The Golden Girls

Season 4 Episode 14

Love Me Tender

Aired Unknown Feb 06, 1989 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • 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

    • 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. 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

    • This episode aired on a Monday.

    • Blanche decides to show the girls how she applies her makeup, and the girls trudge down the hall to her room. How would they know which room is Blanche's? She doesn't tell them.

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