The Golden Girls

Love Me Tender

Season 4, Ep 14, Aired 2/6/89
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  • Episode Description
  • When Sophia sets Dorothy up on a blind date, Dorothy secretly falls for the seemingly simple man, claiming "he's the greatest lover she ever had." Meanwhile, Blanche and Rose join the "Be a Pal" and become pals to two motherless girls.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Betty White

    Rose Nylund

  • Bea Arthur

    Dorothy Zbornak

  • Rue McClanahan

    Blanche Devereaux

  • Estelle Getty

    Sophia Petrillo

  • Richard Vaczy

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Another funny little ep which gives Dorothy the one who usually misses out a sex life and it's a scream.

    By ATVTREKKER7, Mar 09, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (12)

    • Dorothy: Look, Ma, I am a grown woman and I have needs. Sophia: Needs! You need food. You need air. You need a better wrinkle cream. You don't need sport nookie!

    • Dorothy: And after he had wept over his crab cakes, I begged her to come back to him. Rose: So I guess you're not gonna see him again. Dorothy: Yes. Yes I will. Sophia: Listen, pussycat, it's been a long time since you've been out on a date. And it's quite possible you can no longer judge a good one from a bad one. So let me be of help. Bad date, Dorothy. [ Slapping Dorothy's hand] Bad, bad date.

    • Blanche: You know, there's something rotten in the state of Denmark. Rose: It's their cheese. They refuse to use preservatives.

    • Dorothy: Oh, by the way, Blanche, I borrowed your gold earrings, if that's OK? Blanche: Oh, it's fine, but I do think I should caution you - they were made for petite ears. Dorothy: They'll just have to do until Disney unveils their Dumbo line.

    • (talking about her boyfriend Eddie) Dorothy: But the only thing we have in common is under the sheets. Rose: What's under the sheets? Dorothy: His cappuccino maker... Sex, Rose. I am talking sex. Rose: (shocked) Oh Dorothy, all that and cappuccino?

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    Notes (2)

    • This episode aired on a Monday.

    • Blanche decides to show the girls how she applies her makeup, and the girls trudge down the hall to her room. How would they know which room is Blanche's? She doesn't tell them.

    Trivia (1)

    • Dorothy says that she wouldn't have accepted the date if it wasn't Sophia's best friend Edna's nephew. However, just a few episodes later, Sophia's best friend Edith dies.

    Allusions (1)

    • The episode title, Love Me Tender is a reference to Elvis Presley's song, which has the same name.

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