The Golden Palace

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

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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