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Big Momma


After finally obtaining celebrity status when his book is published, a young city planner discovers that it was all part of a bribe from his years as a city planner when he allowed the construction of a factory in his city.



Air Dates

  • First Run - April 27, 1981
  • Repeat - July 30, 1981





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4 Responses to Episode 1190

IBM used to be "Big Blue". Coke was "Big Red". UPS was "Big Brown". (Man, I used to tire of reading those nicknames in the Atlanta paper when I lived ya'll know now the latter wants to be known simply as "Brown".) In this episode we learn that a giant conglomerate known as "National Semiconductor" is also known as "Big Momma". And "Momma" is interested in buying several acres for a new headquarters site in a certain town. Just one problem...the town planner there (played by the usually aristocratic sounding Paul Hecht) doesn't think it's a good idea. He's genuinely motivated by concern for his hometown. He's ALSO motivated, secretly, to be a successful writer...and he quietly yet earnestly longs for a book of his to be published, though it's been turned down several times by other publishing houses. Enter a representative of "Big Momma", who's trying unsuccessfully to entice the planner to give his approval to the land purchase. The smooth-talking executive gets nowhere, until a semi-happenstance encounter with the planner's landlady alerts him of the would-be writer's dreams. He schedules another meeting with the planner, who is stunned to learn that "Big Momma" also has (under her apron?) a subsidiary that happens to be an exclusive book publisher...and the temptation begins...

Don Memering

Awesome "Mother's Day" Story. Clarity of the recording is peachy too.

Scoooter D and the Deuce Greens

The cast also included Joan Shea.


Love the commercials in these. Good episode


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