The Golden Girls

Season 2 Episode 17

Bedtime Story

Aired Unknown Feb 07, 1987 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • We notice that in the flashback where the girls all get into Sophia's bed because it's so cold, they get into bed in the same order that they eventually pass away.

    • In one flashback scene the ladies are coming back from Edna McCarthy's funeral. Blanche said earlier in the season in "It's a Miserable Life" that she's only been to three funerals. This has to be one of them. Another being George, and one unknown. However, in Season Five when she gets her pacemaker, Blanche says she has never been to a funeral, and never intends to go to one.

    • When Blanche enters Sophia's room and asks if she can sleep with them because her bed has never been so cold, she mentions that it is a Saturday night. However, after all four are in bed together, Dorothy tells them to quiet down because she has to go to work early in the morning. As a teacher, school's are closed on Sunday, and there is no mention of her holding any other part-time job.

  • Quotes

    • Blanche: Y' know, being at her funeral today made me start thinking about how quiclky life can pass you by. Maybe I oughta do something more adventurous in my life.
      Dorothy: More adventurous! The Kama Sutra had to publish a supplement because of you!

    • Stationmaster: Y'all may think this sounds kinda silly, but we actually printed "Our trains leave early" right on the town seal.
      Rose: You have a town seal? Can he play a song on those little horns?
      Stationmaster: No, but he can balance a ball on his nose if you throw him a catfish first!
      Blanche: This is like the Twilight Zone. Somehow we got on a train that ended up inside Rose's mind.

    • Rose: Don't you want to try some of my chipped beef?
      Blanche: Oh...well...I was in the mood for something hot.
      Rose: Mine's hot!
      Blanche: I was in the mood for something spicy.
      Rose: Oh, mine's spicy!
      Sophia: She's looking for something that won't test her gag reflexes!

    • Rose: (in bed) Oh, darn, I forgot something!
      Blanche: Go in your pajamas!

    • Rose: (in bed with the three girls) There, now. That's not so bad.
      Blanche: Get your bunny nose out of my butt!

    • Dorothy: Rose, you're a genius!
      Sophia: Boy, there's a sentence you don't hear every day!

    • Dorothy: Turn up the electric blanket, will you?
      Sophia: It's already on 9. On 10, you can cook a Lean Cuisine!

    • Sophia: (in her sleep, when Dorothy snuggles up to her) Salvador, if you want to fool around, take off your T-shirt. You're gonna get linguini all over me.
      Dorothy: Ma, go back to sleep. It's just me, Dorothy.
      Sophia: Get the hell out of my bed!
      Dorothy: Ma, have a heart. The heat went out again. It's freezing in here and you're the only one with an electric blanket.

    • Blanche: (thinks she hears the heater click on) Listen, dId you hear that sound?
      Sophia: Yeah, and as long as I'm in my own bed, I'll do what I want.

    • Dorothy: (after the hick stationmaster insults her) Don't you have a cousin you should be dating?

    • Dorothy: (pretending to be God) Rose, Thank you for the lovely prayer. Now shut up and get into bed.
      Rose: Amen!

    • Sophia: What the hell are you so particular about? In Sicily, four in a bed was a treat--it meant half your family was on vacation!

    • Sophia: I slept with my brothers until I was seventeen. I was engaged to one of them for a short period of time but that's a seperate story.

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