The Golden Girls

Mister Terrific

Season 3, Ep 24, Aired 4/30/88
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  • Episode Description
  • Rose begins to date "Mr. Terrific," a kiddie show host, who gets fired when Dorothy gets a part-time job as a consultant on the show, a job he helped her get.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Betty White

    Rose Nylund

  • Bea Arthur

    Dorothy Zbornak

  • Rue McClanahan

    Blanche Devereaux

  • Estelle Getty

    Sophia Petrillo

  • Kathy Speer

  • Fan Reviews (4)
  • Season 3, Episode 24.

    By Wanted23, Apr 09, 2009

  • C'mon guys, it's actually quite funny...

    By readysetgo88, Aug 09, 2008

  • One of my least favorite episodes.

    By tvFanatic2008, Oct 09, 2006

  • Rose dates Mr. Terrific, a man who has his own kids tv-show. Dorothy, who is looking for work, gets hired by Mr. Terrific, but inadvertantly gets Mr. Terrific fired when the producers like her better.

    By amcfan84, May 31, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (6)

    • Blanche: Every time I crawl into bed, I feel guilty. Sophia: Then take down the video equipment. Blanche: I mean the brass bed, I shouldn't have kept it, Rose is right, it's just like stealing. Sophia: So call the store and return it. Blanche: I can't do that, I've had the bed over 3 weeks, they won't take it back. Sophia: How much use could you have given a bed in 3 weeks? (pause) Oh...

    • Blanche: I'm just exhausted, I've been out bed shopping all day. Sophia: Have you no shame? Bed hopping today is sexually irresponsible. Dorothy: Not bed hopping, Ma, bed shopping.

    • Rose: Don't worry, Dorothy. I was trained in psychology back in St Olaf. Dorothy: That doesn't count, Rose. In St Olaf, they think that Freud is a way to cook chicken.

    • Dorothy: Mr. Terrific, I think that Lex Luther and the Joker are harrassing an old lady on the stairwell. Could you come up and zap them with your x-ray vision? Rose: Mr. Terrific doesn't have x-ray vision. Dorothy: Rose please, this is no time to point out his shortcomings!

    • (Blanche has been feeling guilty about keeping a bed she ordered that the company didn't charge her enough for. The doorbell rings and Fred walks in wearing his Mr. Policeman outfit.) Blanche: Oh, thank God! I can't live with myself anymore. Take me! Dorothy: Blanche! Blanche: Dorothy, please, stay out of this. I know what's best. Just slap the handcuffs on me, the bed's this way. (Fred shrugs and follows her down the hallway but first stops and turns to everyone sitting in the living room.) Fred: Y'know what's funny? I was supposed to be Mr. Mailman today.

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    Notes (2)

    • This episode was videotaped on February 19, 1988.

    • The background shot during the closing credits features Dorothy, Rose and Blanche in the living room, while Mr. Terrific points at Dorothy, to indicate that she was the one who cost him his job.

    Trivia (2)

    • GoofIn the part where the girls are in the kitchen talking about Blanche getting a new bed and Rose meeting Mr. Terrific, if you look behind Sophia you will see that somebody left a pink mug in the icemaker in the refrigerator. Later when they are in the kitchen again after Dorothy and Rose leave the studio, the pink mug is still there.

    • Mister Terrific says the show will have run 22 years in September, but when Fred mixes up his role as Mister Mailman instead of Mister Policeman, Mister Terrific says "16 years, Fred, get it right!" But Mister Terrific was absolutely against any changes ever being made to his show, so he had to have hired Fred when the show started.

    Allusions (1)

    • Mr. Terrific's puppet is named Kolac and is from the planet Twilar. This is a reference to The Dick Van Dyke Show, episode #50, where Rob (Dick Van Dyke) dreams that everyone has become walnut eating aliens that follow Kolac (Danny Thomas) from the planet Twilo.

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