The Golden Girls

Season 7 Episode 13

The Pope's Ring

Aired Unknown Dec 14, 1991 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • The ring Sophia has that she got from the pope has a large red jem in the middle.

    • When Miles asks Rose if she's ever made love outdoors, Rose says "just once" and proceeds to tell a story about Mt. Pushover in St. Olaf, which was a make-out point. However, in another episode Rose tells of dressing up as a sandwich in a St. Olaf parade with Charlie, forgetting to put the meat in between them, and then conceiving Kirsten.

  • Quotes

    • Dorothy: (to Blanche, after finding out Blanche hired a detective for Rose) A detective? You're giving the gift of suspicion?

    • Blanche: Rose, has Miles started wearing bikini underwear?
      Rose: Actually, Miles did buy some bikinis - but just the bottoms.

    • (Sophia comes through the door just as Miles is walking out)
      Sophia: Miles, I'm glad you're here, I need to talk to you.
      Miles: Later.
      (Rose walks through the house and out the door)
      Sophia: Rose, this is really important.
      Rose: Maybe later, Sophia.
      (Dorothy comes out of the kitchen and starts to go in the hall)
      Sophia: Dorothy, I can't breathe!
      Dorothy: Not now, Ma! (pauses) Alright, but this better be important.
      Sophia: It depends. How important is ... the Pope's ring?
      Dorothy: (looking at ring) Alright, Ma, squirt me in the face and get it over with.

    • Dorothy: Ma, you stole the Pope's ring?
      Sophia: It slipped off. For God's representative on earth, he sure has sweaty palms.

    • Blanche: I paid with nature's credit card.
      Dorothy: You never leave home without it.

    • Sophia: This may be my shot at getting into the Bible!
      Dorothy: The Bible's a done deal.

    • Rose: I was an experiment at a college once, they tripled my IQ. For three days I was another Einstein, then they pulled the IV.
      Miles: Rose what was in that IV?
      Rose: Smart juice I guess.

    • (Sophia is in bathroom, Rose knocks)
      Rose: Sophia, guess who's here, the Pope, the Pope is here.
      Sophia: Oh, I've been waiting for this moment, my whole life!
      Rose: Oh, okay, I won't disturb you.

    • Sophia: (to Dorothy) That's the difference between you and me, Pussycat. I believe in miracles.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • When Sophia has the Pope's ring, and waves her arm over a glass of water, saying "Wine!", this is a subtle allusion to the first miracle of Jesus Christ. Jesus' first miracle was turning water into wine.