The Golden Girls

Season 2 Episode 6

Big Daddy's Little Lady

Aired Unknown Nov 15, 1986 on NBC
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Big Daddy's Little Lady
Blanche's father comes to Miami for a visit and has an announcement he's engaged to be married. Blanche is thrilled until she meets his fiancee who happens to be younger than herself. Meanwhile, Dorothy and Rose enter a song writing contest.

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  • Big mummy is in town

    So big daddy is back, played by a different actor, and he has big news: 'He's getting married'

    Blanche lets out a massive scream when told and big daddy isn't sure if she's happy.

    Big Daddy: Is she happy?

    Rose: I don't know... i've never heard her make that sound before

    Dorothy: No i've heard her make the sound and i can assure you... she was happy

    One of my favorite lines of the series

    Ofcourse blanches happiness changes to anger when we meet Margaret,who is even younger than Blanche

    The Sub plot of the episode is Rose and Dorothy writing a song about the city of Miami for 10,000 dollars.

    I love the conflicting personalities coming together. Rose's playful nature and Dorothy's no joke zone

    Dorothy: Tickle the ivories rose

    Rose: (tickling the piano keys) googi googi goo

    Dorothy: Rose.. play or die

    The only reason i didn't give this episode a 10 is because of the scene were blanche talks to big Daddy at the hotel. It was boring and although touching at times, it didn't really workmoreless
  • Say hello to "Big Mommy."

    I more enjoyed Dorothy and Rose's songwriting story more than Blanche and Big Daddy. However, it was great to see how adament Blanche was against the marriage and how she only wanted what was best for her father. I think the "interuterine" line was absolutely classic. This was a very funny episode. Miami really does have "style."
  • Big Daddy is finally getting remarried.

    Dorthy and Rose decides to enter an song writing contest.Blanche father comes with an big news which is that he was getting married.He explained that his fiancee is flying from Miami.Except he forgot to tell Blanche one detail that the woman he was going to marry is and the age of her.So she probbably got the idea that she was much older than Blanche was.Blanche was so excited about meeting Big Daddy fiancee,she goes in an deep shock.When she see's that she was younger than Big Daddy and her of course.She couldn't accept her father getting married to an younger woman.But in th end she gave up and let Big Daddy get married to her.moreless
David Wayne

David Wayne

Big Daddy Hollingsworth

Guest Star

Sondra Currie

Sondra Currie

Margaret Spencer

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Blanche accuses Big Daddy's new love interest as being a "gold digger." However, a few episodes earlier in Season One's "Big Daddy," Blanche is devastated to learn that her father has sold the family plantation and used up all his savings to start his lifetime dream of going into show business.

    • Notice when Dorothy and Rose write and sing the lyrics "M-I-A-M-I spells Miami Beach." Blanche informs them that M-I-A-M-I spells Miami Beach, not Miami, and Dorothy objects that there's absolutely nothing that rhymes with Miami, so they needed to add "beach." But you'll notice that the rest of the song never, ever uses a rhyming word for "beach," either, so they could have easily omitted that word without hurting the lyrics.

  • QUOTES (20)

    • Blanche: How'd the song-writing contest go?
      Rose: We came in second.
      Blanche: Oh, that's terrific! What did you get?
      Dorothy Treated badly.

    • Sophia: (about Big Daddy remarrying) I've got to hand it to you, Blanche. You're handling this a lot better than I thought.
      Blanche: Oh, well, to tell you the truth, I'm not thrilled, but as long as they're in love and happy, and I don't have to call her Mommy, I can live with it.

    • Dorothy: We could be the next Rodgers and Hammerstein, the next Simon and Garfunkle...
      Rose: The next Shari Lewis and Lamb Chop!
      Dorothy: I don't think I could get my hand that far up your dress, but for ten thousand dollars, I'd be willing to try.

    • Rose: This never happened when I worked alone.
      Dorothy: Yeah, well, when you worked alone, the only thing you could think of to rhyme with "go" was "go!"

    • Big Daddy: (on why he's getting remarried) Blanche, when you spend six months watching the person you love more than anyone else in the world slowly die, you wonder if you'll ever love again. After that, believe me, if you can even think of marrying someone else, there's only one reason. You're in love.

    • Blanche: Daddy, when a man reaches your age, he might start wondering who's going to be there to take care of him.
      Big Daddy: Yes, he does.
      Blanche: And he might even start looking for somebody to replace his first wife.
      Big Daddy: Yes, he might.
      Blanche: And maybe he's even looking for ways to feel young again.
      Big Daddy: Yes, he certainly might be.
      Blanche: But Daddy, is that any reason to get married? Just because some pretty, sexy, bouncy, bubbly young thing takes an interest in you?
      Big Daddy: Hell yes!

    • Blanche: You know, Sophia, men in their 70's and 80's can still have great sex.
      Sophia: Yeah, with women in their 70's and 80's! Put me in a bedroom with Tom Cruise, and you'd be peeling me off the ceiling!

    • Big Daddy: (to Blanche) Oh, let me look at you. You're still as pretty as a ladybug sunning itself on a lily pad, on a misty spring day just south of Savannah.
      Dorothy: Could you be more specific, Big Daddy?

    • Rose: And then once when I was in grade school I crossbred a rutabaga with a potato, but I didn't know whether to call it a rutatato or a potatabaga.

    • Blanche: I have to say what I feel.
      Rose: (singing) I have to say what I feel. Miami has so much appeal. A great place to get a seafood meal.
      Rose and Dorothy: (singing) Miami.
      Dorothy: Simon.
      Rose: Yes, Garfunkel?
      Dorothy: To the 88s.

    • Sophia: Why aren't you at work at the piano?
      Dorothy: We're blocked.
      Sophia: I've been having good luck with Tang, but immediately followed by a granola bar.

    • Blanche: Daddy, this woman is all wrong for you. You're just dragging our family name through the mud!
      Big Daddy: Blanche, I've always given you my love and respect. If you can't return even a little bit of that, then you're no longer a part of this family.

    • Dorothy: The lyrics don't make any sense. See, it goes, 'Miami is nice, so I'll say it twice...'
      Rose: Oh! Well, how about, 'Miami is nice, so I'll say it thrice?'
      Dorothy: Right, who the hell says thrice?
      Rose: It's a word!
      Dorothy: So is intrauterine. It does not belong in a song!!
      Rose: (singing) Miami, you're cuter than an intrauterine.

    • Dorothy: Could I get you something to drink?
      Blanche: How about chocolate milk?!

    • Dorothy: Please, have a seat.
      Blanche: Maybe she needs a booster seat.

    • Dorothy: Oh fine fine you find something to rhyme with Miami hotshot.
      Rose: Mammy, whammy, clammy, alabami, hootenanny, salami ...
      Dorothy: Hootenanny is marginal and I refuse to accept salami

    • Dorothy: I'll have you know that I dabbled a little with poetry writing back in high school.
      Rose: Well that's nothing to be ashamed of. Lots of tall girls who couldn't get dates wrote poetry.

    • Dorothy: Rose, play or die!

    • Dorothy: Tickle the ivories, Rose.
      Rose: Coochy, coochy, coo. HAHAHAHAHA!

    • (Big Daddy announces his engagement, and Blanche lets out a scream)
      Big Daddy: Is she [Blanche] happy or sad?
      Rose: I don't know. I've never heard her make that sound before.
      Dorothy: I once heard her make that sound, and I assure you, she was happy.

  • NOTES (4)


    • Sophia: Put me in a bedroom with Tom Cruise, and you'd be peeling me off the ceiling!

      Tom Cruise is an American actor who has starred in several films, including the Mission Impossible movies.