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The Golden Girls: Son-in-Law Dearest

Dorothy's daughter Kate arrives in Miami for a visit, bringing with her some special news. Dorothy assumes (and hopes) it's that she's pregnant, but the news, it turns out, is far from joyous. Meanwhile, Blanche and Rose tune in to an I Love Lucy marathon.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 2x23
Production Number: 048
Airdate: Saturday April 11th, 1987

Guest Stars
Herb EdelmanHerb Edelman
As Stanley Zbornak
Deena FreemanDeena Freeman
As Kate Zbornak
Main Cast
Beatrice ArthurBeatrice Arthur
As Dorothy Zbornak
Betty WhiteBetty White
As Rose Nylund
Rue McClanahanRue McClanahan
As Blanche Devereaux
Estelle GettyEstelle Getty
As Sophia Petrillo
Episode Notes
This episode was taped on February 20, 1987.

These are the final appearances of Dorothy's daughter Kate and son-in-law Dennis. They are played by a different actor-actress duo than their prior appearance, however.

Dorothy and Stan talk to Dennis on the lanai in one scene. This is a call back to the season one episode "Guess Who's Coming to the Wedding?", in which Dorothy and Stan talk on the lanai. Incidentally, "Guess Who's Coming to the Wedding?" featured Dennis and Kate's introductions.

In one scene, Sophia talks with Dorothy about a dream she was having about being stranded on a desert islanad with Cesar Romero. Cesar Romero would appear as her boyfriend Tony in the season five episode "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun... Before They Die."

Episode Quotes
Rose: (on I Love Lucy) You know, I'm still a little confused. Who exactly is Ricky?
Blanche: Lucy's husband.
Rose: I thought Desi was Lucy's husband.
Blanche: Not on the show.
Rose: Desi wasn't on the show?
Blanche: Desi played Ricky!
Rose: Who did Lucy play?
Blanche: Lucy.
Rose: I know, but who did she play?
Blanche: Lucy!
Rose: Right, but who did she play?
Blanche: Lucy played Lucy!
Rose: Well then why didn't Desi play Desi?
Blanche: ...he wasn't tall enough.

Dorothy: Oh, I remember when Stanley told me he was having an affair. It was at least 24 hours before I cut the crotches out of all his slacks.
Blanche: You didn't!
Dorothy: I was teaching English Lit at the time. Symbolism was my life.

Episode Goofs
When Dorothy and Kate are in the kitchen talking about Kate taking Dennis back, Sophia is sitting at the table. Depending on the shot, a bowl of grapes may or may not be in front of her.

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