The Golden Girls

Season 2 Episode 22

Diamond in the Rough

Aired Unknown Mar 21, 1987 on NBC
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Episode Summary

While Dorothy and Rose are planning a hospital charity banquet, Blanche falls for Jake, the caterer hired for the event. She quickly learns he's more blue jeans than a black tie which prompts her to foolishly put a stop to their romance.

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  • Jake falls for Blanche but her standards are just too high.

    Diamond in the Rough is one of my personal favourite episodes on the Golden Girls. Plenty of laughs and a wonderful story.

    Jake a former navy cook operates a catering company called VIP Catering. Blanche instantly falls for him. Both of them hit it off. However, Blanche begins to see that his "etiquette" standards are mediocre at best. Blanche really looks down on Jake because her standards always must be at a high level. Blanche can be so self-centered. Don't get me wrong, I love the character of Blanche Devereaux but here in this episode she lets him slip through her fingers and that he is a wonderful man with a heart of gold even though he has a bit of a rough personality. Jake breaks up with her. Later on, Blanche is upset and realized he missed another opportunity in choosing a wonderful soul mate.moreless
  • Blanche see's Jake differently and not her type.

    The girls are preparing for the Charity dinner.The girls are hiring an band and catering.When Blanche meets Jake.She start to fall in love with him.Even though the other girls liked him.However she didn't think that she could love him.When there are things,that she found that was wrong with him.That she couldn't love.When Jake propose to her.She was so unsure.During the charity Blanche went with someone else.Than she relized that she loved him.So they called it off.moreless
Donnelly Rhodes

Donnelly Rhodes

Jake Smollens

Guest Star

Vince Trankina

Vince Trankina

Mr. Hinkley

Guest Star

Howard Witt

Howard Witt

Hunter McCoy

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • In this episode, the girls meet "Jake the Caterer". Blanche becomes infatuated with him. In thier first encounter with Jake, in the living room, when Blanche takes him by the hand off the couch and asks him(while next to the front door) when she can come over and sample his selection... On the inside of the front door, at about "neck" level with the actors, you can see there looks like theres an "exclamation point" embedded into the door. At no time can you see it better than when Blanche is talking to Jake right in front of it before leaving, but it's there throughout. Not sure if it's there throughout the series, and have yet to find an explanation.

    • Continuity Error: Blanche sits down with the girls and pours herself a cup of tea, but when she stands up to leave the cup is in its original position, next to the teapot.

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Rose: I just found out Baked Alaska can be cooked locally!
      Dorothy: Rose, I have an even bigger scoop for you! Mars Bars are made right here on Earth!

    • Dorothy: Blanche, did it ever occur to you that possibly Rose or I might be interested in Jake?
      Blanche: Yes.
      Rose: And you still used every cheap ploy to nab him before we had a chance?
      Blanche: Yes!
      Dorothy: Then what do you have to say for yourself?
      Blanche: Damn, I'm good!

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