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Strange Bedfellows

‘Strange Bedfellows’

Season 3, Episode 7 -  Aired November 7, 1987

Blanche is the center of attention when she is photographed at the house of a local politician, who claims they had an affair.

Quote from Rose

Dorothy: There. So do you really want to put this on a level of name calling?
Blanche: Yes.
Dorothy: So do I.
Blanche: Traitor.
Dorothy: Tramp.
Blanche: Back stabber.
Dorothy: Home wrecker.
Rose: Indian giver. I'm sorry, I just got caught up in the moment.


Quote from Sophia

Gil Kessler: Ladies and gentlemen. If I could have your attention, I have a few words I'd like to say. First off, I want to thank all of you. This has been a great campaign. Tomorrow at this time, I could actually be your councilman. But I don't want to be your city councilman unless I can win this job honestly, and there is something that I have not been honest about. Blanche Devereaux and I never had an affair. I only said that to improve my image.
Blanche: [to Dorothy & Rose] Ha, ha, ha.
Gil Kessler: Blanche is too good a person to be used that way. In fact, she made me realize how important honesty is. That's why I'm going to be honest about something else. I'm not who you think I am. In 1968, I had an operation. Until that time, I lived life as part-time stenographer and mild-mannered housewife, Anna-Maria Bonnaduci.
Blanche: What?
Rose: I can't believe it.
Sophia: What do you say about my hunches now, Dorothy? Five more minutes, I would have had it.
Dorothy: Ma, how could you know? No one knew.
Sophia: Please, look at his nose, of course he's Italian.

Quote from Dorothy

Dorothy: I just want to forget the whole incident. It's been a terrible night and I am very upset.
Rose: You mean because Gil dropped out of the election and Blanche hates us.
Dorothy: No, I'm upset because they haven't re-run the Facts of Life Goes to Australia.

Quote from Dorothy

Rose: I wouldn't be surprised if Blanche never speaks to us again.
Dorothy: She'd certainly have every reason not to. We did a terrible thing, not believing her. Oh, we might as well get used to the fact that she's gonna be mad at us for a long, long time.
Blanche: Hi, girls. How ya'll doing?
Rose: Why, Blanche, aren't you mad?
Blanche: Not anymore.
Rose: But we did a terrible thing. You should stay mad at us for a long, long time. You should make us grovel, eat dirt, beg for forgiveness, give us the silent treatment.
Dorothy: Rose, if you give us the silent treatment, I will eat dirt.

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