The Golden Girls

The Mangiacavallo Curse Makes a Lousy Wedding Present

Season 5, Ep 23, Aired 3/31/90
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  • Episode Description
  • The girls attend the wedding of Dorothy's goddaughter, who is marrying the grandson of a man who was once engaged to Sophia. Sophia thinks that the wedding reception is the perfect spot for revenge after supposedly putting a curse on him years ago. Meanwhile, Rose is nervous about attending the nuptials because weddings turn her on and Miles is out of town.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Betty White

    Rose Nylund

  • Bea Arthur

    Dorothy Zbornak

  • Rue McClanahan

    Blanche Devereaux

  • Estelle Getty

    Sophia Petrillo

  • Philip Jason Lasker

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Very funny

    By Koalabbilovey, Mar 13, 2013

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (9)

    • (Blanche is trying to steal Dorothy's date) Dorothy: Look at the way Blanche is nuzzling up to him! I'm not going to take this lying down. Sophia: I don't think you're going to be invited.

    • Rose: Sophia, am I the only one here who feels like ripping off their clothes and doing the hokey-pokey? Sophia: No Rose, I think they're just waiting for someone to get them started.

    • Blanche: I feel all warm inside. This must be what they call the joy of giving. Feels a lot like cramps.

    • Blanche: You're just making a mountain of a molehill. Dorothy: Five YEARS of molehills, they add up!

    • Rose: I can't go to this wedding alone, I might end up almost going to bed with the band leader again.

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    Trivia (5)

    • Viewed by 30 million people, and ranked #5 for the week.

    • During the course of the series, Blanche is depicted as able to attract strong, virile, youthful men, and yet in this episode, and many others the men we see Blanche with are what most viewers wouldn't consider physically attractive for men that age. Are we supposed to believe that Blanche, as superficial and shallow as she is, would be with a man as overweight as Doug?

    • In another episode, Sophia referred to her list of things to do before she died and she said she had to make amends with Guido Spirelli who she ran out on when she was supposed to marry him in an arranged marriage. Then there was another episode when Dorothy was making the family history and found out Sophia was married before her father Sal and had the marriage annulled because she didn't want an arranged marriage.

    • And in another episode she says that her and Sal also had an arranged marriage... she has to stand on a rock or she would have ended up with someone else.

    • In this episode, Sophia explains she put a curse on the man who stood her up at the alter. But there have been several different episodes, where she discusses several different men who were supposed to have been her first husband by an arranged marriage. How many arranged marriages could she have before she married Sal?

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