The Golden Girls

Season 3 Episode 11

Three on a Couch

Aired Unknown Dec 05, 1987 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • Dorothy says that the ladies have been living together for 5 years, which would mean, Dorothy, Rose and Blanche have been living together since 1983, and Sophia joined them two years later in the Pilot in 1985. Yet in a season five episode Dorothy tells Blanche that she's been putting up with her selfishness for five years. Another inconsistency.

    • Sophia agrees to split a pepperoni pizza with Dorothy, but in "One for the Money," it was established that Sophia only liked homemade pizza.

      In response to above: While Sophia did say she only likes homemade pizza, when challenged, Sophia admits she can adjust.

    • Philip Sterling plays the psychiatrist Dr. Ashley in this episode, but had once before played a psychiatrist on the Golden Girls. Yet, in the episode entitled "End of the Curse" (2-1) his name was to Dr. Barensfeld, and so there is no reference in this episode to Blanche having seen him once before. Many might recognize him from playing a judge on two shows: "L.A. Law" as well as "Sisters".

  • Quotes

    • Sophia: My name is Sophia Petrillo and my idea of a good psychiatrist is a bartender who pours without a spout.

    • Blanche: I'm 41 years old, I'm 5' 6", I weigh 108 pounds, and my hair is its natural hue.
      Dorothy: Sure, Blanche, yours and Lucy's.

    • Rose: I thought I'd keep you company.
      Dorothy: (studying in bed) I don't want any company.
      Rose: (getting into bed beside Dorothy) Just pretend I'm not here.
      (Blanche enters)
      Blanche: Hey a slumber party, count me in. (gets in beside Dorothy and Rose)
      Dorothy: What's going on here?
      (Sophia enters)
      Sophia: Allright, I want to see six hands above that blanket right now.

    • Psychiatrist: Rose, what do you think of Blanhe saying these things?
      Rose: Well she's a garkonenoken.
      Psychiatrist: Well, what exactly does that mean?
      Rose: Well literally it's the precise moment when dog doo turns white. But in general terms, it refers to the kind of person you don't want to share your hugencoggles with.
      Dorothy: Rose, if you say one more of those stupid words...
      Rose: Oh, blow it out your tubenburbles!
      Dorothy: How dare you?!

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Sophia makes a reference to Designing Women, another popular show of the eighties.

      Little did she know that within the next decade, The Golden Girls and Designing Women would both be re-aired on Lifetime.