Mama's Family: Season 3, Episode 4

National Mama (18 Oct. 1986)

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Mama's bizarre dreams coincide with horse race winners, leading the Harpers to believe they've got a sure-fire betting system.



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Mama's bizarre dreams coincide with horse race winners, leading the Harpers to believe they've got a sure-fire betting system.

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If I'm not mistaken, this episode is about the horse-racing!
12 August 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If I'm not mistaken, I believe this episode was about Mama Harper having the gift for seeing the horses race at the local racetrack. The episode doesn't have Iola in it which I remember wasn't in this episode. While she dreams, Mama gets clues to help the family determine who would place appropriately. The gang is excited over Mama's gift and the possibility of being rich. They listened to the races on the radio and the episode is quite memorable if not for the fact that Iola's absence was missed on the show. I don't know why or maybe the writers didn't have enough for her. Regardless, Iola's entrance is always memorable and her time on air as the lovesick girl with a crush over clueless Vint is what makes her identify with so many others.

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