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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Fair episode with one good sight-gag
23 November 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Beverly Archer (a.k.a. Iola Boylen) wrote this pretty funny episode concerning the history of Mama's house. Mayor Tuttweiler has decided to turn Mama's street into the site for the new city dump, giving Mama and all the other residents $30K to find new houses before the month's end. Everyone seems surprisingly happy about moving except Mama, who wants to keep her showplace, but Bubba's history paper about Raytown founder James A. Ray may save the day! Ends with a great sight-gag involving Vicki Lawrence riding a wrecking ball. Archer does a good job at giving everyone a slice of the pie, although this script seems a little mean-spirited and is curiously low on big laughs.

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