The Golden Girls

Season 1 Episode 19

Second Motherhood

Aired Unknown Feb 15, 1986 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • Blanche says her boyfriend flew her to Atlanta in his private jet for dinner. However, in "The Operation" Blanche tells of how she has a fear of flying that she never got over.

    • Blanche say she can't raise these children, but in "Bringing Up Baby" she says as long as the other girls clean up after the baby pees, she'd love to be a mother again.

    • Alan Blumenfeld plays the plumber Lou, in this episode and returns to The Golden Girls the next season to play Mr. Ha Ha in the episode entitled "A Piece of Cake" (2-25).

  • Quotes

    • Richard: Blanche, you're adorable.
      Blanche: (giggles) I know.

    • Dorothy: You know, at our age, we should be grandmothers, not mothers. Once a week, the grandchildren come over for a visit. You cook them dinner. They spill it on the furniture. They hide under your bed. You hurt yourself looking for them. They ask you what those spots on your hands are. They tell you they love you, and then, just before total exhaustion sets in, they go home and become their mother's problems.

    • Blanche: How can I say "no" to the man I love? I can't even say "no" to the men I like!

    • Sophia: You're not a mechanical person, Dorothy; you never were. For the first three months of your life, you tried to breastfeed off my camiole!

    • Richard: Did that champagne kick in, yet?
      Blanche: No... but if you're ready to make your move... I can pretend it did.

    • Plumber: You really need an expert. I can take a toliet apart blindfolded! Dorothy: Now there's a dying art.

    • Rose: Dorothy, if the Egyptians built the pyramids we can move this toilet.
      Dorothy: Fine, get me 20,000 Hebrews and I'll have it out of here in no time.

    • Sophia: Was that a plumber? Dorothy: No, Ma, no,it was alittle girlselling Girl Scout toilets. Sophia: You let a plumber get away? Dorothy: We don't need him. Sophia: Like hell! I'm going after him!

    • (Blanche is talking about Richard's son little Richard)
      Rose: Little Richard was in Bermuda?!
      Dorothy: Yes, Rose, he was burying Fats Domino in the sand.

    • Sophia: Dorothy, you're a genius!
      Dorothy: Ma, what are you talking about?
      Sophia: I wake up this morning and enter the living room,and there's a toilet in front of the television set. It's an old lady's dream come true.

    • Rose: Wow Dorothy, you sure know your way around a snake.
      Dorothy: I've had a lot of experience, I was married to one for 38 years!

  • Notes

    • When Dorothy and Rose come out of the "bathroom" waiting for the toilet arrive they actually enter thru Sophia's bedroom. Where is this new bathroom located?

    • The background shot during the closing credits features Dorothy, Rose and Blanche, who is grabbing Dorothy's hand, and looking heavenward, at night, in the bathroom, after Blanche arrives home from her date.

  • Allusions

    • Dorothy makes a reference to Tidybowl in this episode, which was one of the most popular TV commercials during the 1970's and early 1980's. The ad featured a tiny man sailing a boat in a balmy toilet freshened by Tidybowl.