The Golden Palace

CBS (ended 1993)
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  • Episode Guide
  • S 1 : Ep 24

    The Chicken and the Egg

    Aired 5/14/93

  • S 1 : Ep 23

    Sex, Lies and Tortillas

    Aired 5/7/93

  • S 1 : Ep 22

    One Angry Stan

    Aired 4/30/93

  • S 1 : Ep 21


    Aired 4/16/93

  • S 1 : Ep 20

    Pro and Concierge

    Aired 4/9/93

  • Cast & Crew
  • Betty White

    Rose Nylund

  • Cheech Marin

    Chuy Castillos

  • Rue McClanahan

    Blanche Devereaux

  • Don Cheadle

    Roland Wilson

  • Estelle Getty

    Sophia Petrillo

  • show Description
  • The Golden Palace follows The Golden Girls Blanche, Rose and Sophia after Dorothy moves away with her new husband. The ladies sell their home and buy a struggling Miami Hotel named The Golden Palace. Working on staff are manager Roland, a twenty-something black man constantly butts head with Blanche, his foster son, Oliver, and chef Chuy (pronounced "Chewie"), a Mexican who finds that he has to share his kitchen with hardheaded Italian Sophia. The Golden Palace aired on the CBS network from 1992-93, where it was ratings-deprived (The Golden Girls and other Susan Harris-created spin-offs Empty Nest and Nurses aired on NBC). Following the show's cancellation, it wasn't seen again in the USA until 2005, when Lifetime briefly aired it due to overwhelming requests from fans of "The Golden Girls," which continues to get strong ratings in reruns. Theme Song: Thank You For Being A Friend Written by: Andrew Gold Show Type: CBS Situation Comedy First Telecast: September 18, 1992 Last Episode: May 14, 1993 Last Telecast: September 18, 1992 Episodes: 24 Color Episodes Spin-off of: The Golden Girls CBS Broadcast History: September 1992-May 1993----Fridays----8:00 p.m The Golden Palace around the World USA---Lifetime---Weekdays at 6:30/5:30c PM, encore presentations at 11:00/10:00c PM (August-September, 2005)moreless

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (67)

    • (the girls are all talking about their current problems) Sophia: Well, I'm 88, and- Rose(cutting Sophia off): 87. Sophia: What? Rose: You're 87, Sophia. Sophia(cluelessly): Okay. (in her normal voice) I'm 87 years old, and I used to have to wake up every morning just to live. Now I have to wake up every morning to cook 50 pounds of ravioli, I got stuff to do.

    • Chuy(to Sophia who is looking downward on food she is chopping): I'm back. Sophia(looks up with a horrified look on her face): Dorothy?!

    • Rose(to burglar with ski mask): The hat is a tip off, this your first time in Miami?

    • (about Blanche's attitude) Rose: Maybe we don't need Dorothy. Maybe the two of us can beat the crap out of her ourselves!

    • Sophia: (panicking) We're in trouble! We have a dog! Rose: (excited) Where?!

    • (a robber in a ski mask walks in) Man: Where's the safe? Rose: (looks up) Oh my... Aren't you warm in that?

    • Rose: (to Sophia) Maybe we don't need Dorothy. Maybe the two of us can beat the crap out of [Blanche].

    • Rose: Oh, I wish Dorothy were here!
      Blanche: Honey, even she couldn't help us out of this mess.
      Rose: No, but she could beat the crap out of you!

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    Notes (73)

    • With the departure of Bea Arthur (after the conclusion of The Golden Girls), Betty White is the top-billed star in The Golden Palace.

    • The title of the theme song is "Thank You for Being a Friend (Reggae Remix)"

    • The opening credits for The Golden Palace feature clips of each cast member, with a new version of "Thank you for Being a Friend" played in the background. Many of the clips used are taken from the first several episodes.

    • This episode first aired on Lifetime on August 1, 2005. It was rerun on September 5 & 6, 2005.

    • The German Title of this Episode is "Hotelgeflüster".

    • This episode first aired on Lifetime on August 2, 2005. It was rerun on September 6 & 7, 2005.

    • The music heard from the talk show, is the same music which was heard for "Grab That Dough" on the Golden Girls.

    • The German Title of this Episode is "Ein Steak für den Killer".

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    Trivia (42)

    • This is the last time Rose, Blanche, and Sophia are seen in the house (from The Golden Girls).

    • The theme music for The Barbara McCrell Show was the same theme used for Grab That Dough, the game show the girls went on during episode 16 of season three of The Golden Girls.

    • It is interesting that the hotel's registry records go back to 1985 given that this was the year The Golden Girls premiered on NBC.

    • In this episode, Chuy claims that he found out that his wife was cheating on him when he read about it in graffitti, but in "Ebbtide for the Defense," he reveals that it was when he caught his best friend, Rubin, in bed with her.

    • In this episode, Sophia reveals that she opens twist-off bottlecaps with her teeth.

    • In this episode, Blanche reveals that Rose spent 7 years working on a Rubic's Cube.

    • In this episode, it's revealed that Roland has a love for puppets.

    • In this episode, it's revealed that Roland plays the piano.

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    Allusions (9)

    • They refer to Chuy as not being the type to smoke marijuana, obviously referring to his Cheech and Chong movies.

    • Chuy says, "Don't hate me because I'm flammable!" This is a reference to a famous line of hair care commercials that were running at the time where they touted, "Don't hate me because I'm beautiful."

    • "On the rocks, with a twist" refers to a serving preference for both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.

    • "It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas" is a song written by Meredith Wilson with recorded versions by Perry Como, Bing Crosby and Johnny Mathis.

    • Heartbreak Hotel was a number 1 hit single for Elvis in 1956.

    • Sophia: Who are you supposed to be, Dr. Quinn, medicine slut?
      This quote is a reference to the TV show Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, which starred Jane Seymour.

    • "You've Lost that Lovin' Feeling" was a number 1 hit sigle for The Righteous Brothers in 1965.

    • Ned saying that Blanche has touched a lot of dolphins, that's referring to the NFL Team the Miami Dophins.

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  • Fan Reviews (23)
  • it was nice to see what happened after Dorothy left

    By bella22, Feb 01, 2012

  • The main reason Golden Palace was left with 13 episodes is because........its not funny as Golden Girls was.So the original is more better than this.

    By yuki_megami, Aug 11, 2006

  • After Dorothy moves to Atlanta at the end of "The Golden Girls," Rose, Blanche, and Sofia sell their home and become the owners of a struggling hotel in Miami called the Golden Palace.

    By nmerlin_1, Sep 18, 2008

  • It would be great to see this in syndication again!

    By bookertc, Aug 07, 2008

  • It was a great spin-off of The Golden Girls!!

    By Sweeeaaaterrr, Jul 10, 2008

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