The Golden Girls

You Gotta Have Hope

Season 4, Ep 17, Aired 2/25/89
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  • Episode Description
  • Dorothy is in charge of a hospital charity show and things aren't going her way. She can't find any talent for the talent show and her emcee has just cancelled. Rose's solution for her problem makes things worse when the girls scour Miami in hopes of getting Bob Hope to perform in the show.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Betty White

    Rose Nylund

  • Bea Arthur

    Dorothy Zbornak

  • Rue McClanahan

    Blanche Devereaux

  • Estelle Getty

    Sophia Petrillo

  • Barry Fanaro

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Why do you constantly look for ways to amuse yourself at my expense? (Because we don't have cable and I can't crochet!)

    By readysetgo88, Sep 02, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (4)

    • Dorothy: So that's the catch, you'll let us have the Donatello Triplets if we let your new boyfriend in the show as well. Blanche: Sophia that's blackmail! Sophia: That's showbusiness.

    • Dorothy: Ma, you can't sing, you can't dance, you can't tell jokes, you can't be in the show. Sophia: You can't be in the show, you can't be in the show, who are you, Ricky Ricardo?

    • Dorothy: Ma, why do you constantly look for ways to amuse yourself at my expense? Sophia: Because we don't have cable and I can't crochet. This is who I am Dorothy, either learn to live with it, or medicate me.

    • Bob Hope: I didn't put on all this makeup just to go bowling.

    Notes (2)

    • Rose's childhood fantasy was that Bob Hope was her father.

    • In honor of Bob Hope's Life, Lifetime Television Dedicated this episode to the 100 year old Bob Hope.

    Trivia (4)

    • Goof: (Continuity)Rose says that Gunter and AlmaNylundwere her adopted parents. The writers obviously made a slip and forgot what Rose's married name was. She married Charlie Nylund. Her adopted parents were the Lindstroms. Also, in "Blanche and the Younger Man" Dorothy clearly referred to Alma as Mrs. Lindstrom.

    • Not only is Nylund her married name, but Rose says her father's name was Gunter. However, in another episode, she had an Uncle Gunter.

    • Goof: Rose says in this episode that she was left on the doorstep of the Nylunds when she was a baby and adopted. However we know her married name, not her maiden was Nylund, and her maiden name was Lindstrom. She also says in this episode she was adopted as a baby but in the episode where she meets her father she says she was in an orphanage until she was 8.

    • In real life, Bob Hope and Betty White were friends and he appeared on the episode as a favor to her.

    Allusions (1)

    • The title of this episode is a take off of the popular expression "you gotta have faith."

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