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Blanche is in shock after learning her grammy's plantation is scheduled for demolition, leading to her and the others making a trip to Georgia to pay the building one last visit -- during which, Blanche handcuffs herself to the building's radiator, claiming they'll have to blow the house up with her in it.

Meanwhile, an afterlife experience has Sophia "living for the moment," doing some truly outlandish things.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 7x11
Production Number: 165
Airdate: Saturday November 23rd, 1991

Guest Stars
Sid MeltonSid Melton
As Salvadore Petrillo
Don StarkDon Stark
As Sheriff
Gibby BrandGibby Brand
As Man in Heaven
Roy BrocksmithRoy Brocksmith
As William
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
The closing credits feature Blanche being repeatedly disturbed from her sleep by her Grammy's windchimes near her window. She tells her Grammy (who she believes is speaking to her by way of the windchimes) to be quiet, which she does... briefly, before starting up again.
Until 2009, this scene was not shown in syndication.

This is Sid Melton's final appearance as Salvador "Sal" Petrillo.

Episode Quotes
Dorothy: Ma, I can't believe what you were doing on the interstate!
Sophia: I was living for the day!
Dorothy: You were mooning a chain gang!

Episode Goofs
When Sophia jumps off of the plantation roof, she can be seen falling through the view from the window. A stunt dummy was used for this scene, though its wig flies off in the trees.

Sophia is shown to be choking at the beginning of the episode, yet when Rose resuscitates her by way of the Heimlich maneuver, nothing is seen coming up.

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