the rest of the family encourages Mama to sue the bank for a million dollars for negligence. Written by afsnowbird

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16 December 1989 (USA)  »

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Mama Sues!
21 April 2009 | by See all my reviews

Mama Harper decides to sue the bank after they refuse to loan her money to fix a household appliance and after she falls on a roll of pennies. The family gets together to make it seem that Mama Harper was worse off than previously thought. All know about the plan except neighbor and best friend, Iola, who sees a lot of her shut-in, ill-stricken mother in Thelma after the fall even though she witnessed it. So the family hires a sleazy lawyer and the bank sends over Miss Small to make a deal with Mama Harper. Of course, things never go according to plan at all. This episode was fine and pointed out that suing a bank or anyone doesn't really go as planned. But nothing in Mama Harper's life has ever gone as planned no matter how hard she tries.


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