Mama's Family (1983–1990)
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Bubba's House Band 

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Bubba invites a punk rock band, the Bonecrushers, to stay at Harper House.


Dave Powers


Dick Clair (created by), Jenna McMahon (created by) | 1 more credit »



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Episode credited cast:
Vicki Lawrence ... Thelma 'Mama' Crowley Harper
Ken Berry ... Vinton Harper
Dorothy Lyman ... Naomi Oates Harper
Beverly Archer Beverly Archer ... Iola Lucille Boylen
Allan Kayser ... Bubba Higgins
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Terrah Bennett Smith ... Mojo (as Terrah)
Lisa Michelson Lisa Michelson ... Snake
Stacey Swain Stacey Swain ... Ciji (as Stacey Q)


Bubba invites a punk rock band, the Bonecrushers, to stay at Harper House.

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Release Date:

25 November 1989 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Writer Manny Basanese was hired after pitching this story of a rock band residing with the Harpers. Originally, the band members were male. See more »


Vinton Harper: [Vint brings a chainsaw into the living room] Uh, okay, where do you want this?
Thelma 'Mama' Crowley Harper: Good Lord! A chainsaw? Are you girls musicians or lumberjacks?
Mojo: Yeah, we use it in our number. Vroom! "I Wanna Saw Your Face In Half"!
Bubba Higgins: Uh, it's their big love ballad!
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Classic Mama's Family!
21 April 2009 | by SylviastelSee all my reviews

Bubba gets a band of girls, a trio including Stacey Q who sang "Two of Hearts" back in her day. In this episode, there is an event like a county fair in town where Bubba gets the band booked for and they stay at Harper house much to the delight of Thelma and the family. The girls are punk rockers and Thelma has a change of heart when she learns that the girls know something about baking candy cakes for the county fair. The moment where they sing "Sugar" song is quite a treat since they change their outfits and look so wholesome even warming up to Iola. When Bubba thinks he's lost his band to Mama, he discovers all is not lost. The episode is still wonderful to remember as it was to watch. The band and Mama bonding over baking and sewing was a treat.

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