The Golden Girls

Season 6 Episode 22

What a Difference a Date Makes

Aired Unknown Mar 23, 1991 on NBC
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The man who stood Dorothy up for her senior prom contacts her and they make a date. After learning why he stood her up, Dorothy unleashes her wrath on the person at fault, Sophia. Meanwhile, Blanche goes on a diet in order to keep with her tradition of annually fitting into her wedding dress.moreless

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  • Don't worry tomorrow morning ill tell him he was the worst lover i ever had

    This is without a doubt the best episode of the 6th season. I love it. I watch it time after time.

    I like the scene were Rose had Blanche's sensible meal. Especially Dorothy's story about her weight loss through sex diet. 'DID IT WORK'


    Stan lolz

    I also have to say that Dorothy had every reason to be mad a Sophia. Why did she not tell her. Dorothy is a pretty understanding person

    It's pretty understandable why Dorothy was angry

    I mean to think something like being stood up for the prom could almost dictate your life....if you want to look at it that way.

    I also love the red wedding dress blanche wore. 'I could live with the snickers but me in a white dress even i couldn't keep a straight face'

    Brillant best ep of the season 6moreless
  • ...Babbling bubble-headed bleach blonde baboon!

    This is a very funny episode, aside from the fact that it makes me feel so sorry for Dorothy. Sophia sure could be a jerk... She should've told Dorothy the truth. It wasn't fair to let her go her whole life thinking she was stood up at prom, can't imagine that... But anyway, it's a very well written episode, quite hilarious and chock-full of humorous moments. I love the scene where Dorothy and John are at the medieval restaurant ("How is the pheasant?"..."It's chicken, do you like chicken?") Ha! And when the minstral starts singing the theme song to Gilligan's Island, I ALWAYS crack up. That is great stuff! Not to mention the side plot of Blanche going on a diet. LOVE the scene where Blanche loses it because Rose ate her sensible meal. The whole thing is so classic!moreless
  • The man who stood Dorothy up at the prom returns.

    Sophia could have come off as very mean and vindictive here, considering how often she tells Dorothy that she never goes out. However, her reasons for turning John Naretti away were so pure. She told him to go away because she didn't think he was good enough for Dorothy. I really loved the part at the end when Dorothy sits on her lap. That was beautiful. This is a perfect episode!moreless
Hal Linden

Hal Linden

John Nerretti

Guest Star

Sid Melton

Sid Melton

Don the Fool

Guest Star

Nick Jameson

Nick Jameson


Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Sophia says to a dieting Blanche that she never weighed more than 100 lbs in her adult life, yet in Ro$e Love$ Mile$ (where Sophia goes to ask for Guido Spirelli's forgiveness), she states that she already fullfilled her goal to lose 200lbs.

    • Blanche becomes angry when Rose eats her "sensible meal" – a tuna quiche or a little pie as Rose calls it. Yet in the 5th season episode, "Love Under the Big Top", when Blanche offers to give up tuna fish because of the dolphin issue Rose points out that Blanche "hates tuna fish."

    • If Blanche put herself through the process of dieting and taking a picture in her wedding dress every year and Rose apparently knows of this tradition, why is Rose surprised when Blanche emerges in her RED wedding dress?

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Dorothy: (gently) Ma, i'm gonna ask you a question and any way you answer it, i'll believe you. Did you tell John to go away my Senior Prom, because you didn't like the way he was dressed?
      Sophia: Well...
      Dorothy: (loudly) LIAR!!!

    • (After she learns the truth about her senior prom)
      Dorothy: I wanna have a little chat.
      Sophia: Why?
      Dorothy: Come on, now, would it hurt to spend a little time with your daughter?
      Sophia: (nervous) That remains to be seen.

    • John: Mrs. Petrillo! You haven't aged a bit!
      (Sophia sits stone-faced in silence)
      John: (repeating louder) Mrs. Petrillo, you haven't aged a bit!
      Sophia: I can hear you. I'm not deaf! (muttering to herself in puzzlement) What, I haven't staged a hit?

    • Rose: I never got to go to my junior prom.
      Sophia: Why not?
      Rose: It was only for people named Junior!

    • Blanche: (violently shaking Rose back and forth) You ate my sensible meal! You ate my sensible meal!
      Dorothy: Blanche! You're out of control!
      Blanche: (coming to her senses) Oh my word, Dorothy. What was I doing?
      Rose: (begins violently shaking Blanche to show her) This!

    • (Dorothy put her hand on Sophia's shoulder while she is sleeping and scares her)
      Sophia: Don't take me death! don't take me!

  • NOTES (2)


    • Gulliver's Travels

      Rose mentions that she likes to line the Gummi Bears up around her bed, and pretend she's "Gulliver".

      In one of the adventure 'Gulliver' goes on, he winds up shipwrecked on an island known as Lilliput, with a race of people, the Lilliputians, who are diminutive in size. They are each about 6 inches tall, taller than Rose's gummies, but the reference still fits.

    • The title of this episode is a take-off of the popular phrase, "what a difference a day makes."

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