The Golden Girls

Yes, We Have No Havanas

Season 4, Ep 1, Aired 10/8/88
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  • Episode Description
  • Blanche's latest boyfriend is a charming Cuban whom sweeps Blanche off her feet but she's not the only one when Blanche discovers he's been dating Sophia behind her back. Meanwhile, Rose takes a course taught by Dorothy in order to get a high school diploma.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Betty White

    Rose Nylund

  • Bea Arthur

    Dorothy Zbornak

  • Rue McClanahan

    Blanche Devereaux

  • Estelle Getty

    Sophia Petrillo

  • Barry Fanaro

  • Fan Reviews (3)
  • Blanche and Sophia fight over the same man and it's all out war. Meanwhile Dorothy and Rose are involved in a silly side story about high school and way too many Hitler references!

    By grewupwatching, Feb 23, 2010

  • You're only gonna sit in an inch of water?

    By readysetgo88, Aug 12, 2008

  • To me, season four was when the show was at it's best.

    By tvFanatic2008, Oct 09, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (18)

    • Blanche: How could he confuse this nubile body for that raisin in sneakers?!?

    • Rose: Dorothy, I have a confession to make, I slipped thru the cracks of the St.Olaf school sytem. Dorothy: (sarcastic) I find that very hard to believe, I've seen you almost complete a Tv guide crossword puzzle.

    • Rose: I got tickets to the hottest Norewegian Muscial in town! Dorothy: (sarcastic) Rose, you've really tempted me, but I do have other plans. Rose: You have a date? Sophia: (laughing so hard she chokes) Never say that when i'm eating!

    • (Earlier in the scene Dorothy hits rose on the head with her marking book) Blanche:(about Fidel) Why would he want another woman...he's dipped his toes in the lake known as Blanche. Rose: That wasn't dumb enough to deserve a hit?

    • Sophia: (at Fidel's funeral) The man in that box was a bum, a scoundrel, a cheat, and a liar. Woman: You got that right! Sophia: Quiet, I work alone. But there was another side to him, and it was beautiful. He awakened feelings in me I haven't felt in 35 years. We used to hug and kiss and hold hands. It was nice. He made me feel attractive and desirable again. He probably made the rest of you feel that way, too. Looking out at this kennel club, that was no small accomplishment. You may all hate Fidel right now, but I know the next time I'm sitting in the park on a warm, sunny day, and I smell the aroma of a cheap cigar, I'll think of Fidel Santiago, and I'll smile.

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    Notes (6)

    • This episode was videotaped on September 23, 1988.

    • One must wonder is Blanche truly so stupid and ignorant, considering how classy and worldly she always calls herself, that she would know Mexican is not a language?

    • The church used in this episode is the same church they used when the girls attended Mrs. Claxton's funeral in "It's a Miserable Life."

    • The background shot during the closing credits features Dorothy, Rose and Blanche in the church pew looking at Sophia who has taken over for the priest.

    • The exterior was now shots from the MGM Studios Backlot Tour Copy Facade of the original house used in through Season 3. You could see the facade of the house through the tour up until 2003.

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    Trivia (6)

    • Dorothy says she cannot believe her ears, Sophia responds with "I know. I should've taped them back when you were seven." ┬áBut, in Season 2's "The Sisters", Rose reveals a that Dorothy had her ears pinned back when she was in college.

    • GOOF: Rose asks Dorothy if they teach the "3R's", which she then rattles off as 'reading, (w)riting, and rooster insemination' (a play off the phrase 'reading, and (w)riting and (a)rithmetic'). However, Roosters are male and DO the inseminating, and thusly would NEVER be inseminated themselves.

    • Although this is television logic, Dorothy enters the classroom and immediately starts taking role. After coming to Rose's name and after the two exchange some dialogue, Dorothy, for some reason, forgets that there's about 4-5 other students, who just apparently don't need to be accounted for, and she begins to teach.

    • Not only does Rose say she never graduated here, and yet say she did in another episode, in season five she mentions that after graduation she went to St. Gustav.

    • Rose says that she didn't graduate high school, but in the episode Nothing to Fear, but Fear Itself, Rose remembers how she gave the validictorian speech at the graduation ceremony.

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