The Golden Girls

Dorothy's New Friend

Season 3, Ep 15, Aired 1/16/88
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  • Episode Description
  • Dorothy befriends a novelist, Barbara Thorndyke and she quickly infringes on Dorothy's relationship with Blanche and Rose who think Barbara is nothing but a stuck up snob.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Betty White

    Rose Nylund

  • Bea Arthur

    Dorothy Zbornak

  • Rue McClanahan

    Blanche Devereaux

  • Estelle Getty

    Sophia Petrillo

  • Robert Bruce

  • Fan Reviews (5)
  • Blanche and Rose are right about Barbara being an asshole.

    By Koalabbilovey, Apr 24, 2013

  • Absolutely hysterical

    By readysetgo88, Aug 09, 2008

  • Dorthy new best friend makes Blanche and Rose Jealous.

    By yuki_megami, Jun 16, 2007

  • Dorothy sacrifices Rose and Blanche for a snobby new best friend.

    By tvFanatic2008, Oct 10, 2006

  • There's only room for four in this bunch.

    By Ummagnumma, Mar 23, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (8)

    • Blanche: Hi, Sophia! What are you cooking? Sophia: I'm making lunch for a guy down at the Center. Blanche: Oh! Is he cute? Sophia: Cute? He's 84, he doesn't have a hair on his head or a real tooth in his mouth, and his body is covered in liver spots. (pauses) To answer your question, he's adorable!

    • Dorothy: Nothing interests me. My life has just become dull and boring. Sophia: Where's that sense of fun, that lighthearted laughter, that "devil may care" attitude? Blanche: Sophia, when was Dorothy ever like that? Sophia: Never. I've been asking her these questions since she was 12!

    • Blanche: Dorothy, you can help it that you'll dull and boring. God did that to give the world some variety. Otherwise, everyone would be just like me. Dorothy: And there wouldn't be enough sailors to go around.

    • Rose: Barbara Thorndyke is coming here? Wow! I've never met a real author before. Blanche: I have. I once stood in line at a bookstore for Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph! Dorothy: You know, when I think of great literary figures of our time it's usually Faulkner, Fritgerald and... Blanche: And Schwarzenegger. Yeah. Rose: Did he sign your book? Blanche: Yes. But only after he refused to sign my thigh! Dorothy: He was probably intimidated to see a thigh bigger than his.

    • Dorothy: Rose, sweetheart, this Friday I can choose between rubbing elbows with Norman Mailer, or doing the hokey pokey in a horse costume with your behind in my face. Rose: Well, which is it going to be?

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    Notes (1)

    • The background shot during the closing credits features Dorothy, Rose and Blanche, grabbing each others hands after having made up.

    Trivia (1)

    • While Barbara, Blanche and Rose are chatting in the livingroom, Dorothy comes out of the kitchen with a coffee pot preparing to serve. Barbara then claims to have a previous engagement and starts to leave. Dorothy says "Oh that's too bad" and she mistakenly has one hand on the handle of the coffeepot and the other on the "hot" part.

    Allusions (1)

    • Rose: I can't remember hearing anything more clever. Unless it was last week on ALF, when the cat next door... Rose is referring to ALF, a sitcom, which was airing for its second season at the time.

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