The Golden Girls

Season 5 Episode 9

Comedy of Errors

Aired Unknown Nov 25, 1989 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • 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

    • 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

    • Dorothy does an amateur stand-up comedy performance in this episode.

    • Blanche had intended to flirt her way out of her IRS woes; however, when a female IRS agent showed up at the door, she immediately told her that she would "write her a check."

  • Allusions

    • 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.