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The Golden Girls: Twice in a Lifetime

520. Twice in a Lifetime

Aired February 24, 1990

Rose is conflicted when an old boyfriend from St. Olaf shows up and wants to get back together. Meanwhile, Sophia moves out after she grows tired of Dorothy telling her what she can do.

Quote from Rose

Rose: I haven't seen Buzz in almost 40 years, since we were dating in high school.
Dorothy: Rose, I didn't think you dated anyone before Charlie.
Rose: Actually, it was while I dated Charlie.
Blanche: Rose Nylund. You were in a love triangle and never told us.
Rose: Well, I didn't think you'd be interested.
Dorothy: Oh, but you were certain that we'd be interested in the story about little Yimminy, the boy who was raised by a wild moose?
Rose: May I remind you, Dorothy, that moose didn't just raise little Yimminy, he put him through medical school.

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Quote from Rose

Blanche: Why were you dating Buzz at the same time as Charlie?
Rose: Because I didn't know which one I liked better. They were so different. Charlie liked to do all the typical teenage things. When we'd go to a drive-in movie, he'd hide me in the trunk so we only had to pay admission for one. After the movie he'd drive me home, let me out of the trunk and tell me all about it.

Quote from Rose

Miles: It's too bad. I was gonna take you to see Henry V.
Rose: It's just as well. I always think by the time they get to number five, those sequels get pretty predictable.

Quote from Dorothy

Dorothy: Ma, when I was a kid, you told me it wasn't important to be in a popular clique. You always said, "Just be yourself."
Sophia: Sure, that was because no one liked you.
Dorothy: This is why, when I was a kid, I had an imaginary mother.

Quote from Sophia

Dorothy: Ma, I don't like this new crowd that you're hanging out with. Now why are you with these people?
Sophia: They're the in-crowd. Look, the Senior Citizens' Center is divided into three cliques: the hip group, the not-so-hip group and the broken hip group. Which group would you wanna be in?

Quote from Rose

Rose: Buzz, I'm not sure I should go. You see, I haven't been totally honest with you. I'm involved with someone else. His name is Miles and he means a lot to me.
Buzz: Rosie, I never should have left you 40 years ago. I can still see you standing on the platform as the train started to roll by. Remember, Rose? You were walking alongside, tears rolling down your cheeks. When the train picked up a little speed, you started to run. Suddenly you were out of sight. It was very painful for me.
Rose: For me too. I ran face first into the crossing signal.

Quote from Sophia

Sophia: Pussycat, I'm going out. Can you give me some money?
Dorothy: What happened to the money I gave you last night?
Sophia: Let's see. Ten bucks went for cover charge, ten bucks went for a round of drinks. And the other ten went into the G-string of a very cute male dancer named Mr. Big.
Blanche: I know that guy. That's just a stage name.

Quote from Sophia

Dorothy: Ma, we need to talk. I waited up for you until two in the morning. And you still weren't home.
Sophia: Oh, yeah. Gertie and I and some of the girls went to Wolfie's to pick up guys.
Dorothy: I called Wolfie's at 11. You weren't there.
Sophia: Guess who got lucky?
Dorothy: Oh, God.
Sophia: What can I tell you? A couple of egg creams, the fluorescent lights, and a retired jeweler named Schlomo all conspired to make a night of enchantment.

Quote from Blanche

Miles: Good morning, ladies.
Blanche: Good morning, Miles. How was the bird-watching?
Miles: Oh, Blanche, it was thrilling. Have you eve seen a purple martin early in the morning?
Blanche: Yes, I have. Martin Gelman. Mr. "Watch me leapfrog over this parking meter."

Quote from Blanche

Rose: I've never done anything like this before. Tell me, is it possible to love two men at the same time?
Blanche: Set the scene. Have we been drinking?

Quote from Dorothy

Blanche: You know, Dorothy, it's not just your mother who left. I feel like she's my mother too.
Dorothy: I know, honey, but don't worry. She'll be back.
Blanche: Now that she's gone, who am I gonna go to in the middle of the night with my deepest personal problems?
Dorothy: Wait a minute. You went to my mother's room in the middle of the night?
Blanche: Many, many times. Two or three times a week. And she was always so kind and comforting.
Dorothy: I don't understand. Every time I'd knock on her door late at night, she'd say, "Not now. I'm watching Bob Costas."
Blanche: Sophia doesn't have a TV in her room.
Dorothy: I know.
Blanche: Then after we'd finished talking, she'd always give me a piece of hard candy and a kiss goodnight.

Quote from Rose

Rose: I can't sleep. And what's worse, I went to Sophia's room for one of our talks and then I remembered she left, thanks to you, Dorothy.
Dorothy: You had late-night talks with my mother?
Rose: All the time.
Dorothy: And she gave you hard candy?
Rose: No. I'd ask, but she was always afraid I'd choke on it.

Quote from Rose

Rose: Sophia's not the only one with a sleepless night ahead of her. To tell you the truth, I don't know what to do about Buzz. This might be a second chance at love. I'm thinking of going to Europe with him.
Dorothy: Rose, quite frankly, I don't get it. What is this hold that Buzz has over you?
Blanche: Oh, I know exactly what she's going through, Dorothy. First love can be very powerful. I felt the same way about Hayward Boyle, the star pitcher on our high school baseball team. An amazing athlete. That boy had exceptional control. He was always up for extra innings. And his delivery-
Dorothy: All right, Blanche. Enough!
Rose: Yeah, we get it. So what was he like in bed?

Quote from Sophia

Sophia: Good morning, Maria.
Maria: Good morning, Mrs. Petrillo. Did you have trouble sleeping?
Sophia: No. Why?
Maria: Well, last night I woke up and you were sitting on a chair in my room.
Sophia: Oh, yeah. Well, where I used to live, the bathroom was across the hall. Sorry. It won't happen again.

Quote from Sophia

Dorothy: Ma.
Blanche: Sophia, you're here and you have your suitcase. Does that mean you're moving back?
Sophia: I don't get it. I'm gone a few days and the dumb one's in there acting like a slut, while the slut's in here being stupid. Of course I'm back.

Quote from Sophia

Dorothy: Ma, it's so good to have you home. And I was wrong. I have no right to tell you how to run your life or who your friends should be. I mean, you're obviously doing something right. You've made it to 83. I guess it's just me trying to hold on to you.
Sophia: No. You were right, Dorothy. I was with the wrong crowd. By the way, if anyone asks, I was here last night.


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