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The Golden Girls: Isn't It Romantic?

205. Isn't It Romantic?

Aired November 8, 1986

When Dorothy's friend visits Miami following the death of her partner, Dorothy isn't sure whether to tell Blanche and Rose that her friend is a lesbian.

Quote from Sophia

Dorothy: I'm a little nervous about Jean. She's a very special person and I don't know if she's going to get along with Blanche and Rose.
Sophia: You mean because she's a lesbian?
Dorothy: Oh, Ma, she's not a lesbian. I mean, what an absurd thing- How did you know?
Sophia: I've known since you two were in college together.
Dorothy: She didn't even know in college. How did you know?
Sophia: A mother knows.
Dorothy: Do you think I should tell Rose and Blanche?
Sophia: Jean is a nice person. She happens to likes girls instead of guys. Some people like cats instead of dogs. Frankly, I'd rather live with a lesbian than a cat. Unless a lesbian sheds. That I don't know.

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Quote from Blanche

Blanche: Oh, I do love the rain so. It reminds me of my first kiss.
Dorothy: Aw, your first kiss was in the rain.
Blanche: No, it was in the shower.

Quote from Blanche

Blanche: Come on. I heard you laughing. What's so funny?
Sophia: For starters, Jean is a lesbian.
Dorothy: Ma.
Blanche: What's funny about that?
Sophia: You aren't surprised?
Blanche: Of course not. I mean, I've never known any personally, but isn't Danny Thomas one?
Dorothy: Not Lebanese, Blanche. Lesbian.
Blanche: Lesbian. Lesbian. Lesbian?! But isn't that where one woman and another...
Dorothy: We already know what it means.

Quote from Sophia

Dorothy: Jean, why don't we put your suitcase in Ma's room. Ma's gonna sleep with me.
Jean: You wouldn't mind, Sophia?
Sophia: No problem. I'll just have to remember when I get up at night the bathroom is down the hall to my left. Last time we had a guest, I killed two potted palms.

Quote from Dorothy

Dorothy: Oh, Blanche, this is my friend Jean.
Blanche: I'm so glad to meet you, Jean.
Jean: Me too, Blanche.
Blanche: I've heard so much about you, I feel like we're bosom buddies.
Dorothy: Ma, not a word.

Quote from Blanche

Dorothy: I cannot watch any more of this.
Rose: Hi.
Sophia: Wrong button. That's fast forward.
Rose: Oh, my. What are they doing?
Blanche: I know what they're doing, but I never saw anybody do it at that speed.
Rose: It reminds me of my Uncle Ricky's rabbit farm.
Sophia: That's reverse, Dorothy.
Blanche: I did that once. It was his birthday.

Quote from Sophia

Dorothy: Ma. I am not gay. I just wanted to get your reaction.
Sophia: I'll tell you the truth, Dorothy. If one of my kids was gay, I wouldn't love him one bit less. I would wish him all the happiness in the world.
Dorothy: Because you're the greatest mother in the world. And I love you.
Sophia: Fine. Now keep your fat mouth shut so I can get some sleep.

Quote from Rose

Rose: I never got to go to the prom.
Jean: You're kidding. Why?
Rose: Well, I really wanted to go with Delbert Twitchell. He was the most gorgeous boy at our school. And he was captain of the Precision Combine Drill team. Well, actually, I was so sure Delbert was going to ask me that I turned down our only foreign exchange student, Cyril Mountbatten. Well, Daddy didn't like Cyril anyway, cos he was British. Daddy said the relationship would never work out, on account of the language barrier. Daddy was a very caring and ignorant man. Well, finally, it got to the day before the prom and Delbert still hadn't asked me. So, I marched across a crowded cafeteria, stared him straight in the eye and said, "Delbert, what gives?" He said, "Jenny McCoy. That's why I'm taking her to the prom."

Quote from Rose

Rose: It's about Jean.
Dorothy: What about Jean?
Rose: Well, I don't want to shock you, Dorothy, but Jean...
Dorothy: I know. Jean is gay.
Rose: You know already? Well, what about Blanche?
Dorothy: No, Blanche is not gay.
Rose: I don't mean that. I mean, she knows?
Dorothy: And Ma.
Rose: You told everybody but me?
Dorothy: Honey, I didn't even know if you'd know what a lesbian was.
Rose: I could have looked it up.

Quote from Dorothy

Blanche: But Jean's a very attractive woman. She could have any man she wants.
Dorothy: She doesn't want them.
Blanche: Well, why not? A man has so much more to offer, you know what I mean, Dorothy?
Dorothy: I found that out when Mark Perper ran for Class President in the third grade.
Blanche: Why? What does that have to do with anything?
Dorothy: Well, his campaign slogan was "Vote for me and I'll show you my wee-wee." He won by a landslide.

Quote from Sophia

Dorothy: Hi, Ma. What are you watching?
Sophia: I don't know. One of those Steven Spielburger movies.
Dorothy: That's not a Steven Spielberg movie. What are they doing?
Sophia: You know what they're doing. We had that talk when you were 12.
Dorothy: Ma, I can't believe this. You rented a dirty movie?
Sophia: Dirty is in the eye of the beholder. OK, maybe that's a little dirty.

Quote from Sophia

Dorothy: Ma, we did not get a VCR so that you could watch dirty movies.
Sophia: I'm 81, what are you worrying about? You think I'm gonna find someone down at the center to do that with?

Quote from Rose

Rose: I wish there was something I could do. I know. I'll make my famous ice-cream clown sundaes. You know, the ones with little raisin eyes and sugar-cone caps.
Dorothy: If that doesn't fill the void, nothing will.

Quote from Sophia

Jean: Sophia. You haven't aged a bit. You look great.
Sophia: Oh, Jean, you were always a terrific girl. Dorothy, why can't you be more like Jean? Scratch that.

Quote from Sophia

Jean: Where are your roommates, Dorothy?
Dorothy: Jean, that's what I wanted to talk to you about. I don't know quite how to phrase this.
Sophia: The lesbian thing. Do you keep it under your hat, or what?

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