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Rose Fights Back

‘Rose Fights Back’

Season 5, Episode 4 -  Aired October 21, 1989

When the company Charlie used to work for goes under and takes his pension with it, Rose faces age discrimination as she tries to get another job to support herself.

Quote from Dorothy

Blanche: Actually, that's not such a big surprise. You know, a lot of those European girls don't shave under their arms.
Rose: Is that true?
Blanche: They just let it all hang out.
Rose: Really?
Blanche: Bushy as can be.
Rose: Well, what do they look like in a strapless dress?
Dorothy: Like Milton Berle, Rose.


Quote from Blanche

Blanche: Well, it's a little too natural if you ask me. I prefer to be smooth under my arms and from my ankle to the top of my thigh.
Rose: Get outta here.
Blanche: What?
Rose: You shave above the knee?
Blanche: Well, of course.
Rose: Get outta here.
Blanche: Surely, Rose, you have heard of women shaving above the knee?
Rose: Get outta here.
Dorothy: Rose, you say that one more time and we will.
Rose: I never heard of anything like that before. When men see that you shave your legs above the knee, what does that say to them?
Blanche: Hopefully, it says, "Touch my leg."
Dorothy: That's in case they miss the tattoo that says the same thing.

Quote from Rose

Rose: Boy, my mother would kill me if I ever did that. She never wanted me to shave at all. By the time I got to high school, the kids had made up this really mean nickname for me just because I had hairy legs.
Blanche: What did they call you?
Rose: Rose with the hairy legs.
Dorothy: Kids can be so cruel.

Quote from Dorothy

Blanche: You know, just to be on the safe side, when she gets home, we shouldn't ask her what happened. We should just keep the conversation in a positive direction.
Dorothy: That is a very good point. I mean, she might be totally devastated. So no matter how bad the news, let's just smile and show her that we believe in her.
Rose: [entering] Guess what.
All: Aw.
Rose: No, I got the job.

Quote from Dorothy

Rose: Enrique Mas said my report was accurate and concise and very professional. Oh, it's so exciting. Tomorrow, I start comparing artificial sweeteners. And next week, I get to test crash helmets.
Dorothy: You will leave us out of that one, won't you, Rose?

Quote from Sophia

Sophia: OK, OK, everybody. Get washed up. Rose, I knew you'd get that job, so I made a special dinner to celebrate.
Rose: Sophia, that's so nice.
Sophia: Don't mention it. When I was shaving my legs last night, it really made me feel good.
Dorothy: That you were helping Rose?
Sophia: That I can still touch my ankles.
Blanche: What did you make that's so special?
Sophia: Sardine casserole with a kind of an oatmeal cookie crust. I hope you like it. There's a lot.

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