The Golden Girls

Blind Date

Season 4, Ep 12, Aired 1/28/89
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  • Episode Description
  • After being dumped by her boyfriend, Blanche befriends a man at a bar and makes a date with him unknown to her he's blind. Meanwhile, Dorothy and Rose try their hand at coaching a kids' football team.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Betty White

    Rose Nylund

  • Bea Arthur

    Dorothy Zbornak

  • Rue McClanahan

    Blanche Devereaux

  • Estelle Getty

    Sophia Petrillo

  • Christopher Lloyd (II)

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (7)

    • Blanche: Girls, quick, I need some advice. Sophia: Wear half as much makeup and twice as much underwear. Take it as a standing recommendation.

    • Dorothy: Rules were made for people like Billy. Little bodies don't like it when big bodies fall on them. Sophia: Which is why Raymond Burr never married.

    • Dorothy: Who were we kidding? We'll never be well in time for the game. Rose: I guess we should forfeit. Sophia: Forfeit? As in quit? Forget it, Rose, nobody in my family ever quits. Rose: Sophia, I'm not a member of your family. Sophia: Pretend, Rose, I'm going for a moment here, didn't you ever see any Frank Capra movies?

    • Sophia: There are a lot of advantages to being small. One, you seldom bump your head, two, you never outgrow your clothes, three, you're always cute. You think Danny DeVito got famous because he's handsome?

    • Sophia: Make way for the victors! Rose: You won the big game? Sophia: No, we lost, and we all changed our names to Victor.

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    Notes (4)

    • Edward Winter is best known as Colonel Flagg on M*A*S*H.

    • Why are the girls so utterly shocked at what Blanche is doing here? They've spent the past three and a half years telling her what a shallow, conceited, self-centered person she is. Now, all of a sudden, they're shocked that she WOULDN'T date a blind man.

    • Rose's competitive obsession with sports returns in this episode (a la the bowling episode in season one).

    • Kristopher Kent Hill will later go on to have a guest starring role of Lonnie on Roseanne.

    Trivia (2)

    • After Blanche gets a call from another man and decides to cancel her date with the blind guy, Dorothy remarks that this is Blanche's best relationship in five years. ¬†However, if we are going by the series timeline, Dorothy has only known Blanche for 3-4 years AT BEST, so how would she know about her relationships five years ago? ¬†And even if Blanche did tell the girls about ALL her previous relationships, wouldn't her almost getting married in the pilot episode constitute a better relationship than this one?

    • At the end of the episode, Blanche's ex-boyfriend tells her that she's a music lover so she probably has a big behind. When she meets his new girlfriend, she comments that his new date is an even bigger music lover than she is, even though the womannoticably weighs lessand isa lot thinner in stature than Blanche. Couldn't they have gotten a curvier actress to support this joke?

    Allusions (1)

    • Sophia: What, do you see Billy Barty standing here or something? Billy Barty is an actor who is a midget. He guest-starred once on The Golden Girls as Rose's father in dream sequences.

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