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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!

Quote from Blanche

Blanche: Don't make fun, Dorothy. This is the fifth Friday night in a row I haven't had a date.
Dorothy: Honey, you're just in a little slump.
Blanche: Is that what this is? I never been in one before. Well, it feels like hell. Dorothy, how do you go through this for years at a stretch?
Dorothy: I have compassionate friends around me.

Quote from Dorothy

Dorothy: Blanche, you're being ridiculous. You are as attractive and desirable as you always were. But a lot of men can be frightened by that. They don't know if they can handle that much woman. So every once in a while this'll happen. No, Blanche, it takes a strong, confident, sophisticated man to appreciate you. But, honey, they're out there wanting you as much as you want them.
Blanche: I knew it had to be something like that. Thank you, Dorothy. [exits]
Dorothy: There really is one born every minute.

Quote from Rose

Rose: Miles is my dancing partner at the ballroom.
Miles: Oh, yes, and tonight we were the king and queen of the rumba.
Rose: Ole!

Quote from Rose

Elise: We were just having a little disagreement. Now, Harv, Moby Dick is about self-fulfilling prophesy.
Harv: Oh, come on, Elise. The whale represents coming to terms with the self-hatred that's in all of us. What do you think?
Rose: Uh I-I was just having a conversation with two people over there speculating on if you could have any two people in the world, living or dead, to your house for dinner, what would you eat?

Quote from Rose

Miles: Rose, I was wondering. If you're not busy Saturday afternoon, the university is playing Shostakovich.
Rose: Oh, I'd love to go. And I'll bet we beat 'em.
Dorothy: Rose, honey, it's not a team. It's a composer.

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