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The Golden Girls: All Bets Are Off

An old addiction Dorothy once had is back. Dorothy goes to the race track and her past addition to gambling returns in her life. This gambling addiction takes a lot of her money and quickly lands her in trouble with lenders and her mother.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 5x24
Production Number: 126
Airdate: Saturday April 28th, 1990

Director: Terry Hughes
Writer: Eugene B. Stein

Guest Stars
Episode Notes
Donald works with Blanche at the museum.

Dorothy had a gambling problem 15 years prior to this episode.

Episode Quotes
Dorothy: Why anthropolotical research?
Sophia: It's better than saying married to a baboon for 38 years.

Dorothy: I can't talk right now.
Sophia: Alright fine! I'll eat a bowl of Chili then we'll talk in your room later.
Dorothy: Coming Mother.

Sophia: Don't you think I know what your brother Phil was doing in the bathroom when he said "I'm oiling my baseball glove."

Blanche: I've just been humiliated and disgraced!
Sophia: Many times, you're just now figuring that out?

Blanche: Put your clothes back on! That's the first time anybody ever said that to me...well without shining a flashlight in my face.

Sophia: I spent the best years of my life trying to give you a sense of moral responsibility.
Dorothy: What were you doing in my purse?
Sophia: Stealing.

Sophia: I can't even see my hand.
Blanche: That's my hand Sophia.
Sophia: Thank God, I saw so many liver spots I thought I was being attacked by a dalmation.

Sophia: I have no daughter. I know no Dorothy
Rose: Yes you do Sophia, she's your daughter.
Sophia: I'm being dramatic you moron!

Blanche: I'm not old, Sophia.
Sophia: Forgive me, I'm suppose to support your vain narcissistic thought that you are still in your 40s.

Sophia: The only way to help Dorothy pay off her debt was through Sal's life insurance.
Rose: So, you killed Sal?

Dorothy: I just have to take it one day at a time.
Rose: Of course you do! If you take them two at a time, you'd be constantly changing your underwear.
Sophia: Go ahead and say it, "My name is Rose and I'm an idiot."

Cultural References
Donald: This work reminds me of Grandma Moses.

Rose: To think Dorothy has lived with the Temptations and I haven't even been to one of their concerts.

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