The Golden Girls

Season 3 Episode 2

One For the Money

Aired Unknown Sep 26, 1987 on NBC
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One For the Money
Sophia's latest get rich quick scheme prompts the girls to recall other various get rich quick schemes they've had over the years including, catering, a dance marathon and a memory of Sophia's from 1954.

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  • One of my favorite episodes of one of my favorite shows.

    Nearly every episode of the Golden Girls was memorable (save that awful one which was supposed to be a pilot to a different show, ugh), but this episode DEFINES the word 'classic'. The scene that stuck out most to me, and likely several other people, was the unforgettable moment where Rose, Blanche, and Dorothy were singing the 'chicken song' to make their work a little less boring. I'll never forget it... 'gonna take the chicken DOWN to Mississippi!' Anyway, this is one of the strongest episodes in the entire series, and I would highly recommend it to any budding fan. This, along with 'The Way We Met', are the standout, '10-ranked' episodes of the series (in my opinion).moreless
  • Mostly a flashback episode.

    I am not a fan of flashback episodes, and therefore this is not one of my favorite episodes. The only part that I found mildly amusing was the dance contest. Other than that, this was mainly a filler episode which really didn't do anything for the series. I don't think the show would have suffered without it.
  • It seems that whenever the production was running a little bit behind schedule, they would sit the girls down for a five minute conversation, throw a bunch of old clips in it and call it an episode.moreless

    For as much as I love Golden Girls, I winced just a minute into this episode. "Oh, no" it's one of those clip shows that Golden Girls is famous for. It seems that whenever the production was running a little bit behind schedule, they would sit the girls down for a five minute conversation, throw a bunch of old clips in it and call it an episode. There is nothing happening in this episode exept stuff we have already seen and there is nothing more annoying than that except for the fact that Golden Girls seems to do it way too often. This episode, however, is not a complete bust. We do get good flashbacks of Dorothy and Sophia in Brooklyn, which is one of my favorite things. Overall, this episode is just average, and one I'd rather pass on.moreless
Roy Stuart

Roy Stuart


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Ed Balin

Ed Balin


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Ed Kerrigan

Ed Kerrigan


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Sid Melton

Sid Melton

Salvadore Petrillo

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  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Goof: While she is at the house,Priscilla's fiance calls. How would he know that she would go there and not be at her own house? She didn't tell anyone she would be going to the Golden Girls' house.

    • Not only does Priscilla show no etiquette for the ladies, by randomly showing up on their doorstep at three o'clock in the morning, but she seems to have no regard for the fact that these ladies are cooking for 300 people who are going to attend her wedding, as she just ups and decides to elope, without an explanation or apology to the women.

    • In Sophia's flashback to 1954, she says that Dorothy and Stan are celebrating their 10th anniversary. Dorothy and Stan got married in 1949, so their 10th anniversary should occur in 1959, not 1954.

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Rose: Back in St. Olaf, I was known as the dancing fool.
      Dorothy: How old were you when they dropped the "dancing" part?

    • Blanche: I have to win that $10,000. I'm in desperately need of medical attention.
      Dave: Is it serious?
      Blanche: Very. If I don't buy a new fall wardrobe, I'll never land myself a doctor.
      Dave: Blanche, sometimes I think you don't take me seriously.
      Blanche: Don't be silly. I love you as much as I could love any dry cleaner.

    • (Doorbell rings.)
      Blanche: Who could that be at three in the morning?
      Dorothy: Maybe it's a Jehovah's Witness with a caffeine problem.

  • NOTES (2)

    • The background shot during the closing credits features Dorothy dipping Rose during the dance marathon while Blanche stands in the background, horrified.

    • Just on an amusing note: Sophia talks about being behind on the times, referring to wanting to see the final episode of M*A*S*H, which ended on February 1, 1983. McLean Stevenson appears as Stan's brother in upcoming episode Brotherly Love.