The Golden Girls

Season 5 Episode 22


Aired Unknown Mar 24, 1990 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • In this episode, when Blanche and Sophia are at the mall, it is the same mall for the Tv series, "Roseanne." In season one episode 16, Becky wanted to purchase a dress from a store called "The Ultimate." When Blanche and Sophia decide that they will withdraw $1,000 each to put down, as the camera zooms out you can see that the store they're walking away from is called "The Ultimate." The font of the store name and layout, are exactly the same in Roseanne.

    • Viewed by 30.3 million people, and ranked #7 for the week.

    • When Dorothy reveals to Blanche and Rose that Glen proposed, Blanche and Rose encourage her. Rose even goes so far and says "Do it!" However, in the Pilot Rose cautions Blanche about marrying a man she hardly knows. Why now, would Rose encourage Dorothy to marry a man, who, A) when he first appeared, Rose told her to stay away from, and B) she hardly knows.

  • Quotes

    • Dorothy: He was trapped in a bad marriage.
      Sophia: There is no such thing as trapped in a marraige. Here you can get divorced, in Sicily there was no divorce, you had to resort to Lupara.
      Rose: Is that some kind of legal loophole?
      Sophia: It's some kind of sawed off shotgun.

    • Dorothy:I've been in a room before when your wife called and you said you were alone...then you were cheating on her.Glen:With you.Dorothy:But I've also been Bernice and had my husband call me and he was always alone too.

    • Glen: Our entire block was Irish, the kids on the next block were all Italian. We all took turns beating each other up on the way home from school.

    • Rose: I had the strangest dream last night, I was at a baseball game, Charlie Brown was pitching, Shroeder was behind the plate, Lucy and Snoopy were in center field, and they wouldn't let me play. When I woke up I was crying, what do you think it is?
      Dorothy: Peanuts envy?

    • Rose: It's the oldest confidence game in the world, the pigeon drop. Blanche: He seemed so honest. Rose: That's why it's called a confidence game. They have to win your confidence or you wouldn't put up the money. Sophia: It wasn't his idea, the nun suggested it. Rose: She was part of the team. They always work in pairs. Sophia: I don't know what the church is coming to.    

    • Blanche: We can't tell anyone what happened.
      Sophia: Not even Dorothy? I think I owe it to her, it was her money.
      Blanche: Do you really want the world to know a con man cheated us out of $2000?
      Sophia: Allright, you don't have to worry about anything, I swear on my Cousin Guido's grave I won't tell anyone.
      (Cut to Sophia and Rose sitting at the kitchen table)
      Sophia: (to Rose) So the guy gave us an envelope with his money, our money, and the found money, but when the teller opened it, there were just scraps of paper. (Blanche enters) I don't remember anymore! That's all you're going to get out of me no matter how many times you hit me!
      Blanche: Sophia, what about your Cousin Guido?
      Sophia: He's fine, I got a postcard from him this morning.

    • Blanche: (to Rose) Glen asked Dorothy to marry her!
      Rose: (to Dorothy) Oh do it, even if you have to sign one of those prenatal agreements!

    • Rose: They prey on the old and the gullible.
      Blanche: Are you calling me gullible?
      Rose: No.

  • Notes

    • Jerry Orbach, who plays Glenn in this episode, is best known for his role as Lennie Briscoe on Law & Order and as the candlestick Lumiere in Disney's Beauty and the Beast. He was also popular for his many roles on Broadway.

    • Glen is played by Jerry Orbach in this episode. In his first appearance in season 1, he was played by Alex Rocco.

  • Allusions

    • Freud

      After Rose's dream about baseball, Dorothy makes a quip about 'Peanuts Envy', which is very close to Freud's theory of Penis Envy, in which girls realize they lack male genitalia and thus start to realize their own sexual identity.
      In Contemporary culture, penis envy can also apply to a man being envious of another man's size.

    • Peanuts

      Rose mentions several characters from Charles Schulz's cartoon 'Peanuts'. Charlie Brown, Lucy, Snoopy, and Shroeder were just a few of the recurring characters in the series.