The Golden Girls

Diamond in the Rough

Season 2, Ep 22, Aired 3/21/87
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  • Episode Description
  • While Dorothy and Rose are planning a hospital charity banquet, Blanche falls for Jake, the caterer hired for the event. She quickly learns he's more blue jeans than a black tie which prompts her to foolishly put a stop to their romance.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Betty White

    Rose Nylund

  • Bea Arthur

    Dorothy Zbornak

  • Rue McClanahan

    Blanche Devereaux

  • Estelle Getty

    Sophia Petrillo

  • Jan Fischer

  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • Jake falls for Blanche but her standards are just too high.

    By piccolomaster, Aug 06, 2010

  • Blanche see's Jake differently and not her type.

    By yuki_megami, Jun 07, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (2)

    • Rose: I just found out Baked Alaska can be cooked locally! Dorothy: Rose, I have an even bigger scoop for you! Mars Bars are made right here on Earth!

    • Dorothy: Blanche, did it ever occur to you that possibly Rose or I might be interested in Jake? Blanche: Yes. Rose: And you still used every cheap ploy to nab him before we had a chance? Blanche: Yes! Dorothy: Then what do you have to say for yourself? Blanche: Damn, I'm good!

    Notes (5)

    • This episode was videotaped on February 13, 1987.

    • Donnelly Rhodes is also known for co-starring the TV series Da Vinci's Inquest.

    • The background shot during the closing credits features Dorothy, with her hand over Sophia's mouth, Rose and Blanche standing on either side of her, and Blanche's date, Hunter.

    • To American audiences, Donnelly Rhodes is best-known as Dutch Lightner, the kidnapper-murderer who married into the Tate family on Soap.

    • Canadian actor Donnelly Rhodes is best known for the lead role in the CBC series Danger Bay.

    Trivia (2)

    • In this episode, the girls meet "Jake the Caterer". Blanche becomes infatuated with him. In thier first encounter with Jake, in the living room, when Blanche takes him by the hand off the couch and asks him(while next to the front door) when she can come over and sample his selection... On the inside of the front door, at about "neck" level with the actors, you can see there looks like theres an "exclamation point" embedded into the door. At no time can you see it better than when Blanche is talking to Jake right in front of it before leaving, but it's there throughout. Not sure if it's there throughout the series, and have yet to find an explanation.

    • Continuity Error: Blanche sits down with the girls and pours herself a cup of tea, but when she stands up to leave the cup is in its original position, next to the teapot.

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