Betty: My motion was being defeated!
Mama: If you don't sit down and shut up, I'm gonna show you the agony of defeat.
(Mama is told she is the Chair)
Mama: Oh yeah, well you are the sofa!
(The radio news wakes Ellen up)
Ellen: Sweetheart, wake up. Tutti, we've got to do something.
Alvin: Oh, please, not again!
Alvin: Oh, Betty Ahern has been a thorn in my side for years. Listen, if she starts to get a little too pushy, you just remind her of the time she was a topless dancer at the Boomerang Room out on Route 5.
Ellen: She was?!
Alvin: Well sure. You've never heard of Bouncin' Betty Who Moves Like Spaghetti?
Mama: Well Tutti, Old Lincoln was right when he said, "The guy that knows most of the poop can lead the troop."
Ellen: Abraham Lincoln said that?
Mama and Alvin: No, Sam Lincoln.
Alvin: The man was an imbecile.
Naomi: Honey, there's only so much I can do with weenies and beans.
Notice that when Mama says she will run for mayor and is inaugurated outside, the front of the house looks much different, and in a weird place.