Mama's Family (1983–1990)
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Reading the Riot Act 

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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Vinton Harper
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Iola Lucille Boylen
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Bubba Higgins
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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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15 April 1989 (USA)  »

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Thelma 'Mama' Crowley Harper: What do you mean you can't read? Something wrong with your eyes?
Lolly Purdue: My eyes are fine, I just can't read, Thelma, I never learned how.
Thelma 'Mama' Crowley Harper: Well why not? Didn't you learn in school?
Lolly Purdue: I was the oldest of 12 kids in my family, and I got pulled out of school because Mom needed help with the babies, and... shoot, by the times the babies were raised, I was married and had a couple of my own.
Thelma 'Mama' Crowley Harper: Yeah, when you got two little ones in diapers, there's not much time for anything else.
Lolly Purdue: And when they got in school, I ...
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Mama Tackles Lolly Purdue!
9 April 2009 | by 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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