The Golden Girls

Rose Fights Back

Season 5, Ep 4, Aired 10/21/89
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  • Episode Description
  • When the company that Rose's husband worked for cuts off their pension plan, Rose must face the fact that she's going to get a new job, one that pays more. However, she quickly finds herself dealing with something she never expected, age discrimination. Meanwhile, Sophia goes wild buying things in quantity at a Shopper's Warehouse.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Betty White

    Rose Nylund

  • Bea Arthur

    Dorothy Zbornak

  • Rue McClanahan

    Blanche Devereaux

  • Estelle Getty

    Sophia Petrillo

  • Marc Sotkin

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Rose loses her job and then has is a victim of age discrimination

    By damanray, Mar 04, 2009

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (7)

    • Rose: Oh, thank you, Mr. Mas!
      Enrique Mas: You can call me...(rolling 'r's)...Enrrrrique!
      Rose:, I don't think I can.

    • Enrique:Ever since I was a little boy, I've wanted to be on television. Do you have any idea what that's like for a Hispanic kid? Who were my role models? Zorro and Ricky Ricardo! A gay caballero and a man who couldn't recognize his own wife in a fake mustache!

    • Dorothy: Ma, what's wrong? Sophia: I think I'm pregnant. Dorothy: What happened? The rabbit died laughing?

    • Blanche: Be sure you dress youthfully. Rose: How come? Sophia: You're old.

    • Sophia: (referring to Rose cutting out classifieds) You're not cutting up the obituaries are you? I want to make sure my canasta game is still on for tomorrow.

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    Trivia (4)

    • This is Rose's second bout with finding a new job. The first was during the first season when the counseling center closed.

    • Viewed by 30.7 million people, ranking #4 for the week.

    • According to Marc Sotkin, when writing this episode, had wanted to title it something along the lines of "The Rose Goes Back to Work Show" or something like that, at which point Executive Producers told him they don't title their shows that way, and in an effort to be sly, named episodes like "Ebb Tide" which, to him didn't make sense, but apparently pleased the producers.

    • The exterior shots of the television station where Enrique Mas works is the same building where the girls appeared on the game show "Grab that Dough" in Hollywood.

    Allusions (1)

    • Dorothy: You know, this is how Imelda Marcos got started with that shoe thing. Dorothy is referring to Imelda Marcos, First Lady of the Philippines from 1965-1986. She had a world-renowned collection of over 1,000 pairs of shoes.

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