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The Golden Girls: Big Daddy

124. Big Daddy

Aired May 3, 1986

Blanche is concerned when her father, Big Daddy, visits and announces he's becoming a traveling singer. Meanwhile, Sophia uses some of her Sicilian magic when a neighbor refuses to take responsibility for tree that fell from his property.

Quote from Blanche

Blanche: Girls, my father's coming! Big Daddy's coming! He just called! Oh, Big Daddy's gonna be in Miami tomorrow. I can't believe it!
Dorothy: I can't believe I know anyone who calls her father Big Daddy.
Blanche: Back home, everybody calls him Big Daddy. Why, he's the most respected and beloved man in our town. Oh, for as long as I can remember, people from all over the county would drive up to Twin Oaks - that's the name of our house - to ask Big Daddy's advice on one thing or the other. And while the men were discussing business on the veranda, the ladies would retire to the shade of an old magnolia to sip mint juleps and exchange prize-winning pecan pie recipes.
Dorothy: Tell me, Blanche, during any of this, would the farm hands suddenly break into a chorus of "Them Old Cotton Fields Back Home"?

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Quote from Sophia

Blanche: Oh, there he is now! Now listen, girls, my father is an old time southern aristocrat who is used to fine manners and gentility. So please, please, please be on your best behavior.
Sophia: Why is everyone looking at me?

Quote from Rose

Rose: When I think of my father, I always picture him pulling a giant tuna up Main Street.
Blanche: Well, who doesn't, Rose?
Rose: Oh, it wasn't a real tuna, it was made of chrysanthemums. It was the float in the Father's Day Parade. You probably don't know this, but my home town was founded by Heinrich von Anderdonnen, the first man to ever can tuna in its own natural juices. Anyway, it was the 50th anniversary celebration of the founding of our town and my father was chosen to pull the float. He thought it was 'cause he had the newest tractor, but actually, it was 'cause he was the only one small enough to fit into the mayonnaise jar costume. Oh, I'll never forget the moment we caught sight of him, turning off of Sycamore on to Elm. Something must have happened to the tractor, 'cause there he was, this lone little mayonnaise jar dragging this giant tuna up the hill, past the reviewing stand. I don't think I've ever been prouder in my life.
Dorothy: That's very touching, Rose. It shouldn't be, but it is.

Quote from Sophia

Rose: Oh, Sophia, I want to explain about last night. When I was a little girl, one summer we had a terrible thunderstorm-
Sophia: Excuse me, Rose. Have I given you any indication at all that I care?

Quote from Sophia

Big Daddy: You must be Sophia. It's a pleasure to meet you. [Sophia holds out her hand, which he kisses] Excuse me for staring, ma'am, but I've always felt that the stunning, classical beauty of an Italian woman should be admired like a fine work of art.
Sophia: You need boots to listen to this guy.

Quote from Sophia

Dorothy: Oh, Ma, why'd you do that? You just made matters worse with that ridiculous curse.
Sophia: Ridiculous? The curse works, believe me. I've used it before.
Dorothy: Oh, when?
Sophia: Baltimore Colts, New York Jets, 1969. Draw your own conclusions.

Quote from Dorothy

Rose: What on Earth do you do with a mechanical bull?
Dorothy: Introduce him to a mechanical cow, Rose.

Quote from Sophia

Dorothy: Morning, Ma.
Sophia: Taste this.
Dorothy: Mm. Oh, it's awful. What's the matter with it?
Sophia: It's expired. But sometimes it's good after the date. I just wanted to check.

Quote from Sophia

Dorothy: You look tired, Ma.
Sophia: Rose kept me up all night.
Dorothy: Oh, why?
Sophia: I don't know. She was afraid of the storm. Three in the morning, she knocks on my door, crying, begging, pleading to get into bed with me. Just like your father used to do before we got married.
Dorothy: So what did you do?
Sophia: I told him, "You're not getting anything till you put a ring on my finger and a donkey in my father's barn!"
Dorothy: Not Pop, Rose!
Sophia: I told her to get the hell out of my room.

Quote from Rose

Blanche: Well, maybe I am exaggerating just a touch, but not about Big Daddy. Oh, he's a very special man.
He has truly been a father to everybody in our town.
Rose: Your mother must have been a very forgiving woman.

Quote from Sophia

Mr. Barton: Well, looks like you had a little bad luck here.
Rose: Boy, we certainly did. Any damage to your place?
Mr. Barton: Nope. Not a scratch.
Rose: Oh, thank goodness. If the wind had been blowing in the opposite direction, your tree could have fallen into your living room.
Mr. Barton: What do you mean, my tree?
Dorothy: She means your tree because it was on your property.
Mr. Barton: No way, lady, this is your tree. It's your responsibility.
Mrs. Barton: Oh, my goodness! Our tree fell into your yard!
Mr. Barton: Clam up, Gladys. This is their tree.
Dorothy: Look, there seems to be some confusion here. But we are neighbors, what do you say we split the cost and have the tree hauled away?
Mr. Barton: What do you say you have it hauled away and I'll split.
Sophia: That does it! You don't have any choice. You're hauling that tree away, capisce?
Mr. Barton: You Italians have got some temper!
Dorothy: "You Italians"?
Sophia: With disdain in his voice, he said it. Now you're gonna pay.
Mr. Barton: What are you doing?
Sophia: It's the Evil Eye. I just put a Sicilian curse on you. You're not gonna have a moment's peace till you haul that tree away!

Quote from Sophia

Mr. Barton: Where's the old lady?
Blanche: Ah-ha!
Sophia: You looking for me, mouth?
Dorothy: Ma. I'm glad you're here, Mr. Barton. I went down to the courthouse this morning and-
Mr. Barton: Look, this isn't a social call. This morning, when I got in my car, somebody let the air out of my tire. I know she did it!
Rose: Well, that's ridiculous!
Mr. Barton: If I catch her on my property, I'm gonna have her arrested.
Dorothy: Oh, Mr. Barton, I assure you, my mother had nothing to do with your tires. It was just a coincidence.
Sophia: Coincidence, my eye. [makes curse gesture]

Quote from Blanche

Dorothy: What is it, mouth?
Big Daddy: Back home, most people start off with, "How do?"
Blanche: Daddy!
Big Daddy: Baby girl! Looking at you takes my breath away! Hair as shiny as the dew on a field of sunflowers.
Eyes that sparkle bluer than the Mississippi, and the prettiest smile on either side of the Mason-Dixon Line!
Blanche: Didn't I tell you my daddy was the smartest man who ever lived?

Quote from Dorothy

Blanche: And Daddy, this is Dorothy.
Dorothy: I'm sorry. I hope I didn't offend you.
Big Daddy: No harm done, darling. Now, I want you to promise me you won't fret none.
Dorothy: Well, I would, except I'm not exactly sure what "fret none" is.

Quote from Blanche

Big Daddy: I can't stay, honey. I've got some business to attend to.
Blanche: Oh.
Big Daddy: But I'll be back later tonight. I got a surprise for you!
Blanche: Oh, did you get me something? What is it? What did you buy for me, Daddy?
Big Daddy: Well, nothing, sugar.
Blanche: Oh, fiddle-dee-dee.
Dorothy: Fiddle-dee-dee?
Rose: This is so much fun! It's like being in Gone with the Wind.

Quote from Blanche

Dorothy: Oh, come on, Blanche, you're overreacting! If you're really concerned, why don't you talk to him?
Blanche: You're right. That's what I'm gonna do. I'm gonna stay completely objective and keep an open mind. I'm sure there's some perfectly logical explanation why my daddy's lost the stuffin' out of his comforter.

Quote from Dorothy

Blanche: My father is not off on some crazy lark, Dorothy. He sold our house and our land and everything he spent his lifetime building. He needs help. I never thought this could happen to my father. Other people's parents get old and grow frail and need taking care of, but somehow I'd always thought Big Daddy would go on forever.
Dorothy: Honey, we all think of our fathers that way. We remember them as strong and handsome and wise.

Quote from Sophia

Blanche: Oh, Mr. and Mrs. Barton, what can I do for you?
Mr. Barton: I wanna see the witch.
Mrs. Barton: Leonard! Don't call her a witch, you'll get another boil on your butt.
Mr. Barton: Tell the world, Gladys! [to Sophia] Look, you've won. I'm begging you, take off the curse, will you? My golf clubs are missing, my clocks are all wrong, I can't sleep, I can't eat!
Dorothy: You can't sit.
Mr. Barton: That, too. Please take it off.
Sophia: Move the tree.
Mr. Barton: It'll be out of here tomorrow.
Sophia: You got a deal. [Sophia raises her hand up to her mouth]
Mr. Barton: Does that mean it's gone?
Sophia: That means I shouldn't eat asparagus at dinner. That means it's gone.

Quote from Dorothy

Mr. Barton: Let's get out of here, Gladys. [exits]
Mrs. Barton: I'll be right there. I just wanted to apologize to you ladies. Leonard has been just terrible about this whole situation. That's why I did all those things to him.
Blanche: Oh! It was you all along!
Mrs. Barton: Except for the boil, that was just luck.
Mr. Barton: [returns] Gladys, we've got to go. Listen, ladies, if there's anything that I can do for you to improve our relationship, I'd be happy to oblige.
Dorothy: There is one small thing. Uh, in the morning when you go out in your robe to pick up the newspaper, wear your shorts.

Quote from Blanche

Rose: I've never been in a place like this. Are these all real cowboys?
Dorothy: Of course, Rose. You can tell because they wear cowboy hats and drink wine spritzers and drive Volvos. Uh, Blanche, who do we see about our table?
Blanche: Oh, I don't know. This is the first time I've ever been here.
Man #1: Well, howdy, Blanche.
Man #2: Hi there, Blanche.
Blanche: Ladies. No, I'm wrong. I think the museum did have its Christmas party here.
Rose: What's that noise?
Blanche: Oh, they have a mechanical bull in the back room. I read about it in the Sunday supplement.

Quote from Dorothy

Rusty: Howdy, ladies. My name's Rusty. I don't recollect seeing you two fillies 'round these parts. Mind if a lonesome cowboy puts his saddlebags 'round your campfire?
Dorothy: Give us a break, would you, mac?


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