The Golden Girls

Forgive Me, Father

Season 2, Ep 18, Aired 2/14/87
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  • Episode Description
  • Blanche and Rose plan a nice dinner at the house for Dorothy and her new boyfriend whom she later learns is a priest. She later gets another shock when she learns he plans to leave the church.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Betty White

    Rose Nylund

  • Bea Arthur

    Dorothy Zbornak

  • Rue McClanahan

    Blanche Devereaux

  • Estelle Getty

    Sophia Petrillo

  • Kathy Speer

  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • dorothy has a crush on a man shes working with on a youth fair, invites him to dinner and he turns out to be a priest, and then when he leaves they all think hes going to leave the church for her

    By damanray, Feb 12, 2009

  • Classic misunderstandings make for a classic episode

    By readysetgo88, Aug 10, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (4)

    • Rose: (to Dorothy, after overhearing part of Blanche's conversation with her) Who didn't ask you out? Sophia: You got a phone book?

    • Sophia: Rose, I found my lucky handkerchief. Rose: Where was it? Sophia: It was in my bra. Rose: What was it doing in your bra? Sophia: I was blowing my breast, Rose.

    • Rose: He's a priest, isn't he!? I'm so sorry Hell Town was cancelled.

    • Priest: You look nice. Dorothy: (in her low-cut, sequined blouse) I look like the mother of a Solid Gold dancer.

    Notes (3)

    • This episode was videotaped on January 23, 1987.

    • The background shot during the closing credits features Dorothy and Rose (on couch), Blanche (on chair near front door) and the priest (on chair near kitchen door).

    • This episode is dedicated to the memory of Dick Gilbert, 1931-1987.

    Trivia (1)

    • When the girls are in the kitchen setting the table for dinner, on the table you see Dorothy and Blanche putting out plates, silverware and even butter a few seconds later the the plates, silverware and butter are gone.

    Allusions (2)

    • Sophia: "It's like Kareem without his goggles."

      This is a reference to the famous basketball player, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who played basketball for the LA Lakers. He was well known for wearing goggles while playing the game.

    • Rose: He's a priest isn't he!? I'm so sorry Hell Town was cancelled. This is in reference to the short-lived 1985 television series Hell Town starring Robert Blake.

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