Mama's Family (1983–1990)
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Double Standard 

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Vint tells Buzz he can stay out an hour later than Sonja at the homecoming dance.

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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
Eric Brown ... Vinton 'Buzz' Harper, Jr.
Karin Argoud ... Sonja Harper
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Harvey Korman ... Alistair Quince
Steve Nevil Steve Nevil ... Michael Skinner
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Vint tells Buzz he can stay out an hour later than Sonja at the homecoming dance.

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Language:

English

Release Date:

12 March 1983 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

First appearance of Sonja's on-again/off-again boyfriend Michael Skinner. See more »

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Sonja Harper: This is the 80s, Grandma!
Thelma 'Mama' Crowley Harper: Seems anytime people don't know what they're talking about they always know what decade it is. How many times have I heard all my life 'it's the 30s', 'it's the 40s', 'it's the 50's.
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Sonja's Older than Buzz!
6 August 2008 | by SylviastelSee all my reviews

In this episode, we learn that Vint and his first wife, Mitzi, had Sonya or Sonja first followed by Vinton "Buzz" Jr. We also learned that Sonja was named after a family member, an aunt who was a school-teacher who went nuts and set fire to the gymnasium. In this episode, Sonja and Buzz go the Homecoming Dance with dates. We meet Michael Skinner who returns in a later episode as Sonya's date. Vint gives an extra hour to younger Buzz because he's a boy. Sonja gets furious and storms out with her date. She is leaving a girl and returning home a woman according to her. Anyway, Mama, Vint, and Naomi spend the evening playing go fish cards in the living room. Aunt Fran is not in this episode unfortunately. For Sonya, it's all about a double standard when her younger brother gets to stay later than she does on an important night.


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