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The Golden Girls: Big Daddy's Little Lady

206. Big Daddy's Little Lady

Aired November 15, 1986

Blanche is concerned when her father, Big Daddy, comes to town with his young fiancee. Meanwhile, Dorothy and Rose try to write a song about Miami.

Quote from Blanche

Blanche: That child is trying to steal my Daddy away. She's no better than a tick on a slow-moving hound dog.
Dorothy: Why is everyone around here talking like Burl Ives?

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Quote from Sophia

Big Daddy: Do my eyes deceive me or do I see Sophia Petrillo standing before me? Or did you all get Sophia Loren as the new roommate?
Sophia: Get out the boots. He's back.

Quote from Sophia

Blanche: Oh, Sophia, look here's a postcard from Big Daddy and Margaret. They say they're having the time of their life honeymooning in the Bahamas.
Sophia: Please. The big news is, he lived through the wedding night.
Blanche: Sophia, you know people in their seventies and eighties can have great sex.
Sophia: Yeah, with people in their seventies and eighties. Put me in a bedroom with Tom Cruise and you'd be peeling me off the ceiling.

Quote from Sophia

Dorothy: Morning, Ma. Working on the crossword puzzle?
Sophia: Nope. Just lining up a few dates. Let's see. Maria Malanero, 85, died of natural causes, survived by her husband Tony Malanero.
Dorothy: You're getting dates out of the obituaries? That's sick.
Sophia: It is not sick. It's practical. Life is for the living. Maria's loss is my date for the Early Bird Special at the Howard Johnson.

Quote from Rose

Dorothy: You know, Rose, I have to confess, I dabbled a little in poetry-writing in high school.
Rose: Oh, well, that's nothing to be ashamed of. A lot of tall girls who couldn't get dates wrote poetry in high school.

Quote from Blanche

Rose: Dorothy and I have decided to enter a songwriting contest together.
Blanche: Now, that sounds like fun. You know, I always wanted to write a song, but it's kind of like writing poetry, which I was never any good at. Only the tall girls who couldn't get dates seemed to be good at poetry.

Quote from Blanche

Blanche: [on the phone] Big Daddy. How in the world are you? I'm just fine. How can you say I look younger and more beautiful over the telephone? No, it's true. I just wondered how you knew over the telephone.

Quote from Rose

Dorothy: [singing as Rose plays piano] Miami is nice So I'll say it twice Miami is nice, Miami is nice Miami is n- Wait. Wait a minute. Wait. You put in an extra "Miami is nice."
Rose: I had to, it hurts the music if you don't put it in.
Dorothy: Yeah, but the lyrics don't make any sense. I mean, it goes, "Miami is nice So I'll say it twice"
Rose: Oh, I see your point. Well, what about this? Miami is nice So I'll say it thrice-
Dorothy: Thrice? Who the hell says "thrice"?
Rose: It's a word. So is "intrauterine". But it does not belong in a song.
Rose: [playing piano and singing] Miami, you're cuter than An intrauterine

Quote from Rose

Blanche: This is the last drop of that perfume Big Daddy gave me on my 21st. That was 20 years ago.
Rose: Blanche, if your 21st birthday was then, you'd only be 41.
Blanche: That's right.
Rose: Then you look terrible for your age.

Quote from Blanche

Blanche: Big Daddy, let me look at you.
Big Daddy: Let me look at you. You're still as pretty as a ladybug sunning itself on a lily pad on a misty spring day south of Savannah.
Dorothy: Could you be more specific, Big Daddy?

Quote from Rose

Blanche: Come on, Big Daddy. Sit down here on the sofa betwixt us.
Dorothy: "Betwixt"?
Rose: See, that's another word you don't know. You probably don't even know the thrice of them were sitting on the couch together.

Quote from Dorothy

Blanche: Just exactly what is this surprise, Daddy?
Big Daddy: Don't get too excited, but we're planning on walking down the aisle.
Blanche: [screams]
Big Daddy: Is she happy or sad? I'm not sure.
Rose: I don't know. She's never made that sound before.
Dorothy: I once heard her make that sound and I assure you she was happy.

Quote from Dorothy

Dorothy: Please come in. You must be from the catering company.
Margaret Spencer: Actually, I'm from Atlanta. I'm Margaret Spencer.
Dorothy: Whoa.
Rose: What a coincidence. Blanche's father is marrying a Margaret Spencer from Atlanta. Only she's much older. I think. What do you think, Dorothy?
Dorothy: Whoa.
Blanche: [entering] I'm just getting so excited about Big Daddy's wedding. Hello there. I'm Blanche Devereaux.
Dorothy: Blanche, this is... I'd like you to meet... Say hello to Big Mommy.

Quote from Blanche

Margaret Spencer: Well, I'm sorry I'm so early. Traffic wasn't what I expected.
Blanche: Well, the important thing is, you got here safely.
Margaret Spencer: It's so good to finally meet you, Blanche. Your father's told me so much about you.
Blanche: I wish I could say the same.
Dorothy: Margaret, please, sit down.
Blanche: Maybe we ought to get her a booster seat.
Dorothy: Uh, can I get you a drink?
Blanche: How about chocolate milk?

Quote from Rose

Rose: Lovely city. Have they rebuilt it since it burned down in Gone With The Wind?

Quote from Blanche

Big Daddy: What do you think of Maggie?
Blanche: Does it matter?
Big Daddy: Of course it does.
Blanche: All right, then. I'll be frank. I think she's a gold-diggin' hussy.
Big Daddy: You watch your tongue, missy.
Blanche: I'm sorry, Daddy, but that woman is much too young for you. Why, she's practically my age.

Quote from Sophia

Sophia: Why are you not working at the piano?
Dorothy: We're blocked.
Sophia: I've been having good luck with Tank, immediately followed by a granola bar.

Quote from Dorothy

Dorothy: Why are you getting so upset? Blanche, you see older men with younger women all the time. I mean, it's very common. Look at John Derek and Ursula Andress. John Derek and Linda Evans. John Derek and Bo Derek. You know, maybe it's not so common. Maybe it's just one guy who gets around.

Quote from Dorothy

Blanche: I bet if older men knew how ridiculous they look with younger women, they wouldn't do it.
Dorothy: Well, they don't think they look ridiculous. You know, I was in a restaurant the other night, a man of about 60 walked in wearing four gold chains and his shirt open to his navel. Well, I thought that people were staring at the scars to his bypass surgery. They were staring at the 22-year-old blonde on his arm. And honey, he was not embarrassed, he was proud.

Quote from Rose

Rose: Well, girls, love has no definition, no boundaries. Age has nothing to do with it. Sometimes two people who seem to have the least in common turn out to be the most in love. That was certainly the case with OIlie Stettlenmeier and Molly-Jane Doe.
Blanche: OIlie and Molly? Must we take yet another trip to Petticoat Junction?
Rose: OIlie was the mayor and our town's most respected citizen. He was also Artistic Director at the St. Olaf Community Playhouse. A lot of people don't know this, but the family drama "Hey, That's My Tractor", got its start right there.
Dorothy: Wasn't the musical version called "Hey, Hey, That's My Tractor"?
Rose: Anyway, during the auditions, the first woman who walked through that door was Molly-Jane Doe, the town manicurist. For five extra dollars, she'd buff more than your nails.
Blanche: Five dollars?
Dorothy: It was during the Depression.
Sophia: Hey, in Italy, for five dollars you got a woman, a manicure, a cappuccino and a box of cookies for your wife. A fact. Use it as you wish.
Rose: Anyway, it was love at first sight. And nobody in town could believe that this man, who had lived for 52 years with his mother, would fall head over heels in love with the town squeeze. But he did. And the next day they were married and they went on to live happily together for 25 years.
Blanche: And what in hell does any of this have to do with my father?
Rose: Well, the point is nobody knows why two people fall in love, and it's really nobody's business.

Quote from Blanche

Blanche: Daddy, I've been thinking, and I think I've started to understand the reasons you're doing what you're doing. Can I talk to you? Daddy, when a man reaches your age, why he might start wondering who's going to be there to take care of him.
Big Daddy: Yes, he does.
Blanche: And he might even start looking for somebody to replace his first wife.
Big Daddy: Yes, he might.
Blanche: He might even be looking for ways to feel a little bit younger.
Big Daddy: Yes, he certainly might.
Blanche: But, Daddy, is that reason to get married? Just 'cause some pretty, sexy, bouncing, bubbly young thing takes an interest in you?
Big Daddy: Hell, yes. But there's another reason. Blanche, when you spend six months watching the person you love more than anybody else in the world slowly die, you wonder if you will ever love again. After that, believe me, if you can even think of marrying someone else, there's only one reason. You're in love.
Blanche: I know Momma's dying hurt you quite a bit.
Big Daddy: Yes, it did. But I'm talking about Margaret. Her husband died two years ago, shortly after your momma.
Blanche: I didn't know.
Big Daddy: She loves me and I love her and we want to get married.
Blanche: I'm sorry, Daddy. It seems like every time I'm trying to help you and it turns out you don't need me.
Big Daddy: No, that's not true. The reason Margaret and I came down here in the first place is because we do need you. We need your blessing on our marriage.

Quote from Dorothy

Dorothy & Rose: [singing] I have to say what I feel Miami has so much appeal A great place to get a seafood meal Miami Miami, Miami You've got style Blue skies, sunshine White sand by the mile When you live in this town Each day is sublime The coldest of winters Are warm and divine Miami, Miami You've got style Blue skies, sunshine White sand by the mile There's more clubs and nightclubs All within reach Dance the samba till morning Then lie on the beach Each view is a postcard Each day a great time [Blanche and Sophia join in] The cream of the crop It's the top of the line Miami, Miami You've got style Blue skies, sunshine White sand by the mile Miami You've got style.


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