Amanda Binder is a character in Ernest Scared Stupid. She was portrayed by Nashville-born actress, Esther Huston. Amanda is Sheriff Binder's wife and Kenny's mother. Like her husband, she does not like Ernest because of his imagination about Trantor and other trolls. Amanda tells her son to remain at home for safety on Halloween, but Kenny disobeys her when he tries to rescue Briarville's citizens from Trantor's terror.