The Golden Girls

Beauty and the Beast

Season 7, Ep 3, Aired 10/5/91
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  • Episode Description
  • Blanche is visited by her granddaughter, Melissa, and the only thing that Blanche has on her mind is Melissa winning the Little Miss Beauty Contest. Meanwhile, Dorothy hires a nurse to look after a wheelchair bound Sophia, who is less than thrilled when her nurse turns out to be her old enemy from Shady Pines, but Dorothy ends up being unhappy with Sophia's newfound companionship with Nurse DeFarge.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Betty White

    Rose Nylund

  • Bea Arthur

    Dorothy Zbornak

  • Rue McClanahan

    Blanche Devereaux

  • Estelle Getty

    Sophia Petrillo

  • Marc Cherry

  • Fan Reviews (4)
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  • Season 7, Episode 3.

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  • Mrs. Poole moves to Miami!

    By blizair09, Jun 22, 2007

  • Sophia needs somebody to look after her.

    By tvFanatic2008, Oct 11, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (14)

    • Nurse DeFarge: Now where's my patient? Sophia: Don't you mean victim?

    • Nurse DeFarge: You know what happens when a nurse is late? People die. Dorothy: Well, then, let's get the party started!

    • Rose: We were getting ready to watch A Nun's Story, I've never seen it before. Nurse DeFarge: She leaves the convent in the end.

    • Sophia: Well, now that I'm up, I might as well do some shopping. Dorothy: Get back here, you deceitful little Sicilian gecko!

    • Sophia: Dorothy, I really wish you'd respect my feelings about this. Dorothy: Ma, I really wish you had voted for me in the Little Miss Brooklyn pageant! Sophia: Hey, I calls 'em as I sees 'em.

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    Notes (3)

    • When Blanche enters the bedroom to talk to Melissa you can clearly see it's where Dorothy's room is supposed to be, as outside you can plainly see the door that leads to Blanche's room at the end of the hall.

    • Adorable young actress Alisan Porter, who plays Blanche's granddaughter Melissa, is perhaps best known for her title role in the memorable film "Curly Sue," where she acted alongside Jim Belushi.

    • Edie McClurg, one of the 80s most ubiquitous character actresses, appears as Nurse DeFarge. She is best known as Bonnie Brindle on Small Wonder and Mrs. Poole on The Hogan Family.

    Trivia (1)

    • Melissa is the child of Blanche's daughter Janet, and she is seven years old. Yet, in the episode "On Golden Girls," which aired during Season 1, we meet Janet's son David, who is 14, and we are led to believe that he's an only child. Melissa would have existed back then (she would have been a year old), but she was never talked about. For that matter, we actually meet Janet herself later this season, in "Home Again, Rose," and in that 2-part episode, she has a 4-year-old little girl named Sarah, and Melissa is never even mentioned.

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