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‘Little Sister’ Quotes

The Golden Girls: Little Sister

421. Little Sister

Aired April 1, 1989

Dorothy and Blanche can't see why Rose doesn't get along with her younger sister, Holly. Meanwhile, Sophia takes care of a neighbor's dog.

Quote from Blanche

Blanche: Oh, these things happen between sisters all the time. I remember once my sister Virginia wouldn't talk to me for a month, all because I smiled at her boyfriend.
Dorothy: There. Listen to Blanche.
Blanche: Of course, I was skinny-dipping on his property at the time.
Dorothy: Don't listen to Blanche.
Blanche: All right, it was his bathtub. We were blowing suds off of each other when she walked in.
Dorothy: Blanche, what is the point of this story?
Blanche: Point? There's no point. I just like telling it.

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Quote from Sophia

Rose: What should I do, Sophia?
Sophia: Well, this is a very complex and perplexing question. It has to do with honesty, friendship, love, hate all the biggies.
Rose: So what should I do?
Sophia: Please! Socrates sat under an olive tree in a sheet for years thinking about this kind of stuff. I'm a poor immigrant with a third-grade education. Give me two minutes!

Quote from Sophia

Sophia: Who's this?
Rose: Holly, this is-
Holly: Oh, wait, now, Rose, let me. She's feisty, zesty, and full of old-world charm, Sophia!
Sophia: She's mopey, dopey, and full of crap, Rose's sister. Don't mess with me, kid. I have the home-court advantage.

Quote from Sophia

Dorothy: Ma, what the hell is Dreyfuss doing here?
Sophia: Calm down. I just ran into Harry Weston. They're all leaving town, and they needed someone to watch Dreyfuss. I volunteered.
Dorothy: Yeah, well, unvolunteer.
Sophia: Why? You think I can't do it? You think I'm irresponsible?
Dorothy: Yes, Ma.
Sophia: You think I'm forgetful?
Dorothy: Yes, Ma.
Sophia: You think I'm irresponsible?
Dorothy: You already said that.
Sophia: That's emphasis. You never heard the "I have a dream" speech?

Quote from Sophia

Dorothy: Ma, face it. You cannot be trusted. Every time you get yourself into something like this, I end up covering for you. I am not gonna end up taking care of this dog.
Sophia: Did I ever mention that I almost died giving birth to you? The pain was so intense, they gave me a towel to bite on.
Dorothy: They gave you a towel at the hospital?
Sophia: What hospital? You were born on a pinochle table at McSorley's bar. Hospital? Like your father was a member of the Etna family. The closest he ever got to a hospital was when he came to deliver ice.

Quote from Rose

Blanche: Which sister is this, Rose?
Rose: My younger sister Holly. Frankly, I'm not too happy about it. This is a terrible thing to say, but I don't really like her. We haven't gotten along since we were kids.
Blanche: Why is she coming here, then?
Rose: Well, she's here on business. She's a world-renowned flautist.
Dorothy: She plays the flute?
Rose: No, Dorothy, she plays the flaut. It's a Scandinavian instrument that looks like a tuba, except it's got hair on the bottom. Of course she plays the flute! I'm sorry, I guess I'm just a little wound up.

Quote from Sophia

Blanche: Honey, what you looking for?
Sophia: Nothing.
Blanche: Now, Sophia, tell me the truth.
Sophia: All right. Dreyfuss is gone.
Blanche: He ran away?
Sophia: No, we had a falling out and agreed to a trial separation. Of course he ran away.

Quote from Blanche

Blanche: Rose Nylund, if I didn't know better, I might think you were tryin' to steal my boyfriend.
Rose: I'm innocent, Blanche.
Blanche: Oh, I know it. That's why Gary's dating me. Ha ha ha!
Rose: He's a lewd, horny, oversexed beast with five hands!
Blanche: You don't have to build him up to me, honey. I like him fine already.

Quote from Blanche

Rose: Oh, girls, I'm so glad you're still up. I need to talk to you. I have a problem.
Blanche: Oh, honey, we know you do. You gotta stop buying your hair colorin' out of the 99-cent-or-less bin at the Pic 'n Save.
Rose: This problem has to do with Holly.
Blanche: Her hair's not the color of a Twinkie.

Quote from Sophia

Rose: Sorry.
Sophia: OK. I got it. My Uncle Carlo always used to say, "Honesty is the best policy." Of course, Uncle Carlo died a penniless drunk.
Rose: I don't understand.
Sophia: The point is, if you're honest every second of every day, it doesn't always turn out for the best. That was the case with my Uncle Carlo. He honestly remembered the license number of the trigger man in the Sanducci vendetta.
Rose: So what you're saying is that because nobody's gonna believe me anyway, I'm better off if I let people find out what's going on for themselves.
Sophia: I wouldn't chisel that into a stone tablet, but it sounds serviceable at this hour.

Quote from Rose

Rose: Wow, two Dreyfusses.
Sophia: No, one Dreyfuss. That's the point. I want to return the second, but I don't know how to tell which is which. That's where you come in. What do I do?
Rose: Well, there's only one thing I can think of. We used to do it back on the farm, and I may be a little rusty, but it's worth a shot.
Sophia: Whatever it is, do it. I'm desperate.
Rose: OK. Here goes. Dreyfuss, come here, boy! This one's Dreyfuss.

Quote from Blanche

Holly: Blanche, please let me explain.
Blanche: Why? So you can make up some cockamamie story about how you're two ships that passed in the night and it'll never happen again? Save your breath, I've heard all that before.
Gary: You have?
Blanche: Yes, only usually I'm one of the ships.

Quote from Rose

Blanche: Oh, Rose, honey, can you ever forgive us?
Rose: Well, it all depends. Will you believe what I say from now on, even if it isn't what you want to hear?
Blanche: Oh, of course we will.
Rose: Will you believe me when I tell you that somebody isn't as nice as they seem?
Dorothy: Of course we will.
Rose: Will you believe me when I tell you about how our pig Lester always predicted the Best Supporting Actor Oscar winner every year since 19-
Dorothy: Don't push it, Rose.


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