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The Golden Girls

Season 5 Episode 7

Not Another Monday

Aired Unknown Nov 11, 1989 on NBC
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Episode Summary

Not Another Monday
Sophia's friend has come up with an idea that will change her life. She wants to commit suicide and she wants Sophia there to hold her hand. Meanwhile, Blanche, Rose and Dorothy become singing nursemaids to a sick baby that they are taking care of for the weekend.moreless

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  • 'I want you to be there tomorrow when i kill my self'

    When i saw this episode i called a friend and told them i wanted to go out and just have fun. I saw these old women who hated life so much that they were willing to end it and told my self i wasn't going to waste my youth any more. I went and had a great time and forgot about everything in life except for this episode. Despite the high drama (i think this is the first time Sophia cries on the show), the girls do provide a large dose of humor. 'How can we tell if its a boy a girl'Rose Says.

    First Dorothy gives her a tired look then yells 'Turn on the Dolphins and see if it watches'.moreless
  • In some Golden Girls episodes,there are lessons that are learned.It sometime teaches us the lesson.I think this episode proves to be one of them.

    After the funernal Sophia's friend was sad that her best friend was gone.The rest of the girls Blanche,Rose,Dorthy are babysitting an baby for an friend.Sophia's friend invited Sophia,for dinner.When she orders too much this has Sophia confused.But when her friend told her that she is going to get rid of herself.This got Sophie completely shock and her friend asked her to come and watched her when she goes.Of course,this get Dorthy shocked when Sophia told her what happened.So here is an lesson if you have an friend who wants to kill themselves than try to help them or consult with an consular who can help them.This episode was the greatest one yet.moreless
  • Sophia is put in a difficult position when her friend asks her to be near her when she commits suicide. Meanwhile, the women babysit a sick child.

    This episode's plot and subplot were cleverly connected. While the main plot contained humor, it was only done in the most appropriate fashion. Not another Monday contained the humor Golden Girls fans love, but also a very touching story about a very delicate subject. It also explores the relationships between friends and what they will do for one another. In the end, Sophia forces her friend to see that her life is valuable. Before the baby leaves, Sophia tells him he's just a baby and to watch out for hard times in life. When he cries she tells him to stop or the other women will sing to him again.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Martha: I'm going to have the shrimp cocktail, cream of mushroom soup, asparagus in hollandaise sauce, and the filet mignon.
      Sophia: I like cholesterol as much as the next guy, but you're never going to get blood to your feet again.

    • Dorothy: Blanche, the only thing here that's forty-ish is your hairdo.

    • Dorothy: What's his temperature, Blanche?
      Blanche: I can't tell, I think my eyes are tired.
      Dorothy: Your eyes are old. When are you going to admit that you need glasses?
      Blanche: I don't need glasses, my mama didn't need glasses till the day she died, then it seemed silly.
      Dorothy: WHAT is his temperature, Blanche?
      Blanche: I can't tell, even with perfectly good eyes nobody can ever read these things.
      Rose: (halfway across the room) Oh my God it's 103.

    • Martha: I'm not like you. You live with friends and family, holidays and warmth. I hear the silence. Sophia: We'll talk. We'll talk all the time. You can come over Thanksgiving, Christmas, every Friday night. I might not be there, but you could always talk to Rose.

    • Martha: I don't know what to do.
      Sophia: That's the point, if you're not sure, you can't change your mind tomorrow. You wanted me to be here for your death, how about letting me be here for your life?
      Martha: Like a friend?
      Sophia: Like a best friend.

    • (Sophia and Martha enter the kitchen in black dresses)
      Dorothy: Hi, Ma. Hi, Martha. Where've you been?
      Sophia: I'll give you a hint. The guest of honor had lipstick on her teeth and didn't give a damn.

    • Sophia: Martha wants to commit suicide and she wants me to be there with her.
      Blanche: And what did you say?
      Sophia: I said I'd think about it. You can't say no to someone who pops for a $75 dinner...tell them Blanche.

    • Dorothy: You see that Ma? You kill someone, you become a Rose story. Is this what you want?
      Sophia: I'll think about me later. I've got to do this. Goodnight Pussycat.

    • (after seeing the girls dance and sing "Mr. Sandman" to put the baby to sleep)
      Sophia: Boy, you guys really stink.

  • NOTES (1)