The Return of Dorothy's Ex (a.k.a.) Stan's Return

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Quotes (22)

  • Dorothy: Believe me, Chrissy left him. He was devastated. Next thing I knew, I was holding him, he was crying, we were in bed. It was just as it always had been. Blanche: Well, I'm shocked. Dorothy: I was too. You know, Chrissy didn't teach him a thing.

  • (After Dorothy says that Chrissy left Stan) Blanche: That's the oldest line in the book. I hear that at least twice a week! Sophia: And it works every time.

  • Dorothy: Ok. I know what it looks like. And frankly, that's exactly what it is. Sophia: You had to bring him home? Couldn't you find a drunken sailor on a street corner?

  • Stan: Do you mind if I use the phone? Sophia: You already used my daughter. You didn't ask for permission.

  • Sophia: Not only am I not allowed to go. I'm not allowed to talk about it. This is the same deal Cinderella had with her step sisters.

  • Blanche: The people are rude, the streets are full of criminals, everything is over priced. I don't know why Frank Sinatra sings about it. New Yorkers are all sickos!

  • Stan: If memory serves me correctly, the last time we excused ourselves before the main course and rushed back to the hotel. Dorothy: Mmm. If memory serves me, we rushed back to the hotel because you had a the runs from that cheap lunch you bought us.

  • Stan: (Referring about Chrissy): She told me she thought we were no longer sexually compatible. Well, she didn't say it exactly in those words. Dorothy: Of course not. Those words have more thn one syllable.

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Notes (6)

  • Sophia has already had a stroke, and just a few episodes prior Dorothy was concerned about her health because her blood pressure was up and she was pale.  A few episodes later the ladies believed Sophia had a heart attack.  Knowing all this, and how Dorothy worries about her mother and how much time she has left with her, how irresponsible are these women to just up and leave Sophia in an empty house for who knows how long, while they go on a merry vacation.  Not to mention, there's no indication that they even have someone who would check on Sohpia to see if she's okay.

  • The background shot during the closing credits features Dorothy, Rose and Blanche sitting at the kitchen table, which is filled with food, at night.

  • This is the first of two times that Dorothy considers getting back together with Stan. The second is in the season six episode There Goes the Bride part one & part two.

  • This is the only time we meet Stan's new wife, Chrissy.

  • Beatrice Arthur and Simone Griffeth starred together in the 1983 sitcom, Amanda's on ABC.

  • Herbert Edelman and Simone Griffeth had starred together in a 1980s sitcom called Ladies' Man.