History Series / TheGoldenGirls

20th Jun '17 3:26:08 AM JohnnyHuang
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* SittingSexyOnAPiano: Blanche does this in "Journey to the Center Of Attention," complete with a [[Creator/MichellePfeiffer red dress]]. Of course, [[EpicFail it fails horribly]]; [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZDQn93ngK8 watch to see just how.]] Rue [=McClanahan=] named this as her favorite musical scene.



* StandardizedSitcomHousing: The house differs slightly from the norm in that (like most Florida homes) it's only one story, and where most shows have the staircase, it has the lanai; but otherwise it fits the bill.
* SittingSexyOnAPiano: Blanche does this in "Journey to the Center Of Attention," complete with a [[Creator/MichellePfeiffer red dress]]. Of course, [[EpicFail it fails horribly]]; [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZDQn93ngK8 watch to see just how.]] Rue [=McClanahan=] named this as her favorite musical scene.


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* StandardizedSitcomHousing: The house differs slightly from the norm in that (like most Florida homes) it's only one story, and where most shows have the staircase, it has the lanai; but otherwise it fits the bill.
20th Jun '17 3:23:38 AM JohnnyHuang
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* SeductionProofMarriage: In "Ladies of the Evening" the girls are arrested on charges of prostitution. Dorothy offers (sincerely) to explain things to the officer in private, but he takes it for a come on and says he's happily married.
* SerialSpouse: Harry, [[FourthDateMarriage Blanche's fiance]] in the pilot, married multiple women without divorcing them.
* SexForServices: Blanche had slept with two city council members - because she ''wanted'' to. Their approval of the petition she was sponsoring was an added bonus she was expecting, though.
* SextraCredit: Blanche was the target of one sleazy professor when she was studying for her degree. Unlike the previous example, though, she refuses, as she only sleeps with people she actually likes.



* TheScrooge: Rose's Charlie.

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* TheScrooge: TheScrooge:
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Rose's Charlie.


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* SeductionProofMarriage: In "Ladies of the Evening" the girls are arrested on charges of prostitution. Dorothy offers (sincerely) to explain things to the officer in private, but he takes it for a come on and says he's happily married.
* SerialSpouse: Harry, [[FourthDateMarriage Blanche's fiance]] in the pilot, married multiple women without divorcing them.
* SexForServices: Blanche had slept with two city council members - because she ''wanted'' to. Their approval of the petition she was sponsoring was an added bonus she was expecting, though.
* SextraCredit: Blanche was the target of one sleazy professor when she was studying for her degree. Unlike the previous example, though, she refuses, as she only sleeps with people she actually likes.
17th Jun '17 5:56:18 PM GarrulousTiger
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** In another episode Rose takes a Spanish class at night school to qualify for a promotion at the counseling center which requires that she become bilingual. Blanche (who initially confused "bilingual" with "bisexual") signs up too, but only because she hopes to meet a man. Both eventually drop out, Rose because "Norwegians are notoriously bad at Spanish" and Blanche because there was only one man in the whole class who caught her fancy who "kept doodling the name 'Kenny' over and over in his notebook."

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** In another episode Rose takes a Spanish class at night school to qualify for a promotion at the counseling center which requires that she become bilingual. Blanche (who initially confused "bilingual" with "bisexual") signs up too, but only because she hopes to meet a man. Both eventually drop out, Rose because "Norwegians are notoriously bad at Spanish" and Blanche because there was only one man in the whole class who caught her fancy fancy, who was apparently gay because he "kept doodling the name 'Kenny' over and over in his notebook." "
*** In this episode Blanche also reveals to Rose she agreed to sleep with the Spanish teacher in exchange for test answers. This would at first blush seem to contradict the lesson she learned in the earlier episode mentioned above, but on the other hand, in this episode, Blanche was never serious about learning Spanish and was only there to meet men... so mission accomplished.
13th Jun '17 4:48:40 PM JohnnyHuang
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* PostRobberyTrauma

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* PostRobberyTraumaPostRobberyTrauma: Rose suffers this in the episode "Break-In".



* RecklessGunUsage: Overcome with trauma stemming from a robbery, Rose purchases a gun and carelessly shoots it towards the front door, hearing a man's voice and thinking it was a robber (it was actually Blanche's date.) The bullet ends up hitting one of Blanche's prized vases.

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* RecklessGunUsage: [[PostRobberyTrauma Overcome with trauma stemming from a robbery, robbery]], Rose purchases a gun and carelessly shoots it towards the front door, hearing a man's voice and thinking it was a robber (it was actually Blanche's date.) The bullet ends up hitting one of Blanche's prized vases.


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** Another one:
-->'''Rose''': I just realized I'm the most boring person in the world.
-->'''Sophia''': Did something happen to Regis Philbin?
13th Jun '17 4:01:51 PM JohnnyHuang
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:Then, when the girls are locked up on suspicion of being prostitutes and Sophia comes to bail them out, only to learn that she's ''still'' not invited along...

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:Then, ** Then, when the girls are locked up on suspicion of being prostitutes and Sophia comes to bail them out, only to learn that she's ''still'' not invited along...



** IronicEchoCut: In a scene in which Dorothy, visiting the concession stand Sophia and Max (then-husband of Sophia) are running at the time, worries that the weather might cause Sophia to get sick. Sophia responds with, "Please, I haven't had a cold for 40 years!" Cue the cut, followed by Max and Sophia being sick and treated at home, while the latter moans: "This is the worst cold I've had in 40 years."

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** * IronicEchoCut: In a scene in which Dorothy, visiting the concession stand Sophia and Max (then-husband of Sophia) are running at the time, worries that the weather might cause Sophia to get sick. Sophia responds with, "Please, I haven't had a cold for 40 years!" Cue the cut, followed by Max and Sophia being sick and treated at home, while the latter moans: "This is the worst cold I've had in 40 years."
13th Jun '17 2:22:56 AM Green_lantern40
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* BleakAbyssRetirementVillage:

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* BleakAbyssRetirementVillage:BleakAbyssRetirementHome:



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13th Jun '17 2:19:19 AM Green_lantern40
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* AndYourRewardIsEdible: Dorothy and Blanche's prize for winning "Grab That Dough": an electric skillet, and a lifetime supply of soup to go in the skillet.

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* AndYourRewardIsEdible: AndYourRewardIsEdible:
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Dorothy and Blanche's prize for winning "Grab ''Grab That Dough": Dough'': an electric skillet, and a lifetime supply of soup to go in the skillet.skillet.
** The trophy that Rose receives for winning St. Olaf's Woman of the Year in "Yokel Hero" is made entirely of chocolate, wrapped in gold foil.



* AttendingYourOwnFuneral: One of Blanche's stories about her youth involved her [[FakingTheDead faking an accidental death]] because she wanted to see how many people really liked her.

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* AttendingYourOwnFuneral: AttendingYourOwnFuneral:
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One of Blanche's stories about her youth involved her [[FakingTheDead faking an accidental death]] because she wanted to see how many people really liked her.



* BackToSchool: Rose in one episode, in order to get her high school diploma, with Dorothy teaching the class. Rose explains that she never actually finished high school because she developed a case of mono and was too ill to attend.

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* BackToSchool: BackToSchool:
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Rose in one episode, in order to get her high school diploma, with Dorothy teaching the class. Rose explains that she never actually finished high school because she developed a case of mono and was too ill to attend.



* BleakAbyssRetirementHome: A RunningGag had to do with Shady Pines, the retirement home Sophia lived at for five years.
** In another, Sophia has a friend named Lillian who was transferred to a place called Sunny Pastures, which Sophia describes as the bottom of the barrel where people get sent if they couldn't afford a place like Shady Pines. When Dorothy and Sophia go and visit Lillian, even Dorothy, who normally defends Shady Pines against Sophia's hyperbole, readily admits what Sophia mentions about Sunny Pastures was ''true.''

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* BleakAbyssRetirementHome: A RunningGag had to do with BleakAbyssRetirementVillage:
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Shady Pines, the retirement home Sophia lived at for five years.
years. Tellingly, she moved back there after ''The Series/GoldenPalace'' was canceled.
** In another, Sophia also has a friend named Lillian who was transferred to a place called Sunny Pastures, which Sophia describes as the bottom of the barrel where people get sent if they couldn't afford a place like Shady Pines. When Dorothy and Sophia go and visit Lillian, even Dorothy, who normally defends Shady Pines against Sophia's hyperbole, readily admits what Sophia mentions about Sunny Pastures was ''true.''



* ComfortFood: Cheesecake - to the point where Blanche becomes alarmed in the middle of one crisis when she opens the refrigerator and there's no cheesecake. Fortunately Rose saves the day by buying another cheesecake while out shopping.
** Also, cookies. While feuding with Dorothy, Blanche craves Chips Ahoy after Dorothy makes a snide comment about Blanche's figure. And in the episode "Feelings," Sophia remarks, after Dorothy refuses to cave in regarding a failing grade that would keep one of her students from playing in a crucial football game, that in all her life she's never been prouder of Dorothy...

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* ComfortFood: ComfortFood:
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Cheesecake - to the point where Blanche becomes alarmed in the middle of one crisis when she opens the refrigerator and there's no cheesecake. Fortunately Rose saves the day by buying another cheesecake while out shopping.
** Also, cookies. While feuding with Dorothy, In particular, Blanche craves has been shown to be quite fond of Chips Ahoy after Dorothy makes a snide comment about Blanche's figure.Ahoy! on more than one occasion. And in the episode "Feelings," Sophia remarks, after Dorothy refuses to cave in regarding a failing grade that would keep one of her students from playing in a crucial football game, that in all her life she's never been prouder of Dorothy...
11th Jun '17 6:29:20 PM GarrulousTiger
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*** In the most extreme example, she actually claimed to ''be'' AngieDickinson in "Grab That Dough."

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*** In the most extreme example, she actually claimed to ''be'' AngieDickinson Angie Dickinson in "Grab That Dough."



** And in "Mary Has a Little Lamb," it's ''Dorothy'' who helps mend the rift between Mary and her father by... telling a St. Olaf story.



*** Blanche also considers herself capable of causing men to switch teams according to how she treats them, most notably a boyfriend who proposed to her with a cheap, fake ring, and after the relationship ended, supposedly turned gay. When Dorothy [[AvertedTrope argues that it's not possible to just turn gay]], Blanche counters that if he had been gay before, [[CampGay he would have had better taste in jewelry]].

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*** Blanche also considers herself capable of causing men to switch teams according to how she treats them, most notably a boyfriend who proposed to her with a cheap, fake ring, and after the relationship ended, supposedly turned gay. When Dorothy [[AvertedTrope argues that it's not possible to just turn gay]], Blanche counters that if he had been gay before, [[CampGay he would have had better taste in jewelry]]. And in the episode in which Clayton comes out to her, Blanche, while having lunch with her brother in a restaurant which she assumes is a gay bar, announces to the clientele that she'd be proud to have any one of them date her brother. One of the customers says, "I'd rather date ''you'', lady," to which Blanche crows, "I've done the impossible! I've converted one!"



* DietEpisode: In "What a Difference a Date Makes" (season six), Blanche undergoes her annual ritual of crash-dieting in order to fit into her wedding dress. It ends up being equally hard on Rose after Rose inadvertently eats Blanche's sensible meal and diet shake as a snack.

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* DietEpisode: In Several episodes invoked dieting as a plot point, most significantly "What a Difference a Date Makes" (season six), in which Blanche undergoes her annual ritual of crash-dieting in order to fit into her wedding dress. It ends up being equally hard on Rose after Rose inadvertently eats consumes Blanche's sensible meal of tuna quiche and diet shake as a snack.
11th Jun '17 6:18:31 PM GarrulousTiger
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*** In the most extreme example, she actually claimed to ''be'' SusanAnton in "Grab That Dough."

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*** In the most extreme example, she actually claimed to ''be'' SusanAnton AngieDickinson in "Grab That Dough."
11th Jun '17 6:15:56 PM GarrulousTiger
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*** In the most extreme example, she actually claimed to ''be'' SusanAnton in "Grab That Dough."
--> '''Blanche:''' I have altered my appearance for a very important movie role.
--> '''Dorothy:''' It's about a woman who ''eats'' her way from behind the Iron Curtain.
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