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The Golden Girls

Season 5 Episode 9

Comedy of Errors

Aired Unknown Nov 25, 1989 on NBC
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Episode Summary

Comedy of Errors
Dorothy finds a list of things that she wanted to accomplish before a certain age and finds that she hasn't accomplished many of them. So she decides to go after one of them, entertaining people. This leads her to sign up to do a stand up routine at a nightclub. Meanwhile, Blanche finds herself battling the IRS.moreless

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  • love it

    this is among my favorite episodes I love it when Dorothy is just herself everyone starts to laugh.. even better, she realizes that more than doing things on a list, she impacts more people by doing what she does teaching, and Blanche line wheen the auditor is femal, I'll write you a check is a Classic one liner
Oliver Clark

Oliver Clark

Roger Barton

Guest Star

Tom LaGrua

Tom LaGrua

Ronny Lark

Guest Star

Linda L. Rand

Linda L. Rand

Gloria Schmidt

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Viewed by 31.3 million people, and ranked #5 for the week.

    • Dorothy is terrified of speaking in front of people but has no problem admitting she's a gambling addict, albeit out of nowhere, and Sophia reveals in Season Seven that she was a mascot. How terrified can she be?

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Blanche: Dorothy's looking through her high school yearbook to see who's all dead.
      Sophia: That's my pussycat, fun, fun, fun!

    • Dorothy: I'll never be rich before I'm 21, I'll never be homecoming queen.
      Sophia: You can still be homecoming queen, it'll just be a different kind of home.

    • Rose: Dorothy, you're the smart one, Blanche is the sexy one and Sophia is the old one. And I've always been the nice one. Everybody likes me.
      Sophia: The old one isn't so crazy about you.

    • Dorothy: Ma, these are your twilight years.
      Sophia: Are you kidding? I'm supposed to be dead! These are your twilight years.

    • Rose: You all wanna see my vanskapkaka?
      Sophia: As long as I don't have to show you mine.

  • NOTES (2)


    • After Sophia tells Dorothy that she ran her teeth through the dishwasher, Dorothy tells her "Ma, I think you got Martha Raye and Madge mixed up again."

      Martha Raye was an actress and singer who did commercials for Polidentdenture cleaner.

      Madge was a woman in commercials for Palmolive,adish-washingdetergent.