After long days of church meetings, key grinding, and cashiering at the Food Circus, Mama Harper and her family head to the Bigger Jigger to relax.
The heart of this quaint, small town is popular for more than just burgers and beers. Here are a few times the bar was used to give us a closer look into the lives of Mama and her family.
The Tragic End of Aunt Fran
The ladies room at the Bigger Jigger was where Aunt Fran, played by Rue McClanahan, experienced a tragic death.
Unfortunately, she choked on a toothpick…
Mama’s Family used her death at the Bigger Jigger as a way to create drama while maintaining the comedic tone of the show.
The Talented Mr. Vinton
On the “Amateur Night” episode, Vinton Harper entered a talent show at the Bigger Jigger, performing a Fred Astaire routine. Ken Berry, the actor who portrayed Vinton Harper, was a trained singer and dancer. So, not surprisingly, he was a hit.
Typically known as the incompetent failure of the clan, this opportunity at the Jigger showcased an endearing passion for Vinton.
The Strongarm Mama
Mama Harper’s attitude was well known for getting her into trouble. So, it wasn’t a surprise when her mouth got her pulled into an arm wrestling competition one night at the Jigger.
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