Mama's Family: Season 5, Episode 10

What a Dump (21 Jan. 1989)

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It's Mama vs. City Hall when the town decides to turn her neighborhood into the new landfill.



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It's Mama vs. City Hall when the town decides to turn her neighborhood into the new landfill.

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Beverly Archer (Iola) wrote this episode. Her first treatment was rejected by producer Rick Hawkins because Mama wasn't in every scene. See more »


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Don't wreck the Harper house!
4 September 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Thelma Harper is trying to salvage her family home that has brought many memories, pleasant and unpleasant, as well. While Bubba is researching the town founder James L. Ray, the neighborhood is getting exciting about their selling their homes and purchasing a lovely new home in a new development for a nice amount of money. We get to see Mayor Tutwiler again played by Alan Oppenheimer. While Thelma learns that her home might have a reason to exist after all, she has to stall the demolition crew from destroying her home including riding the wrecking ball. I am surprised that Beverly Archer who plays Iola Boylen wrote the episode and she does a terrific job of it. It is a memorable episode.

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