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‘Brother, Can You Spare That Jacket?’ Quotes

The Golden Girls: Brother, Can You Spare That Jacket?

408. Brother, Can You Spare That Jacket?

Aired December 3, 1988

When the girls win $10,000 on the lottery, Sophia accidentally gives a jacket containing the winning ticket to a local thriftstore.

Quote from Sophia

Dorothy: Who's the letter from, Ma?
Sophia: Joanne Pescatore. She's coming to Miami for a visit.
Dorothy: Joanne Pescatore? Didn't she own that little candy store down the street from us in Brooklyn?
Sophia: That was Jeanette Passadano.
Dorothy: Oh. Then who was Joanne Pescatore?
Sophia: How the hell should I know? This letter's for Rose.
Dorothy: Ma, why are you reading Rose's mail?
Sophia: Because all you got were bills. Listen to this at the end. Tell me if you think Joanne's a lesbian.

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Quote from Sophia

Blanche: How does this go again? To win something, you have to get three to match?
Rose: Right. If you get three coconuts, you win $100.
Dorothy: What if you get three palm trees?
Sophia: You don't have three palm trees. That means you win $10,000.
Dorothy: Ma, I know what a palm tree looks like.
Sophia: You also know what a handsome doctor looks like. It doesn't mean you've got one.

Quote from Rose

Rose: Sophia, she's right. Three palm trees.
Blanche: $10,000. Oh, my God. We just won $10,000.
Dorothy: $10,000! I don't believe it!
Rose: $10,000! Split four ways that's almost $ 2,000 apiece.
Dorothy, Blanche & Sophia: Almost.

Quote from Sophia

Dorothy: $10,000! God, life is beautiful.
Blanche: Now I don't feel nearly so guilty about spending all that money on this leather jacket.
Rose: Blanche, I don't mean to be a party pooper, but it looks like they sold you a jacket that someone returned.
It's kind of beat-up.
Dorothy: No, Rose, that's the way it's supposed to look. It's an aviator jacket.
Blanche: And now I can afford some accessories for it.
Rose: Like a purse?
Blanche: Like an aviator.

Quote from Sophia

Dorothy: Where is the jacket, Ma?
Sophia: I gave it to the guy from thriftshop.
Blanche: You what?
Dorothy: Let's go. We've got to get down there before they sell it.
Sophia: What's the big deal? It's only a crummy old old jacket.
Rose: We put the winning lottery ticket in the pocket.
Sophia: Start the engine and open the door. I'll jump in at the bottom of the driveway.

Quote from Rose

Rose: [on the phone] Yes, yes, that's right. It was a winning ticket, but we gave the jacket away. Well, thank you.
Thank you very much. Yes, I'll tell 'em. I'm sure they'll appreciate it. Bye. [hangs up]
Blanche: What did he say?
Rose: He said he was in total agreement that it was a miscarriage of justice and we deserve the money.
Dorothy: Oh! That's great.
Rose: He also told me I'd called his Chinese restaurant instead of the Lottery Commission.
Blanche: Oh.
Rose: He felt so bad, he's giving us free egg rolls the next time we come in.

Quote from Sophia

Rose: I guess now I'll never get to fly on the Concorde.
Blanche: I'll never get to buy that emerald pendant to dangle between my perky bosoms.
Sophia: And I'll never get to buy perky bosoms. But what the hell. Nothing else perks on this body.

Quote from Rose

Dorothy: Maybe we can get the jacket for a minute and grab the ticket out of the pocket.
Blanche: That's a great idea. I bet I could use a little friendly persuasion on that gentleman.
Rose: Persuasion? This isn't dinner at the Rainbow Room, this is ten big ones. Give him whatever he wants. Sorry. I guess I just didn't realize how much I wanted that money.

Quote from Rose

Dorothy: He doesn't even care about the jacket.
Blanche: It's a miracle. This is going to be easy.
Rose: Well, don't take any chances. Sleep with him anyway.

Quote from Sophia

Dorothy: Mission Street Shelter for the homeless. This is where they sent the jacket.
Blanche: Kinda drab, isn't it?
Dorothy: Blanche, it's a shelter, not the flagship of the Hilton chain.
Sophia: Kinda reminds me of the Shady Pines Retirement Home, except here the lights in the exit sign work.

Quote from Sophia

Sophia: Ida, I know it's rough by yourself. I count my blessings that I have my Dorothy to look after me, but you can't give up. People care. They really do. Good people won't let this kind of suffering go on. You just gotta hang in there till tomorrow.
Ida: Sophia, it is tomorrow.


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