History Characters / TheGoldenGirls

22nd Jan '18 5:34:01 AM M3
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* FreudianExcuse: In the AllJustADream episode in which George came back from the dead, it was revealed that Blanche only became the EthicalSlut she is since George died, highly implying that the frequent sexual encounters and life she lives is a coping mechanism.
13th Jan '18 2:45:09 AM M3
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* TheAtoner: A big part of his characterization during the show is his repeated attempts to apologize to Dorothy for all the pain he put her through, only for Dorothy to repeatedly refuse.

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* TheAtoner: A big part of his characterization during the show is his repeated attempts to apologize to Dorothy for all the pain he put her through, only for Dorothy to repeatedly refuse. To be fair to Dorothy though, Stan would normally do or say SOMETHING off-putting that would remind Dorothy of why they didn't work out in the first place.



* GetRichQuickScheme: He has many of them pitched to the girls, which are always shot down.

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* GetRichQuickScheme: He has many of them pitched to the girls, which are always shot down. Though one of them, the Zbornee made him financially successful.



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: As much of a cad and insensitive husband he was to Dorothy, he's certainly not completely heartless, giving back his expensive car so Dorothy could pay back money to the IRS to avoid being audited and making sure the doctors gave Sophia above-average care during her bout with pneumonia.

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: As much of a cad and insensitive husband he was to Dorothy, he's certainly not completely heartless, giving back his expensive car so Dorothy could pay back money to the IRS to avoid being audited and making sure the doctors gave Sophia above-average care during her bout with pneumonia. Stan was effective when it counted and it was during those episodes that reminded Dorothy of the man she allowed herself to fall in love with.
6th Dec '17 11:06:45 AM RitzyMandrill
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* InsufferableGenius: At her worst.

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* InsufferableGenius: At her worst. For example when she auditioned for Jeopardy! her cocky attitude ruins her chance to appear on TV and Sophia tells her that it was the same at School.
3rd Nov '17 5:22:12 PM Crackalacking
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* DirtyOldWoman: To the point that even Maxim felt obliged to acknowledge her as # 1 of "TV's Best Nymphos."

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* DirtyOldWoman: To Quite possibly '''the''' most well-known example in fiction. It's to the point that even Maxim felt obliged to acknowledge her as # 1 of "TV's Best Nymphos."
15th Oct '17 4:50:43 PM Lightning4119
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* ButtMonkey: Tends to have the worst luck when it comes to her personal life.

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* ButtMonkey: Tends to have the worst luck when it comes to her personal life. Dorothy is actually a deconstruction of this trope, as the poor treatment she gets at the hands of her roommates (and has gotten all her life from her mother) is a large factor of why she keeps getting back together with Stan despite how badly it always goes.



* CompressedVice: Dorothy has grappled with both cigarette smoking and a gambling addiction.

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* CompressedVice: Dorothy has grappled with both cigarette smoking and a gambling addiction. Notably, both vices were ones she had dealt with before, and the episode involved concerned falling back into the habit.



* GrandmaWhatMassiveHotnessYouHave: Blanche has no problem finding a man in spite of being a grandmother... although she sometimes makes her grandkids call her "Mom" or "Sis".

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* GrandmaWhatMassiveHotnessYouHave: Blanche has no problem finding a man in spite of being a grandmother... although she sometimes makes her grandkids call her "Mom" or "Sis". Her encroaching age and the menopause that came with it was the plot of an episode, but by the end of the episode (with help from a handsome vet) she was back to normal.
-->'''Dorothy''': She could be in a coma. Put a man within five miles of her, she'd roll over and shave her legs.




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* YourCheatingHeart: He dumped Dorothy for a woman half her age after 38 years of marriage. He confesses later on that it wasn't the first time he'd cheated on her.
11th Oct '17 9:48:49 PM gjjones
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* SouthernBelle

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* SouthernBelleSouthernBelle: She's from the DeepSouth and an upper-class rich girl. Another highlighted similarity between Devereaux and Rue [=McClanahan=], as the latter was originally from Oklahoma.
25th Sep '17 8:14:00 PM DrOO7
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** She's outraged to learn that Dorothys gay friend has a crush on Rose rather than her, those this could just be yet another indication of her self-centeredness.
25th Aug '17 11:03:44 AM Husk
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* FemmeFatale[=/=]TheVamp: No man over 45 (and some men under, too!) can resist the allure of Blanche Devereaux.

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* FemmeFatale[=/=]TheVamp: FemmeFatale [=/=] TheVamp: No man over 45 (and some men under, too!) can resist the allure of Blanche Devereaux.
25th Aug '17 11:02:24 AM Husk
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* [[DrowningMySorrows Eating My Sorrows]] / Heartbreak and Ice Cream]]: Showed a tendency toward this quite a few times. When she gave up sex briefly, she [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything sublimated her desire with Popsicles]]. In another episode, upon returning from a class reunion and seeing that everyone but her had gotten face lifts, she consoles herself with [[CutASliceTakeTheRest all but a slice]] of Sophia's lasagna...at 9:00 in the morning. In one episode, Dorothy walks into the kitchen and sees a distressed Blanche putting nearly everything in the fridge on the table. "Hungry, or suicidal?"

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* [[DrowningMySorrows Eating My Sorrows]] / Heartbreak and Ice Cream]]: HeartbreakAndIceCream: Showed a tendency toward this quite a few times. When she gave up sex briefly, she [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything sublimated her desire with Popsicles]]. In another episode, upon returning from a class reunion and seeing that everyone but her had gotten face lifts, she consoles herself with [[CutASliceTakeTheRest all but a slice]] of Sophia's lasagna...at 9:00 in the morning. In one episode, Dorothy walks into the kitchen and sees a distressed Blanche putting nearly everything in the fridge on the table. "Hungry, or suicidal?"
22nd Aug '17 6:11:46 AM VoxAquila
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* DarkSecret: Rose has one about her late husband Charlie...

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* DarkSecret: Rose has one about her late husband Charlie...[[spoiler: that he wasn't half the businessman that she played him up to be to her children.]]


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* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: When ''Rose'' has a snarky remark...
* PerverseSexualLust: Had a very hot and heavy affair with a Goofy performer from Disneyworld...that sizzled out when he took off the costume.
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