The Golden Girls

The Way We Met

Season 1, Ep 25, Aired 5/10/86
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  • Episode Description
  • One night after watching "Psycho," the girls find it hard to sleep so they stay up and reminisce about how they all came to live with one another.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Betty White

    Rose Nylund

  • Bea Arthur

    Dorothy Zbornak

  • Rue McClanahan

    Blanche Devereaux

  • Estelle Getty

    Sophia Petrillo

  • Terry Hughes

  • Fan Reviews (7)
  • We find out how the girls met

    By damanray, May 29, 2010

  • Did they ever shoot a herring out of a cannon?

    By readysetgo88, Aug 20, 2008

  • Flashbacks to how all the women met.

    By Alias2001, Jan 12, 2007

  • The way they met!

    By tvFanatic2008, Oct 09, 2006

  • That is how Dorthy,Blanche,Rose met and became great friends.

    By yuki_megami, Sep 12, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (12)

    • Rose: Excuse me, you made a mistake. Those peaches aren't 59 cents a pound, they're 89 cents. Honesty is the best policy. Blanche: What are you trying to do Rose, qualify for some kind of scout badge? Rose: Well, I can't help it if I'm an honest person. Obviously something you don't know anything about. Blanche: What are you talking about? Rose: Well, you bought pantyhose in petite. Anybody can see you couldn't get those past your knees!

    • Blanche: Hey, I think we'd get along great. I got a feeling you're a wild woman. Rose: Oh, you bet I am! I eat raw cookie dough. And occasionally, I run through the sprinklers and don't wear a bathing cap. And at Christmas, I've been known to put away more than one eggnog.

    • Blanche: Now, Dorothy, would you say you're a neat person? Dorothy: Oh, yes. Very, very neat. Sophia: Oh, please! You're neat and I wear a D-Cup!

    • Dorothy: Tell me, Rose, did they ever shoot a herring out of a cannon? Rose: Only once. But they shot him into a tree. After that, no other herring would do it.

    • Blanche: I have a room for rent, and the name is Blanche Devereaux. Rose: Why would you name a room Blanche Devereaux?

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    Notes (5)

    • This is one of the only episodes where you'll see a solid print tablecloth. Most of the time it's a floral pattern.

    • The background shot during the closing credits features, Dorothy, Rose and Blanche in the supermarket, with Dorothy and Blanche looking on as Rose cuts the tips off the canteloupes.

    • This is the first of two times that Blanche has to go to her bedroom for the whipped cream. The second is in a season 3 episode called "Three on a Couch".

    • This is probably the only episode where you will see Blanche and Dorothy enjoying one of Rose's St. Olaf stories.

    • This episode is a flashback episode and contains scenes of the girls meeting for the first time. A flashback episode contains all new material, not to be confused with a clipshow.

    Trivia (5)

    • Sophia comes in and scares the dickens out of the girls by yielding a giant knife. How did she get this knife? The episode starts with Rose entering the dark kitchen and no one being awake. Did Sophia somehow anticipate they'd be up all night, run into the kitchen beforehand to grab a weapon and plan her surprise?

    • In this episode Rose is overly honest, and is proud of it, but in the season four premiere, Rose is excited about cheating a restaurant out of a cake.

    • The series flashbacks to when Dorothy came to look at the house with Sophia. However, Sophia looks nothing like she did in the Pilot.

    • We learn in this episode that Blanche had two roommates prior to Rose and Dorothy. Blanche's former roommates she described as two old ladies and "sticks-in-the-mud" whom she eventually kicked out.

    • When the girls are getting their groceries rang up at the market, the cashier rings up the same bottle of Windex twice before Rose tells her she put in the wrong price.

    Allusions (2)

    • The title of this episode is an allusion to the 1973 movie titled, The Way We Were. It starred Robert Redford and Barbra Streisand. As in this episode, there are flashback scenes in this movie.

    • Blanche: Psycho is the reason I prefer not to shower alone. Dorothy: Sure, Blanche and Goldilocks and the Three Bears is why you prefer not to sleep alone. These quotes refer to the 1960 Alfred Hitchcock movie, Psycho starring Janet Leigh and Anthony Perkins and to the children's bedtime fairy tale story about 3 bears and a little girl.

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