The Golden Girls

Comedy of Errors

Season 5, Ep 9, Aired 11/25/89
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  • Episode Description
  • Dorothy finds a list of things that she wanted to accomplish before a certain age and finds that she hasn't accomplished many of them. So she decides to go after one of them, entertaining people. This leads her to sign up to do a stand up routine at a nightclub. Meanwhile, Blanche finds herself battling the IRS.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Betty White

    Rose Nylund

  • Bea Arthur

    Dorothy Zbornak

  • Rue McClanahan

    Blanche Devereaux

  • Estelle Getty

    Sophia Petrillo

  • Don Reo

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • love it

    By port5170, Feb 21, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (5)

    • Blanche: Dorothy's looking through her high school yearbook to see who's all dead. Sophia: That's my pussycat, fun, fun, fun!

    • Dorothy: I'll never be rich before I'm 21, I'll never be homecoming queen. Sophia: You can still be homecoming queen, it'll just be a different kind of home.

    • Rose: Dorothy, you're the smart one, Blanche is the sexy one and Sophia is the old one. And I've always been the nice one. Everybody likes me. Sophia: The old one isn't so crazy about you.

    • Dorothy: Ma, these are your twilight years. Sophia: Are you kidding? I'm supposed to be dead! These are your twilight years.

    • Rose: You all wanna see my vanskapkaka? Sophia: As long as I don't have to show you mine.

    Notes (2)

    • Dorothy does an amateur stand-up comedy performance in this episode.

    • Blanche had intended to flirt her way out of her IRS woes; however, when a female IRS agent showed up at the door, she immediately told her that she would "write her a check."

    Trivia (2)

    • Viewed by 31.3 million people, and ranked #5 for the week.

    • Dorothy is terrified of speaking in front of people but has no problem admitting she's a gambling addict, albeit out of nowhere, and Sophia reveals in Season Seven that she was a mascot. How terrified can she be? Also, she's a teacher. Teachers speak in front of groups all the time!

    Allusions (1)

    • After Sophia tells Dorothy that she ran her teeth through the dishwasher, Dorothy tells her "Ma, I think you got Martha Raye and Madge mixed up again."

      Martha Raye was an actress and singer who did commercials for Polidentdenture cleaner.

      Madge was a woman in commercials for Palmolive,adish-washingdetergent.

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