Strange Bedfellows

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (9)

  • Blanche: (answering the phone) Hello? Yes this is Blanche Deveraux... Yes that Blanche Deveraux and no I did not! I will tell it to a judge, I will swear to it on a stack of Bibles, I will yell it from the rooftop of every house! (hangs up) There, does that sound like a liar? Dorothy: No, it sounds like Jim and Tammy Faye on Nightline!

  • Sophia: Easy on the arm, Dorothy, you break it you pay for it.

  • Sophia: My hunches are never wrong. Dorothy: Oh come on, Ma, remember your nephew Angelo? You said one day he'd be Pope. Sophia: Dorothy, you have to listen closer, I said one day he'd sell dope.

  • Blanche: They've got my rear end spread all over the front page. How can they do such a thing? Sophia: My guess is they used a wide angle lens.

  • Blanche: I oughta kick your butt from here to Tallahassee!

  • (Dorothy and Blanche are exchanging insults) Blanche: Traitor! Dorothy: Tramp! Blanche: Backstabber! Dorothy: Homewrecker! Rose: Indian giver!

  • (After learning that Gil Kessler was previously a woman before having a sex change) Rose: I'm still confused about the operation Gil Kessler had. Is the man asleep during it? Dorothy: I think so, Rose. Rose: And what about the parts they put on? Do they test them first? Dorothy: Of course, Rose. You know, like windshield wipers. Rose: So they work? Dorothy: I assume so, yes. Rose: (a pause) What are they made of? Dorothy: Silly putty, Rose!

  • Rose: You should make us grovel, eat dirt, beg for forgiveness, give us the silent treatment... Dorothy: Rose if you give us the silent treatment I will eat dirt!

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Notes (3)

  • This episode was videotaped on August 11, 1987.

  • The background shot during the closing credits features the four ladies on the couch watching television, having just learned that Blanche supposedly had an affair with Gil Kessler.

  • This is the third episode produced in season 3.

Trivia (1)

  • Blanche is appalled that this man is not telling the truth because it paints her in a bad light. Well, Blanche is sometimes quite a stranger to the truth. She lies about her age, the amount of men she's been with, and she lies to the IRS about the fact that she houses the ladies and charges them rent. That makes Blanche quite the liar herself.

Allusions (2)

  • Dorothy: (to Blanche) Horizontal stripes make you look like Roger Ebert!

    This is an allusion to the film critic, Roger Ebert.

  • When Dorothy asked Sophia why she came out her room during the campaign rally, she replied "who am I, ALF?" This refers to the "alien life form" character from the 1980's sitcom.