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The Golden Girls: Dateline: Miami

It's Saturday night and the normally-dateless Dorothy appears to be the only one with a date. While she gloats and goes off and has a wonderful time, the other three recount the worst romantic experiences they've ever had.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 7x7
Production Number: 163
Airdate: Saturday November 02nd, 1991

Guest Stars
Lynnie GreeneLynnie Greene
As Young Dorothy Zbornak
Stan RothStan Roth
As Police Officer
Jesse DabsonJesse Dabson
As Myron
Lenny WolpeLenny Wolpe
As Arnie
Margaret ReedMargaret Reed
As Pregnant Woman
May QuigleyMay Quigley
As Woman
Nick UllettNick Ullett
As Waiter
Richard TannerRichard Tanner
As Young Stan
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 is the last episode until the series finale to feature the standard closing credits music. The episodes in between would feature a "tag", a brief scene, play over the credits instead.

This is Lyn Greene's final appearance as the young Dorothy Zbornak.

Episode Quotes
(Dorothy has just come into the room, dressed up and singing.)
Blanche: You're in a good mood. Why are you so happy?
Sophia: If I know my Dorothy, there's only one thing that makes her this happy!
Rose: You're going back to Shady Pines?

(from Rose's date)
John: (reading the menu) I recommend the Poulet Véronique.
Rose: John, I have a rule. If I can't pronounce it, I don't put it in my mouth. (reads menu) Say, do they have gugenfrøtter?

Dorothy: I wasn't going to tell you who my date was this evening because I thought it might hurt your feelings, but I realize now that's a plus. It just so happens that I am going out with... Dr. Lee Kagen. A medical corporation.
Blanche: (shocked) Not our Dr. Kagen! The Dr. Lee Kagen I love more than life itself?
Rose: Dr. Kagen? Hubba hubba zing zing, baby, he's got everything!
Blanche: (to Dorothy) But I've been disrobing in front of Dr. Kagen for years! Why would he take you out when he's seen the Promised Land?
Dorothy: I really don't know... too many squatters?

Episode Goofs
In Sophia's flashback to 1949, we see that she has a television set up in her living room. However, the season three episode "Mother's Day" sees young Dorothy saving up to buy her mother a TV in a flashback to the 1950s.

Cultural References
Blanche: Dorothy Zbornak has a date on a Saturday night while Blanche Devereaux does not? That sounds like an idea for a Stephen King book!

Stephen King is a critically-acclaimed horror/suspense novelist, best known for books such as Carrie, It, and Pet Sematary.

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