The Golden Girls

Season 7 Episode 26

One Flew Out of the Cuckoo's Nest (2)

Aired Unknown May 09, 1992 on NBC
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One Flew Out of the Cuckoo's Nest (2)
As Dorothy's wedding day approaches, everyone is making preparations. Rose is planning on moving in with her daughter and Sophia is planning on moving in with Dorothy and Lucas. However, in the end, Sophia and Rose decide to stay with Blanche and Dorothy says a tearful goodbye before leaving to begin her new life in Atlanta.moreless

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  • sad

    Dorothy and Lucas get married and move away, leaving Blanche, Sophie and Rose where the series has taken place. At the end of the episode they all share emotional goodbyes with Dorothy. Then at the end she leaves with Lucas, and the girls cry. The series ends on that note.

    It was pretty good, I like when series finales actually feel like series finales, with a good plot, good humor, and some great emotion. My overall grade for this episode is definitely, without a doubt in my mind, an A+. Simply a great, wonderful way to end the series. Bravomoreless
  • A Perfect Ending

    This is one of my favorite Golden Girls episodes and I am thrilled that the final season DVD has come out so that I can watch it as one longer episode rather than the two episodes that it is in syndication. (There are some really funny scenes left out in the syndicated version.) This finale wrapped up the series beautifully. Dorothy finally got the happy ending she deserved as well as closure with Stan. Blanche, Rose and Sophia all decide to stay together in Miami. It's too bad that Dorothy's children and Miles are not in the episode. A perfect ending to a wonderful series!!moreless
  • A great way to end a great show!

    I have to say that this episode has to be one of the most emotional series finale's that television has ever seen. The way that everyone starts crying and getting emotional at the end was very sad, plus Bea's performance running back in from different places to say goodbye one more time was phoenomonal. It kept us laughing right up until the end while still keeping the sad mood. The Golden Girls set a new standard in sitcoms and will be around for a long time.moreless
  • Goodbye girs...

    I watched this episode for the first time a few weeks ago, actually, I bought the DVD because of it; I'm not from the United States but I was there when the DVD was out so I didn't even think about it and bought it right away, and I have to say... I LOVED IT! The episode made me laugh so hard and I was so sad in the end, it was a great way to finish this 7 years, the girls saying goodbye to one of them who had a new chance in life. The ending was sad and funny, Dorothy comming back over and over again was hillarious, and the final hug of the girls, all crying, was so touching. I hope I can get the other DVDs soon.

    Great series and great cast!moreless
  • Into that good night.

    Dorothy marries Lucas and says goodbye to the girls. I thought the scene between her and Sophia in Dorothy's bedroom at the end was so touching. It was wonderful. I thought when Sophia cried at the wedding was also beautiful. I loved it when Rose kept looking back to see what door Dorothy would come in next, and when she didn't, the reality hit them. It was time to say goodbye.moreless
Leslie Nielsen

Leslie Nielsen

Lucas Hollingsworth

Guest Star

Earl Boen

Earl Boen


Guest Star

Herb Edelman

Herb Edelman

Stanley Zbornak

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (7)

    • All four cast members have appeared in every episode. The only other show to do this is Friends.

    • Dorothy says the final line of the series. She says "You will always be my sisters. Always."

    • At series end, Beatrice Arthur and Betty White are the only cast members who never had their title card changed in the opening credits. Rue's was updated in season's three which featured a scene from "Take Him, He's Mine, and five with a scene from "Sophia's Choice." Estelle's was updated in season five as well, with a shot from "Fiddler on the Ropes."

    • At the end Rose asks what they can say about seven years of fights, laughter and cheesecake. However, in Season Three's Three on a Couch, Dorothy tells the therapist they have been together five years, meaning Dorothy, Blanche and Rose lived together for 2 years before the series started. That would mean, by this episode, with the exception of Sophia, the girls have been together for nine years.

    • Dorothy gets married to Lucas in a church. This is actually forbidden in Roman Catholicism, since Dorothy and Stan got a divorce.

    • When Sophia snaps the picture of Rose and Blanche, she is standing behind Blanche, in which the picture should show Rose and Blanche hugging, but when the picture is shown, it looks as if it was taken with Rose and Blanche facing the camera.

    • Once again, Dorothy is getting married and Michael and Kate are nowhere to be found.

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Dorothy: (to Sophia, Blanche and Rose) Your friendship is something I never expected at this point in my life...and I couldn't have asked for a better surprise.

    • Stan: You're getting married, and you couldn't give an invitation to Stanley Zbornak, the man who gave you his name?
      Dorothy: I'm sorry, Stan, the list was alphabetical. The Zionists aren't speaking to me either.

    • Blanche: What makes you think the newlyweds will welcome you?
      Sophia: Say, there's a fly in the metamucil.

    • Sophia: (about Lucas) You know, I think he's just nuts enough to show up at the wedding tomorrow.
      Dorothy: You're a furry little gnome and we feed you too much.

    • Sophia: (walking down the aisle, thinking to herself) I can't believe it. My Dorothy's getting married. I think I'm gonna cry. (sneezes) Whoa! Misjudged that one! (a few minutes later in the pew, thinking to herself) Oh, great. Of all the times to feel a sneeze coming on. (starts crying) I'll be damned.

    • Dorothy: Just me, Lucas and Freddy Peterson.
      Rose: Who's Freddy Peterson?
      Dorothy: That's what we named it! [referring to sex with Lucas]

    • (within the final moments of the episode)
      Dorothy: You will always hold a special place in my heart...
      (Dorothy walks out and closes the door. Rose, Blanche and Sophia pause...then they hug each other with tears as Dorothy moves on).

    • Blanche:(thinking) Oh my God! Dorothy looks so beautiful! Imagine if someone as beautiful as me is jealous. Imagine what Rose is thinking.
      Rose: (thinking in song) The farmer in the dell, the farmer in the dell.. Hi-ho, the dairy-o, the farmer in the dell!

  • NOTES (11)