The Golden Girls

Brotherly Love

Season 3, Ep 8, Aired 11/14/87
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  • Episode Description
  • Blanche makes a move at Ted, Stan's brother the minute she learns he's a neurosurgeon. She is furious when she discovers the only woman Ted is apparently interested in is Dorothy. Meanwhile, Rose is suffering from insomnia.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Betty White

    Rose Nylund

  • Bea Arthur

    Dorothy Zbornak

  • Rue McClanahan

    Blanche Devereaux

  • Estelle Getty

    Sophia Petrillo

  • Fredric Weiss

  • Fan Reviews (4)
  • Season 3, Episode 8.

    By Wanted23, Apr 03, 2009

  • What would you call this, a testimonial?

    By readysetgo88, Aug 14, 2008

  • Stan's brother returns and he and Dorothy have a fling.

    By tvFanatic2008, Oct 10, 2006

  • A Weiss and Ferro gem

    By Ummagnumma, Feb 02, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (10)

    • (Stan had just cut in on Dorothy dancing with Ted)
      Stan: Dorothy, you're not moving. Reminds me of our wedding night.

    • (fighting with Blanche about who's a slut)
      Dorothy: Haven't you heard the latest ads? 'Join the navy; see the world; sleep with Blanche Devereaux'. 'Join the army; be all you can be; sleep with Blanche Devereaux'. 'The marines are looking for a few good men who haven't slept with Blanche Devereaux'!

    • (Stan believes Blanche has slept with his brother, and keeps insinuating as such)
      Blanche: Stan, what are you talking about?
      Stan: Oh. I get it; 'play dumb'. I can play dumb.
      Sophia: Play? You could manage the team!

    • Dorothy: Ted and I just talked all night. Sophia: Sure, and the Godfather made all of his money selling olive oil.

    • Dorothy: Blanche, I didn't know you were in here. Blanche: I was hiding behind the drapes. Dorothy: What is this, Hamlet?

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    Notes (2)

    • McLean Stevenson along with Betty White made frequent guest spots on Match Game in the 70's and 80's.

    • The background shot during the closing credits features Dorothy, Sophia and Rose at the kitchen table, while Blanche stands with her hand on Dorothy's chair looking on.

    Allusions (3)

    • Sophia: and The Godfather made all his money selling olive oil.

      Sophia is likely referencing the 1972 classic, 'The Godfather', in which the Don (or leader) of a mafia/organized crime family, tried to appear to have a legitimate front (such as selling olive oil) to hide their more sinister, illegal activities.

    • Blanche: (comes out from behind curtains I forgive you. Dorothy: Honey, where did you come from? Blanche: Oh, I was hidin' behind the drapes. Dorothy: What is this, Hamlet? This is an allusion to the character Polonius in Shakespeare's, Hamlet, when Polonius hides behind the curtains, while evesdropping on Hamlet and Gertrude's conversation.

    • Dorothy: (about Rose) She's Gary Hart's campaign manager. It doesn't pay much, but you doesn't have to get out of bed to do it. In 1987, the Miami Herald accused ex-Senator Gary Hart of infidelity. Not long after, the same paper caught him on his boat with a 29-year-old model, Donna Rice, sitting on his lap. When the story broke, Hart dropped out of the 1988 Presidential race.

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