The Golden Girls

Season 4 Episode 14

Love Me Tender

Aired Unknown Feb 06, 1989 on NBC
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Love Me Tender
When Sophia sets Dorothy up on a blind date, Dorothy secretly falls for the seemingly simple man, claiming "he's the greatest lover she ever had." Meanwhile, Blanche and Rose join the "Be a Pal" and become pals to two motherless girls.

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  • Another funny little ep which gives Dorothy the one who usually misses out a sex life and it's a scream.

    The object of her lust is an ordinary man who just happens to drive women wild at the slightess provocation. It's great for Dorothy and a big shock to the other girls. The other part of the story is a bit of a let down with the be a pal situation for Blanch and Rose. There are a lot of funny lines in this show and good comedy timing. I think the scriptwriters excel at the naughty parts but get a bit slack when they are doing goodie goodie eg be a pal.The final part of the episode is a classic as each of the women becomes crazy with desire even Sophia over this sad little man. Go you Golden girls.moreless

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Dorothy says that she wouldn't have accepted the date if it wasn't Sophia's best friend Edna's nephew. However, just a few episodes later, Sophia's best friend Edith dies.

  • QUOTES (12)

    • Dorothy: Look, Ma, I am a grown woman and I have needs.
      Sophia: Needs! You need food. You need air. You need a better wrinkle cream. You don't need sport nookie!

    • Dorothy: And after he had wept over his crab cakes, I begged her to come back to him.
      Rose: So I guess you're not gonna see him again.
      Dorothy: Yes. Yes I will.
      Sophia: Listen, pussycat, it's been a long time since you've been out on a date. And it's quite possible you can no longer judge a good one from a bad one. So let me be of help. Bad date, Dorothy.
      [ Slapping Dorothy's hand]
      Bad, bad date.

    • Blanche: You know, there's something rotten in the state of Denmark.
      Rose: It's their cheese. They refuse to use preservatives.

    • Dorothy: Oh, by the way, Blanche, I borrowed your gold earrings, if that's OK?
      Blanche: Oh, it's fine, but I do think I should caution you - they were made for petite ears.
      Dorothy: They'll just have to do until Disney unveils their Dumbo line.

    • (talking about her boyfriend Eddie)
      Dorothy: But the only thing we have in common is under the sheets.
      Rose: What's under the sheets?
      Dorothy: His cappuccino maker... Sex, Rose. I am talking sex.
      Rose: (shocked) Oh Dorothy, all that and cappuccino?

    • (talking to the girls from 'Be a Pal' program)
      Blanche: Well, just let me freshen my makeup. Girls, why don't you come with me and I'll show you how I transform myself into a fresh-faced, innocent, young thing?
      Rose: Could you skip the "innocent" part, Blanche? The show starts in two hours.

    • Sophia: What's the number of the police station?
      Rose: Is anything wrong, Sophia?
      Sophia: No, I just wanna find out where I can buy the best donuts... Of course something is wrong!

    • (Dorothy's date Eddie is still upset his wife has left him)
      Eddie: I'm sorry. I'm still not really recovered. You see, after 25 years of marriage, my wife Roberta sent me a Dear John letter.
      Rose: That's terrible. Married 25 years and she doesn't know your name is Eddie?

    • (Dorothy is waiting for her date, who is late)
      Blanche: According to the rules of etiquette, you should never wait more than 20 minutes for a date.
      Sophia: She's already waited six months for a date. What's another half-hour?

    • (in a shopping mall)
      Blanche: I don't look right in American clothes. I have a more European body.
      Rose: Oh, in Europe, do they all have big butts, too?

    • Rose: Don't worry Rose Nylund can keep a secret do you know what Rose Nylund means in Norwegian?
      Dorothy: No, what?
      Rose: Well I'm not telling you.

    • (after Rose blabs Dorothy's secret to Blanche)
      Rose: I'm sorry Dorothy I held out as long as I could but she threatened to tickle me.
      Dorothy: You're a regular Nelson Mandela, Rose.

  • NOTES (2)