The Golden Girls

Season 2 Episode 13

The Stan Who Came to Dinner

Aired Unknown Jan 10, 1987 on NBC
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Episode Summary

Dorothy feels sympathy for Stan when he tells her he's going to have open heart surgery. However that sympathy fades when she learns of his many infidelities while they were married. Meanwhile, Blanche has her hands full when she tries to balance dating twins.

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  • Stan is an annoying twerp

    I don't really like this episode. Normally I love episodes that have Stan because he's very comical but here he was just annoying and a complete jerk. This episode is kind of hard to watch because of that. It really makes you feel sorry for Dorothy that she was married to him, although in other episodes he seems at least tolerable. I especially hate at the end where he's making up crap to try to get Dorothy to let him stay even longer and keep making the girls miserable. I don't remember any parts in the whole episode that really made me laugh, either. This is one that I probably would not choose to watch again.moreless
  • Stan spends an week with the girls.

    Blanche learns that she is dating twins.Who are brothers of course.Than Stan comes over start to tell Dorthy,that he is going to have an open surgury.So he need to stay somewhere to recover.So he begin to stay over at the girls house to recover.Yet he begin to cause trouble while he stays in the house.He start to one of the twins about what Blanche said about his brother.When he finds out he said it to the one he was talking about.That got Blanche mad.

    Yeah this was funny.Stan is funny and yet annoying.moreless
Ron Sabbe

Ron Sabbe


Guest Star

Odil Sabbe

Odil Sabbe


Guest Star

Steve Kramer

Steve Kramer

Dr. Stephen Deutsch

Guest Star

Herb Edelman

Herb Edelman

Stanley Zbornak

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Stan is staying with Dorothy while recovering from a major heart surgery. However, during the scene where he is wearing Dorothy's nightgown and eating cheesecake with the girls, his chest is exposed and there is no scar. Heart surgery like the one Stan underwent would leave a very big scar down the middle of his chest. In addition, someone who had heart surgery is supposed to be careful about what they eat, he certainly should not be indulging in cheesecake.

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Blanche: I was only flirting. There's nothing wrong with that. It keeps you healthy, keeps you in shape, keeps your buttocks firm.
      Dorothy: And I wasted all that time on jazzercise...

    • Rob: We're twins. We're here to see Blanche.
      Sophia: She must be on the vitamins again.

    • Sophia: You call that wrestling, you pansy? If you can't take a crotch slam like a man then get out of the business!

    • Stan: Ask me anything.
      Sophia: Allright, when the hell are you moving out?
      Stan: Sophia, you kill me.
      Sophia: I'd love to.

    • Stan: That's one of the interesting things about me.
      Sophia: Please, you've been here two months. There's nothing interesting about you.

  • NOTES (3)


    • The title of the episode is a pun on The Man Who Came To Dinner, the 1939 play by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman. It tells the story of a theater critic who, after hurting his hip, becomes the very annoying houseguest of an average family.