Eunice, in her 40s, feels neglected by her jerk of a husband Ed and that her life has amounted to very little. Vint's son Buzz, tells her about a tape called "The Power Of Positive Thinking... See full summary »

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Eunice, in her 40s, feels neglected by her jerk of a husband Ed and that her life has amounted to very little. Vint's son Buzz, tells her about a tape called "The Power Of Positive Thinking". She's skeptical at first but after a few listens, she gets up the nerve to audition at the local playhouse for a small part in an upcoming show. Mama, while glad Eunice is trying to be more positive, realizes it's also making Eunice a doormat for others. Especially the people in the play, when all of Eunice's lines are given to another actress instead. Written by happipuppi13

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This is the third and last time Harvey Korman guest starred and played Ed. See more »

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Eunice Higgins: Why don't you just take a couple bucks and eat out at Taco Quickies?
Ed Higgins: I don't want no quickies!
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References Ma and Pa Kettle (1949) See more »

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Think Positive!
6 August 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Carol Burnett delivers her best performance as the miserable Eunice Harper Higgins in this episode. When her nephew Buzz comes in with news and help about the power of positive thinking in an audiotape, Eunice reluctantly buys a tape player and listens to it. Believing in the tape's message, she manages to get a small part in the local play. Eunice has never been happier nor has Mama ever been suspicious about her daughter's change even though it's far more positive. When Mama attends the rehearsal with Eunice, she sees that her daughter is getting stepped on by an over-possessive actress Sally played by Gloria DeHaven. There is a scene that is unforgettable in the Pepperpot Playhouse that I won't get into. We do see a bit of Ed Higgins played by the late Harvey Korman.


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