The Golden Girls

Second Motherhood

Season 1, Ep 19, Aired 2/15/86
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  • Episode Description
  • Blanche is romanced by a wealthy suitor who she learns has several small children. This fact dampens his proposal of marriage as Blanche ponders being a mother again. Meanwhile, Dorothy and Rose go to bat with the bathroom plumbing and a chauvinistic plumber who thinks they can't do it, because they're women.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Betty White

    Rose Nylund

  • Bea Arthur

    Dorothy Zbornak

  • Rue McClanahan

    Blanche Devereaux

  • Estelle Getty

    Sophia Petrillo

  • Gary Shimokawa

  • Fan Reviews (3)
  • Some of my favourite one liners

    By damanray, May 31, 2010

  • Pretty good episode

    By grewupwatching, Sep 10, 2009

  • And that's when it hit me, we don't even need our sludge tube!

    By readysetgo88, Aug 21, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (11)

    • Richard: Blanche, you're adorable. Blanche: (giggles) I know.

    • Dorothy: You know, at our age, we should be grandmothers, not mothers. Once a week, the grandchildren come over for a visit. You cook them dinner. They spill it on the furniture. They hide under your bed. You hurt yourself looking for them. They ask you what those spots on your hands are. They tell you they love you, and then, just before total exhaustion sets in, they go home and become their mother's problems.

    • Blanche: How can I say "no" to the man I love? I can't even say "no" to the men I like!

    • Sophia: You're not a mechanical person, Dorothy; you never were. For the first three months of your life, you tried to breastfeed off my camiole!

    • Richard: Did that champagne kick in, yet? Blanche: No... but if you're ready to make your move... I can pretend it did.

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    Notes (2)

    • When Dorothy and Rose come out of the "bathroom" waiting for the toilet arrive they actually enter thru Sophia's bedroom. Where is this new bathroom located?

    • The background shot during the closing credits features Dorothy, Rose and Blanche, who is grabbing Dorothy's hand, and looking heavenward, at night, in the bathroom, after Blanche arrives home from her date.

    Trivia (3)

    • Blanche says her boyfriend flew her to Atlanta in his private jet for dinner. However, in "The Operation" Blanche tells of how she has a fear of flying that she never got over.

    • Blanche say she can't raise these children, but in "Bringing Up Baby" she says as long as the other girls clean up after the baby pees, she'd love to be a mother again.

    • Alan Blumenfeld plays the plumber Lou, in this episode and returns to The Golden Girls the next season to play Mr. Ha Ha in the episode entitled "A Piece of Cake" (2-25).

    Allusions (1)

    • Dorothy makes a reference to Tidybowl in this episode, which was one of the most popular TV commercials during the 1970's and early 1980's. The ad featured a tiny man sailing a boat in a balmy toilet freshened by Tidybowl.

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