The Golden Girls

Season 2 Episode 4

It's a Miserable Life

Aired Unknown Nov 01, 1986 on NBC

Episode Recap

The girls make a petition to save a 200 year old oak tree. Everyone agrees in saving the tree, except for Frieda Claxton, the meanest lady in the neighborhood. The ladies take the petition to the county courthouse to try and save the tree, but Mrs. Claxton shows up and opposes it. Rose, who had been coxing her with danish, explodes and tells her that if she doesn't like the plans to save the tree, she should just drop dead. Coincidentally, Mrs. Claxton drops dead.

Rose is depressed that she "killed" Mrs. Claxton and no-one has stepped in to arrange a funeral. Sophia suggests that they all chip in to arrange a funeral.

As it turns out, the ladies are the only ones that attend the funeral and to make matters worse, Mrs. Claxton was accidentally cremated. In the end, Rose scatters Mrs. Claxton's ashes around the tree. Rose says she wanted to show that Mrs. Claxton's life had some meaning