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The Golden Girls

Season 6 Episode 2

Once, in St. Olaf

Aired Unknown Sep 29, 1990 on NBC
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Episode Summary

Rose makes a stunning discovery when she learns that a patient she is taking care of in the hospital, a monk, is actually her biological father. Meanwhile, Sophia has to have surgery but a mix-up occurs after the operation and Sophia becomes lost in the hospital.

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  • I find this episode quite funny. It's one of my favorites from season 6. It's just classic Golden Girls. Every time I watch this episode I laugh till I hurt myself. Truly a great one to watch.moreless

    I laugh and laugh at this episode every time I see it. It was hysterical when they lost Sophia in the hospital and then Dorothy and Blanche had to run around and find her. It was just to funny when everyone thought Sophia got the hernia by moving furniture for Dorothy. The parts with Rose finding her real father were touching but, as always, hysterical. It was quite funny when Dorothy and Blanche met Rose's real father and he got onto them for hitting Rose with the newspaper all the time. I also love the part when Sophia is in the elevator and thinks she's in heaven!moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • In another episode Rose admits she was adopted and that she spent the first eight years of her life in an orphanage... in this episode she says she was left on a doorstep and was taken in by her parents at birth.

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Dorothy: Thank God you're allright.
      Sophia: Speaking of God, I made a promise that if He got me through this operation alive, I'd tell you how I really got this hernia.
      Dorothy: You mean it wasn't from moving the sofa?
      Sophia: Please, it's wicker.

    • Brother Martin: Don't I know you from somewhere? You look very familiar.
      Rose: I get that a lot, people tell me I look like Wilma Flintstone...not the way she looked on TV, more of the way she'd look today.
      Brother Martin: No, no, I can see that too, but you remind me of someone I knew from St. Olaf.
      Rose: Where every spring the ducks return?
      Brother Martin: Yes if we remember to throw out the corn...you know about St. Olaf?

    • Rose: Name?
      Brother Martin: Brother Martin.
      Rose: And your occupation?
      Brother Martin: I'm a monk.
      Rose: Thank goodness, I almost wrote down "Trekkie".

    • Doctor: Why is a woman your age moving furniture?
      Sophia: (looks at Dorothy) For food.
      Doctor: (to Sophia) Right this way. (to Dorothy) You make me sick!

    • Rose: You won't believe this but I've found my father! My natural father!
      Blanche: He's alive?
      Dorothy: He's in Miami?
      Sophia: He's an earthling?

    • Blanche: Did you find Sophia yet?
      Dorothy: Yes Blanche, I've found her a half hour ago and now I've hidden her again so you can find her."

    • Dorothy: Rose have you seen my mother? We've checked everywhere, we can't find her
      Rose: Maybe she's lost.
      Rose's Father: Atta girl, Rose, you finally got one!

  • NOTES (3)