3: Thank You For Being A Friend - A Look Back With The Golden Girls
The cast reminisces about their characters and the show in this final season DVD bonus feature.
4: Fashion Commentary With Joan & Melissa Rivers
5: Thank You For Being A Friend: A Look Back With The Golden Girls
Monday, June 2nd, 2003
1: The Golden Girls Greatest Moments
This 90-minute special broadcasted on the Lifetime network in June 2003 served as a reunion show for 3 out of the 4 golden girls. Unfortunately, Estelle Getty could not attend because of her Parkinson's disease. Basically, this show has clips from the girls' favorite musical and show moments, as well as some never before seen (and unfortunately censored) bloopers and outtakes from the show. In addition to the aforementioned, the special contains the girls' favorite scenes and music numbers as well as interviews with the girls, executive producers Paul Junger Witt and Tony Thomas, and creator and talented writer Susan Harris. The special earned Lifetime an all time high rating. After the special originally aired, Lifetimed broadcasted the pilot and finale episodes. Please be aware that syndication requires more commercial time, so you may notice that two or three minutes of dialogue and/or scenes may be missing. Other than that, the special was very interesting and very well done.
Friday, March 10th, 2006
2: The Golden Girls At The William S. Paley Television Festival
From the twenty-third annual William S. Paley Television Festival presented by The Museum of Television & Radio in the honor of CBS and Museum founder William S. Paley. Celebrating television's rich and diverse programming as well as its creative process, this segment focuses on The Golden Girls and features episodes, highlights as well as audience questions to the cast and creative team involved in the production.
Saturday, September 14th, 1985
1: The Engagement
In the Pilot, Sophia arrives after her retirement home burns down and Blanche prepares to get married.
Saturday, September 21st, 1985
2: Guess Who's Coming to the Wedding?
Dorothy's daughter, Kate, comes to Miami with an announcement. She's engaged to a podiatrist named Dennis. Dorothy is thrilled but her happiness quickly turns to anger when she realizes that ex-husband, Stan, is going to be invited. After 38 years of marriage, Stan had left Dorothy for a woman half her age. Dorothy threatens to make a scene at the reception which places Rose and Blanche in the role of peacemaker.
Saturday, September 28th, 1985
3: Rose the Prude
Having not dated since her husband died, Rose reluctantly agrees to go on a blind date. This date turns into a serious relationship when she is invited on a cruise which would involve sharing a stateroom.
Saturday, October 5th, 1985
Blanche's sister, Virginia, comes to Miami for a visit and Blanche is convinced she's after something. Later, while out to dinner, she learns just what Virginia is after, Blanche's kidney. Meanwhile, Rose and Dorothy babysit for an infant.
Saturday, October 19th, 1985
5: The Triangle
A doctor Dorothy dates makes a pass at Blanche. But when Blanche tells Dorothy about it, Dorothy doesn't believe her. Dorothy accuses her of being a slut and when Blanche can't take no more she orders Dorothy to move out.
Saturday, October 26th, 1985
6: On Golden Girls
Blanche's 14-year old grandson comes to Miami for a visit and brings a new meaning to the term "generation gap." Meanwhile, Dorothy studies for her French final.
Saturday, November 2nd, 1985
7: The Competition
In a bowling competition, it's Dorothy and Blanche verses Rose and Sophia. If Sophia and Rose win, Dorothy will allow Sophia to go back to Sicily for a visit with an old beau and if Dorothy and Blanche win Sophia will give her a pair of antique earrings.
Saturday, November 9th, 1985
After a Madonna concert, the girls arrive home to discover their house has been broken into. This leads the girls to seek out means to protect themselves, including a security system, guard dog and mace. Meanwhile, Rose becomes so paranoid that the robbers will come back she goes so far as to purchase a gun.
Saturday, November 16th, 1985
9: Blanche and the Younger Man
Blanche goes all out to try to look good for her latest beau, her aerobics instructor half her age. Meanwhile, Rose's dynamic mother comes for a visit and gets fed up with Rose's "mothering" ways.
Saturday, November 23rd, 1985
10: Heart Attack
After a dinner party, Sophia suffers an apparent heart attack with a heavy storm delaying the paramedics.
Saturday, November 30th, 1985
11: The Return of Dorothy's Ex (a.k.a. Stan's Return)
Dorothy's ex-husband, Stan shows up to settle a piece of land they bought on their honeymoon. This leads to Dorothy and Stan spending the night together. Meanwhile, Rose and Blanche plan a vacation that Sophia is not invited on.
Saturday, December 7th, 1985
12: The Custody Battle
Dorothy's sister, Gloria, comes to Miami for a visit and asks Sophia to come live with her in California. Meanwhile, Blanche is furious when Rose is cast as Lady Macbeth, in a local play, and not her.
Saturday, December 14th, 1985
13: A Little Romance
Rose has been dating Dr. Jonathan Newman and begins to think their relationship is leading to the alter. However she begins to have second thoughts especially since he's a midget.
Saturday, December 21st, 1985
14: That Was No Lady
Dorothy latest boyfriend Glen gives her a shock when he tells her that he's married. She surprises herself when she finds herself sneaking around to be with him. Meanwhile, Blanche unloads her old car on Rose in order to buy a new one.
Saturday, January 11th, 1986
15: In a Bed of Rose's
Late one evening, Rose brings a man home and they spend the night together. However, in the morning she finds that he has passed away. Even worse, she later discovers he was married.
Saturday, January 18th, 1986
16: The Truth Will Out
Rose is apprehensive about a visit from her daughter and granddaughter, since their reason for coming is to settle Rose's late-husband's will. Meanwhile, Blanche gets caught up in the tabloids of a society murder.
Saturday, February 1st, 1986
17: Nice and Easy
Blanche's visiting niece is a chip right off the old block when she dates a different man all night every night. Meanwhile, Dorothy does battle with a mouse living in the house.
Saturday, February 8th, 1986
18: The Operation
Dorothy is hesitant about having foot surgery just as she was scheduled to tap dance with Blanche and Rose at a dance recital.
Saturday, February 15th, 1986
19: Second Motherhood
Blanche is romanced by a wealthy suitor who she learns has several small children. This fact dampens his proposal of marriage. Meanwhile, Dorothy and Rose go to bat with the bathroom plumbing.
Saturday, February 22nd, 1986
20: Adult Education
Blanche's psychology professor sexually harasses her when she goes to him for help on a difficult test. Blanche's professor makes her an harassing deal: If she has sex with him, he'll give her an "A" for the exam. Meanwhile, Dorothy, Rose and Sophia each try to get a hold of tickets for a sold out Frank Sinatra concert.
Saturday, March 1st, 1986
21: Flu Attack (a.k.a. The Flu)
A week before an awards ceremony, Blanche, Dorothy and Rose each come down with a nasty flu, which compounds their arguing over who will win a prestigious award.
Saturday, March 8th, 1986
22: Job Hunting
When Rose loses her job at the grief center, she begins searching for other sources of work. Meanwhile, Blanche tries to lose a few pounds and Dorothy is excited when a man she once had a crush on, contacts her and asks her out.
Saturday, March 29th, 1986
23: Blind Ambitions
Rose's sister, Lily must deal with life as a blind person after recently losing her sight. Meanwhile, the girls hold a garage sale in order to buy a new TV but find it hard to part with things.
Saturday, May 3rd, 1986
24: Big Daddy
Blanche's father, Big Daddy, comes to Miami for a visit, with an announcement, he's sold the family plantation and is setting out to become a country singer. Meanwhile, Sophia places a "curse" on a neighbor who refuses to remove his tree that fell over onto the lanai during a storm.
Saturday, May 10th, 1986
25: The Way We Met
One night after watching "Psycho," the girls find it hard to sleep so they stay up and reminisce about how they all came to live with one another.
Saturday, September 27th, 1986
1: End of the Curse
Blanche is mortified after taking a pregnancy test which indicates she's pregnant. Then after visiting her doctor, she learns the truth, she's beginning menopause. Meanwhile, Dorothy, Rose and Sophia go into the mink breeding business.
Saturday, October 4th, 1986
2: Ladies of the Evening
The house is fumigated and the girls move into a Miami Beach hotel. Previously, Blanche had won three tickets to see the opening of Burt Reynolds new movie and passes to the party held afterwards where they could meet him. However, on the evening of the opening, the hotel is raided and, mistaken as prostitutes, Dorothy, Blanche and Rose are dragged off to jail.
Saturday, October 11th, 1986
3: Take Him, He's Mine
Dorothy dumps a depressed Stan on Blanche but then becomes incredibly jealous when Blanche and Stan hit it off. Meanwhile, Sophia and Rose begin selling sandwiches on the Boardwalk but they inadvertently make an enemy of another vendor, "Johnny No Thumbs."
Saturday, November 1st, 1986
4: It's a Miserable Life
The girls circulate a petition to save a 200 year old oak tree which is located on the property of the most hated woman in the neighborhood, Frieda Claxton, who wants the tree cut down.
Saturday, November 8th, 1986
5: Isn't It Romantic
Dorothy's old friend, Jean comes to Miami for a visit and Dorothy decides not to tell Blanche and Rose that Jean is a lesbian. Then, after spending time with Rose, Jean begins to fall for her. Meanwhile, a new VCR, prompts Sophia to rent "dirty movies."
Saturday, November 15th, 1986
6: Big Daddy's Little Lady
Blanche's father comes to Miami for a visit and has an announcement he's engaged to be married. Blanche is thrilled until she meets his fiancee who happens to be younger than herself. Meanwhile, Dorothy and Rose enter a song writing contest.
Saturday, November 22nd, 1986
7: Family Affair
Dorothy's son, Michael, and Rose's daughter, Bridget, each come to Miami for a visit and each of them become a little too friendly for Dorothy and Rose's liking. Meanwhile, Blanche hurts her back in aerobics class.
Saturday, November 29th, 1986
The girls' dream vacation in the Caribbean turns out to be far from what was advertised in the brochure. While the girls are away, Sophia romances the gardener.
Saturday, December 6th, 1986
9: Joust Between Friends
Laid off from work, Dorothy searches for part-time work which leads to Blanche getting her a job at the museum. Then fur flies when Dorothy is handed the job of organizing a banquet, the duty Blanche was hoping for. Meanwhile, Rose finds a stray dog at the supermarket.
Saturday, December 13th, 1986
10: Love, Rose
Rose places an ad in the personals column and she is let down when she doesn't hear an immediate response. This leads Blanche and Dorothy to begin responding under the name Isaac Newton.
Saturday, December 20th, 1986
11: 'Twas the Nightmare Before Christmas
The girls each plan to spend Christmas with their families but a series of strange occurrences lead them to spend Christmas together in Miami.
Saturday, January 3rd, 1987
12: The Sisters
For Sophia's birthday, Dorothy flies in her sister, Angela from Sicily as a surprise. However, Dorothy's the one whose surprised when Sophia's reaction is that of disgust.
Saturday, January 10th, 1987
13: The Stan Who Came to Dinner
Dorothy feels sympathy for Stan when he tells her he's going to have open heart surgery. However that sympathy fades when she learns of his many infidelities while they were married.
Saturday, January 17th, 1987
14: The Actor
Dorothy, Blanche and Rose each vie for the attention of an actor in the local community theatre, who on the sly begins romancing each of them.
Saturday, January 24th, 1987
15: Before and After
Rose is convinced she died during a throat spasm. This leads her to live her life to the hilt, totally disrupting the other girls lives. Then, when the girls complain about her new lifestyle, Rose moves out.
Saturday, January 31st, 1987
16: And Then There Was One
Sophia readies herself for participating in a walkathon. Meanwhile, Dorothy, Blanche and Rose babysit for the walkathon participants children but when the event is over, a baby is left unclaimed.
Saturday, February 7th, 1987
17: Bedtime Story
When the girls learn that a number of relatives are going to be visiting, they reminisce about times they've had to share a bed and strange places they've had to sleep, including a train station.
Saturday, February 14th, 1987
18: Forgive Me, Father
Blanche and Rose plan a nice dinner at the house for Dorothy and her new boyfriend whom she later learns is a priest. She later gets another shock when she learns he plans to leave the church.
Saturday, February 21st, 1987
19: Long Days Journey into Marinara
Sophia's sister, Angela arrives in Miami for a visit and decides to move there but while she's looking for an apartment Dorothy invites her to stay with the girls. This ticks off Sophia since she thinks that Angela is after everything that she has.
Saturday, February 28th, 1987
20: Whose Face is This, Anyway?
Blanche is convinced that her beauty is fading after attending her high school reunion and discovers many of classmates have had face lifts. Meanwhile, Rose is making a home movie for class she's taking.
Saturday, March 14th, 1987
21: Dorothy's Prized Pupil
Dorothy feels that it's her fault when her prized pupil wins a writing contest which inadvertently signals the INS that he's an illegal alien.
Saturday, March 21st, 1987
22: Diamond in the Rough
While Dorothy and Rose are planning a hospital charity banquet, Blanche falls for Jake, the caterer hired for the event. She quickly learns he's more blue jeans than a black tie which prompts her to foolishly put a stop to their romance.
Saturday, April 11th, 1987
23: Son-in-Law Dearest
Dorothy's daughter, Kate is coming for a visit and has a big announcement. Dorothy is excited when she thinks the announcement is going to be that Kate is pregnant. However, when Kate arrives, her announcement is far from exciting. Meanwhile, Blanche and Rose stay up and watch an "I Love Lucy" marathon.
Saturday, May 2nd, 1987
24: To Catch a Neighbor
Two police detectives stake out the girls' home to investigate the neighbors whom are believed to be dealers in stolen gems.
Saturday, May 9th, 1987
25: A Piece of Cake
While preparing for a friend's birthday party, the girls recall past birthdays, including Rose's surprise birthday party for Dorothy, a surprise birthday party for Blanche and a memory of Sophia's birthday involving her late-husband Sal.
Saturday, May 16th, 1987
26: Empty Nests
In this pilot for another series (Empty Nest, obviously the concept was retooled), the girls' friend Renee is feeling depressed and lonely with her children grown up and moved out and her husband's workaholic habits.
Saturday, September 19th, 1987
1: Old Friends
Sophia befriends an old man on the boardwalk whom she becomes quick friends with. However, his strange behavior signals that he has a medical condition, Alzheimer's disease. Meanwhile, Blanche accidentally gives away Rose's teddy bear at a garage sale.
Saturday, September 26th, 1987
2: One For the Money
Sophia's latest get rich quick scheme prompts the girls to recall other various get rich quick schemes they've had over the years including, catering, a dance marathon and a memory of Sophia's from 1954.
Saturday, October 3rd, 1987
3: Bringing Up Baby
Rose is shocked to learn that in her late-uncle's will he left her his "Baby". However she is quickly delighted to learn the "baby" is a pig but delighted is not a word to describe Dorothy, Blanche and Sophia, at least not until they learn that when Baby dies Rose gets a large sum of money.
Saturday, October 17th, 1987
4: The Housekeeper
The girls' search for a housekeeper ends when they hire Marguerite, a woman who appears to have mystical powers. However, when they fire her, a string of bizarre events convince the girls that Marguerite has placed a curse on them.
Saturday, October 24th, 1987
5: Nothing to Fear But Fear Itself
When Rose must give a eulogy at her aunt's funeral, Rose must try to get over her biggest fear in the world, giving speeches. This also brings up Dorothy and Blanche's biggest fears, Dorothy's of flying and Blanche's of a recurring dream.
Saturday, October 31st, 1987
6: Letter to Gorbachev
Rose becomes concerned about nuclear war when girls in her cadet troop draw pictures of a bleak future. This prompts her to write letters to Gorbachev and Reagan. She's stunned when she gets a response and learns that Gorbechev would like to meet her.
Saturday, November 7th, 1987
7: Strange Bedfellows
The girls try to help in a campaign to get Gil Kessler elected as local official. To his advantage, his chances of winning are boosted when reporters snap photos of Blanche entering his home one evening while his wife was away.
Saturday, November 14th, 1987
8: Brotherly Love
Blanche makes a move at Ted, Stan's brother the minute she learns he's a neurosurgeon. She is furious when she discovers the only woman Ted is apparently interested in is Dorothy. Meanwhile, Rose is suffering from insomnia.
Saturday, November 21st, 1987
9: A Visit From Little Sven
Rose's cousin Sven, arrives in Miami for a visit just prior to him being married by arrangement. However, when Blanche plays a trick on her latest beau, which involves Sven, the naive groom falls for her. Meanwhile, Sophia tries to renew her driver's license.
Saturday, November 28th, 1987
10: The Audit
Dorothy is stunned to learn that Stan's tax problems are her tax problems since Stan is being audited for a number of years when they were still married. Meanwhile, Blanche and Rose take a Spanish class, each for different reasons.
Saturday, December 5th, 1987
11: Three on a Couch
Constant bickering, causes the girls to seek help from a therapist. This prompts the girls to reminisce about times they didn't get along. The therapist's conclusion, they should not live with one another.
Saturday, December 12th, 1987
12: Charlie's Buddy
A wartime buddy of Rose's late husband arrives in Miami to see Rose, however he has more in mind than just a friendly visit. Meanwhile, Dorothy and Blanche haggle over the same dress to wear to a social event.
Saturday, December 19th, 1987
13: The Artist
Dorothy, Blanche and Rose each secretly pose nude for a Hungarian sculptor who will unveil the statue at an art show opening at a museum. Meanwhile, Sophia brushes up on practical jokes to get back a prankster at the Senior Citizens Center.
Saturday, January 9th, 1988
14: Blanche's Little Girl
Blanche is thrilled by a visit from her daughter, Rebecca, an ex-model who has now gained quite a bit of weight. Also visiting with Rebecca is her oafish beau who constantly puts down her weight. The kicker: she's thinking of marrying him.
Saturday, January 16th, 1988
15: Dorothy's New Friend
Dorothy befriends a novelist, Barbara Thorndyke and she quickly infringes on Dorothy's relationship with Blanche and Rose who think Barbara is nothing but a stuck up snob.
Saturday, January 23rd, 1988
16: Grab That Dough
Sophia got the girls a chance to appear on a hit game show Grab that Dough in California. At the hotel, they miss their reservations and they must sleep in the lobby...as a result, all their personal belongings are stolen. Sophia still has the tickets but once they arrive to the game, the girls fight and split into two separate competing teams.
Saturday, February 6th, 1988
17: My Brother, My Father
Sophia's brother, Angelo, a priest, is coming to Miami for a visit and he doesn't know Dorothy and Stan are divorced. So in order to spare his feelings, Sophia convinces Dorothy and Stan to pretend to be married. Meanwhile, Rose and Blanche prepare to star in a play, The Sound of Music.
Saturday, February 13th, 1988
18: Golden Moments (1)
Sophia announces her intentions of moving out and in with her son Phil. This prompts the girls to reminisce about the good times and the bad times they've had together.
Saturday, February 13th, 1988
19: Golden Moments (2)
As Sophia makes up her mind on whether or not to move in with her son, the girls continue to reminisce about the years they've shared together.
Saturday, February 20th, 1988
20: And Ma Makes Three
Feeling sorry for a lonely Sophia, Dorothy allows her to come along on a date with her and Dorothy's latest beau. However, pretty soon Sophia begins tagging along on every date which puts a rift in Dorothy's romantic plans.
Saturday, February 27th, 1988
21: Larceny and Old Lace
Sophia's latest boyfriend, Rocco claims to have been involved in the mob, so when the girls discover a bag of Rocco's with thousands of dollars in it, they assume he robbed a bank. Meanwhile, Dorothy and Blanche sneak a peak at Rose's diary.
Saturday, March 12th, 1988
22: Rose's Big Adventure
Rose's latest boyfriend has just retired and she is ready to spend a whole lot more time with him but his retirement quickly turns him into a couch potato. Meanwhile, the girls deal with remodeling the garage into a guest room.
Saturday, March 19th, 1988
23: Mixed Blessing
Dorothy's son, Michael pays another visit to Miami and this time he has an announcement, he's engaged. However, Dorothy has two more surprises in store, her future daughter-in-law is also black and twenty years older than Michael.
Saturday, April 30th, 1988
24: Mister Terrific
Rose begins to date "Mr. Terrific," a kiddie show host, who gets fired when Dorothy gets a part-time job as a consultant on the show, a job he helped her get.
Saturday, May 7th, 1988
25: Mother's Day
While waiting for phone calls from their children wishing them a happy Mother's day, the girls reminisce about past Mother's days.
Saturday, October 8th, 1988
1: Yes, We Have No Havanas
Blanche's latest boyfriend is a charming Cuban whom sweeps Blanche off her feet but she's not the only one when Blanche discovers he's been dating Sophia behind her back. Meanwhile, Rose takes a course taught by Dorothy in order to get a high school diploma.
Saturday, October 22nd, 1988
2: The Days and Nights of Sophia Petrillo
This episode does a study in contrast, Sophia's busy day to Blanche, Dorothy and Rose's lazy day. While Sophia, organizes a band to raise money, volunteers at the hospital and battles return policies at the supermarket, Blanche, Dorothy and Rose sit around discussing what they should do that's constructive.
Saturday, October 29th, 1988
3: The One That Got Away
Blanche is determined to sleep with the one man who has refused her once in the past. Meanwhile, Rose claims to have seen a UFO and gets the Air Force involved.
Saturday, November 5th, 1988
4: Yokel Hero
Rose is running for St. Olaf Woman of the Year and with a little help from Blanche and Dorothy, altering her list of qualifications on the entry form, she's a sure winner. Meanwhile, a heat wave strikes Miami and the girls' air conditioning goes out.
Saturday, November 12th, 1988
5: Bang the Drum, Stanley
At a baseball game, Sophia gets beaned this prompts Stan to talk her into filing a lawsuit for payment on her severe injuries, which he gets her to fake. Meanwhile, Blanche and Rose prepare for roles in the play "Cats."
Saturday, November 19th, 1988
6: Sophia's Wedding (1)
The death of a close friend, Esther Weinstock, brings Sophia face to face with Esther's husband a man whom she vowed never to speak to again due to things that happened in the past. However, when Dorothy prompts them to make up they get a little to close and wind up in bed together. Soon after, they announce their engagement, something that Dorothy is totally against. Meanwhile, Blanche and Rose begin a Elvis Presley fan club.
Saturday, November 26th, 1988
7: Sophia's Wedding (2)
Sophia and Max come back from their honeymoon with no place to stay so Blanche, Dorothy and Rose put them up until they can find a place. Meanwhile, Sophia and Max decide to restart the old business Max had with Sophia's late husband, a pizza knish stand. However, Dorothy begins smoking again!
Saturday, December 3rd, 1988
8: Brother, Can You Spare That Jacket?
The search is on for the missing winning lottery ticket that would give the girls $10,000. The girls had put it in the pocket of an aviator jacket, which Sophia mistook as an item to go to a thrift shop. The search leads the girls to the thrift shop then to a celebrity auction and finally to a homeless shelter.
Saturday, December 10th, 1988
9: Scared Straight
Blanche's brother, Clayton comes to Miami for a visit and Blanche goes all out fixing him up on blind dates. However, Rose learns the truth, Clayton is gay and is afraid to tell Blanche the truth about himself.
Saturday, January 7th, 1989
10: Stan Takes a Wife
Stan breaks the news that he's engaged to be married something Dorothy at first seems to accept. However, after Sophia falls ill, Stan comforts Dorothy which sparks old feelings in her and she contemplates trying to get back together with Stan.
Saturday, January 14th, 1989
11: The Auction
The girls try to cough up enough money to pay for a new roof. Meanwhile, Sophia's volunteer job at the hospital is what brings the girls a piece of inside information that could give them enough money for a new roof and money left to spare. The info is that a famous artist is dying, so the girls head to an auction to bid on one of his paintings.
Saturday, January 28th, 1989
12: Blind Date
After being dumped by her boyfriend, Blanche befriends a man at a bar and makes a date with him unknown to her he's blind. Meanwhile, Dorothy and Rose try their hand at coaching a kids' football team.
Saturday, February 4th, 1989
13: The Impotence of Being Ernest
Rose is crazy about her latest boyfriend, Ernie, but can't understand why he doesn't approach the subject of sex so when she forces the subject she learns the truth, he's impotent.
Monday, February 6th, 1989
14: Love Me Tender
When Sophia sets Dorothy up on a blind date, Dorothy secretly falls for the seemingly simple man, claiming "he's the greatest lover she ever had." Meanwhile, Blanche and Rose join the "Be a Pal" and become pals to two motherless girls.
Saturday, February 11th, 1989
15: Valentine's Day
It's Valentine's Day, and the girls are all excited until each one of their dates cancel at the last minute. This leaves them to reminisce about Valentine's Day past.
Saturday, February 18th, 1989
16: Two Rode Together
Dorothy wants to spend some "quality" time with Sophia so she takes Sophia away for the weekend to the Florida Keys. However, her attempts fail when a fed up Sophia storms out. Meanwhile, Rose and Blanche try their hand at writing children's stories.
Saturday, February 25th, 1989
17: You Gotta Have Hope
Dorothy is in charge of a hospital charity show and things aren't going her way. She can't find any talent for the talent show and her emcee has just cancelled. Rose's solution for her problem makes things worse when the girls scour Miami in hopes of getting Bob Hope to perform in the show.
Saturday, March 4th, 1989
18: Fiddler on the Ropes
Without the consent of the other girls, Sophia sinks their life savings in, Pepe, a prize fighter. However, on the eve of the fight, the girls discover Pepe missing and make a shocking discovery.
Saturday, March 18th, 1989
19: Till Death Do We Volley
Dorothy's old friend, Trudy comes for a visit and this revives their old rivalry between each other. However, the visit turns tragic when Trudy suddenly dies and Dorothy blames herself.
Saturday, March 25th, 1989
20: High Anxiety
After Sophia accidentally knocks a bottle of Rose's pills down the sink, it is discovered, she is addicted to them. She then must battle withdrawal when she can't get a hold of another bottle. Meanwhile, Dorothy and Sophia are hired to be in a pizza commercial.
Saturday, April 1st, 1989
21: Little Sister
Rose's sister, Holly comes for a visit and becomes quick friends with Dorothy and Blanche, and leaves Rose out in the cold. However, when Rose catches Holly with Blanche's boyfriend and tries to tell Blanche, Dorothy and Blanche refuse to believe her.
Saturday, April 15th, 1989
22: Sophia's Choice
Sophia goes into action to break her friend, Lillian out of "the worst nursing home in the city." However, Lillian proves to be too much of a handful for Sophia to handle. Meanwhile, Blanche considers having her breasts enlarged.
Saturday, April 29th, 1989
23: Rites of Spring
A week prior to a friend's annual party, the girls debate on what they should do to improve their appearance. This leads the girls to reminisce about previous attempts to improve their looks.
Saturday, May 6th, 1989
24: Foreign Exchange
Sophia's old friends, Philomena and Dominic, come to Miami from Sicily, for a visit and have shocking news for Dorothy. Philomena and Sophia had met in the hospital when they were giving birth and now Philomena and Dominic claim that there was a mix-up and Dorothy was switched at birth. Meanwhile, Blanche and Rose take "dirty dancing" lessons.
Saturday, May 13th, 1989
25: We're Outta Here (1)
Blanche, Dorothy and Rose return home from a play to discover Sophia in the midst of selling the house. It's later discovered a for sale sign was accidentally placed on the front lawn but Blanche begins to consider it after seeing the amount that she's offered.
Saturday, May 13th, 1989
26: We're Outta Here (2)
Blanche debates on whether or not to sell the house as her and the rest of the girls recall times they have spent together (via flashbacks).
Saturday, September 23rd, 1989
1: Sick and Tired (1)
Dorothy is feeling rundown, tired all the time and has a lack of energy. She is sure she is ill, but all of the doctors she visits tell her she's fine. Meanwhile, Blanche decides to write a romance novel.
Saturday, September 30th, 1989
2: Sick and Tired (2)
Dorothy continues to seek medical advice and turns to Harry Weston for help. Meanwhile, Blanche goes on a writing binge resulting in a novel that is less then enthralling.
Saturday, October 14th, 1989
3: The Accurate Conception
Blanche's daughter, Rebecca has some wonderful news. She's going to become a mother, through artificial insemination. However, Blanche is less then thrilled, she's totally against the entire thing.
Saturday, October 21st, 1989
4: Rose Fights Back
When the company that Rose's husband worked for, cuts off their pension plan, Rose must face the fact that she's going to get a new job, one that pays more. However, she quickly finds herself dealing with something she never expected, age discrimination. Meanwhile, Sophia goes wild buying things in quantity at a Shopper's Warehouse.
Saturday, October 28th, 1989
5: Love Under the Big Top
Dorothy is in a serious relationship with a lawyer and jumps to the conclusion that he's on the verge of proposing. However, his announcement is a shocker, he's leaving law to become a circus clown. Meanwhile, Rose and Blanche put together a protest to save some dolphins.
Saturday, November 4th, 1989
6: Dancing in the Dark
Rose has been dating, Miles Webber, a college professor, but the only thing they seem to have in common is the dance floor. But when Miles invites her to a party, Rose feels like a fish out of water being surrounded by all his intelligent friends. Meanwhile, Blanche battles a dating slump.
Saturday, November 11th, 1989
7: Not Another Monday
Sophia's friend has come up with an idea that will change her life. She wants to commit suicide and she wants Sophia there to hold her hand. Meanwhile, Blanche, Rose and Dorothy become singing nursemaids to a sick baby that they are taking care of for the weekend.
Saturday, November 18th, 1989
8: That Old Feeling
Blanche is visited by her brother in-law and is taken back by his resemblence to her deceased husband. She quickly finds herself falling in love with hopes of marriage.
Saturday, November 25th, 1989
9: Comedy of Errors
Dorothy finds a list of things that she wanted to accomplish before a certain age and finds that she hasn't accomplished many of them. So she decides to go after one of them, entertaining people. This leads her to sign up to do a stand up routine at a nightclub. Meanwhile, Blanche finds herself battling the IRS.
Saturday, December 2nd, 1989
10: All That Jazz
Dorothy's son, Michael, shows up on her doorstep with news that he's separated with his wife and needs a place to stay. However, Dorothy quickly gets tired of his freeloading and dumps him on Stan. Meanwhile, Rose's stress is getting terrible and is reluctant to talk to her boss about cutting back on her "things-to-do" list.
Saturday, December 9th, 1989
11: Ebb Tide
Blanche is shattered after her father, Big Daddy, passes away. However, when she goes back to her childhood home, she gets into a big argument with her sister, Virginia and decides not to attend the funeral.
Saturday, December 16th, 1989
12: Have Yourself a Very Little Christmas
It's the Christmas season and the girls are fed up with Christmas shopping in a heat wave. So they decide to buy gifts for the one person they pick from a hat. Later, the girls decide to serve Christmas dinner for the homeless, including a recently homeless Stan.
Saturday, January 6th, 1990
13: Mary Has a Little Lamb
The girls take in a 15 year old girl who has just found out she's pregnant and scared to tell her father. Meanwhile, Blanche's prison pen pal has just been released and is looking for her.
Saturday, January 13th, 1990
14: Great Expectations
Rose joins a positive thinking group and tries to get a pessimistic Dorothy to join. Meanwhile, Blanche is scared to get serious with her latest boyfriend especially after he has a heart attack.
Saturday, January 27th, 1990
15: Triple Play
Blanche tries to lure men by placing a fake ad in the paper trying to sell a Mercedes. Meanwhile, Rose has to deal with meeting Miles's daughter who makes it clear she wants their relationship to be no more and Dorothy discovers Sophia is hoarding Social Security money, thanks to a computer error.
Saturday, February 3rd, 1990
16: Clinton Avenue Memoirs
Dorothy becomes alarmed when Sophia forgets the date of her wedding anniversary. This leads Dorothy to face the fact that Sophia is becoming more and more forgetful with age. After visiting a doctor, Sophia decides to regain some of the memories she has lost and decides to take a trip to Brooklyn and their old apartment.
Saturday, February 10th, 1990
17: Like the Beep Beep Beep of the Tom-Tom
After visiting the doctor, Blanche learns that he wants to put a pacemaker in her. However, after the operation, Blanche is so scared of intimacy that she decides to give up sex.
Monday, February 12th, 1990
18: An Illegitimate Concern
Blanche is stunned when a man comes to the front door and claims to be the illegitimate son of her late husband. Meanwhile, Dorothy and Sophia enter a mother-daughter pageant at Shady Pines.
Saturday, February 17th, 1990
19: 72 Hours
Rose discovers that she may be carrying the HIV virus after learning the blood they used in her gallbladder operation may have contained HIV antibodies. What really gets to her though is the 72 hours she must wait before hearing the test results. Meanwhile, Dorothy organizes a Save the Swamplands charity.
Saturday, February 24th, 1990
20: Twice in a Lifetime
Rose must decide between her boyfriend, Miles or an old boyfriend who has just come to town and asks her to go to Europe with him. Meanwhile, fed up with Dorothy's rules, Sophia decides to move out.
Saturday, March 3rd, 1990
21: Sisters and Other Strangers
Blanche and her sister, Charmaine, reconcile after a life-long rivalry. However, the reconciliation does not last long after Blanche reads her recently published book and realizes the heroine is based on her. Meanwhile, Dorothy becomes fed up with Stan's visiting cousin.
Saturday, March 24th, 1990
The married man whom Dorothy once dated re-enters her life and has news that he's now divorced and would like to reconcile with Dorothy. Meanwhile, Blanche and Sophia become the victims of a con game.
Saturday, March 31st, 1990
23: The Mangiacavallo Curse Makes a Lousy Wedding Present
The girls attend the wedding of Dorothy's niece who's father was once engaged to Sophia. Sophia thinks that the wedding reception is the perfect spot for revenge after supposedly putting a curse on him years ago.
Saturday, April 28th, 1990
24: All Bets Are Off
Dorothy's gambling problem re-surfaces after a visit to the race track and quickly begins falling in to debt and gaining an apathy to her job. Meanwhile, Rose takes up painting and Blanche is insulted after a man she works with rejects her advances.
Saturday, May 5th, 1990
25: The President's Coming! The President's Coming! (1)
An FBI agent investigates the girls' life's for a possible visit from President Bush. This leads the girls to reminisce about times they have spent together.
Saturday, May 5th, 1990
26: The President's Coming! The President's Coming! (2)
When the FBI agent announces that George Bush will make a visit to their home, the girls continue to reminisce and Dorothy quickly readies a list of points she wants to make to the president.
Saturday, September 22nd, 1990
1: Blanche Delivers
Blanche's daughter wants to give birth in a birthing center while Blanche is preoccupied by the possibility of Rebecca delivering in a local hospital. Blanche doesn't want to be embarrassed by the fact that her daughter was artificially inseminated.
Saturday, September 29th, 1990
2: Once, in St. Olaf
Rose makes a stunning discovery while admitting a patient at the hospital. Meanwhile, Sophia has to have surgery but a mix-up occurs after the operation and Sophia becomes lost in the hospital.
Saturday, October 6th, 1990
3: If At Last You Do Succeed
Stan has finally hit it big with a new invention but still Dorothy can't be happy for him. Meanwhile, Rose and Blanche fight over some war bonds that if cashed could bankrupt St. Olaf.
Saturday, October 13th, 1990
4: Snap Out Of It
Dorothy decides to help Sophia with the Meals on Wheels program and runs across a reclusive man who hasn't stepped out of his apartment since the 1960's. Meanwhile, Blanche's birthday is coming up and Rose becomes determined to find out her real age.
Saturday, October 20th, 1990
5: Wham, Bam, Thank You, Mammy
Blanche gets an unexpected visit from her childhood "mammy" (nanny) but Blanche is reluctant to even speak to her since she deserted her when she was a child. Meanwhile, Sophia hires a matchmaker for Dorothy who experiences a date with a convict.
Saturday, October 27th, 1990
Dorothy receives threats after failing a football star which means he can't play in an upcoming football game. Meanwhile, Rose must deal with her dentist who she thinks fondled her during her last visit.
Saturday, November 3rd, 1990
7: Zborn Again
Dorothy finds herself being wooed by Stan and it seems her old feelings for him are resurfacing. Meanwhile, Rose has to deal with an annoying co-worker.
Saturday, November 10th, 1990
8: How Do You Solve a Problem Like Sophia?
After the death of a friend, who had been a nun, Sophia decides she would like to become one. So she joins a convent and moves out. Meanwhile, Blanche gets into a car accident with Rose's car which leaves Rose with a lawsuit.
Saturday, November 17th, 1990
9: Mrs. George Devereaux
Blanche has a secret admirer and is shocked when she meets him, her supposedly dead husband, George. Meanwhile, Dorothy is being wooed by two men, Sonny Bono and Lyle Waggoner.
Saturday, November 24th, 1990
10: Girls Just Wanna Have Fun...Before They Die
Both Sophia and Rose take advice from Blanche that lands each of them in hot water. Due to a drought in St. Olaf, Rose swears to be celibate and Blanche advises her not to tell Miles the truth. While Sophia takes Blanche's tips to lure a man to bed but when she tells him she loves him, he doesn't respond with what she hoped.
Saturday, December 1st, 1990
11: Stand By Your Man
Blanche meets a man at the library and only after they make a date does she realizes he's in a wheelchair. Meanwhile, Rose wants to keep one of the puppies from Dreyfuss' litter despite Blanche's feelings.
Saturday, December 15th, 1990
12: Ebbtide's Revenge
Dorothy must give the eulogy at her brother (a cross dresser), Phil's funeral. Meanwhile, a feud between Sophia and Phil's widow reaches a peak leading Sophia to reveal her hidden feelings about her son's alternative lifestyle.
Saturday, January 5th, 1991
13: The Bloom is Off the Rose
Rose wants more adventure in her relationship with Miles, so she signs them up for sky diving lessons. Meanwhile, Blanche's relationship with abusive man causes Dorothy to speak her feelings.
Saturday, January 12th, 1991
14: Sisters of the Bride
Blanche's gay brother Clayton, makes a visit to Miami with a surprise, he has found the right person to make a commitment to, but Blanche still can't get over Clayton's sexual orientation. Meanwhile, Rose expects to win a Volunteer of the Year award.
Saturday, January 19th, 1991
15: Miles to Go
After hearing that a mobster has died, Miles reveals that he has been in a witness protection program. However, when it is revealed that the mobster faked his death, Miles must leave Miami and go into hiding.
Saturday, February 2nd, 1991
16: There Goes the Bride (1)
Dorothy has been sneaking around so that Sophia doesn't discover that she's been dating Stan. However, when Stan proposes, Dorothy must reveal the truth to Sophia.
Saturday, February 9th, 1991
17: There Goes the Bride (2)
Totally against Dorothy and Stan's impending nuptials, Sophia vows to not let the ceremony go off. Meanwhile, Blanche begins interviewing for a new roommate since Dorothy is planning to move out.
Saturday, February 16th, 1991
18: Older and Wiser
Wanting someone to watch after Sophia during the day, Dorothy gets Sophia a job under false pretenses. Meanwhile, Blanche and Rose are all excited about being hired as models for a Penny Saver.
Saturday, February 16th, 1991
Blanche wants to intensify her relationship with her infamous one night stand man, Mel Bushman. Meanwhile, Rose tries her hand at TV reporting, her assignment, a dog show.
Saturday, March 2nd, 1991
20: Even Grandmas Get the Blues
While babysitting for her granddaughter, a man mistakes Blanche as being the baby's mother and Blanche does nothing to set him straight. Meanwhile, Sophia gets ready for the Festival of the Dancing Virgins, a celebration of mothers and daughters but Dorothy wants no part of it.
Saturday, March 9th, 1991
Rose has a new man, Carl, in her life but suddenly out of the blue Miles returns, still undercover in the Witness Protection Program. However, things get hairy when Carl reveals himself to be the mobster that is after Miles. Meanwhile, Sophia loses her glasses.
Saturday, March 23rd, 1991
22: What a Difference a Date Makes
The man who stood Dorothy up for her senior prom contacts her and they make a date. After learning why he stood her up, Dorothy unleashes her wrath on the person at fault, Sophia.
Saturday, April 6th, 1991
23: Love for Sale
The girls prepare for the Children's Hospital Bachelorette Auction and a reluctant Dorothy decides to participate. She is in for a quick surprise when Stan walks in and begins bidding. Meanwhile, Sophia's brother, Angelo, comes to Miami, broke and with no place to live.
Saturday, April 27th, 1991
24: Never Yell Fire in a Crowded Retirement Home (1)
The deathbed confession of an ex-patient at Shady Pines means bad news for Sophia, since in her confession she stated that she and Sophia started the 1985 Shady Pines fire.
Saturday, April 27th, 1991
25: Never Yell Fire in a Crowded Retirement Home (2)
Sophia cannot recall the events that lead to the Shady Pines fire.
Saturday, May 4th, 1991
26: Henny Penny - Straight, No Chaser
Dorothy is in charge of directing a school play, Henny Penny, but when the cast is quarantined, she gets Rose, Blanche and herself to perform as the leads. But when Rose reads the ending, she wants no part in the play.
Saturday, September 21st, 1991
1: Hey, Look Me Over
Rose discovers an old camera of Charlie's with some undeveloped film still in it. After getting it developed, Rose is stunned when one of the pictures shows Charlie in bed with Blanche. Meanwhile, Dorothy tries to get Sophia to have her hearing checked.
Saturday, September 28th, 1991
2: The Case of the Libertine Belle
The girls participate in a murder mystery weekend and Dorothy has a ball when she solves a mystery. However, when Blanche is accused committing a real murder, Dorothy will have to use all her keen detective skills to find the real murderer.
Saturday, October 5th, 1991
3: Beauty and the Beast
Blanche is visited by her granddaughter, Melissa, and the only thing that Blanche has on her mind is Melissa winning a Little Miss Beauty Contest. Meanwhile, Dorothy hires a nurse to look after a recuperating Sophia
Saturday, October 12th, 1991
4: That's For Me to Know
Blanche learns from a city inspector that she either has to lose a renter or make modifications to her home which would cost $10,000. Meanwhile, Dorothy demands to know who the groom is in a hidden wedding picture of Sophia's.
Saturday, October 19th, 1991
5: Where's Charlie?
After Miles gives Rose a friendship ring, Rose becomes convinced Charlie is trying to contact her from the grave with the message that he disproves of her relationship with Miles. Meanwhile, Blanche begins coaching her new baseball player boyfriend.
Saturday, October 26th, 1991
6: Mother Load
Blanche begins dating a newscaster who has another woman interfering in his life, his mother. Meanwhile, Stan asks Dorothy to attend a counseling session with him. Once there, Stan begins begging Dorothy to take him back.
Saturday, November 2nd, 1991
7: Dateline: Miami
A Saturday night and Dorothy being the only one with a date, prompts the other girls to reminisce about some of the worst dates they have ever had.
Saturday, November 9th, 1991
8: The Monkey Show (1)
A hurricane is brewing and it's not just outside after Dorothy gets a visit first from Stan with news that he's over her and moving on with his life. Dorothy quickly discovers who he's moving on with, her sister, Gloria. Meanwhile, Blanche and Rose hold a telethon to save a lighthouse.
Saturday, November 9th, 1991
9: The Monkey Show (2)
Dorothy discovering Gloria sleeping with Stan just adds to their sibling rivalry and Sophia has had it so she leaves just prior the the hurricane hitting.
Saturday, November 16th, 1991
10: Ro$e Love$ Mile$
Rose has had it with Miles' penny pinching ways and decides to take Blanche's advice and go out with her and some big spenders. Meanwhile, Blanche has been left in charge of Sophia while Dorothy is away, and Sophia decides this would be the best time to take a trip to Sicily.
Saturday, November 23rd, 1991
11: Room 7
Sophia has an after-life experience, seeing her late husband in heaven, while choking on a piece of candy. Meanwhile, Blanche is distraught over the demolition of her grandmother's plantation, so the girls travel to Atlanta. Once there, Blanche handcuffs herself to the radiator.
Saturday, December 7th, 1991
12: From Here to the Pharmacy
A man Blanche has no memory of returns from the Persian Gulf in hopes of fulfilling the promise she supposedly made to him before he left, that she will be his and only his. Meanwhile, Sophia has Rose help her write up her will.
Saturday, December 14th, 1991
13: The Pope's Ring
The Pope's in town and Sophia goes to his mass. When she goes to kiss his ring, it slips off into hers. Meanwhile, Rose is convinced Miles is hiding something from her, so as a birthday gift, Blanche gives Rose a detective to spy on Miles.
Saturday, January 4th, 1992
14: Old Boyfriends
Sophia's attempts at trying to find a man go awry when a man she meets through the personals, as a shadow, his sister. Meanwhile, Rose meets with an old boyfriend from St. Olaf, one whom she can't remember.
Saturday, January 11th, 1992
15: Goodbye, Mr. Gordon
Dorothy is contacted by a high school teacher she once had a crush on. They quickly begin seeing each other and Dorothy is convinced his feelings are genuine. Meanwhile, Rose puts together a talk show.
Saturday, January 25th, 1992
16: The Commitments
Dorothy gets wrapped up in "Beatlemania" and begins dating a Beatle impersonator. Meanwhile, Blanche begins to worry about her looks after she pulls out all the stops to get a certain man into bed, but to no avail.
Saturday, February 8th, 1992
17: Questions and Answers
Dorothy is all excited when she learns the 'Jeopardy' is having tryouts in Miami. This leads her to begin cramming for the audition test and later proves to be an annoyance to everyone at the audition.
Saturday, February 15th, 1992
18: Ebbtide VI: The Wrath of Stan
It is the annual "Buy Sophia New Shoes" day, and Dorothy is forced to take her. Blanche also tags along, mentioning that it might be fun. Meanwhile, Uncle Angelo drops by and Rose is there. Since she is trying to find a good story to report on, she is more than happy to hear Angelo's story. Apparently, his apartment building is infested with huge bugs. When the ladies watch the news, Rose insists they watch the news story about the bugs. Dorothy then tells Rose she and Stan are the landlords. Rose then tells her she didn't realize there was a family side to the story. She won't give up on the story, and a minute later, the cops show up to arrest Dorothy. They have a trial, and Stan drops his attorney for a younger woman who knows nothing. The defense lawyer is unbeatable by giving compliments to the witnesses which makes them vulnerable to his advantage. Stan and Dorothy end up losing and are forced to live in a sleasy apartment building for a while.
Saturday, February 22nd, 1992
19: Journey to the Center of Attention
Blanche brings a lonely, Dorothy down to the Rusty Anchor for a night of excitement. However, Blanche, had no intention of being pushed off her thrown by Dorothy, who begins singing and instantly becomes the center of attention.
Saturday, February 29th, 1992
20: A Midwinter Night's Dream (1)
A full moon on Leap Year, prompts Blanche to throw a Moonlight Madness Party. However, her plans of being ogled by men go drastically awry when Dorothy gets all of the attention. Meanwhile, Rose contemplates marrying Miles after winning a free honeymoon to Paris.
Saturday, February 29th, 1992
21: A Midwinter Night's Dream (2)
The full moon and festivities prompt strange happenings including Blanche's jewelry being swiped, Sophia trying to break a curse and Dorothy and Miles sharing a passionate kiss.
Saturday, March 7th, 1992
22: Rose: Portrait of a Woman
It's Miles birthday and Rose is planning on giving him a golf club. However, Blanche gives her an idea that would spice up her relationship, naughty pictures. Meanwhile, Dorothy begins a new job.
Saturday, April 25th, 1992
23: Home Again, Rose (1)
Rose is upset when she has missed her high school reunion due to being sick, so Blanche convinces her, Dorothy and Sophia to crash a reunion held in Miami, posing as absentees from that school. Dorothy goes as the lame prom queen Cindy Lou Peoples, Blanche is the seemingly slutty Susan, Rose is the Korean exchange student Kim FongToi and Sophia is Mrs. Gonzales. With that, the girls mingle with their "former" classmates, only to realize that their counterparts lives are as dull as theirs, however, when the girls are found out by the guests...Rose has a heart attack!
Saturday, May 2nd, 1992
24: Home Again, Rose (2)
While Rose undergoes severe surgery, the girls try to entertain themselves with fond memories and laughter, only for Rose's daughter Kirsten to walk in on them enjoying themselves! Kirsten is spiteful of them and does not allow them to visit Rose. Kirsten visits Rose, who is near knocked out, and try to have a conversation...very comically as poor Rose is not altogether. With Rose going into surgery, Kirsten reconciles with the worried girls. At last, Rose is released and they all throw a surprise welcome home party for our lovable St. Olafian!
Saturday, May 9th, 1992
25: One Flew Out of the Cuckoo's Nest (1)
Blanche's uncle Lucas Hollingsworth is visiting but, to no surprise, Blanche is busy with a date. In order to berid of his intrudence, Blanche tells Dorothy that he desparetely wants to meet a woman of her intelligence. Dorothy agrees to see him but they both later learn that Blanche just lied to get rid of them and decide to get revenge by acting as though they're getting married, much to the dismay of Blanche. As a result, Rose decides she should move on to live with her daughter Kirsten to be the "Sophia of the household" as Blanche finally comes to terms with their idea to wed. Just as Lucas is about to reveal the truth, he decides to pop the question to Dorothy for real...
Saturday, May 9th, 1992
26: One Flew Out of the Cuckoo's Nest (2)
Dorothy accepts Lucas' proposal. The two plan to tie the knot two months later and on the way to the chapel, Dorothy takes a limo. However, this limo is driven by none other than Stanley Zbornak. The two share a rather comical but nonetheless touching moment together before arriving at the chapel. Down the aisle, along with Sophia, the girls think to themselves about the beautiful friendship they shared. Rose, Blanche and Sophia decide that the three of them should not depart and allow Dorothy on her way to Atlanta but she doesn't leave without sharing some final words with the girls...
Friday, September 18th, 1992
After their ex-roommate Dorothy moves away to Atlanta with her new husband, Blanche, Rose, and Sophia sell their house and decide to purchase a dilapidated hotel near the beach.
Friday, September 25th, 1992
2: Promotional Considerations
Blanche and Roland clash over who is the boss of the hotel, meanwhile Rose unknowingly opens up the hotel to a serial killer.
Friday, October 2nd, 1992
3: Miles, We Hardly Knew Ye
Rose suspects Miles has been unfaithful to her when his name is found in the hotel registry dating back several years.
Friday, October 9th, 1992
4: One Old Lady to Go
Rose adopts a delusional elderly woman who thinks she's her daughter; Sophia and Chuy decide to go into the Chinese takeout business.
Friday, October 16th, 1992
5: Ebbtide for the Defense
Chuy meets an old friend with a grudge against him; the staff try to make it through the weekend incident free when they realize they don't have any insurance coverage.
Friday, October 23rd, 1992
6: Can't Stand Losing You
Blanche and Rose are concerned that Roland overworks himself and decide to compete to find him a new girlfriend. Rose finds a beautiful young girl and Blanche tracks down Roland's southern ex-girlfriend Tricia. Only when Tricia is already on the plane to Miami does Blanche find out that Roland hates her. Sophia is jealous of Chuy because he was chosen over her to represent the hotel at a television show.
Friday, October 30th, 1992
7: Seems Like Old Times: Part 1
Dorothy visits her ex-roommates at the Golden Palace, hoping to convince Sophia to come and live with her and her husband in Atlanta.
Friday, November 6th, 1992
8: Seems Like Old Times: Part 2
Sophia runs away to her old rest home. When the other girls try to get her, they find that it is no longer anywhere near as bad as she said it was.
Friday, November 13th, 1992
9: Just a Gigolo
Nick De Carlo, a handsome patron says he cannot pay the bill and wants to work in the kitchen. The girls want to find something more appropriate for him to do and ask him about his trade. Nick says he is a gigolo. Shocked, the girls hire him anyway to wash the dishes. When Blanche's date dies, and Nick proposes to escort Blanche to her diner. They really hit it off on their date, and when he has paid off his debt, he thinks of changing jobs. Blanche offers him to stay at the hotel and take care of him. Roland takes Chuy to a seminar from the author of "Ready, Willing and Able" so he changes his personality. Chuy is supposed to walk on hot coal so he overcomes his fears. It turns out Chuy manages but Roland is afraid to do the same. Chuy talks him into it. Rick tells Blanche he does not want her to pay for everything. He wants to go back to Indiana and work in his brother's store to earn money. But he still asks for more money before he leaves. Rose finds out his hometown does not exist and threatens to tell Blanche. Nick gives up and leaves.
Friday, November 20th, 1992
10: Marriage on the Rocks with a Twist
Roland's parents call to visit. He thinks they are flying over to tell him his dog died. It turns out they have decided to get a divorce. A comic duo is coming for a radio show live from The Golden Palace. Sophia advises the duo to use Rose for the show where they need a stupid person to make fun of. The prank goes too far and Rose thinks she killed one of the hosts. Roland's dad wants to move in with him until he finds a place. Blanche offers to help and gets Roland's parents to talk. Eventually Roland is the one convinced that the divorce is for the best. Sophia decides to tell Rose the truth because she is so upset. But the dead guy comes back dressed as a ghost and chases Rose who shoots him. Sophia, terrified, tells her it was a joke. But Rose reveals she was the practical joker all along. Sophia attempts one last time to turn the situation around.
Friday, December 4th, 1992
11: Camp Town Races Aren't Nearly as Much Fun as They Used to Be
When The Daughters of the Traditional South are set to arrive at the hotel, Blanche hangs a Confederate flag on the front counter, though this doesn't bode well with Roland. Meanwhile, Rose is outraged when a married man whom she knows checks in with his mistress.
Friday, December 18th, 1992
12: It's Beginning to Look a Lot (Less) Like Christmas
Chuy does not like Christmas because of bad memories in his childhood. Roland accepts to be Santa at the children's hospital. Rose wants him to be a perfect Santa so she puts him through a training with Sophia. Unfortunately, a group of guests being medically treated for depression threaten to check out if anything reminds them of Christmas in the hotel. This makes Rose miserable and Chuy very happy. That night, Chuy dreams of Rose as the spirit of Christmas past. She takes him to his father's kitchen so he realizes his father wanted to teach him what Christmas was about when all he could feel was shame being dressed as a giant cake. Blanche appears then as the ghost "of Christmas presents" who shows him that his friends have to celebrate Christmas out in the cold so as not to upset the guests and wait for him to open their presents. Sophia is the ghost of Christmas yet to come. She shows him how his hatred of Christmas made him a hated man who took over the hotel and made his friends miserable. Chuy wakes up and yells Merry Christmas all over the hotel, convincing the guests Christmas is a great time.
Friday, January 8th, 1993
13: Rose and Fern
Miles contacts Rose again and wants them back together. Blanche advises Rose to date other people to get over him. Roland tells Blanche something is wrong in the books and he suspects someone may be stealing money from the hotel. Blanche swears she will not tell anyone while he investigates. A woman wants her wedding organized at the hotel and Rose wants it to be a cow-themed traditional wedding. Blanche suspects Sophia, then Chuy about the thefts. Rose decides to get back together with Miles until she finds out he is about to marry the very woman whose wedding she organized. Roland catches Blanche taking money from the cash drawer, not even realizing she is embezzling. Rose wants to attend the wedding so she can get on with her life.
Friday, January 15th, 1993
Sophia and Oliver joy ride in a guest's car and wind up in police custody.
Friday, January 29th, 1993
15: Heartbreak Hotel
Rose organizes a romantic getaway night at the hotel with Dr. Ursula as a guest to give a lecture. Blanche is excited because Taylor Michaels is coming to town. She once lost this man to another woman but Rose is the one Taylor is interested in when he arrives. Sophia signs up Roland with her to the lecture because she feels she lost her sex appeal and Roland has a poor sex life. Blanche is jealous that Rose and Ernie are dating so she finds a way to get Rose occupied while she replaces her on a date with Taylor. Taylor offers the two girls to have diner together the next evening. Blanche cannot stand that Taylor wants Rose and not her. Rose shows her that she is more important to her that he is.
Friday, February 5th, 1993
16: Senor Stinky Learns Absolutely Nothing About Life
The Golden Palace is being sued by the owner of another hotel : he says part of the girls' parking lot is on his property. Blanche challenges herself and tries to deal with this as a business woman instead of seducing the man so he drops his charge. Chuy is mad because Roland, who is the captain of the volleyball team, will not let him play but lets Rose on the team even though she is not better than he is. Blanche finally finds a solution to the problem without getting romantically involved with the hotel owner even though he flirts with her. Rose decides to be a cheerleader instead of playing but one of the player hurts himself so Roland asks Chuy to play. However they loose because of him and Roland gets upset which he later regrets. Once the business chapter is closed with the hotel owner, Blanche accepts a date.
Friday, February 12th, 1993
17: Say Goodbye, Rose
Rose is enamored with a hotel guest who looks exactly like Charlie; Blanche is horrified to discover her visiting son Matthew wants to pursue a career as a comedian.
Friday, February 19th, 1993
18: You've Lost That Livin' Feeling
A dead body, a news crew and a health inspector all descend upon the hotel during its weekend-long re-opening celebrations leaving the staff scrambling.
Friday, April 2nd, 1993
19: A New Leash on Life
Blanche's relationship with a greyhound breeder becomes strained when Rose finds out what will happen if his dog doesn't win the next race.
Friday, April 9th, 1993
20: Pros and Concierge
Chuy's big mouth results in Roland losing his job after it's revealed he met with the owners of a rival hotel.
Friday, April 16th, 1993
It is revealed that Blanche has another brother - a mentally handicapped man who has been living in an institution.
Friday, April 30th, 1993
22: One Angry Stan
The girls learn that Dorothy's ex-husband Stan has died, but Sophia eventually finds out the truth when Stan shows up: he faked death and left the country to avoid paying back taxes.
Friday, May 7th, 1993
23: Sex, Lies and Tortillas
Spring Break finds a horde of college kids descending upon the hotel; Rose receives a visit from her granddaughter Charlene who is contemplating sex with her boyfriend.
Friday, May 14th, 1993
24: The Chicken and the Egg
Spring Break finds a horde of college kids descending upon the hotel; Rose receives a visit from her granddaughter Charlene who is contemplating sex with her boyfriend.