Big Daddy's Little Lady

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (20)

  • Blanche: How'd the song-writing contest go? Rose: We came in second. Blanche: Oh, that's terrific! What did you get? Dorothy Treated badly.

  • Sophia: (about Big Daddy remarrying) I've got to hand it to you, Blanche. You're handling this a lot better than I thought. Blanche: Oh, well, to tell you the truth, I'm not thrilled, but as long as they're in love and happy, and I don't have to call her Mommy, I can live with it.

  • Dorothy: We could be the next Rodgers and Hammerstein, the next Simon and Garfunkle... Rose: The next Shari Lewis and Lamb Chop! Dorothy: I don't think I could get my hand that far up your dress, but for ten thousand dollars, I'd be willing to try.

  • Rose: This never happened when I worked alone. Dorothy: Yeah, well, when you worked alone, the only thing you could think of to rhyme with "go" was "go!"

  • Big Daddy: (on why he's getting remarried) Blanche, when you spend six months watching the person you love more than anyone else in the world slowly die, you wonder if you'll ever love again. After that, believe me, if you can even think of marrying someone else, there's only one reason. You're in love.

  • Blanche: Daddy, when a man reaches your age, he might start wondering who's going to be there to take care of him. Big Daddy: Yes, he does. Blanche: And he might even start looking for somebody to replace his first wife. Big Daddy: Yes, he might. Blanche: And maybe he's even looking for ways to feel young again. Big Daddy: Yes, he certainly might be. Blanche: But Daddy, is that any reason to get married? Just because some pretty, sexy, bouncy, bubbly young thing takes an interest in you? Big Daddy: Hell yes!

  • Blanche: You know, Sophia, men in their 70's and 80's can still have great sex. Sophia: Yeah, with women in their 70's and 80's! Put me in a bedroom with Tom Cruise, and you'd be peeling me off the ceiling!

  • Big Daddy: (to Blanche) Oh, let me look at you. You're still as pretty as a ladybug sunning itself on a lily pad, on a misty spring day just south of Savannah. Dorothy: Could you be more specific, Big Daddy?

Show More Quotes

Notes (4)

  • This episode was videotaped on October 10, 1986.

  • The background shot during the closing credits features the four ladies at the piano singing "Miami, You've Got Style."

  • The original actor, Murray Hamilton who played Big Daddy had to be recast due to the fact that he died later that year after making his appearance.

  • Big Daddy Hollingsworth is featured once more, this time played by David Wayne.

Trivia (2)

  • Blanche accuses Big Daddy's new love interest as being a "gold digger." However, a few episodes earlier in Season One's "Big Daddy," Blanche is devastated to learn that her father has sold the family plantation and used up all his savings to start his lifetime dream of going into show business.

  • Notice when Dorothy and Rose write and sing the lyrics "M-I-A-M-I spells Miami Beach." Blanche informs them that M-I-A-M-I spells Miami Beach, not Miami, and Dorothy objects that there's absolutely nothing that rhymes with Miami, so they needed to add "beach." But you'll notice that the rest of the song never, ever uses a rhyming word for "beach," either, so they could have easily omitted that word without hurting the lyrics.

Allusions (1)

  • Sophia: Put me in a bedroom with Tom Cruise, and you'd be peeling me off the ceiling! Tom Cruise is an American actor who has starred in several films, including the Mission Impossible movies.