'Twas the Nightmare Before Christmas

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (10)

  • Blanche: I have been told I bear a striking resemblance to Miss Cheryl Ladd...although, my bosoms are perkier. Dorothy: Not even if you hung upside down on a trapeze!

  • Sophia: I've been sitting in the backseat of the car for half an hour! What am I, a dachshund?

  • Blanche: (seductively, seeing a man in a Santa suit at the psych clinic) Hello there, tall, dark and jolly. Dorothy: Blanche, maybe you should stay and get some counseling.

  • Blanche: Well, I can't help it! There's something about a man in a Santa Claus suit that just drives me wild!

  • Rose: Why don't we have our own Christmas celebration right here, St. Olaf style! Dorothy: I will not drink egg nog wearing a cast iron brassiere. Rose: We don't do that for Christmas! We do that at Easter.

  • Airport Mendicant: Excuse me. Would you like to buy a flower? Sophia: Beat it, chrome-dome! And while you're at it, get a job! Get a suit! And get on your knees and beg your mother's forgiveness!

  • Blanche: Did I ever tell you girls I met my husband George on Christmas Eve? Rose: Oh, Blanche! How exciting! Blanche: Let me tell you just how exciting a Christmas Eve can be. I was home from college on Christmas vacation, when my best friend, Lisa Jane Biedler fixed me up with the most beautiful boy I've ever laid my eyes on. Dorothy: George. Blanche: No, this was Richard Jay Wilde. And believe me, his name said it all! Huh-huh-huh! We must've pulled over on the side of the road five times on our way to that Christmas dance. Ha-hah! Rose: It's always best to drive defensively over the holidays. Blanche: Anyway, when we finally got to the dance, why, Richard dropped me off, and I turned and ran smack into a man so gorgeous he made Richard Jay Wilde look like a pre-pubescent choirboy. Rose: George. Blanche: No-no, no. Ernie Willis. Well, Ernie smiled. And the next thing I knew, we were dancing in a local bar. When all of a sudden I heard a deep voice say, "Hm-hm... May I cut in?" Well when I turned, I saw the man I knew I was gonna spend the rest of my life with. Albert: George. Blanche: Uh, no. No. Thomas Pennville. Uh-huh. Well, after Thomas and I left... Dorothy: Blanche! I could get herpes listening to this story!

  • Dorothy: Are you going to be very much longer? Rose: Not now, Dorothy. This man is still very down about his financial situation. He was one of the principal backers of Howard the Duck.

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Notes (3)

  • This episode was videotaped on November 14, 1986.

  • During rehearsals for this episode, the crew played a prank on the ladies--some of the crew members put semi-nude pictures of themselves in the "Blanche's Boudoir" calendar. This can be seen during the blooper section of The Golden Girls: Their Greatest Moments special.

  • The background shot during the closing credits features the four ladies at the diner door, watching the snow fall.

Trivia (3)

  • Blanche enters the house with her Santa Claus and within seconds exits to her bedroom.  Moments later, Dorothy and Rose enter with bags.  With such short time in between, how would Rose and Dorothy not have run into Blanche when they were pulling into the garage.

  • In the final shot of the episode, where the girls are standing by the door, Blanche goes and grabs Sophia's shoulder, and in return, Sophia puts her hand on Blanche's hand. However, in the next shot, which is where we see the girls from outside the door, Sophia's hand is now on Dorothy's hand, which is on Sophia's shoulder.

  • The end of the final scene where it allegedly begins to SNOW in Miami. There has only ever been ONE report of a snow flurry in Miami (1977) and even that claim is suspect.

Allusions (1)

  • Episode Title: 'Twas the Nightmare Before Christmas This is a reference to the story "'Twas the Night Before Christmas."