The Cobra Lodge - Small town
fraternal group in the Midwestern town of Raytown first seen on
episode No. 54" Fangs Alot, Mama" (Nov. 14, 1986) on the
situation comedy MAMA'S FAMILY/NBC/SYN/1983-1990.
Vinton Harper, Cobra wanna-be
When locksmith Vinton Harper (Ken Berry) wanted to join "The
Mystical Order of the
Cobra" lodge he was put through an initiation consisting of the
Dance of 1000 tails, and an interrogation about the rules and
regulations of the organization (Three wrong answers and you
failed). The Cobra's highest ranking officer was the Grand
Those who violated the Cobra oath were hissed out of the
organization along with the chant:
He's not fit to be a snake
Chop him up with hoe and rake
Known to all as a disgrace
May the mongoose chew your face.
The lodge's secret handshake is the movement of a weaving,
hissing cobra snake.
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