History Heartwarming / TheGoldenGirls

23rd Apr '18 9:55:54 PM Gravidef
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** The Boscos come to the same realization, deciding to let the matter drop and go back to Sicily with Gina. Philomena apologizes to Dorothy for putting her through all this, and says, "You would have been a wonderful daughter. But then, you already have, for ''your'' mother."

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** The Boscos Bascos come to the same realization, deciding to let the matter drop and go back to Sicily with Gina. Philomena apologizes to Dorothy for putting her through all this, and says, "You would have been a wonderful daughter. But then, you already have, for ''your'' mother.""
* In "Stan Takes a Wife," Stan plans on marrying a woman named Katherine. Dorothy's thrilled at the prospect of him not barging in on her life any more--but then a cold Sophia has caught turns into a bad case of pneumonia, and Stan comes to wait with Dorothy at the hospital, bringing her takeout and bravely demanding that the uncaring doctors provide hourly updates on Sophia (which is itself a Crowning Moment of Heartwarming for Stan, as it shows he still cares not only about Dorothy, but his former mother-in-law as well). Stan's show of kindness makes Dorothy realize that she's still in love with him, and she plans to interrupt the wedding to tell him how she feels. Blanche and Rose are able to keep them apart long enough to prevent Dorothy from blabbing, and she heads off to the wedding location's bar to drown her misery in popcorn. As she sits stewing, a middle-aged woman enters, looking nervous. She explains that she's about to get maried, but is terrified that she won't be able to measure up to her new husband's ex-wife, who he apparently praises all the time ("She's Superwoman! Cooked, cleaned, raised two kids, had a career, and has never looked better!"). Dorothy quickly realizes that the woman is Katherine, though she doesn't reveal her own identity. Katherine then goes on to say that this will be her first-ever marriage, as she's dedicated most of her life to her career, and that she's totally, completely in love with Stan. Dorothy then remarks that [[IHaveThisFriend if Stan's ex-wife]] ''was'' to hear all this, she might temporarily have some old feelings, but then see how happy he and his new bride were, realize her own selfishness, and give them her blessing. Encouraged, Katherine heads off to the wedding; Dorothy comes with her, remarking that she has a feeling they'll be seeing each other again very soon...
16th Jan '18 9:18:29 AM Kissybandit513
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* Sophia and Dorothy have one of the biggest ones in the series: when a family of acquaintances from Brooklyn come to Miami and inform them that their daughter and Dorothy may have been switched at birth, Dorothy spends the entire episode fearing that Sophia may not be her mother. Finally, Sophia agrees to get a blood test to find out for certain, and tells Dorothy a story while waiting for the results: on Dorothy's first day of school, a girl picks on her the whole day. Sophia expects her daughter to say she hates school, but instead, Dorothy reveals that she made a new friend. Adult Dorothy wonders how Sophia knew about the whole day, and then it dawns on her:
-->'''Dorothy:''' How did you know what happened? If the teacher didn't see what Debbie was-
-->'''Sophia:''' I saw. I stood at the window and watched you for four hours, in case you needed me.
-->'''Dorothy:''' You didn't.
-->'''Sophia:''' No big deal. Any real mother would do that for her kid.
-->'''Doctor:''' Mrs. Petrillo? I have the results of your test.
-->'''Sophia:''' Thanks. ''(takes the paper. Once the doctor leaves, she rips it into pieces and throws it into the garbage, and looks at Dorothy.)'' Let's roll.
1st Mar '17 10:34:53 AM LavenderCat
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** In the episode "Foreign Exchange" the Bascos, friends of Sophia's from Sicily, come to visit with a shocking possibility - [[SwitchedAtBirth their daughter Gina and Dorothy were possibly mixed up at birth, meaning Sophia isn't really Dorothy's mother.]] Dorothy agonizes over this for the entirety of the episode, especially when she sees Sophia growing closer to Gina. Sophia goes to have a blood test to solve the whole issue once and for all, and while they're waiting for the results, Sophia tells Dorothy the story of her first day of school - Dorothy began crying and calling out for Sophia, but the teacher told Sophia to leave so they could get Dorothy calmed down. Throughout the rest of the day, Dorothy was bullied by another girl every time the teacher had her back turned. Sophia was afraid the incident would put Dorothy off school forever, but when she picks Dorothy up, she learns Dorothy had a fantastic time and can't wait to go back. Dorothy realizes the only way Sophia could have known about all that is if she'd been watching, which Sophia confirms: "I stood at the window for four hours. In case you needed me."

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** * In the episode "Foreign Exchange" the Bascos, friends of Sophia's from Sicily, come to visit with a shocking possibility - [[SwitchedAtBirth their daughter Gina and Dorothy were possibly mixed up at birth, meaning Sophia isn't really Dorothy's mother.]] Dorothy agonizes over this for the entirety of the episode, especially when she sees Sophia growing closer to Gina. Sophia goes to have a blood test to solve the whole issue once and for all, and while they're waiting for the results, Sophia tells Dorothy the story of her first day of school - Dorothy began crying and calling out for Sophia, but the teacher told Sophia to leave so they could get Dorothy calmed down. Throughout the rest of the day, Dorothy was bullied by another girl every time the teacher had her back turned. Sophia was afraid the incident would put Dorothy off school forever, but when she picks Dorothy up, she learns Dorothy had a fantastic time and can't wait to go back. Dorothy realizes the only way Sophia could have known about all that is if she'd been watching, which Sophia confirms: "I stood at the window for four hours. In case you needed me."



** The Boscos come to the same realization, deciding to let the matter drop and go back to Sicily with Gina. Philomena apologizes to Dorothy for putting her through all this, and says, "You would have been a wonderful daughter. But then, you already are."

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** The Boscos come to the same realization, deciding to let the matter drop and go back to Sicily with Gina. Philomena apologizes to Dorothy for putting her through all this, and says, "You would have been a wonderful daughter. But then, you already are.have, for ''your'' mother."
1st Mar '17 10:34:10 AM LavenderCat
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* Dorothy and Sophia make a bet over a bowling competition. If Sophia wins, Dorothy will pay for a trip to Italy with an old boyfriend that she disapproved of. If Dorothy wins, Sophia will give her a pair of treasured antique earrings. Near the end of the competition, Dorothy sees how happy Sophia is reminiscing with Augustine and purposely takes a dive so Sophia wins the bet. Sophia in turn gives Dorothy the earrings anyway, knowing her daughter well enough that she could have easily made that winning shot.

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* Dorothy and Sophia make a bet over a bowling competition. If Sophia wins, Dorothy will pay for a trip to Italy with an old boyfriend that she disapproved of. If Dorothy wins, Sophia will give her a pair of treasured antique earrings. Near the end of the competition, Dorothy sees how happy Sophia is reminiscing with Augustine and purposely takes a dive so Sophia wins the bet. Sophia in turn gives Dorothy the earrings anyway, knowing her daughter well enough that she could have easily made that winning shot.shot.
** In the episode "Foreign Exchange" the Bascos, friends of Sophia's from Sicily, come to visit with a shocking possibility - [[SwitchedAtBirth their daughter Gina and Dorothy were possibly mixed up at birth, meaning Sophia isn't really Dorothy's mother.]] Dorothy agonizes over this for the entirety of the episode, especially when she sees Sophia growing closer to Gina. Sophia goes to have a blood test to solve the whole issue once and for all, and while they're waiting for the results, Sophia tells Dorothy the story of her first day of school - Dorothy began crying and calling out for Sophia, but the teacher told Sophia to leave so they could get Dorothy calmed down. Throughout the rest of the day, Dorothy was bullied by another girl every time the teacher had her back turned. Sophia was afraid the incident would put Dorothy off school forever, but when she picks Dorothy up, she learns Dorothy had a fantastic time and can't wait to go back. Dorothy realizes the only way Sophia could have known about all that is if she'd been watching, which Sophia confirms: "I stood at the window for four hours. In case you needed me."
** Followed immediately by the doctor bringing in the results of Sophia's blood test. She thanks him, promptly rips it up, tosses it aside, and turns to Dorothy, saying, "Let's roll." Sophia couldn't care at all what some blood test says. Dorothy is her daughter, and she loves her with all her heart.
** The Boscos come to the same realization, deciding to let the matter drop and go back to Sicily with Gina. Philomena apologizes to Dorothy for putting her through all this, and says, "You would have been a wonderful daughter. But then, you already are."
16th Feb '17 3:40:57 PM straydogsweets
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-->'''Sophia:''' Thanks. ''(takes the paper. Once the doctor leaves, she rips it into pieces and throws it into the garbage, and looks at Dorothy.)'' Let's roll.

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-->'''Sophia:''' Thanks. ''(takes the paper. Once the doctor leaves, she rips it into pieces and throws it into the garbage, and looks at Dorothy.)'' Let's roll.roll.
* Dorothy and Sophia make a bet over a bowling competition. If Sophia wins, Dorothy will pay for a trip to Italy with an old boyfriend that she disapproved of. If Dorothy wins, Sophia will give her a pair of treasured antique earrings. Near the end of the competition, Dorothy sees how happy Sophia is reminiscing with Augustine and purposely takes a dive so Sophia wins the bet. Sophia in turn gives Dorothy the earrings anyway, knowing her daughter well enough that she could have easily made that winning shot.
12th Feb '17 10:03:41 PM Windrays
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--> '''Sophia:''' *shrugs* I look at him, I see Erroll Flynn.

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--> '''Sophia:''' *shrugs* I look at him, I see Erroll Flynn.Flynn.
* Sophia and Dorothy have one of the biggest ones in the series: when a family of acquaintances from Brooklyn come to Miami and inform them that their daughter and Dorothy may have been switched at birth, Dorothy spends the entire episode fearing that Sophia may not be her mother. Finally, Sophia agrees to get a blood test to find out for certain, and tells Dorothy a story while waiting for the results: on Dorothy's first day of school, a girl picks on her the whole day. Sophia expects her daughter to say she hates school, but instead, Dorothy reveals that she made a new friend. Adult Dorothy wonders how Sophia knew about the whole day, and then it dawns on her:
-->'''Dorothy:''' How did you know what happened? If the teacher didn't see what Debbie was-
-->'''Sophia:''' I saw. I stood at the window and watched you for four hours, in case you needed me.
-->'''Dorothy:''' You didn't.
-->'''Sophia:''' No big deal. Any real mother would do that for her kid.
-->'''Doctor:''' Mrs. Petrillo? I have the results of your test.
-->'''Sophia:''' Thanks. ''(takes the paper. Once the doctor leaves, she rips it into pieces and throws it into the garbage, and looks at Dorothy.)'' Let's roll.
11th Feb '17 6:08:26 PM LavenderCat
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--> ''Sal:'' Will you wait up for me?
--> ''Sophia:'' Don't I always?
--> ''Sal:'' *affectionately* I love you.
--> ''Sophia:'' I love you too.
--> ''Dorothy:'' *looks at her mother with a knowing smirk*
--> ''Sophia:'' *shrugs* I look at him, I see Erroll Flynn.

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--> ''Sal:'' '''Sal:''' Will you wait up for me?
--> ''Sophia:'' '''Sophia:''' Don't I always?
--> ''Sal:'' '''Sal:''' *affectionately* I love you.
--> ''Sophia:'' '''Sophia:''' I love you too.
--> ''Dorothy:'' '''Dorothy:''' *looks at her mother with a knowing smirk*
--> ''Sophia:'' '''Sophia:''' *shrugs* I look at him, I see Erroll Flynn.
11th Feb '17 6:06:42 PM LavenderCat
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** The end of the episode has some behind-the-scenes heartwarming. Sophia is revealed to have a date with none other than Julio Iglesias, who actually appears in the episode. Initially, the producers wanted Iglesias to sing his famous rendition of "Begin the Beguine" to close out the show, but when the time came to film, he was reluctant about his voice not being up to par that evening and said he wouldn't do it. As the showrunners fretted, Estelle Getty herself came to the rescue--she too suffered from bad stage fright (even after the show had become popular) and knew what it felt like. In rehearsal, Getty took Iglesias's arm and started singing the song to him herself; this relaxed him enough to turn the number into a duet, which they perform as they walk out the door for a night on the town.

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** The end of the episode has some behind-the-scenes heartwarming. Sophia is revealed to have a date with none other than Julio Iglesias, who actually appears in the episode. Initially, the producers wanted Iglesias to sing his famous rendition of "Begin the Beguine" to close out the show, but when the time came to film, he was reluctant about his voice not being up to par that evening and said he wouldn't do it. As the showrunners fretted, Estelle Getty herself came to the rescue--she too suffered from bad stage fright (even after the show had become popular) and knew what it felt like. In rehearsal, Getty took Iglesias's arm and started singing the song to him herself; this relaxed him enough to turn the number into a duet, which they perform as they walk out the door for a night on the town.town.
* This adorable exchange between Sal and Sophia, during a flashback to Brooklyn, 1957, in "One for the Money".
--> ''Sal:'' Will you wait up for me?
--> ''Sophia:'' Don't I always?
--> ''Sal:'' *affectionately* I love you.
--> ''Sophia:'' I love you too.
--> ''Dorothy:'' *looks at her mother with a knowing smirk*
--> ''Sophia:'' *shrugs* I look at him, I see Erroll Flynn.
23rd Aug '16 10:29:13 PM Gravidef
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** In Blanche's flashback, she reveals that George (her late husband) proposed to her in a particular bar on Valentine's Day; the two made it a tradition to go back every year, and she's kept it up even after his death. As Blanche tells the bartender about why she's ordering two glasses of champagne, a young man overhears and reveals that he too is planning to propose, but can't work up the courage to actually pop the question. Blanche then sits with the young man and goes over every detail of that night; the simple beauty of the story is a nice contrast to the wild tales about her sex life, and proves that she and George really did love each other. What makes it even better is that at the end of the story, the young man decides that he's ready to propose, too--at which point he calls out to his ''boyfriend'' as he walks into the bar. It's a funny moment, but also showcases the LGBT-positive nature of the program.

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** In Blanche's flashback, she reveals that George (her late husband) proposed to her in a particular bar on Valentine's Day; the two made it a tradition to go back every year, and she's kept it up even after his death. As Blanche tells the bartender about why she's ordering two glasses of champagne, a young man overhears and reveals that he too is planning to propose, but can't work up the courage to actually pop the question. Blanche then sits with the young man and goes over every detail of that night; the simple beauty of the story is a nice contrast to the wild tales about her sex life, and proves that she and George really did love each other. What makes it even better is that at the end of the story, the young man decides that he's ready to propose, too--at which point he calls out to his ''boyfriend'' as he walks into the bar. It's a funny moment, but also showcases the LGBT-positive nature of the program.program.
** The end of the episode has some behind-the-scenes heartwarming. Sophia is revealed to have a date with none other than Julio Iglesias, who actually appears in the episode. Initially, the producers wanted Iglesias to sing his famous rendition of "Begin the Beguine" to close out the show, but when the time came to film, he was reluctant about his voice not being up to par that evening and said he wouldn't do it. As the showrunners fretted, Estelle Getty herself came to the rescue--she too suffered from bad stage fright (even after the show had become popular) and knew what it felt like. In rehearsal, Getty took Iglesias's arm and started singing the song to him herself; this relaxed him enough to turn the number into a duet, which they perform as they walk out the door for a night on the town.
23rd Aug '16 10:21:01 PM Gravidef
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** An ever sweeter moment comes later, when Blanche enters Clayton and Doug's room. She says she has an important question, and Clayton remarks that he doesn't want to talk to her--only for Blanche to say that the question is for Doug: "Do you love him?" She explains the Clayton is her baby brother, and she has to take care of him. The three finally come to an understanding and hug.

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** An ever sweeter moment comes later, when Blanche enters Clayton and Doug's room. She says she has an important question, and Clayton remarks that he doesn't want to talk to her--only for Blanche to say that the question is for Doug: "Do you love him?" She explains the Clayton is her baby brother, and she has to take care of him. The three finally come to an understanding and hug.hug.
* In one episode, Sophia's friend Lillian is transferred from Shady Pines to Sunny Pastures, the worst nursing home in all of Miami. Sophia breaks Lillian out and brings her to stay with the girls; unfortunately, Lillian is genuinely senile (and possibly suffering from a disease like dementia or Alzheimer's), and they're not able to give her the care she needs. The episode's subplot appears as simple comic relief: Blanche gets a big bonus at work and decides to use it to have her breasts enlarged, which leads to plenty of jokes. But the plotlines cross when, at the end of the episode, Rose reveals that she found another, better nursing home for Lillian. It seems as though the girls can't afford it...until Blanche selflessly gives up her bonus to cover for Lillian's initial treatment. At this point in the series, Blanche's {{Flanderization}} into a totally selfish individual was just beginning, so it's nice to see her willingly give up something she truly wants to help a woman she barely knows.
* Like the Mother's Day episode above, the Valentine's Day episode that appeared later in the series offers a few sweet moments.
** Sophia has a flashback to when she, Sal, and her father were on a cross-country road trip and ended up stranded in Chicago. Sophia's father takes her to task for marrying someone like Sal, and she admits that there's plenty wrong with him--but he still has a special quality that she can't explain. Sal proves that true when he reveals that he bought his wife a big box of Valentine's Day chocolates early in the trip and kept it hidden, quietly keeping track of the days so he could give it to her on the holiday itself. D'awww.
** In Blanche's flashback, she reveals that George (her late husband) proposed to her in a particular bar on Valentine's Day; the two made it a tradition to go back every year, and she's kept it up even after his death. As Blanche tells the bartender about why she's ordering two glasses of champagne, a young man overhears and reveals that he too is planning to propose, but can't work up the courage to actually pop the question. Blanche then sits with the young man and goes over every detail of that night; the simple beauty of the story is a nice contrast to the wild tales about her sex life, and proves that she and George really did love each other. What makes it even better is that at the end of the story, the young man decides that he's ready to propose, too--at which point he calls out to his ''boyfriend'' as he walks into the bar. It's a funny moment, but also showcases the LGBT-positive nature of the program.
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