The Golden Girls

Season 2 Episode 2

Ladies of the Evening

Aired Unknown Oct 04, 1986 on NBC



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Dorothy: (after the girls are mistaken for prostitutes) "Ladies who will accept money?"...girls, do you know what he thinks we are?
      Rose: Waitresses?

    • Dorothy: Hey... you wanna fight with somebody, you fight with me. I did time in Attica.
      Prostitute: Attica's a *men's* prison!
      Dorothy: I know. I was there a year before they found out.
      Prostitute: [backing down] Sorry, chief. Didn't mean to ruffle your feathers.
      Blanche: Dorothy, that was amazing, how did you do that?
      Dorothy: I taught in the public school system. It's really not that different.

    • Sophia: Jealousy is a very ugly thing Dorothy and so are you in anything backless.

    • Blanche: My God you're Mr. Burt Reynolds.
      Burt: I hope so or else I got the wrong underwear on.

    • Sophia: (after Dorothy announces that the four of them will be taking a vacation while the house is being fumigated) You mean I get to go. I don't have to stay here and be gassed with the termites? Oh Dorothy, you're such a good daughter.

    • Prison Guard: Where are your friends Mrs. Patrillo?
      Sophia: (snatching the tickets out of Dorothy's hand) They're not here.
      Dorothy: Ma!.
      Sophia: Don't Ma me, you cheap floozy!
      Dorothy: (gasps) Ma, you would do this to your own flesh and blood?
      Sophia: You'll get over it Dorothy and if you don't who cares I'm going to see Burt Reynolds!

    • Blanche: You see that man over there? He's undressing me with his eyes.
      Rose: Do you want to move to another table?
      Blanche: Not yet, he's only half done.

    • Blanche: What's that big disappointment of yours Rose?
      Rose: Butter. I wanted to be Butter Queen.
      Blanche: Oh yeah. She was so good in Gone With the Wind I wanted to be Miss Olivia de Havilland myself.

    • Sophia: I can't believe it. Arrested for prostitution.
      Blanche: Sophia we're innocent.
      Sophia: I know that I just can't believe these dumb cops would think anybody would pay money to sleep with you.

    • (Sophia tries to tell the others about her day with Burt Reynolds as the others all tell her to stop.)
      Sophia: So Cinderella's back from the ball and her three wicked roommates are jealous.

    • Sophia: So which one of you isn't going?
      Blanche: Well I was the one who won the tickets.
      Dorothy: Yeah but my mom is the one who's bailing us out.
      Rose: I lost Butter Queen haven't I suffered enough!

    • Rose: Sophia did you come to bail us out?
      Dorothy: No Rose, she's dropping off a manicotti with a file in it.

    • Blanche: Why he [Burt Reynolds] is the finest actor of our time. He should have won the Oscar for Deliverance. Not to mention, Starting Over. That academy is just jealous. You put Sir Laurence Olivier in Cannonball Run and see what he can do!

    • Burt Reynolds: (to Sophia) Which one's the slut?
      Rose, Dorothy, Blanche: I AM!!!

  • Notes

    • This episode was videotaped on July 25, 1986.

    • The background shot during the closing credits features Dorothy, Rose and Blanche in their jail cell, looking horrified at Sophia after she takes their tickets.

    • In this episode Betty White makes a reference to the Match Game. When she reads the list of actors at the party, she reads Charles Nelson Reilly, in which he and she were semi-regulars during the 70s and 80s, as well as their appearances on the 90s version.

  • Allusions

    • When Rose is telling the story of when she lost a competiton in St. Olaf for the title of "Butter Queen," an uninterested Blanche misunderstands and thinks Rose is talking about Butterfly McQueen.

      This references the actress Butterfly McQueen, who portrayed Prissy, the servant to Vivien Leigh's character Scarlett O'Hara in the 1939 Oscar-winning film Gone with the Wind