The Golden Girls

All Bets Are Off

Season 5, Ep 24, Aired 4/28/90
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  • Episode Description
  • Dorothy's gambling problem re-surfaces after a visit to the race track and quickly begins falling in to debt and gaining an apathy to her job. Meanwhile, Rose takes up painting and Blanche is insulted after a man she works with rejects her advances.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Betty White

    Rose Nylund

  • Bea Arthur

    Dorothy Zbornak

  • Rue McClanahan

    Blanche Devereaux

  • Estelle Getty

    Sophia Petrillo

  • Eugene B. Stein

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (6)

    • Rose

    • Rose: I can't do autumn in St. Olaf because of the falling leaf tragedy. Dorothy: Rose, if this is about some guy named Leaf, I don't want to hear it. Rose: It's not very long. Dorothy: No. Rose: It has a surprise ending. Dorothy: Allright Rose, cut to the ending as quickly as possible! Rose: ...Splat!

    • Rose: I've done Spring in St. Olaf, Summer in St. Olaf, and Winter in St. Olaf. Donald: Why haven't you done the Fall of St. Olaf? Rose: Because it hasn't happened yet. Blanche: I think he's referring to Autumn.

    • (Blanche, coming from a date, bursts through the front door looking very upset) Dorothy: Blanche what's wrong, you're shaking? Blanche: I have been humiliated and degraded. Sophia: Many times, what's so different now?

    • Blanche: Sophia, I've decided to wear this little watch on a chain nestled cunningly in my cleavage. Do I need anything else? Sophia: Implants.

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    Notes (1)

    • This episode was videotaped on March 17, 1990.

    Trivia (6)

    • A series low, the episode attracted 22.4 million people, and ranked #17 for the week.

    • This is the final episode that Terry Hughes, known as "the fifth golden girl," would direct. Lex Passaris would direct the majority of the show's final two seasons, with some help from Matthew Diamond and Peter D. Beyt.

    • At the end of this show, Rose hopes that Dorothy is finally cured of her gambling problem. Dorothy mentions that you are never really cured. But Rose said the same thing when she came back from rehab with a drug problem. Wouldn't she more or less know what Dorothy is going through?

    • When Sophia is going over Dorothy's resume, she suggests she put down anthropological research starting in 1946, which meant her marriage to Stan. But, Dorothy and Stan got married in 1949 when she was 17.

    • Dorothy's uncharacteristic gambling problem surfaces again and it is mentioned how she almost lost everything when she and Stan were married, but on "The Audit", Dorothy explains how careful she had always been with her money and it's made quite clear that Stan was the irresponsible one.

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