The Golden Girls

Season 4 Episode 11

The Auction

Aired Unknown Jan 14, 1989 on NBC



  • Allusions

    • Rose: I couldn't sleep either but I think it was something I ate.
      Sophia: What did you eat?
      Rose: Oh just a handful of Snowcaps, a couple of Devil dogs, oh, and a HoHo chopped up in some mixed nuts covered with heavy syrup.
      Dorothy: Couldn't sleep? I'm surprised you didn't try to kill the Mayor of San Francisco

      this is an Allusion to the Murder of Harvey Milk and Mayor Mascone of San Francisco who were murdered by Deputy Dan White, who's lawyers then tried to plead "the twinkie defense" blaming his addiction to junk food for his mental capacity regarding the murders