Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (36)

  • Sophia: I hate psychiatrists, they blame everything on the mothers. Blanche: Sophia, he didn't blame you. Sophia: You heard what he said, we're afraid because our mothers taught us to be afraid. Dorothy: For survival, Ma, they had to! What's a mother supposed to say? 'Don't be afraid of strangers'? 'Ride in their cars'? 'Eat their candy'?

  • Blanche: He seemed very understanding. Sophia: Pay me $85 an hour, I'll be understanding, and make you marble cake.

  • Sophia: (Talking about the psychiatrist's office) I was just glad to get out of there. The man had two dead fish in his tank.

  • Blanche: Well, this is not the end, I can promise you that. Justice will be done here! I hate criminals. I just hate 'em! Someone's gonna pay for this heinous crime! We're gonna have a good, old-fashioned hangin'! That's right, a hangin'! Only first we'll have a whippin', and then we'll have a hangin'! Nobody takes my mama's jewels without swingin' for it! Nighty-night.

  • (After Blanche says she found her jewels in the freezer) Dorothy: If you'd had your way, the robbers would of been beheaded.

  • Dorothy: So, what happens now? I guess you press charges right. Rose: Well, no. Actually not. He might press charges, though. Dorothy: Why? Rose: You see the guy that was moaning and screaming and groaning in agoney was the parking attendant.

  • Rose: I heard footsteps. It was my nightmare come true. Someone was after me. I ran, he ran. I ran faster, He ran faster. Dorothy: No. Rose: He grabbed my arm and I turned around and dropped him. Kneed him right in his safe deposit box.

  • Blanche: (Picking up the broken vase pieces) Just save whatever pieces you find, Sophia. I can glue it back together. Sophia: You bet. What ever I find. (Stashing piece in the potted plant) I love that vase.

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Notes (2)

  • The background shot during the closing credits features Dorothy, Rose, Blanche and Sophia in a huddle by the doorway looking on at the mess in the house.

  • This was the third episode to be filmed.

Trivia (9)

  • This is the only episode where the opening shows a shot of a body of water (presumably Miami Bay), though by looking at the house's location, it is not even near any large body of water.

  • Blanche claims the robbers couldn't sell Dorothy's stole because "nobody wears stoles anymore" however, just a few episodes earlier in the Pilot, Blanche borrowed this very stole from Dorothy to wear on a date. Furthermore, she wore it in the mid-June heat just because she thought it looked so fashionable.

  • Rose says that she's afraid of large dogs, but she has no problem bringing home large dogs in season two's "Joust Between Friends," and loves the fact that the girls bought her a large dog in season seven.

  • When Dorothy is imitating Dirty Harry, she says her gun is a .375 Magnum, one of the most powerful guns in the world. A .375 Magnum is a rifle, the gun referred to as 'one of the most powerful in the world' is a .44 Magnum.

  • In the parking garage, you can hear a woman's footsteps moving at pretty much the same pace throughout the entire sequence. Even though Rose walks, stops, speeds up, runs, and stops again, the footsteps don't really change and at times aren't even in sync with her steps.

  • After Blanche is attacked, she tells Dorothy she was wearing the wrong underwear. But in "The Custody Battle", Blanche admits she never wears underwear.

  • In this episode Rose shoots at that big floral vase that sits by the door and breaks it into pieces. In later episodes you see that vase sitting in the same place in perfect condition.

  • In this episode Rose is so afraid of the robbers coming back that they get an attack dog. They are all afraid of the attack dog who is in the kitchen, you never see the dog. Rose says that she can't go in the kitchen because she is afraid of large dogs... as you know in many episodes Rose brings dogs home, brings a dog to the hospital and is never afraid of Dreyfuss.

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Allusions (1)

  • (After locking the patio door) Dorothy: This is .375 Magnum. One of the most powerful hand guns in the world. It could blow your head off. The only problem is, I don't remember if I shot 4 rounds or 5. So, you have to ask yourself, do you feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk? Sophia: Go ahead, make her day.


    This is an allusion/paraphrase from the movie Dirty Harry, and said by Clint Eastwood.  Except in the movie, it was a .44 Magnum, not a .375 Magnum.