The Golden Girls

Season 7 Episode 6

Mother Load

Aired Unknown Oct 26, 1991 on NBC
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Episode Summary

Mother Load
Blanche begins dating a newscaster who has another woman interfering in his life, his mother. Meanwhile, Stan asks Dorothy to attend a counseling session with him. Once there, Stan begins begging Dorothy to take him back.

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  • This episode mainly focused on the crazy mother.

    I really didn't enjoy this story at all. The mother was a complete control freak. I mean that could be funny, but her son is in his 60s, you'd think he'd have some control over his own life at that point. To me, that didn't interest me. The only part I found funny was when Dorothy mentioned he can't go to the bathroom in someone else's house. All in all this was a disappointing episode.moreless
Peter Graves

Peter Graves

Jerry Scott

Guest Star

Meg Wyllie

Meg Wyllie

Mrs. Scott

Guest Star

Steve Landesberg

Steve Landesberg

Dr. Halperin

Guest Star

Herb Edelman

Herb Edelman

Stanley Zbornak

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • On the doctor's desk, you can see the traffic-cone monkey that will take center stage in The Monkey Show (1).

    • In this episode, Rose mentions St. Olaf's most famous psychotherapists, Sigmund and Roy. I thought that St. Olafians didn't believe in doctors or psychiatrists.

    • During the therapy session, Stan mentions that his mother never liked him, but in an earlier flashback episode, it was revealed that although Stan's mother thought he was a "yutz" and liked Dorothy, she made him think that he was the center of her world.

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Rose: I called Jerry's brother, they haven't spoken to each other since Jerry was arrested for indecent exposure. Dammit there is nothing funny about that clown fearing mama's boy.

    • Mrs. Scott: Did you know that Gerald is afraid of clowns? Or that he can't go to the bathroom, except at home?
      Dorothy: Oh so that's why there's that look on his face right before the weather.

    • Blanche: (to Dorothy and Sophia, about Jerry) Jerry is simply a man who happens to be sensitive to his mother's needs.
      Dorothy: (to Sophia) Ma, Blanche is right. Jerry's aware his mother is getting on in years. He's concerned about her happiness, and he's chosen to live at home with her . . . (starting to laugh) because he can't go to the bathroom anyplace else!
      (Dorothy and Sophia high-five and laugh)

    • Blanche: (to Dorothy and Sophia, about Jerry) Jerry is not a mama's boy. In fact, he and I came to a major understanding tonight.
      Sophia: He and his mother aren't going to see any other girls?

    • Blanche: Awww company's here. And I'm wearing this old ugly thing.
      Sophia: Don't worry. The dress covers most of it!

  • NOTES (1)

    • In this episode, the characters played by Peter Graves and Meg Wyllie are Jerry Kennedy and his mother, Millicent Kennedy. However, in the credits they are referred to as Jerry Scott and Mrs Scott.


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