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The Golden Girls: Dancing in the Dark

506. Dancing in the Dark

Aired November 4, 1989

When Rose starts dating a college professor, she feels she's not smart enough to be with him. Meanwhile, Blanche experiences a rare slump in her romantic life.

Quote from Sophia

Miles: Dinner was delicious, Rose. What was it?
Rose: It's a Scandinavian specialty - kuldomar.
Miles: I've never heard of that before, but it's marvelous.
Rose: Oh, you just throw together some ground pork and cabbage.
Sophia: Cabbage, she serves me. In ten minutes I could be sky-writing.

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Quote from Rose

Rose: [sighs] As they say in St. Olaf, helderbargenberg gefloefen wurterberg.
Dorothy: You wanna help us out here, Rose?
Rose: Well, there's really no English word for gefloefen. Loosely translated, it means, "I hope you have a license to carry that gefloefen."

Quote from Dorothy

Dorothy: Blanche, what are you doing lining shelves on a Friday night?
Blanche: I'm workin' off all my excess sexual energy.
Dorothy: Why don't we just hook you up to the toaster and make Pop-Tarts?

Quote from Blanche

Blanche: Well, I guess eventually this was bound to happen. I can just feel my femininity slipping through my fingers. And in the past there's always been a man there to catch it.

Quote from Rose

Dorothy: You're home early. Did you enjoy yourself?
Rose: Not really. Miles' friends are all college professors. I don't get it. When we're on the dance floor, it feels like we're made for each other. But tonight, with all his brilliant friends at the party, I felt like a fish out of water. Oh, sure I didn't flop around on the floor with my eyes bulging out gasping for air. I haven't done that at a party in years.

Quote from Sophia

Dorothy: Ma, did you have a good time?
Sophia: Great. I even made a few bucks.
Blanche: How did you do that, Sophia?
Sophia: The place was packed with old geezers ripe for the picking. I charged them ten cents a dance.
Dorothy: Ma, you didn't!
Sophia: Please. I worked hard for that money. Half the time they'd fall asleep in the middle of a song. How would you like to hold Mr. Morelli up for two choruses of "Jeepers Creepers"?
Dorothy: Ma, you did all that for 10 cents?
Sophia: I know. It's worth a buck. But all these guys lived through the Depression. For a buck they expect a good time, a shoe shine and a full tank of gas.

Quote from Blanche

Blanche: Well, what do you know about him?
Rose: Nothing. Except he's a wonderful dancer.
Blanche: Oh, well, what's that? All that proves is he has rhythm. ... I see what you mean.

Quote from Blanche

Rose: You know, you can learn a lot about a man just by the way he holds you in his arms. Whether he's kind, sensitive, caring...
Blanche: He dipped you, didn't he?
Rose: All evening.
Blanche: Oh, Lord. So long since I've been dipped. I can't even remember which end of a gefloefen is up.

Quote from Rose

Miles: Rose. Well, come on in. You're missing all the fun. I'll bet you probably thought that a party full of college professors would be stuffy, but not this one.
Rose: You're a college professor?
Miles: Well, what did you think I meant when I said I taught Hemingway?
Rose: I thought you were old.

Quote from Rose

Rose: Come on. I want you to meet some people, Rose. Gale, Lillian, this is my friend Rose.
Gale: How do you do?
Lillian: Hello. Miles, we were just hypothesizing. If you were to invite any two people, living or dead, to dinner, who would they be?
Gale: Well, Lillian picked Winston Churchill and Browning without his wife. [laughing]
Miles: Rose, whom would you pick?
Rose: Just two? Well, that's tough. I- Well, I'd feel guilty if I didn't invite my two best friends, Dorothy and Blanche, but would it be OK if Jesus stopped by for dessert?

Quote from Blanche

Dorothy: Blanche, I didn't know you went out. Are you coming back from a date?
Blanche: You know, Dorothy, sometimes you can be so cruel.
Dorothy: Honey, If you didn't have a date, how come you're so dressed up?
Blanche: Well, I sat down and tried to think of a surefire place to meet men. It was so obvious I couldn't believe I hadn't thought of it before. The hardware store. I mean, hardware stores are alive with sexual energy. Tools, plugs, sockets, nude furniture, dirty stuff like that.
Sophia: Why are you home so early?
Blanche: Well, I saw a very attractive man in power tools. I piqued his interest with the usual hardware questions. "Where does this go?" "What does this do?" And he followed me to plumbing, where I bought a see-through shower curtain.
Dorothy: And, uh, where is he now? Tied to the roof rack of your car?
Blanche: No, there was something about him that turned me off. I think it was the way he cleaned his ears with his keys.

Quote from Sophia

Dorothy: Honey, you know, anybody would feel out of her league in a room full of college professors. You should have a home field advantage. Why don't you invite him over here?
Blanche: Dorothy's right. We can create the illusion that you're interestin'.
Sophia: That's a hell of an illusion. Maybe we should just saw her in half.

Quote from Blanche

Rose: You girls were right about getting Miles on my turf. Oh, Blanche, and I'm really grateful for you steering the table talk to things I know about.
Blanche: Well, you ought to be. It wasn't that easy working natural fertilizer into the dinner conversation.

Quote from Sophia

Sophia: Come on, Rose, why aren't you ready?
Rose: I'm not going.
Sophia: How come?
Rose: Miles might be there, and I don't know.
Dorothy: Oh, now, Rose, don't say you're going to feel stupid. You are not stupid. You just march to a different drummer.
Sophia: Yeah, the little windup monkey banging on the snare drum.

Quote from Rose

Miles: Oh, listen to that music. Who says you can't go home again?
Rose: Canute Trollsted. You see, he took Ilse Frickerdeller up to Smooch Point to play hide the fingerborg. That's a thimble. Well, Ilse sat on his compass, and they got so lost they walked to Finland, and that's when Canute said, "You can't go home again."
Miles: Well, that's very, uh-
Rose: Stupid!


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