The BEST episodes directed by Roger Beatty

Naomi and the Stork
star
8.05
42 votes

#1 - Naomi and the Stork

Mama's Family - Season 2 - Episode 4

Everyone fears that Naomi is pregnant after Mama administers Aunt Ida's Tater Masher Test with positive results.

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The Mama Who Came to Dinner
star
8.03
32 votes

#2 - The Mama Who Came to Dinner

Mama's Family - Season 2 - Episode 10

Vint and Naomi look forward to having their friends over for a dinner party. When Mama's back goes out, however, they are forced to hold the party with her laying on the floor in the middle of the room.

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Gert Rides Again
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7.83
30 votes

#3 - Gert Rides Again

Mama's Family - Season 2 - Episode 8

Mama's cousin Gert (Imogene Coca) was once a sprited woman, but time in an old folks home has left her lifeless.

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Rashomama
star
7.72
39 votes

#4 - Rashomama

Mama's Family - Season 2 - Episode 5

Mama is almost taken out with a cooking pot, and each family member has a different version of how it happened.

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Mama Learns to Drive
star
7.69
26 votes

#5 - Mama Learns to Drive

Mama's Family - Season 2 - Episode 11

Mama is finally forced to learn to drive when nobody will take her to the mall.

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Obscene Call
star
7.66
38 votes

#6 - Obscene Call

Mama's Family - Season 2 - Episode 6

An obscene caller stalks Naomi after she's overly nice to her Food Circus customers in hopes of winning an employee award.

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The Wedding (Part 2)
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7.65
111 votes

#7 - The Wedding (Part 2)

Mama's Family - Season 1 - Episode 4

The big day has finally arrived for Naomi and Vint.

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Vint and the Kids Move In
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7.64
231 votes

#8 - Vint and the Kids Move In

Mama's Family - Season 1 - Episode 1

This was the pilot episode, which was the first to air. Along with "The Family" regulars Vicki and Betty White, the episode introduces Aunt Fran, Vinton, Naomi, Buzz and Sonja. Vinton and his two children move back home after being evicted, disrupting the "happy" home life of Thelma and her sister, Fran (Rue McClanahan), who threatens to move out. The relationship between Vint and Naomi begins to blossom.

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Double Standard
star
7.64
50 votes

#9 - Double Standard

Mama's Family - Season 1 - Episode 8

Sonya and Buzz spar with Vint over their curfew as the homecoming dance approaches.

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Mama for Mayor (Part 2)
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7.61
56 votes

#10 - Mama for Mayor (Part 2)

Mama's Family - Season 2 - Episode 17

Thelma wins the race for mayor only to find the job more challenging than she envisioned.

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Family Feud
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7.58
108 votes

#11 - Family Feud

Mama's Family - Season 1 - Episode 5

It's time for Mama, Vint, Naomi, Ellen, and Buzz to play the Feud!

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Country Club
star
7.56
41 votes

#12 - Country Club

Mama's Family - Season 2 - Episode 3

Mama crashes Ellen's award banquet, mortifying Ellen in the process.

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Mama's Boyfriend
star
7.55
83 votes

#13 - Mama's Boyfriend

Mama's Family - Season 1 - Episode 9

Mama rekindles her romance with an old beau she hasn't seen in forty years.

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Ellen's Boyfriend
star
7.55
31 votes

#14 - Ellen's Boyfriend

Mama's Family - Season 2 - Episode 7

Ellen tries to hide the fact that she's dating a much younger man from the rest of the family.

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Mama Buys a Car
star
7.55
55 votes

#15 - Mama Buys a Car

Mama's Family - Season 2 - Episode 13

Mama goes to buy a used car and gets swindled by a family friend in the process.

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Mama's Silver
star
7.54
63 votes

#16 - Mama's Silver

Mama's Family - Season 1 - Episode 13

Vint pawns Mama's silver to bail out his friend Claude Cainmaker (whom Mama can't stand).

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Flaming Forties
star
7.52
42 votes

#17 - Flaming Forties

Mama's Family - Season 2 - Episode 1

Mama brings the U.S.O show to the Raytown Gymnasium when the band doesn't show up for the school dance.

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Harper versus Harper
star
7.52
52 votes

#18 - Harper versus Harper

Mama's Family - Season 2 - Episode 18

Mama and Naomi wind up in small claims court - against each other.

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Mama Cries Uncle
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7.50
56 votes

#19 - Mama Cries Uncle

Mama's Family - Season 2 - Episode 20

When Carl's long-lost brother shows up, Mama is afraid there might be a love connection.

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Amateur Night
star
7.50
32 votes

#20 - Amateur Night

Mama's Family - Season 2 - Episode 9

Vint enters a talent contest at the Bigger Jigger, only to have his career suddenly take off because of his Fred Astaire impersonation.

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Mama Gets a Job
star
7.49
94 votes

#21 - Mama Gets a Job

Mama's Family - Season 1 - Episode 7

Mama gets a taste of the real world when she gets a job as a receptionist.

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Ask Aunt Fran
star
7.48
54 votes

#22 - Ask Aunt Fran

Mama's Family - Season 2 - Episode 21

Fran fills in for an advice columnist. The only problem is, Mama has to give her all her advice.

Positive Thinking
star
7.47
79 votes

#23 - Positive Thinking

Mama's Family - Season 1 - Episode 12

Eunice wins a role in a production at the Pepperpot Theatre, fulfilling and reigniting a lifelong desire to become an actress.

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Mama for Mayor (Part 1)
star
7.45
55 votes

#24 - Mama for Mayor (Part 1)

Mama's Family - Season 2 - Episode 16

Ellen talks Mama into having Mayor Tutwiller's re-election press conference at the house. Unfortunately for Ellen and Tutwiller, he upsets Mama so badly that she decides to run against him.

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The Wedding (Part 1)
star
7.44
117 votes

#25 - The Wedding (Part 1)

Mama's Family - Season 1 - Episode 3

The boys party and the girls decorate as Vint and Naomi's marriage looms.

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Mama's Birthday
star
7.42
52 votes

#26 - Mama's Birthday

Mama's Family - Season 2 - Episode 19

Mama recounts the horrors of her 30th birthday.

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Super Market
star
7.42
53 votes

#27 - Super Market

Mama's Family - Season 2 - Episode 14

Mama gets a job working at the Food Circus with Naomi.

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Fran's Dress
star
7.38
77 votes

#28 - Fran's Dress

Mama's Family - Season 1 - Episode 10

Mama ruins Fran's brand new dress on the day of her special occasion.

No Room at the Inn
star
7.36
58 votes

#29 - No Room at the Inn

Mama's Family - Season 2 - Episode 15

Mama decides to play third wheel to Naomi and Vint's first wedding anniversary.

Black Belt Mama
star
7.35
57 votes

#30 - Black Belt Mama

Mama's Family - Season 2 - Episode 12

Mama decides to take a self defense course after being mugged.

Alien Marriage
star
7.35
72 votes

#31 - Alien Marriage

Mama's Family - Season 1 - Episode 11

Vint gets roped into a crazy scheme to marry an illegal alien for money.

A Grave Mistake
star
7.35
52 votes

#32 - A Grave Mistake

Mama's Family - Season 2 - Episode 22

Mama throws a fit when she realizes they buried her husband in the wrong cemetery plot.

Cellmates
star
7.34
109 votes

#33 - Cellmates

Mama's Family - Season 1 - Episode 6

Eunice and Mama wind up in jail after they cause a disturbance at the Bigger Jigger.

For Better or for Worse
star
7.14
168 votes

#34 - For Better or for Worse

Mama's Family - Season 1 - Episode 2

Vint and Naomi get together, much to Mama's chagrin.

The Return of Leonard Oates
star
7.10
42 votes

#35 - The Return of Leonard Oates

Mama's Family - Season 2 - Episode 2

Naomi's second ex-husband returns to seek her favor.