Stan Takes a Wife

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (14)

  • Stan: (to the girls) Hey, well, there's nothing wrong with my taste. You've seen that ring that I picked out for Dorothy.
    Dorothy: (looking at the ring) Actually, he was going for a bracelet but the mechanical claw grabbed the ring.

  • Rose: Blanche, what are you doing home? I thought you were out on a date with Jerry!
    Blanche: So did I. He led me out of the movie theater, said he was going to go park the car, and that's the last I saw of him.
    Rose: I think you've been ditched.
    Blanche: Now, did I ask you? If I want advice on getting ditched, I'll ask an expert. Dorothy, did I get ditched?
    Dorothy: Yes, Blanche. But don't feel bad. Look what it's done for Sonny Bono.

  • Dorothy: (Stan enters the hospital) What're you doing here? Stan: I had second thoughts about the price I paid for the ring so I came over to discuss it with you. The neighbors told me what happened. Dorothy: Oh God, for once I'm glad that you're cheap.

  • Dorothy: I'm still in love with the man, and I can't let him marry someone else. Sophia: Is it just me or is the room suddenly getting darker?

  • Rose: He's wearing a girdle? Dorothy: And shoulder pads. Blanche: And knowing him, a sock in the crotch.

  • Dorothy: Did you lose weight? Stan: No, I'm wearing a girdle. Will Sophia be able to come? Dorothy: She wasn't up to it but she sends her regards, and baggies for the food, you're wearing a girdle.

  • Dorothy: Ma, you're supposed to be in bed. Sophia: When I feel bad, I have to distract myself, and there's only one thing that does that. Dorothy: Cooking a big meal. Sophia: No, making love in a closet, but hey you do what you can.

  • Dorothy: Oh Ma, you scared me to death. Sophia: You scared ME to death, you couldn't have put on a little makeup? There might be a single doctor in here.

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Notes (1)

  • This episode is the closest to farce that Golden Girls ever came. The entire scene with Stan in the hotel room is complete farce.

Trivia (2)

  • Apparently Stan was either never married, or got divorced, because the next time we see Stan in an episode, there's no mention of Stan's wife or a divorce for that matter.

  • This is the final Episode Veteran Writer Winifred Hervey would pen for the Show.

Allusions (1)

  • Dorothy: I hate waiting. Blanche: I hate hospitals. Rose: I hate when the people put each other down on Love Connection. Allusion: Rose is referencing the video dating game show which premiered in 1983 and was hosted by Chuck Woolery.