Mama's Family: Season 6, Episode 1

Mama's Medicine Show (23 Sep. 1989)

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Naomi and Vint read in a magazine how it will cost $168,000 dollars to raise their kid. So they set about coming up with a scheme to make some fast money. Just then Bubba comes home feeling... See full summary »



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Episode credited cast:
Beverly Archer ...
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Anne Haney ...
Alberta Meechum


Naomi and Vint read in a magazine how it will cost $168,000 dollars to raise their kid. So they set about coming up with a scheme to make some fast money. Just then Bubba comes home feeling bad, and Mama gives him some of her "Mother Harper's Tonic" and that gives Vint and Naomi an idea. They could sell the tonic and make a fortune. So Naomi gets some bottles from the recycling bin at Food Circus and they start to bottle it. It sells fast and everyone wants more. So Bubba takes it to his swim meet and Thelma takes it with her to the Church Ladies League meeting. Everyone samples some and it's a huge hit as everyone including Thelma and Iola get up and start dancing. Alberta even tells Thelma that she's gonna nominate her for CCL Woman of the Year. Bubba comes home and tells Vint and Naomi about what happened at the swim meet, his team lost every race and they sent the tonic to be analyzed and it came back that it was 35 percent alcohol, which closes down the family's business. Written by The Vert Man

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In season six, a new photograph of Allan Kayser accompanies his opening credit. Beverly Archer was the only cast member whose credit was accompanied by the same photograph throughout the series' six-season run. See more »

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Mama's homemade remedy for laughs!
20 April 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Mama Harper develops her mother's concoction to help her family get over an illness like the flu. After her son and bimbo-in-law Naomi who is now expecting their child realized that they can't afford it. They try a get rich scheme which falls on the unmentioned ingredient, alcohol. Mama Harper brings the remedy and potions to her stuffy Church Ladies League and they all end up wasted. It's funny episode especially when Mama Harper doesn't realize that it was the alcohol all along that was the cure. Still, I miss this show and any episode with Anne Haney as Alberta Meacham, the minister's no-nonsense wife, is a joy to watch as always. They'll just have to find another way to make the $180,000 to raise the Harper baby.

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