Mama's Family: Season 5, Episode 20

Reading the Riot Act (15 Apr. 1989)

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Lolly Purdue has been an inept President of the Church Ladies League, forgetting directions and piling mailing list duties onto Mama and Iola, among other things. Mama, Iola, and two other ... See full summary »

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Lolly Purdue has been an inept President of the Church Ladies League, forgetting directions and piling mailing list duties onto Mama and Iola, among other things. Mama, Iola, and two other CLL members, Florence and Inez, have a secret meeting to discuss impeaching Lolly. But then, Mama discovers the reason behind Lolly's seeming incompetence, and decides to turn the situation around to help her. Written by afsnowbird

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Thelma 'Mama' Crowley Harper: Good Lord, woman, you must have 2 cups of buttermilk in here, where the hell's the flour?
Lolly Purdue: Don't you dare laugh at me, I was elected president, not pastry chef.
Thelma 'Mama' Crowley Harper: Oh get off your high horse, Lolly, any fool can follow a recipe.
Lolly Purdue: Not this fool!... I can't read.
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Mama Tackles Lolly Purdue!
9 April 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Mama and Iola are tired of doing Lolly Purdue's administrated duties for the Church Ladies League. Lolly who was elected President is wonderfully and memorably played by Marge Redmond. Patrika Dabo is equally wonderful and memorable in her role as a fellow member of the church ladies league. When Mama and Iola decide to impeach Lolly, Mama and IOla invite two of the other members over to Mama's house. They discuss all of Lolly's missed appointments and opportunities but Lolly has a secret about why she does the things she does. I think this episode is quite effective and I won't spoil Lolly's reasons for her behavior but I have to say that she gave an effective performance in her role.


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