Clifton's past catches up with him, when a woman from his past shows up at the barbershop with a baby and claiming it's his. When he refuses to marry her, she gets an "attorney". Mama 'feels' something fishy.
Finally Mama's matchmaking ways to "hook-up" Clifton work. She sets him up with a very beautiful girl named Polly. All is good until Earl confesses to Tracy that he "knows" Polly from back in the day and she had a "rep" as a man-eater.
Mama wishes Clifton was more of a success like his cousin Albert, who appears to be dealing a well-to-do insurance franchise. But Junior finds out that insurance is not what cousin Albert is "dealing".
A rich, old friend of Mama's comes to town. Clifton used to call her "Auntie" Melvina when he was 3 years old. But Clifton is a grown man now and "Auntie" Melvina is a sexy 'Cougar' looking to have some fun with him while in town.
Freddie Hamptom, a old Army buddy of Clifton, shows up in town wanting Clifton to be his new roommate. Clifton jumps at the chance despite Mama's objection. The swinging life is not all he thought it would be, and wants to move back home.
Clifton finds out the real reason Mama is acting all secretive and staying out late at night, it's because she has a boyfriend. But Clifton discovers that Mama's Beau does not want a wife, he wants a maid for his 6 kids.
When Clifton tries to collect a $50 debt from his brother-in-law Leonard, everything becomes chaotic because Leonard does not have any recollection of the loan! Mama tries to believe in them both and help, but it makes matters worse.
A army friend from the past, Floyd, shows up at the barbershop to collect a debt. Turns out he helped Clifton back in the day and now needs the favor returned - he needs a job. All's good until it's discovered Floyd was an ex-con.
Mama wants to know why Clifton is acting strange since one of Mama's rivals has been back in town. Turns out that that this rival confessed to Clifton that she had an affair with his father, after he was married to Mama.
Mama breaks her leg so Clifton gets one of the sisters from the church to move in to take over the household duties. The sister doesn't want to do things the way Mama wants, instead wants to do things her way. Mama doesn't back down and the sister tells Mama that as long as she is staying in the house, things are going to be done her way.