Thelma spends the nights watching a detective movie marathon. When Iola's mother disappears and the family goes to search for her, Thelma dreams she's a private eye on the case of the missing mother.

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Thelma spends the nights watching a detective movie marathon. When Iola's mother disappears and the family goes to search for her, Thelma dreams she's a private eye on the case of the missing mother.

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Pretty Bland
29 July 2010 | by (Bayside, San Andreas) – See all my reviews

Sometimes sitcoms like to have fun with themselves, and "The Big Nap" is the worst example of this.

Mama starts having a fascination with detective movies, when suddenly she falls asleep and dreams she is a high brow detective herself!

The jokes don't work, the acting is obnoxious, especially Dorothy Lyman's high pitched version of a blonde moll. But, Vicki Lawrence is still here, and she steals the episode as usual with her comic timing, and her wit. It seems like she's the only one who gets the joke she's doing a parody. Beverly Archer is also good, but not great, in her sexy part.

Bottom line: one of the lesser episodes of the series.


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