The Golden Girls

Season 1 Episode 6

On Golden Girls

Aired Unknown Oct 26, 1985 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • The actor who plays Blanche's grandson "David" is the real life brother of the actor who plays Dorothy's son "Michael" in the show.

    • In season six Blanche doesn't want her daughter Becky to have little Aurora call her Grandma. However, in this episode, she has no problem when David calls her that.

    • Dorothy tells the kids that came with David that if anything is missing, she'll give their names to every narc in the city. But she can't know their names as they just met and she never asked.

    • It is implied that Blanche and the girls were around their early or mid 50's in this first season. Therefore, it's not entirely plausible that Blanche has a teenage grandson already, unless she became a grandmother in her late 30's or early 40's. That's possible, I suppose, but then that means Blanche had her daughter Janet when she was really young, in her teens, and it was never mentioned that Blanche was a teenage mother.

    • When David indicates that he'd like to live with the girls for good, Blanche keeps saying that she would love to have an opportunity to raise her grandson and "make up for the mess she made" with her daughter Janet. However, given that David is a teenager, it's a bit of a stretch to say that Blanche would be "raising" him at this point.

  • Quotes

    • Rose: How was it possible to get pregnant in Sicily just by crossing the street?
      Sophia: Cheap chianti and narrow streets.

    • Rose: This is like The Long Day's Journey Into Light.
      Dorothy: "Night", Rose.
      Rose: 'Night, Dorothy.
      [goes off to bed]

    • (After hanging up the phone)
      Blanche: She'll call us right back. She has to wake up the Yankee.

    • (Speaking to Janet on the phone)
      Blanche: You let me tell you this. If you and Michael don't straighten up and give that boy the love and attention he deserves. I will kick your uppity butt till hell won't have it again!

    • Blanche: (Handing out champagne). I want to propose a toast. To Dorothy Zbornak, who got an "A" in her French class, proving that you can teach an old dog new tricks.
      Sophia: And if anyone knows about tricks.

    • David: Well, I don't mind the gardening. But it's like, the vacuuming, I hate. That's like for girls.
      Dorothy: Well, we can renegotiate. I'll do the vacuuming, if you'll like, learn English.

    • Dorothy: I made the beds, I washed the dishes, scoured the pots, cleaned the bathroom, folded the laundry, took out the garbage.
      Blanche: My, my. Did you attend a military school?
      Sophia: No, she lived with me.

    • Rose: We had to feed the chickens, slop the hogs, muck the stalls.
      Sophia: (Holding a piece of toast) Please, I'm trying to eat here.

    • Rose: Idle hands are the Devil's workshop.
      Dorothy: God, I wish I would have said that.

    • Dorothy: Ma.
      Sophia: What?
      Dorothy: That noise.
      Sophia: (Sitting up) What noise?
      Dorothy: The noise your making with your nose and throat.
      Sophia: I got a post nasal drip. What would like me to do, drown in my phlegm?

    • (As Dorothy moves around in the bed)
      Sophia: Keep it up, I'll need a Dramamine.
      Dorothy: I'm trying to get comfortable.
      Sophia: Not me. You get too comfortable, you don't wake up!

    • Dorothy: What's that smell?
      Sophia: I don't smell anything.
      Dorothy: Are you wearing something?
      Sophia: A little Ben Gay on my knees. A little Vicks on my chest. A little Deep Heat on my neck.
      Dorothy: What are you trying to do pickle yourself so you'll live to be 100?

    • (After Sophia finishes her nails and putting on lotion while Dorothy is trying to study)
      Dorothy: Ma, what are you doing?
      Sophia: Living. Pardonnez-moi!
      Dorothy: I just can't study with the noise.
      Sophia: Fine. I'll stop breathing.

    • Blanche: I guess I really should have given him some money.
      Sophia: You should have given him a smack.

    • Rose: You know, David. I went to the Bahamas once. David: Oh, yeah? Was it on the Nina, the Pinta or the Santa Maria?

    • Officer: I'd keep an eye on this one, lady.
      Blanche: Oh, I just don't know how to thank you, Officer. But I would like to try. I'm usually at Wally's for happy hour on Tuesdays.

    • (after Dorothy suggests that David might have missed his flight)
      Rose: I missed a plane once. And a train.
      Sophia: Rose, you miss a lot of things.

    • (after Rose mentions taking David to see Rambo)
      Dorothy: Rambo!
      Rose: The movie with Sly Stallone.
      Sophia: I sat through it twice. You'll love it. He sweats like a pig and he doesn't put his shirt on.

    • Dorothy: How am I suppose to study for my French final with a 14-year-old in the house. It's hard enough with an 80-year-old.
      Sophia: Are you referring to me?
      Dorothy: Of course not, ma. I'm referring to Cary Grant. He's living in the broom closet.

    • Rose: (To Blanche) Why are you upset?
      Sophia: Don't you listen? She has cellulite.
      Blanche: Those are dimples.
      Sophia: Dimples are on these (Pointing to her face) cheeks!

    • Blanche: (Coming into the kitchen) Why do these things always happen to me? I'm just a wreck and don't know what I'm going to do!
      Dorothy: Blanche, we go through this every morning. Now admit it. You have cellulite.

    • David: So, what am I supposed to do for 2 weeks? Just sit around and listen to your arteries harden?
      Blanche: You stop that!
      Dorothy: You know something? I'm having a real problem with your attitude.
      David: Oh really? Well, you all can (Getting in Dorothy and Sophia's face) just kiss my attitude!
      (Sophia slaps him in the face and David turns and walks out)
      Dorothy: Ma.
      Sophia: Well, you wouldn't let me get the melon baller. So I improvised.

    • Blanche: I don't believe in hitting children.
      Sophia: Personally, I like to lay into a kid with a melon baller.

    • (After Sophia has slapped David)
      Blanche: Is that all you Italians know how to do, scream and hit?
      Sophia: No, we also know how to make love and sing opera.

    • (After David leaves)
      Rose: It's going to be awfully quiet around here without him.
      Sophia: I'll say. No more listening to Dorothy snore!
      Dorothy: Ma, I do not snore!
      Sophia: Please, I had to turn you from the window so you wouldn't inhale the drapes!

    • David: I can't just, like, come here whenever!
      Dorothy: You can just, like, come here whenever.

    • Rose: Did they have chores in Sicily?
      Sophia: Are you kidding? They invented chores in Sicily! Crossing the street without getting pregnant was a chore in Sicily!

  • Notes

    • Blanche refers to her son-in-law as "The Yankee."

    • The background shot behind the closing credits features Dorothy, Rose and Blanche on the lanai after Blanche hangs up the phone on her daughter.

    • This episode is the first and only appearance of Blanche's grandson, David. He is played by Billy Jayne, who is the real life brother of Scott Jacoby who played Dorothy's son, Michael.

  • Allusions

    • Rose: You know, David. I went to the Bahama's once.
      David: Oh, yeah? Was it on the Nina, the Pinta or the Santa Maria?


      This joke is implying that Rose is really old; the Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria were the three ships that Columbus helped sail when he reached North America in 1492.

    • The title of this episode is a take off of the 1981 movie, On Golden Pond
      starring Jane Fonda, Henry Fonda and Katharine Hepburn.

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