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The Golden Girls: Sick and Tired (2)

Having been told one too many times that she's just tired or crazy or something other than sick, Dorothy visits the girls' pediatrician neighbor Dr. Harry Weston to get his opinion. Dr. Weston, in turn, sends Dorothy to a specialist, who may be able to finally give a name to what Dorothy's been suffering from all this time.

Meanwhile, Blanche goes on a 72-hour writing binge to complete her novel -- but rendered loopy after a lack of sleep for three days, her work isn't exactly bestseller material.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 5x2
Production Number: 104
Airdate: Saturday September 30th, 1989

Director: Terry Hughes
Writer: Susan Harris
Story: Susan Harris

Guest Stars
Bibi BeschBibi Besch
As Helen Budd
Keone YoungKeone Young
As Dr. Chang
Michael McGuireMichael McGuire
As Dr. Budd
Richard MulliganRichard Mulligan
As Dr. Harry Weston
Eric PoppickEric Poppick
As Waiter
Park OverallPark Overall
As Laverne Todd
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
Richard Mulligan makes his second of three appearances as Dr. Harry Weston, while Park Overall makes her only appearance in this series as Laverne Todd, both from the spin-off Empty Nest. Coincidentally, this is also the only episode to take place inside Dr. Weston's office.

This is the final episode of the series to be written by Susan Harris.

Episode Quotes
Dorothy: Harry am I going to die?
Dr. Harry Weston: I'm afraid so.
Dorothy: Do you really think so?
Dr. Harry Weston: Sooner or later I guarantee it, unless the Japanese come up with something.

Dr. Harry Weston: Doctors! Look at how they write! I can't read this and I just wrote it.

(To Rose)
Sophia: Fine give them egg yolks, they won't need a home anymore, they'll die of heart attacks. You're hearts in the right place but I don't know where the hell your brain is.

Blanche: What day is this? I have been up for 72 hours. I have done the impossible. I have created a new form of writing!

(Picks up bag of egg yolks)
Blanche: My God I am hallucinating! I see little balls of sunshine in a bag!

(To Dorothy regarding Rose)
Blanche: I am so tired I can't even understand people anymore. Dorothy, what did she just say? Was that a poem?

Blanche: Rose I can trust you, you're from Minnisota. Always very honest and kind. Of course what can you possibly find to lie about on a farm. Lots of lakes and lots of pale people... I'd drown myself.

(To Rose)
Blanche: Doesn't make sense? Who made you a literary critic Rose Nylund? What could you have possibly read on a farm, Silus Marner? Huck Finn? You know nothing!

(To Dr. Chang)
Sophia: The man's a genius. By the way I love flower drum song!

Dr. Chang: Well if there are no more questions...
Sophia: I have a question!
Dr. Chang: Of course, Mrs. Petrillo
Sophia: When I order at Fung Chao's and say no MSG, do they really put it in anyway?

Sophia: The man's a genius, all of you people are. They invented pasta you know. We take credit for it but we just added oregano.

Waiter: Well what are we celebrating?
Sophia: We found out my daughter has a debilitating disease.

Blanche: This is best champaign I have ever tasted.
Rose: It should be, it was $430 a bottle.
Dorothy: Rose, I can't afford that!
Blanche: Well you did say the best.

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