The Golden Girls

Once, in St. Olaf

Season 6, Ep 2, Aired 9/29/90
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  • Episode Description
  • Rose makes a stunning discovery when she learns that a patient she is taking care of in the hospital, a monk, is actually her biological father. Meanwhile, Sophia has to have surgery but a mix-up occurs after the operation and Sophia becomes lost in the hospital.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Betty White

    Rose Nylund

  • Bea Arthur

    Dorothy Zbornak

  • Rue McClanahan

    Blanche Devereaux

  • Estelle Getty

    Sophia Petrillo

  • Harold Apter

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • I find this episode quite funny. It's one of my favorites from season 6. It's just classic Golden Girls. Every time I watch this episode I laugh till I hurt myself. Truly a great one to watch.

    By rainbowman78, Nov 18, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (7)

    • Dorothy: Thank God you're allright. Sophia: Speaking of God, I made a promise that if He got me through this operation alive, I'd tell you how I really got this hernia. Dorothy: You mean it wasn't from moving the sofa? Sophia: Please, it's wicker.

    • Brother Martin: Don't I know you from somewhere? You look very familiar. Rose: I get that a lot, people tell me I look like Wilma Flintstone...not the way she looked on TV, more of the way she'd look today. Brother Martin: No, no, I can see that too, but you remind me of someone I knew from St. Olaf. Rose: Where every spring the ducks return? Brother Martin: Yes if we remember to throw out the know about St. Olaf?

    • Rose: Name? Brother Martin: Brother Martin. Rose: And your occupation? Brother Martin: I'm a monk. Rose: Thank goodness, I almost wrote down "Trekkie".

    • Doctor: Why is a woman your age moving furniture? Sophia: (looks at Dorothy) For food. Doctor: (to Sophia) Right this way. (to Dorothy) You make me sick!

    • Rose: You won't believe this but I've found my father! My natural father! Blanche: He's alive? Dorothy: He's in Miami? Sophia: He's an earthling?

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    Notes (3)

    • This episode was videotaped on August 24, 1990.

    • We learn that Rose's mother's name is Ingrid Kerklavoner, who died in childbirth.

    • This episode is the first, and only, appearance for Rose's father, Brother Martin.

    Trivia (1)

    • In another episode Rose admits she was adopted and that she spent the first eight years of her life in an orphanage... in this episode she says she was left on a doorstep and was taken in by her parents at birth.

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