This episode demonstrates that Mama's Family transcended typical sitcom formulas of the day.
In this story, Vint hocks Mama's beloved family silver to bail his neer-do-well buddy Claude Cainmaker out of a jail. When Mama learns Vint "stole" from his own family, it is agreed that it is time for him to move out.
When Eunice discovers that Mama is responsible for the end of her high school romance with Duke Reeves, who is now running for Congress, Eunice flies into a rage that gets her and Thelma arrested and thrown into jail.
Bubba makes a film about the Harper family for a school project.
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Director Jonathan Frakes (Star TrekTM: Insurrection, Star TrekTM: First Contact) deftly mixes laughs with thrills in the sci-fi adventure film Clockstoppers. Zak Gibbs (Jesse Bradford, Hackers) is an ordinary teenager who suddenly obtains extraordinary powers when he stumbles upon a mysterious wristwatch-type device that can literally stop time in its tracks! To Zak, it's the perfect gadget to impress Francesca (Paula Garces, Dangerous Minds), the beautiful new foreign exchange student at school. But to those more passionately familar with the incredible timepiece - a hapless scientist (French Stewart, 3rd Rock from the Sun) and his sinister boss (Michael Biehn, The Terminator) - the ultimate power of the entire world literally lies in the hands of whomever possesses the amazing apparatus. They want it back - at any cost - and that's when Zak and Francesca find themselves unwittingly swept into a thrilling, high-tech race against time!
A teenager accidentally activates a machine that enables him to speed up his body so that other people seem to be standing still.
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