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The Golden Girls: Journey to the Center of Attention

Blanche drags a lonely Dorothy down to her usual hangout spot, the Rusty Anchor, for a night of excitement. This ends up having some unforeseen consequences, however: namely, the fact that Dorothy and her singing soon become a bigger hit with the boys than Blanche.

Episode Info


Episode number: 7x19
Production Number: 173
Airdate: Saturday February 22nd, 1992



Guest Stars
Don MiraultDon Mirault
As Ron
Recurring
Gregory WhiteGregory White
As Bartender
Jane DuloJane Dulo
As Myrtle
Kevin BriefKevin Brief
As Roger
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 an extended version of Dorothy singing "Hard Hearted Hannah" at the Rusty Anchor.
Until 2009, this scene was not shown in syndication.

The songs that Dorothy sings at the Rusty Anchor are "What'll I Do?", best known as the theme to the 1974 film adaptation of The Great Gatsby, and "Hard Hearted Hannah (The Vamp of Savannah)", from the musical Tin Pan Alley. Notably, Bea Arthur had also performed "Hard Hearted Hannah" in an episode of Maude in the 1970s.

Blanche sings "I Wanna Be Loved by You" from the 1928 musical Good Boy. In an interview with TVLegends, Rue McClanahan listed this episode as her favorite of the series.



Episode Goofs
In the opening scene, Dorothy is sitting on the couch with a bowl of popcorn. The amount of popcorn in said bowl changes from shot to shot.



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