The Golden Girls

NBC (ended 1992)




  • Season 1 Episode 8: Break-In

  • Rose says that she's afraid of large dogs, but she has no problem bringing home large dogs in season two's "Joust Between Friends," and loves the fact that the girls bought her a large dog in season seven.

  • When Dorothy is imitating Dirty Harry, she says her gun is a .375 Magnum, one of the most powerful guns in the world. A .375 Magnum is a rifle, the gun referred to as 'one of the most powerful in the world' is a .44 Magnum.

  • In the parking garage, you can hear a woman's footsteps moving at pretty much the same pace throughout the entire sequence. Even though Rose walks, stops, speeds up, runs, and stops again, the footsteps don't really change and at times aren't even in sync with her steps.

  • After Blanche is attacked, she tells Dorothy she was wearing the wrong underwear. But in "The Custody Battle", Blanche admits she never wears underwear.

  • In this episode Rose shoots at that big floral vase that sits by the door and breaks it into pieces. In later episodes you see that vase sitting in the same place in perfect condition.

  • In this episode Rose is so afraid of the robbers coming back that they get an attack dog. They are all afraid of the attack dog who is in the kitchen, you never see the dog. Rose says that she can't go in the kitchen because she is afraid of large dogs... as you know in many episodes Rose brings dogs home, brings a dog to the hospital and is never afraid of Dreyfuss.

  • When Rose comes home from buying the gun, she says that they have a basement where they teach you to shoot the gun.
    I live in Florida and you can't have a basement in Miami or Florida.

  • Season 1 Episode 9: Blanche and the Younger Man

  • In this episode we learn that Sophia steals money from Dorothy.This is referenced periodically throughout the entire series.

  • In this episode Sophia said that she used to be a blonde. However in "Whose Face is this anyway", Sophia said that she used to have red hair.

  • Alma and Rose play mother and daughter in this episode, but in reality, Jeanette Nolan (Alma) is only ten years older than Betty White (Rose)!

  • It is revealed in this episode, though not exact, that Blanche is over 50.

  • In this episode there is no mention of Rose being adopted. The way her and Alma interact, there is no dialogue to indicate that Alma is not her biological mother.

  • Season 1 Episode 10: The Heart Attack

  • Goof (Continuity): Blanche says "for somebody else's funeral, I have the perfect black dress", but in Season 6's "Ebbtide's Revenge", Blanche wears a red dress to Phil's funeral, saying "It's my funeral dress."

  • As of (S1, E7 – The Competition) Sal had been dead 22 years. This means he died when Sophia was 58. In this episode Sophia says that she hasn't seen Sal in 30 years. That would mean he died when she was 50. This is one of many discrepancies that pop up over the course of the series, but it doesn't deter from the quality of the show.

  • At the end of the closing scene, the girls decide to go on a walk. Hello!! Not only was it then supposed to be very late at night following Sophia's gall bladder attack, but there had also been a bad storm - bad enough where trees were down and the paramedics couldn't get through scarcely 15 minutes before. Did the writers suddenly forget the entire premise of this episode?

  • Season 1 Episode 13: A Little Romance

  • Goof (Continuity): Sofia claims to get along with Phil's wife alright, but in "Ebbtide's Revenge", she cannot stand her.

  • Tony Carreiro who plays the waiter in the restaurant in this episode returns later in the season in the episode entitled "Flu Attack" to play yet another waiter. He returns once more in a fifth season episode entitled "72 Hours" to play Rose's doctor. Most may know him best from his role as Joe, Daphne's love interest on Frasier.

  • Season 1 Episode 14: That Was No Lady

  • In this episode Blanche states she has never been with a married man, but in a later episode she declares that she was once with a man whose wife was in ICU, but justified herself because the woman was not prounounced legally dead.

  • In this episode, Blanche urges Dorothy to continue her affair with Glenn for the sake of passion and romance. However, in subsequent episodes Blanche is vehemently opposed to having affairs herself, one time emphatically stating, "Blanche Devereax does not sleep with married men!"

  • Season 1 Episode 15: In a Bed of Rose's

  • In response the the trivia concerning the same circumstances, Rose is worried about sleeping with a man named Arnie towards the end of this episode.  Either this episode aired out of order, or the episode "Rose The Prude" was meant to be a continuation of this one, because in "Rose The Prude," Rose is worried about sleeping with another man (coincidentally named Arnie) on a cruise.  Is the the same man, different man, or just and oversight from Episode 3?

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Sitcoms, for the nostalgic, laugh track, buddies and gal pals, for women