The Golden Girls

Season 3 Episode 21

Larceny and Old Lace

Aired Unknown Feb 27, 1988 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • When Sophia says she has plenty of room to store Rocco's garbage in her bedroom, you see Sophia leading him all the way down the hall. Then later that night when Dorothy and the girls are in Sophia's room, they are in the room at the first door on the right.

    • When the girls were sharing romantic moment stories, Dorothy spoke of the night she and Stan got engaged when she downed a glass of champagne and swallowed her ring. She had to have gotten engaged at age 17. How could she be drinking champagne at a restaurant?

    • When Rocco comes in with his shopping cart full of his "life", Sophia and Rocco are shown going down the hallway as Rocco exclaims "Yes, Mrs. Cleaver!" to Dorothy.
      In the next shot, Rose goes over to pick up her diary off the coffee table, clearly showing a shot of the hallway! With a cart that big, how'd both Sophia and Rocco manage to disappear so fast?

  • Quotes

    • Sophia: (telling a story) 3 friends, arguing over a camel.
      Rose: (interrupting) How many humps?
      Sophia: None! It was the last cigarette!

    • Dorothy: Here's here isn't he? Sophia: Who? Dorothy: "Who?" I'll tell you who Rocco! (Sophia pretends she doesn't know who he is) Sophia: (thoughtful) Rocco... Dorothy: I'll refresh your memory; The man you met in the police line up. Sophia: (defensive) I was there to identify the guy who stole my purse! Rocco was there on a trumped up charge. Dorothy: Ma, they caught him on a billboard, spray painting something obscene on Spud Mackenzie. Sophia: The dog they use in those ads is really a female! Rocco was just making spud anatomically correct.

    • Rose: Hi girls... gee what's my diary doing here? Next to a pair of pliers?
      Blanche: Rose, whatever it is you're thinking - it isn't true.
      Rose: Good - then George Bush isn't married to his mother?

    • (After seeing Dorothy banging Rose's diary on the kitchen table and coughing)
      Blanche: Use the knife.

    • Dorothy, Blanche, Rose: Oh, I'm sorry! I'm sorry! I forgive you! (all hug)
      Sophia: Great. Now get the hell out of my room!

    • Blanche: (reading from Rose's diary) I don't know how much longer I can stand living with these two pigs. At first, it seemed like a good way to save some money, but now it's gotten out of hand. If one isn't keeping me up all night with her squealin', the other is belchin' in my face!

    • Rose: (Knocking on Sophia's door) Sophia?
      Sophia: I'm not in. Wait for the beep and leave a message. Beep!
      Rose: Hi, this is Rose...
      Sophia: Rose, shut up and get in here!

    • Blanche: Where did all that money come from?
      Sophia: I don't know but the next time we go to the Colonel, I'm ordering all white meat and a biscuit!

  • Notes

    • This episode was videotaped on February 05, 1988.

    • The background shot during the closing credits features Dorothy, Rose and Blanche at the kitchen table, with Dorothy leaning back and laughing as Blanche as Rose smile on.

  • Allusions

    • Sophia and Dorothy mention "Spuds Mackenzie" and how Rocco defaced a billboard with her face on it.

      Spuds Mackenziewas part of the advertising of Bud Light from 1987-1989.