The Golden Girls

Season 5 Episode 23

The Mangiacavallo Curse Makes a Lousy Wedding Present

Aired Unknown Mar 31, 1990 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • Viewed by 30 million people, and ranked #5 for the week.

    • During the course of the series, Blanche is depicted as able to attract strong, virile, youthful men, and yet in this episode, and many others the men we see Blanche with are what most viewers wouldn't consider physically attractive for men that age. Are we supposed to believe that Blanche, as superficial and shallow as she is, would be with a man as overweight as Doug?

    • In another episode, Sophia referred to her list of things to do before she died and she said she had to make amends with Guido Spirelli who she ran out on when she was supposed to marry him in an arranged marriage. Then there was another episode when Dorothy was making the family history and found out Sophia was married before her father Sal and had the marriage annulled because she didn't want an arranged marriage.

    • And in another episode she says that her and Sal also had an arranged marriage... she has to stand on a rock or she would have ended up with someone else.

    • In this episode, Sophia explains she put a curse on the man who stood her up at the alter. But there have been several different episodes, where she discusses several different men who were supposed to have been her first husband by an arranged marriage. How many arranged marriages could she have before she married Sal?

  • Quotes

    • (Blanche is trying to steal Dorothy's date)
      Dorothy: Look at the way Blanche is nuzzling up to him! I'm not going to take this lying down.
      Sophia: I don't think you're going to be invited.

    • Rose: Sophia, am I the only one here who feels like ripping off their clothes and doing the hokey-pokey?
      Sophia: No Rose, I think they're just waiting for someone to get them started.

    • Blanche: I feel all warm inside. This must be what they call the joy of giving. Feels a lot like cramps.

    • Blanche: You're just making a mountain of a molehill.
      Dorothy: Five YEARS of molehills, they add up!

    • Rose: I can't go to this wedding alone, I might end up almost going to bed with the band leader again.

    • Rose: I just hope they don't play the St. Olaf wedding march.
      Dorothy: I highly doubt it.
      Rose: I don't know, it got pretty popular after Laurel and Hardy used it as their theme song.

    • Sophia: (to Mangiacavello) This could get ugly, did you ever see The Exorcist? Good movie...(go in and find the bride and groom having sex) don't mind us, kids, go ahead.

    • Rose: (to the girls at the wedding reception) Is it just me or did anyone else notice the buns on that priest?

    • Rose: Well, it's kind of a long story...
      Sophia: Gotta run!
      Dorothy: So, what are you saying, Rose? Weddings get you hot?
      Rose: Yes.

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