The Golden Girls

Goodbye, Mr. Gordon

Season 7, Ep 15, Aired 1/11/92
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  • Episode Description
  • Dorothy is contacted by a high school teacher she once had a crush on. They quickly begin seeing each other and Dorothy is convinced his feelings are genuine. Meanwhile, Rose puts together a talk show.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Betty White

    Rose Nylund

  • Bea Arthur

    Dorothy Zbornak

  • Rue McClanahan

    Blanche Devereaux

  • Estelle Getty

    Sophia Petrillo

  • Gail Parent

  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • Dorothy reunites with her High School teacher, Mr. Gordon who comes looking for her help on an article he's writing. Meanwhile Rose starts working on a talk show at the TV station, which takes things in a whole new direction!

    By grewupwatching, Apr 20, 2010

  • Season 7, Episode 15.

    By Wanted23, Aug 22, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (6)

    • Rose: Oh, go ahead, Blanche. I'm a bubblehead and I deserve to die. (no one says anything) Rose: I said I'm a bubblehead and I deserve to die!! Dorothy: And it was worth repeating.

    • Dorothy: When you're 17 years-old, 23 can seem dangerous and forbidden! Rose: When you're 17, a cow can seem dangerous and forbidden!

    • Man in the crowd: (directing question to Blanche and Dorothy, after being told they're lesbians) Are there male/female roles in the relationship? Blanche: Well, I am the little homemaker, if that's what you mean! Dorothy: (indignant) Now, wait a minute!(decides to go along with it)...And I take out the garbage.

    • Rose: Oh please do this, if you don't I'll lose my job. Dorothy: Good! Rose: If I lose my job I won't be able to do anything except...except sit around all day telling St. Olaf stories! Blanche: Blackmail! Rose: They don't call me Harold Goldstein for nothing.

    • Ron: [to the studio audience] Any other questions? Ah! Here we go! Sophia: This is directed to Dorothy's lover: Do people treat you differently because you're a lesbian? Blanche: Well, most people don't know. Sophia: Really? I would've guessed right off. Next question to Dorothy: What kind of pain and embarrassment has this lifestyle caused your mother? Dorothy: I really don't know, but... I'll ask her tomorrow when I visit her at... THE HOME.

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    Notes (1)

    • The end credits feature a brief tag where Pat (from "Wake up, Miami") comes to the door, as she heard about Dorothy and Blanche's "break-up." Dorothy's reply: "Too Soon."

    Trivia (5)

    • Goof: Malcolm/Mr. Gordon mentions that Dorothy didn't hand in an assignment because she had married Stan, but couldn't remember his last name. ¬†How could he have looked up Dorothy in Miami if he didn't know her last name (he knew her as Petrillo, not Zbornak)? ¬†Additionally, how could he have known that she lived in Miami now?

    • Goof:Dorothy states that she was seventeen in the 11th grade, while her teacher, Mr. Gordon, was twenty-three. However, she also states that now Mr. Gordon is in his 70s and is ancient. Dorothy is not near her 70s in this episode, so her math may be a little off.

    • Sophia's calendar from 1984 marks the day she escaped from Shady Pines. However, Sophia escaped in 1985, after the home burned down.

    • James T Callahan plays Dorothy's high school teacher despite being younger than actress Beatrice Arthur.

    • James Callahan was a drama teacher at Beverly Hills High School prior to becoming an actor full time.

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