The Golden Palace

Marriage On The Rocks, With a Twist

Season 1, Ep 10, Aired 11/20/92
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  • Episode Description
  • When Roland's parents come for a visit, he assumes that they're delivering news of his dog's death -- so he's unprepared when they announce that they're divorcing. Meanwhile, Bill and Milton, two local DJ's, broadcast a show from The Golden Palace... so Sophia coaxes them into playing a nasty practical joke on Rose.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Cheech Marin

    Chuy Castillos

  • Don Cheadle

    Roland Wilson

  • Betty White

    Rose Nylund

  • Rue McClanahan

    Blanche Devereaux

  • Estelle Getty

    Sophia Petrillo

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • This episode was something special, especially with Harvey and Tim involved. The story was pretty complex for a 30 minute show and the twist.......... you've gotta see.

    By cabrownkc, Aug 02, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (4)

    • Sophia: I thought this practical joke would make me laugh, but it hasn't. It's affected me in ways I didn't think possible. Chuy: It made you feel ashamed, hasn't it? Sophia: No, it excited me sexually. Chuy: Sophia! Sophia: I'm as shocked as you are.

    • Sophia: That was a horrible trick to play on an old woman, I...{Sophia fakes a heart attack and falls behind the sofa, nobody pays her any mind and goes off} Well they didn't buy the heart attack, but the joke's on them. {stands up} I think I broke my hip!

    • Rose: It's over, I sent him back to hell where he belongs. Sophia: You shot a man!? Rose: I shot a ghost. Sophia: Rose, this is terrible. This was all a joke! Rose: Sophia, you took the words right out of my mouth.

    • Louise (to her husband): How could I be more passionate in a room full of men? Blanche: Actually… Roland: Blanche! Blanche is supposed to be helping Roland's parents, but she starts talking about her husband. Blanche: He was a lusty man. Lusty, zesty man. Lusty, zesty cowboy who liked to ride all night!

    Notes (2)

    • Sophia's practical joke is reminicient of the time she convinced Rose that a fruit salad was sending her messages from her dead husband Charlie on The Golden Girls.

    • This episode first aired on Lifetime on August 12, 2005.

    Trivia (2)

    • Both Betty and Rue are reunited with Harvey Korman from their days of being on Mama's Family.

    • Guest stars Tim Conway and Harvey Korman came to fame working together on "The Carol Burnett Show."

    Allusions (1)

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

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