The Golden Girls

Season 6 Episode 11

Stand By Your Man

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Aired Unknown Dec 01, 1990 on NBC
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Blanche meets a man at the library and only after they make a date does she realizes he's in a wheelchair. Meanwhile, Rose wants to keep one of the puppies from Dreyfuss' litter despite Blanche and Dorothy's feelings.

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  • Blanche meets a guy at the library and doesn't realize that he's in a wheelchair. She has trouble dealing with it and eventually grows a little and deals with it. Meanwhile Rose, Dorothy and Sophia serve as a backdrop.moreless

    7.0
    By season 6, the story lines were running a little thin. It seems that each episode only has one good story and even those are a retreads of the same idea. In season 4's Blind Date, Blanche has to grow to be with a blind man and now we see the same thing, only the man is in a wheelchair.

    There are of course some great lines, especially Sophia's 'we was po!"and "now my little girl is a ho!"

    The story of Rose with the puppy is just a bad attempt to remind us of Empty Nest, also produced by the same team as Golden Girls. It's no surprise that Bea Arthur was ready to leave after this season. In this show all she does is go to the library. GG is a great show, but was starting to run a little dry due to shifting writers.moreless
  • Blanche meets a guy at the library and doesn't realize that he's in a wheelchair. She has trouble dealing with it and eventually grows a little and deals with it. Meanwhile Rose, Dorothy and Sophia serve as a backdrop.moreless

    7.0
    By season 6, the story lines were running a little thin. It seems that each episode only has one good story and even those are a retreads of the same idea. In season 4's Blind Date, Blanche has to grow to be with a blind man and now we see the same thing, only the man is in a wheelchair.

    There are of course some great lines, especially Sophia's 'we was po!"

    The story of Rose with the puppy is just a bad attempt to remind us of Empty Nest, also produced by the same team as Golden Girls. It's no surprise that Bea Arthur was ready to leave after this season. GG is a great show, but was starting to run a little dry due to shifting writers.moreless
  • Filled to the brim with a moving storyline and classic, dead-on lines.

    10
    Yet another truly classic episode of The Golden Girls. I really liked how Blanche's character grew in this one. Too bad that jerk, Ted, was married. I was proud of Blanche, though, for throwing him out when she learned of this. Rose didn't really have a storyline in this episode, though. Her parts were mainly filler. Dorothy and Sophia had some darn classic lines in this episode. I loved the parts where Sophia pretended to be southern. I died laughing! I also loved the parts where Dorothy talks about her paper bird and what happened to it. Hysterical stuff there! A++!!moreless

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Sophia would once again do her southern routine in the series finale when she comes into the living room to talk about what's for dinner.

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Dorothy (at the library): My mother talked her into getting her the new Stephen King.
      Librarian: Well, we do have the one that came out last Tuesday.
      Dorothy: Well, as long as it's not about some little creature who finds new and inventive ways of terrorizing a household. It's for my mother. I don't want to give her any ideas.

    • Rose: (Referring to Dreyfuss and his puppies) You like having them over, too. Don't you Sophia?
      Sophia: Yeah, I like 'em.
      Dorothy: That's because it temporarily shifts the blame if we find a puddle on the floor.
      Sophia: Once, Nurse Ratchet, once.

    • Sophia: Well, mercy me. Looks like my little Magnolia just turned into a big ho.

    • Blanche: When Blanche Devereaux wants a man she does not stand on ceremony.
      Sophia: Or the floor.

    • Ted:(to Sophia) That southern accent of your's really comes and goes.
      Sophia: Grits, alright.

    • Blanche: I certainly did grow up around some pretty ignorant people. Do you know what horrible thing the folks in my neck of the woods did once when I was a youngin'?
      Dorothy: You mean besides using phrases like "neck of the woods" and "youngin'"?
      Blanche: They burned books. The townspeople made a big pile of em' out in front of the library and they threw a torch on top, only Big Daddy was outraged. He fought his way through that crowd, clawed his way to the top of that pile, grabbed that lit torch, and turned to that crowd and said: "What are you people doin'? This is lunacy! You start a fire from the bottom!"

    • Blanche: Grammy here brought me up since I was a child. She's the one who taught me how to put up peach preserves and and make my own clothes.
      Sophia: We was po'.

    • Sophia: Look who's not po'.

  • NOTES (4)

    • Notice at the very end after Blanche delivers the final line and heads down the hall to her bedroom, she opens the door, but nothing is there. This is because there were no scenes in there, and there was no point to build the set when you were only going to barely see into the room. All you see are beige walls.

    • This episode was the 137th episode taped but aired as the 139th episode.

    • Here's a little interesting information. Sophia tells Dorothy they'll be late for Temple, and Dorothy has to remind her that they're Catholic. In real life, Estelle Getty is actually Jewish.

    • Dreyfuss the dog crosses over from the spin-off series, Empty Nest.

  • ALLUSIONS (4)

    • Sophia: "Once, Nurse Ratched, once."

      Mildred Ratched was the strict, emotionless and overall nightmare of a nurse from the book and movie "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest".

    • Blanche: So many books!
      Dorothy: That's why they call it a library! It comes from the Latin Librarius, which means, 'So many books'!

      This is almost identical to a quote in an earlier Golden Girls episode, "Sisters and Other Strangers." Magda also exclaims, "So many books!" and Dorothy replies, "That's why they call it a bookstore!"

    • "Stand By Your Man" is a classic country anthem made popular by the late Tammye Wynette.

    • In one scene, Dorothy makes a reference to Stephen King. Stephen King is a great literary figure and master of the horror novel with such hits as Carrie, The Shining, and Pet Sematary.

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