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The Golden Girls: The Bloom Is Off the Rose

613. The Bloom Is Off the Rose

Aired January 5, 1991

Rose feels her relationship with Miles lacks excitement. Meanwhile, Dorothy doesn't like the way Blanche's new boyfriend is treating her.

Quote from Rose

Rose: Two hours of learning about thimbles from foreign lands. I couldn't wait to give the headset back.
Dorothy: Look, Rose, have you talked to Miles?
Rose: I think this is just who he is. I don't think I was ever bored for one day when I was with Charlie. He had a theory, "Even a trip to the bank can be exciting if you wear a ski mask."
Dorothy: He would say that often?
Rose: Almost as often as he'd say, "Don't shoot. It's me, Charlie Nylund."

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Quote from Sophia

Sophia: [on the phone] Hello?
Dr. Kelly: [radio] Hi, you're on the air with Dr. Kelly. I need your first name only.
Sophia: My name is Cher.
Dr. Kelly: And your problem, Cher?
Sophia: I have a 55-year-old daughter named Dorothy, Dorothy Zbornak. She's got problems.
Dr. Kelly: First names only, please.
Sophia: I told you, it's Cher.
Dr. Kelly: Zbornak. You said Dorothy Zbornak.
Sophia: Oh, sorry.
Dr. Kelly: So what's wrong with this Dorothy Zbornak?
Sophia: She's still living home, and she's cramping my style.
Dr. Kelly: Have you done anything in a positive direction to encourage separation?
Sophia: When I hear her coming, I hide.

Quote from Sophia

Rose: I wish Miles was more unpredictable. I know where I'm going every night. Miles and I are in such a rut. It was never like that with Charlie.
Sophia: You want to talk about a rut, try spending three nights in a row with this one.
Dorothy: Ma, I thought you liked the lunar landing jigsaw puzzle.
Sophia: Sure, Pussycat. It makes whatever time I have left seem so much longer.

Quote from Rose

Rose: I hate to admit it, but my relationship with Miles is really getting boring. We even make love the same.
Blanche: How?
Rose: Well, first he says, "Let's go watch TV in the bedroom." And then I think, "Wait, he doesn't have a TV in the bedroom." And then he says, "Come lie down. I won't try anything." And then we have four hours of the most boring sex you've ever had in your life.
Blanche: Four hours?
Rose: I guess it could take less if I stopped playing hard to get.

Quote from Sophia

Dorothy: Ma, you you put Buzz Aldrin's head on Neil Armstrong's body.
Sophia: I did?
Dorothy: Yes, Ma, you did.
Sophia: I'm so ashamed. I wouldn't blame you if you sent me to bed. Now, right now.
Dorothy: Look, Ma, it's important to be accurate. Now look at the box.
Sophia: Hey, Pussycat, it says here, "From ages 8 to 80." I'm out. I'm out.

Quote from Rose

Rose: I have made arrangements for us tomorrow.
Miles: Oh? What arrangements?
Rose: We're supposed to show up at the hangar at 10:00 in the morning for skydiving class.
Miles: Wha- You mean actually jump out of an airpl- Literally?
Rose: Oh, there is nothing like skydiving. I mean, soaring through the air the freedom of it, the whole idea of plummeting toward a pasture and watching a cow get bigger and bigger. It's just something we should do together before we die.
Miles: Rose, could- Couldn't I just run toward you yelling, "Moo"?

Quote from Sophia

Rose: We're gonna go skydiving.
Sophia: You're going skydiving?
Rose: Mm-hmm.
Sophia: A room with a view. A room with a- I mean, good luck.

Quote from Sophia

Dorothy: You know what the joke going around the teachers' lounge was today, Ma? Me.
Sophia: I know that joke.
Dorothy: Everybody heard on the radio that some anonymous "Ma" was complaining that her dependent daughter Dorothy doesn't have a life of her own.
Sophia: What, you think you're the only gray-haired spinster substitute teacher named Dorothy wasting her life away in Miami?
Rose: I'm sorry, Sophia, but in Dorothy's defense, that sure does sound a lot like her.

Quote from Blanche

Dorothy: Blanche, honey, are you OK?
Blanche: Never better. Why?
Dorothy: I've just never seen you do anything domestic.
Blanche: Dorothy, I've done the laundry thousands of times. Oh, by the way, we're out of ble-ach.

Quote from Blanche

Rex: Hi. Is Blanche ready?
Dorothy: Not quite yet. Would you like to sit down?
Rex: No. I'm in a hurry.
Dorothy: She'll only be a few minutes.
Rex: Oh, great. Now we're gonna run into traffic. I hate it when she does this.
Dorothy: You evidently hate it when she does a lot of things.
Rex: What?
Dorothy: Nothing. I'm staying out of it.
Rex: Good. Do you want to go light a fire under her?
Dorothy: No, I don't think so.
Rex: Why not?
Dorothy: Because I think she's getting burned enough as it is.
Rex: Look, would you just go tell Blanche to hurry up? I've got to teach this woman what being on time means.
Dorothy: Wait a minute. I don't want you teaching her anything.
Rex: You know, you're starting to get on my nerves.
Dorothy: Good. Good, because you're already on mine. I don't like the way you're treating Blanche. Under all that makeup and sexy talk, there's a little girl there, and for some reason or other, she's letting you take advantage of her. I can't stop her from seeing you, but I'll be damned if I'm gonna hurry her up.
Rex: Who do you think you are?
Dorothy: A friend.
Rex: This is none of your business. Just butt out.
Dorothy: You're hurting me.
Blanche: Stop that!
Rex: Are you ready?
Blanche: I think you'd better go.
Rex: Oh, look, look- Uh, uh, I'm sorry. Really, I'm sorry. Uh. Look, sweetie, you know I don't mean these things I say.
Blanche: Just leave.
Rex: If I walk out that door, I'm not coming back here.
Blanche: That's a promise I'm gonna see that you keep.

Quote from Blanche

Dorothy: Well, Blanche feels the way any one of us would feel if we were stood up three times. [chuckles] Three whole times. Three in a row. Ha-ha-ha. Count 'em. 1, 2-
Blanche: Dorothy!
Dorothy: Oh, I'm sorry, Blanche. Come on, honey, sit down. Now, it's not so bad. Do what the rest of us do. Sure, our dance cards may not be filled, but at least we can face the lonely nights together. We're like sisters.
Blanche: You're right. Sisters united in the battle against the opposite sex. [doorbell rings] See you later, sisters.
It's date time. Only first, I'm gonna let that man know just how I feel.

Quote from Rose

Miles: What about all those other great things you two did? Camping, tennis, boating?
Rose: All the time. Well, maybe only once. See, Charlie had this unnatural fear.
Miles: Of what?
Rose: Camping, tennis, boating.
Miles: Rose, don't you see? You're remembering the way it never was. Then you're expecting me to compete with it.
Rose: Hey, that's not true.
Miles: Listen, Rose, I can't fight a ghost. Gee, Charlie's not only dead, he's much younger. Look, Rose, you know I'm nuts about you, but I shouldn't have to prove it by jumping out of an airplane. I'm- I'm over 60.
Rose: Well, so is Paul Newman, and he still races cars.
Miles: I don't want to be compared with Charlie, and I sure as hell don't want to be compared with Paul Newman. Although I gotta tell you, I do make a better salad dressing. In fact, I don't want to be compared with anybody. I'm the best me there is, and that should be enough.
Rose: It is. Why, I don't know why I put you through all this. Now that I think of it, I guess there were times that Charlie was a little boring. Not that I loved him any less.
Miles: That's all I ask, Rose, that you love me even when I'm boring.

Quote from Rose

Instructor: OK, it's time to take off.
Rose: Let's go home.
Miles: OK. Rose, uh you say Charlie never did this?
Rose: I think he was scared.
Miles: He was, huh? [chuckles] OK, Rose, come on. Let's go for it.
Rose: I bet if Charlie had jumped, he'd have thrown in a few somersaults.
Miles: Don't push it, Rose.

Quote from Sophia

Blanche: Well, I have everything I need for the fishing trip. Plenty of suntan lotion and a string bikini. I don't want the fish to be the only things nibblin'.
Sophia: Or floppin' around in the boat.

Quote from Dorothy

Blanche: Are you all right?
Dorothy: I'm OK.
Blanche: I'm so sorry, Dorothy. I don't know what to say.
Dorothy: Honey, I'm fine.
Blanche: You know, until I saw him grab you, I-I just couldn't see what he was.
Dorothy: Listen, you know, it could've been a lot worse. Most people in an abusive relationship have to hit bottom before they can get out. You were lucky.
Sophia: Your bottom is a lot higher than most people's.

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