The Golden Palace

Season 1 Episode 1


Aired Friday 8:00 PM Sep 18, 1992 on CBS



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • (the girls are all talking about their current problems)
      Sophia: Well, I'm 88, and-
      Rose(cutting Sophia off): 87.
      Sophia: What?
      Rose: You're 87, Sophia.
      Sophia(cluelessly): Okay. (in her normal voice) I'm 87 years old, and I used to have to wake up every morning just to live. Now I have to wake up every morning to cook 50 pounds of ravioli, I got stuff to do.

    • Chuy(to Sophia who is looking downward on food she is chopping): I'm back.
      Sophia(looks up with a horrified look on her face): Dorothy?!

    • Rose(to burglar with ski mask): The hat is a tip off, this your first time in Miami?

    • (about Blanche's attitude)
      Rose: Maybe we don't need Dorothy. Maybe the two of us can beat the crap out of her ourselves!

    • Sophia: (panicking) We're in trouble! We have a dog!
      Rose: (excited) Where?!

    • (a robber in a ski mask walks in)
      Man: Where's the safe?
      Rose: (looks up) Oh my... Aren't you warm in that?

    • Rose: (to Sophia) Maybe we don't need Dorothy. Maybe the two of us can beat the crap out of [Blanche].

    • Rose: Oh, I wish Dorothy were here!

      Blanche: Honey, even she couldn't help us out of this mess.

      Rose: No, but she could beat the crap out of you!

    • (about Blanche's bed)
      Blanche: The nights it has known! The loves it has seen! There have been so many - doctors, lawyers...
      Rose: Indian chiefs.
      Blanche: Actually, not an Indian chief, but an Indian rights activist.

  • Notes

    • This episode was videotaped on July 24th, 1992.

    • With the departure of Bea Arthur (after the conclusion of The Golden Girls), Betty White is the top-billed star in The Golden Palace.

    • The title of the theme song is "Thank You for Being a Friend (Reggae Remix)"

    • The opening credits for The Golden Palace feature clips of each cast member, with a new version of "Thank you for Being a Friend" played in the background. Many of the clips used are taken from the first several episodes.

    • This episode first aired on Lifetime on August 1, 2005. It was rerun on September 5 & 6, 2005.

    • The German Title of this Episode is "Hotelgeflüster".

  • Allusions