The Golden Girls

The One That Got Away

Season 4, Ep 3, Aired 10/29/88
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  • Episode Description
  • Blanche is expecting a visit from the one man who has always turned her down when it comes to sex. Thus, makes her determined to seduce him into bed. Meanwhile, Rose claims to have seen a UFO and gets the Air Force involved.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Betty White

    Rose Nylund

  • Bea Arthur

    Dorothy Zbornak

  • Rue McClanahan

    Blanche Devereaux

  • Estelle Getty

    Sophia Petrillo

  • Christopher Lloyd (II)

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Thought I'd never stop laughing...

    By readysetgo88, Aug 10, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (11)

    • (About Blanche trying to get back with Ham) Sophia: I wouldn't be so sure if I was Blanche. Sometimes these things weren't meant to be like me and Frabritzio Rabino. We were on the verge of a passionate love affair until Destiny decided to interfere. Dorothy: Don't tell me His wife Destiny Rabino? Sophia: (wide-eyed) Right. Boy did she have a temper she dragged him by the hair on his back, cracked his skull with a Ravioli Crank and threw his limp body into the River! (Dorothy squints in discomfort) Sophia: There's a Sicily you don't see on postcards.

    • Blanche: (laughing and humming, as in ecstasy, while eating cookies) Ha, ha, ha... hmmm, hmmm... oooh... mmm, mmm. Dorothy: Blanche, are you in a good mood? Blanche: Dorothy, you always could see right through me. Sophia: Keep it up with those Chips Ahoy and Superman couldn't see right through you.

    • (Major Barker is visiting the house, looking into Rose's report of seeing a UFO) Dorothy: Rose is the only one here who thinks she saw a UFO. Major Barker: I understand, Miss Zbornak. By the way is that Miss Zbornak or Mrs? I'm hoping it's Miss. Dorothy: Why, yes! [slinks over and sits next to him on the couch] Dorothy: As a matter of fact it is! Major Barker: Good! I've already got that box checked on this form.

    • Rose: [Rose sees Dorothy looking through binoculars] What are you doing, Dorothy? Dorothy: Oh... looking up at the stars... pondering the universe. Rose: I've been doing the same thing... thinking how wonderful it would be if there really were aliens... maybe it'd be just like Cocoon... they'd take us away... and we'd never grown old... Dorothy: See, I don't know. I like my life. I mean - I'm not president or anything, I'm just a teacher... a substitute teacher... a divorced substitute teacher... who can't even afford her own place to live - BEAM ME UP!

    • Ham: (upon realizing that Blanche wasn't the one who was bad in bed, and changing his mind about being with her) I'd settle for just a quickie. Blanche: Beat it, tugboat.

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    Notes (2)

    • This episode was videotaped on October 14, 1988.

    • The background shot during the closing credits features Rose and Dorothy on the lanai chairs looking at Blanche who has just come out in a stunning outfit.

    Trivia (2)

    • After Dorothy comments that people can sometimes lose their looks, Sophia says except in Sicily because the whole town sees to it; and that's why the family was so glad when Dorothy was born because they didn't need all of those people bothering them all the time. However, Dorothy wasn't born in Sicily, she was born in Brooklyn.

    • In the final scene, Rose mentions that there are eight children in her familiy. However, the only ones ever mentioned are Lily, Holly, and in this episode, Michael.

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