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The Golden Girls: What a Difference a Date Makes

622. What a Difference a Date Makes

Aired March 23, 1991

When the man who stood Dorothy up at her senior prom calls her, she is determined to teach him a lesson. Meanwhile, Blanche diets so she can fit into her wedding dress on her anniversary.

Quote from Dorothy

Dorothy: Honey, we know dieting is hard. We've all been there. I remember the time Stan and I went on that weight-loss- through-sex diet. The idea being every time you felt hungry, you would substitute food with some sexual activity.
Blanche: Did it work?
Dorothy: I gained 18 pounds.

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Quote from Sophia

Rose: You know, Blanche, you put yourself through this hell every year. Are you sure it's worth it?
Blanche: Of course it's worth it. On my anniversary, every year since I was married, I have slipped into my wedding dress and had my picture taken. George was always so proud of me for stayin' svelte. I'm gonna get into that dress this year even if it kills me.
Sophia: It's not you I'm worried about. The last time you went on a diet, you turned into that guy from Silence of the Lambs. You did everything but butter my face.

Quote from Sophia

Blanche: It's gonna be different this time. See, I'm on this drink-it-off diet. "You have two shakes and a sensible meal every day, you lose weight the fast easy way."
Sophia: I prefer the Italian diet. You drink a bottle of wine, make a smart remark, then get your jaw wired.

Quote from Dorothy

Sophia: You're not gonna call him back, are ya?
Dorothy: Oh, absolutely. If John comes to Miami, I want to see him.
Sophia: I don't think that's such a good idea, Pussycat.
Dorothy: Ma, don't you see? When John Neretti gets here, I'm finally going to get my revenge. He's going to see a beautiful vibrant woman who's done something with her life.
Blanche: Well, Dorothy, I'd like to help, but I can't go out with him on such short notice.
Dorothy: I meant "done something with her life standing up."

Quote from Rose

Dorothy: Well, I'm ready for John. Oh, I've waited a long time for this night.
Sophia: Dorothy, I'm begging you. Don't go out with this guy. He hurt you once, he'll hurt you again.
Dorothy: I am not going out with him.
Rose: But you said you were gonna make him suffer. Don't you have to date a man to do that?

Quote from Dorothy

John: Dorothy. Dorothy, look at you. You're as beautiful now as you were then. How have you been?
Dorothy: I love you! I, uh- I'd love you to meet my friend Rose.
John: Oh. Hi. John Neretti. [to Dorothy] Shall we go? We've got reservations at 8:30.
Dorothy: Take me. Out. Take me out for dinner.
John: Sure.
Rose: Dorothy... Ahem. I thought you were gonna make him suffer.
Dorothy: Oh, and I will. Tomorrow morning I'll tell him he's the worst lover I ever had.

Quote from Dorothy

John: Something wrong?
Dorothy: Oh, no, no, not at all. But I'll tell you, on the way out, I would like to stop at the gift shop. I'm gonna be needing one of those spiked balls on a chain.

Quote from Sophia

Blanche: [to Rose] Oh, shut up! Just shut up, you babblin', bubble-headed, bleach-blond...
Sophia: Baboon. She needed a "B."

Quote from Rose

Rose: I never got to go to the junior prom in St. Olaf.
Sophia: How come?
Rose: It was just for people named "Junior."

Quote from Blanche

Blanche: It fits. My wedding dress fits.
Rose: Congratulations. You weren't married in a white dress?
Blanche: Oh, Rose, come on. I mean, it's one thing to hear snickering when you walk down the aisle, but me in white? Even I couldn't keep a straight face.

Quote from Dorothy

Sophia: Don't take me, Death. Don't take me. Oh, it's you.
Dorothy: Ma, you OK?
Sophia: Yeah, I'm fine.
Dorothy: Oh, Ma, I said some terrible things to you, and I'm sorry. I'm responsible for all the decisions I made in my life, and if my life didn't turn out perfectly, well whose has?
Sophia: Mary Ann Mobley comes to mind. I mean, she gets to sleep with Gary Collins every night. Every night.
Dorothy: No, what I'm trying to say is we all make the best decisions we can make with what we know.

Quote from Sophia

Sophia: Exactly. Just like it was on the night of your prom. I did what I thought was best. I was wrong. I'm sorry, but you were my first. You didn't come with a book of instructions. Anyway, all I ever wanted was the best for my little girl. Because you deserved it. I didn't want you to settle for less.

Quote from Dorothy

Dorothy: Hi, Ma.
Sophia: Hi, Dorothy. Bye, Dorothy.
Dorothy: Ma, come back. I wanna sit and have a little talk.
Sophia: Why?
Dorothy: Come on, now, would it hurt to spend a little time with your daughter?
Sophia: That remains to be seen.
Dorothy: Rose, would you excuse us just for a minute?
Rose: Sure. I know that tone of voice. [singsong] Somebody's gonna get it.

Quote from Sophia

Blanche: Blanche Devereaux's goin' on a diet.
Sophia: Could you hold off until tomorrow? I got some Sara Lee stock I'd like to unload.

Quote from Rose

Rose: Can I have those gummy bears?
Blanche: They are good, aren't they?
Rose: Oh, I don't eat 'em.
Sophia: Then why do you want 'em?
Rose: To play army. And sometimes I like to line 'em up around my bed and pretend I'm Gulliver.

Quote from Sophia

Rose: Oh, Dorothy, a man called for you while you were out.
Sophia: Finally. Now we can break out that bottle of champagne we've been saving.
Dorothy: Ma.
Sophia: Come on, Dorothy. We might not get another chance.
Dorothy: Oh, sure we will. We can just serve it at the wake.

Quote from Rose

Dorothy: John Neretti called. I haven't heard from him in almost 40 years. Oh, I can't believe this.
Rose: Who's John Neretti?
Dorothy: He's a guy who humiliated me.
Rose: Could you narrow it down a bit, Dorothy?

Quote from Blanche

Dorothy: He's the guy who stood me up for my senior prom.
Blanche: Oh, Dorothy, I had no idea you were stood up for your prom. Oh, that's awful. I figured you didn't go, but to be stood up.

Quote from Dorothy

Dorothy: Oh, John Neretti was one of the toughest guys in my high school. He smoked, he drank, he made those rude noises under his armpit. I was totally in love with him. And when he asked me to go to the senior prom, I was thrilled. Oh, when I came down the stairs all dressed, Ma cried because her little girl was all grown up. And she remarked that that night would always be the most memorable and important night that the two of us ever shared. You remember, Ma?
Sophia: Vaguely.
Dorothy: But John never showed up. I've never forgotten it. But apparently he has, or he wouldn't have had the nerve to call here.

Quote from Blanche

Dorothy: I'm talking about me. Oh, my revenge will be to make John feel as bad as he made me feel. I want him to see me, see my life, so he'll know exactly what he missed.
Blanche: She doesn't know a whole lot about revenge, does she?

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