In the Series Finale, Mama is trying to calm Naomi down, who freaks out when Vint leaves her to go to work. Mama tells her the story of how great Carl was when Vint was born. Of course she's lying just to make Naomi feel better. She then tells Iola the real story. Seems she had to take the bus to the hospital when Carl refused to come out of the bathroom, as she went into to labor. Bubba, who's trying to make the college Water Polo team, is driving Mama nuts by running up and down the stairs. When Naomi finally goes into labor, after seemingly being pregnant forever, she refuses to go to the hospital until she gets her hot rollers. Vint, who gets home just then, goes to get the car and panics and smashes his pickup into Mama's car, then promptly passes out when Mama tells him to calm down. Bubba (who made the Water Polo team) and Iola show up a little later and hear a baby cry coming from the trailer. As it turns out, Mama had to deliver the baby, and now they need to pick a name for ...
The Vert Man
Did You Know?
Only appearance of Carl Harper (played by Ken Berry). Mama's late husband had never been seen, only heard; his voice always come from the bathroom, where he died. See more
Thelma 'Mama' Crowley Harper
Well, Little Thelma, you better get used to people yellin' because you are a Harper now!
References Doogie Howser, M.D.