The Golden Girls

Season 1 Episode 25

The Way We Met

Aired Unknown May 10, 1986 on NBC
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Episode Summary

One night after watching "Psycho," the girls find it hard to sleep so they stay up and reminisce about how they all came to live with one another.

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  • We find out how the girls met

    A brillant episode that has every girl causing some sought of mayhem and laughter

    'It was at that moment that I realised my bosoms had the power to make music' One of my favourite Blanche lines

    Dorothy is fantastic 'Sorry Rose but my log is in the shop'

    And Rose' excessive Niceness makes the others ropable 'Sorry your husband dumped you, you can use my bubble whenever you like'

    Sophia has like 4 lines in this episode, each more memorable than the last

    About Blanche: The women has slut embroided on her underwear

    The whole Psycho thing was very original, I had never seen Psycho but after this episode I couldn't help but go and watch it.

    And to top it all of, Rose tells a story about a Herring Circus, which is one of the shows funniest scenes

    'Tell me Rose, did they ever shoot a herring out a cannon'

    'Just Once'moreless
  • Did they ever shoot a herring out of a cannon?

    This is probably the hands down best episode from the first season. It was also the first flashback episode. I think it was a really nice idea for the Golden Girls to do a show like this, where we could see how all the girls met. I absolutely love the scene between Blanche and Rose. Rose is such a sweetie (I love how she gives the little boy the cat.) And I love her speech about what a "Wild woman" she is ("Sometimes I run through the sprinklers without a bathing cap!") Also LOVE the scene at the grocery store, especially where Rose keeps correcting the cashier. Plus the first ever St. Olaf story (and probably the only one Blanche and Dorothy ever enjoyed!) Sophia at the end is priceless as well. Altogether, it's a great episode. Certainly a series classic...moreless
  • Flashbacks to how all the women met.

    This episode was very well written. I enjoyed it very much. It was about how Blanche, Dorothy, and Rose met. This was a great episode and very funny. I liked when Blanche had to go into her bedroom for the whipped cream. I also liked the end where Sophia scares Dorothy, Rose, and Blanche when she comes out with a knife after they just seen "Psycho." They were already scared enough. This episode was very comical. This episode was another perfect installment to the first season and a great season finale. This episode is well written and is one of the best episodes of this amazing series.moreless
  • The way they met!

    Many people confuse this with a clipshow. However, it is not. This is a flashback episode and all of the scenes were filmed during the week of production of this episode. It is all new material, which is why the characters don't match the way they did in the very beginning because this was all filmed at once. I liked the way they all met. However, in a later episode Rose states she's allergic to cats, but she has one in this episode. I loved when Sophia came into the kitchen, that was priceless. Plus, the whipped cream joke was very good.moreless
  • That is how Dorthy,Blanche,Rose met and became great friends.

    After watching an movie which scared them.They have their story and remembering how they first met.Which was funny how they first met.As they begin to laugh at some of the memory that they had.Even what they first thought of each other as well.Even though at the end they didn't get an long.But later when the cheesecake turn out they found out they are perfect match as friends.Yeah this episodes was an flashback episodes of all the recent and how they met each other.Its an pretty good explination.Altough how they started moving in was an rare one.Something that we didn't see before as an episode.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (5)

    • Sophia comes in and scares the dickens out of the girls by yielding a giant knife. How did she get this knife? The episode starts with Rose entering the dark kitchen and no one being awake. Did Sophia somehow anticipate they'd be up all night, run into the kitchen beforehand to grab a weapon and plan her surprise?

    • In this episode Rose is overly honest, and is proud of it, but in the season four premiere, Rose is excited about cheating a restaurant out of a cake.

    • The series flashbacks to when Dorothy came to look at the house with Sophia. However, Sophia looks nothing like she did in the Pilot.

    • We learn in this episode that Blanche had two roommates prior to Rose and Dorothy. Blanche's former roommates she described as two old ladies and "sticks-in-the-mud" whom she eventually kicked out.

    • When the girls are getting their groceries rang up at the market, the cashier rings up the same bottle of Windex twice before Rose tells her she put in the wrong price.

  • QUOTES (12)

    • Rose: Excuse me, you made a mistake. Those peaches aren't 59 cents a pound, they're 89 cents. Honesty is the best policy.
      Blanche: What are you trying to do Rose, qualify for some kind of scout badge?
      Rose: Well, I can't help it if I'm an honest person. Obviously something you don't know anything about.
      Blanche: What are you talking about?
      Rose: Well, you bought pantyhose in petite. Anybody can see you couldn't get those past your knees!

    • Blanche: Hey, I think we'd get along great. I got a feeling you're a wild woman.
      Rose: Oh, you bet I am! I eat raw cookie dough. And occasionally, I run through the sprinklers and don't wear a bathing cap. And at Christmas, I've been known to put away more than one eggnog.

    • Blanche: Now, Dorothy, would you say you're a neat person?
      Dorothy: Oh, yes. Very, very neat.
      Sophia: Oh, please! You're neat and I wear a D-Cup!

    • Dorothy: Tell me, Rose, did they ever shoot a herring out of a cannon?
      Rose: Only once. But they shot him into a tree. After that, no other herring would do it.

    • Blanche: I have a room for rent, and the name is Blanche Devereaux.
      Rose: Why would you name a room Blanche Devereaux?

    • Blanche: That shower scene is the reason I prefer not to shower alone.
      Dorothy: Sure, Blanche, and Goldilocks and the Three Bears is why you prefer not to sleep alone.

    • Blanche: It was then I realized that my bosoms had the power to make music!
      Dorothy: Didn't Bette Midler win a special Grammy for that?

    • Madame Zelda: I see a man kneeling over a woman in a nurse's uniform.
      Blanche: If it was last Wednesday, that was me and the gentleman I'm currently dating. But that was a French maid's uniform.

    • Dorothy: After that, I was sure I had messed up. But then, I met Rose and I realized I could've shown up naked and playing a ukelele and still gotten the room.

    • Blanche: Alright, who put the Raisin Bran in the refrigerator?
      Dorothy: I did, do you have a problem with that?
      Blanche: Yes, I do. I have two problems with it. First of all, there isn't room for it in there and second of all it doesn't go in the refrigerator. It goes in the cabinet.
      Dorothy: It does not go in the cabinet. It stays fresher in the refrigerator.
      Blanche: No, it does not. If it stayed fresher in the refrigerator, there would be a sign on it saying to refrigerate.
      Rose: Actually you're both wrong. It doesn't belong in the refrigerator, it doesn't belong in the cabinet. It belongs in a glass canister. That way, it's not only visually appealing but you can see if they cheated you out of raisins. I thought everybody knew that.
      Dorothy: You know, until I met you Rose, I didn't know that people actually talked back to their Rice Krispies.

    • (Blanche and the clerk talk in the produce section.)
      Grocery Clerk: Those are nice cantaloupes.
      Blanche: Why, thank you!

    • (after Rose gets the room Dorothy wanted)
      Rose: I'll make it up to you Dorothy, I promise. Listen, if there's ever a night where you can't sleep, I'll come to your room and sing Kumbaya.
      Dorothy: Rose, I don't know what to say...yes I do: don't ever do that!

  • NOTES (5)

    • This is one of the only episodes where you'll see a solid print tablecloth. Most of the time it's a floral pattern.

    • The background shot during the closing credits features, Dorothy, Rose and Blanche in the supermarket, with Dorothy and Blanche looking on as Rose cuts the tips off the canteloupes.

    • This is the first of two times that Blanche has to go to her bedroom for the whipped cream. The second is in a season 3 episode called "Three on a Couch".

    • This is probably the only episode where you will see Blanche and Dorothy enjoying one of Rose's St. Olaf stories.

    • This episode is a flashback episode and contains scenes of the girls meeting for the first time. A flashback episode contains all new material, not to be confused with a clipshow.


    • The title of this episode is an allusion to the 1973 movie titled, The Way We Were. It starred Robert Redford and Barbra Streisand. As in this episode, there are flashback scenes in this movie.

    • Blanche: Psycho is the reason I prefer not to shower alone.
      Dorothy: Sure, Blanche and Goldilocks and the Three Bears is why you prefer not to sleep alone.

      These quotes refer to the 1960 Alfred Hitchcock movie, Psycho starring Janet Leigh and Anthony Perkins and to the children's bedtime fairy tale story about 3 bears and a little girl.

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