The Golden Girls

Big Daddy

Season 1, Ep 24, Aired 5/3/86
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  • Episode Description
  • Blanche's father, Big Daddy, comes to Miami for a visit, with an announcement, he's sold the family plantation and is setting out to become a country singer. Meanwhile, Sophia places a "curse" on a neighbor who refuses to remove his tree that fell over onto the lanai during a storm.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Betty White

    Rose Nylund

  • Bea Arthur

    Dorothy Zbornak

  • Rue McClanahan

    Blanche Devereaux

  • Estelle Getty

    Sophia Petrillo

  • Barry Fanaro

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • The restaurant is used agan in another episode

    By mastercherub, Oct 31, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (8)

    • Big Daddy: (playing his guitar and singing) Folks say I should settle down and make honest living, but I just want to sing my song, I got lots to give 'em...give em'...(stops playing): This part needs some work. Now here's the chorus. (starts playing) It ain't gonna worry me for long, it ain't gonna worry me for long, I'll get up in the morning and I'll still be singing my song. Blanche: No you won't, Daddy.

    • Big Daddy: (to Rose) Did anyone tell you you're the spit and image of Miss Dinah Shore? Rose: (flattered) You're putting me on! Blanche: (laughing) Of course he is!

    • Dorothy: (opening the door, thinking it's her bully neighbor) What is it, "Mouth?" Big Daddy: Back home, we usually say "how do?"

    • Rose: Oh, Sophia. I want to explain about last night. When I was a little girl, one summer we had a terrible thunderstorm... Sophia: Excuse me, Rose. Have I given you any indication at all that I care?

    • Rose: When I think of my father, I always picture him pulling a giant tuna up Main Street. Blanche: Well who doesn't, Rose?

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    Notes (4)

    • The background shot during the closing credits features Dorothy, Rose and Blanche in the bar where Big Daddy is supposed to sing.

    • According to Rose, St. Olaf was founded by Heinrich Van Anderdulen.

    • Witt-Thomas-Harris likes to use guest stars from their other hit shows. In this episode, Peggy Pope, who played the man's wife also appeared in the cult sitcom Soap as Carol David's mother. While Gordon Jump was also a semi-regular on the show as Chief of Police Tinkler.

    • This episode introduces us to the great Big Daddy Curtis Hollingsworth. He is played by Murray Hamilton in this episode and later replaced by David Wayne due to Hamilton's death later that year in 1986.

    Trivia (4)

    • In this episode Big Daddy says life is too short not to forgive his favorite little girl.  However, in "Transplant", Blanche remembers how much her parents favored Virginia the most and how she was so very neglected.  Quite a change.

    • Blanche seems to love Big Daddy very much, while mourning how hard it was for him when they both lost her mother. However, in Season Four, Blanche holds nothing back, calling her family "trash."

    • Big Daddy sells the plantation (Hollingsworth Manor) in this episode, however, in the finale episode, One Flew Out of the Cuckoo's Nest part(1) & part 2, Blanche talks about Dorothy moving into Hollingsworth Manor when she marries Blanche's uncle, Lucas. Lucas could have bought the plantation from Big Daddy or after his death, or there could be 2 Hollingsworth Manor

    • Big Daddy and Blanche refer to their plantation as Twin Oaks in this episode; in later ones, it's always referred to as simply Hollingsworth Manor.

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