History Series / TheGoldenGirls

22nd Mar '17 6:57:18 AM Gravidef
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* StuckAtTheAirportPlot: This series had a {{Flashback}} in one episode where Rose is stuck in the train station on Christmas and talks to another stuck lady. They talk about holiday memories and in the the end, it's revealed that the other woman's daughter was dead; she was going to visit her at the cemetery.

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* StuckAtTheAirportPlot: This series had a {{Flashback}} in In one Mother's Day episode where {{Flashback}}, Rose is reminisces about being stuck in the train a bus station on Christmas and talks to with another stuck lady. They talk about holiday memories and in the the end, it's revealed that the other woman's daughter was dead; she elderly woman who was going to visit her at daughter. She eventually reveals that her daughter is dead, and that she visits the cemetery.cemetery on Mother's Day every year. Things look bleak when a cop shows up (the woman had run away from her nursing home to make the trip), but Rose saves the day by claiming that the woman is her own mother.
** In another flashback, the girls end up sleeping in a train station after discovering that all of the locomotives that depart from the town deliberately leave late. The problems only increase when a group of circus clowns appears from another train.
* SweetAndSourGrapes: In "Woman of the Year," Rose vies for St. Olaf's [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Woman of the Year Award]]. Blanche and Dorothy decide to help her by exaggerating the achievements in her application, and she earns the prize. Upon discovering that the other girls lied, though, Rose refuses to accept the award...and later ends up genuinely winning because of her honesty (it helps that the woman the committee tried to give it to had a literal skeleton in her closet).
22nd Mar '17 6:47:38 AM Gravidef
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** She once tried to invoke this with the IRS upon discovering that she was being audited--she put on an extremely revealing outfit in preparation for the representative's visit. Unfortunately, the IRS [[GenreSavvy had caught on to her tactics]] and sent a ''female'' agent. Blanche took one look at her and said "I'll get my checkbook."
22nd Mar '17 6:45:38 AM Gravidef
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** Rose may have been the nice one...but there's a reason BewareTheNiceOnes is a trope. She once saved a teddy bear that a BrattyHalfPint was keeping from her by ripping said bear from the girl's arms and shoving her out the door. Rose also stood up to notorious grump Frieda Claxton and told her to "drop dead"--unfortunately, poor Frieda was so stunned by Rose's outburst that she ''did.''

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** Rose may have been the nice one...a kind person...but there's a reason BewareTheNiceOnes is a trope. She once saved a teddy bear that a BrattyHalfPint was keeping from her by ripping said bear from the girl's arms and shoving her out the door. Rose also stood up to notorious grump Frieda Claxton and told her to "drop dead"--unfortunately, poor Frieda was so stunned by Rose's outburst that she ''did.''
22nd Mar '17 6:40:36 AM Gravidef
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* NeverMessWithGranny: By the end of the series, all four Girls were grandmothers (or in Sophia's case, a great-grandmother)...and all four repeatedly proved that they were ''not'' to be trifled with.
** Dorothy probably got this the most: in one episode, she [[TranquilFury calmly]] tells the prejudiced Barbara Thorndyke to "go to Hell." In another, she gives an epic TheReasonYouSuckSpeech to a doctor who misdiagnosed her Chronic Fatigue Syndrome by insisting that she was just getting old and needed a makeover.
** Rose may have been the nice one...but there's a reason BewareTheNiceOnes is a trope. She once saved a teddy bear that a BrattyHalfPint was keeping from her by ripping said bear from the girl's arms and shoving her out the door. Rose also stood up to notorious grump Frieda Claxton and told her to "drop dead"--unfortunately, poor Frieda was so stunned by Rose's outburst that she ''did.''
** Though Blanche hated the idea of being a grandmother (it made her feel old), she still showed her mettle when necessary. During a protest to save dolphins from tuna fishermen, she laid a guy flat with a single punch; she once hit a home run without even trying at the batting cages; and she wasn't afraid to lay down the law with her children when she saw that her grandson was being neglected.
** And, of course, Sophia was probably the least afraid to get her hands dirty. She [[ArmorPiercingSlap smacked]] Blanche's unruly grandson across the face when he mouthed off to her, and, upon discovering that her boyfriend was cheating on her, laid into him with her purse (she had some backup from her sister Angela on that one).
16th Mar '17 9:05:28 AM Ejia
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* CastingCouch: Even sleeping with the director of the local theatre production of Macbeth couldn't land Blanche the role of Lady Macbeth; that went, inadvertently, to Rose.


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* 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.
16th Mar '17 8:51:06 AM Ejia
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* AllWomenAreLustful: When Burt Reynolds shows up to take Sophia to lunch, he casually asks her "which one's the slut?". Blanche, Dorothy, and Rose all raise their hands and cheerfully state "I am!".



* 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.



-->'''Blanch:''' Rose, there's something I have to say to you...Just two little words, but they're probably the hardest two words in the English language for me to say.

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-->'''Blanch:''' -->'''Blanche:''' Rose, there's something I have to say to you...Just two little words, but they're probably the hardest two words in the English language for me to say.


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* LongSpeechTeaTime: Sometimes, when Rose starts one of her many meandering stories about St. Olaf, the others feign sleep or run off to the kitchen.
12th Mar '17 5:46:34 AM skzip887
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** The episode also features an increaseingly aburd B-plot about Dorothy being courted by Lyle Waggoner and Sonny Bono, and a particularly absurd story about Sophia spying on the Germans. Finding out it was all part of Blanche's dream makes everything fall into place.
7th Mar '17 9:26:17 PM Green_lantern40
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** After Dorothy's daughter is cheated on by her husband.

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** After Dorothy's daughter is cheated on by her husband.husband, she and Stan bring him outside and explain to him that loving parents [[MamaBear such as]] [[PapaWolf themselves]] can't bear to see their children getting hurt, and do their best to try and protect them from "bullies on the playground". Even after they're already grown, seeing their children get hurt is still too much for a parent to bear.
7th Mar '17 6:20:48 PM Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr
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* AerithAndBob: Played with in an episode involving minks when Rose named some of them.
-->'''Rose:''' We are not giving away Fluffy, Muffy, Buffy, and Joanne!
-->'''Dorothy:''' Rose, they are non-breeding minks who eat their weight in food everyday! ...Joanne?



* AllMenArePerverts: A recurring theme of the series, and the girls have had numerous escapades involving such men who insist on making this known to them.



* AerithAndBob: Played with in an episode involving minks when Rose named some of them.
-->'''Rose:''' We are not giving away Fluffy, Muffy, Buffy, and Joanne!
-->'''Dorothy:''' Rose, they are non-breeding minks who eat their weight in food everyday! ...Joanne?
* AllMenArePerverts: A recurring theme of the series, and the girls have had numerous escapades involving such men who insist on making this known to them.



* BlindWithoutEm and BlindMistake: Sophia. She tended to make some rather hilarious goofs without them, such as mistaking Blanche for a black man (she was wearing very dark sunglasses at the time), and inadvertently buying condoms when she was trying to use what she thought was a payphone.

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* BlindWithoutEm and BlindMistake: Sophia. She tended BiggusDickus: Rose compares her late husband Charlie's endowment to make some rather hilarious goofs without them, such as mistaking Blanche for a black man (she was wearing very dark sunglasses at the time), and inadvertently buying condoms when bull's she was trying to use what she thought was saw as a payphone.child:
-->'''Rose''': "Boy, that bull would've been jealous."



* BiggusDickus: Rose compares her late husband Charlie's endowment to a bull's she saw as a child:
-->'''Rose''': "Boy, that bull would've been jealous."



* BlindWithoutEm and BlindMistake: Sophia. She tended to make some rather hilarious goofs without them, such as mistaking Blanche for a black man (she was wearing very dark sunglasses at the time), and inadvertently buying condoms when she was trying to use what she thought was a payphone.



* BrainFreeze: While visiting America, Stan's Czechoslovakian cousin Magda develops a fondness for ''Slurpee'' slushies.



* BrainFreeze: While visiting America, Stan's Czechoslovakian cousin Magda develops a fondness for ''Slurpee'' slushies.
7th Mar '17 4:04:31 PM JohnnyHuang
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* Blanche Devereaux (Rue [=McClanahan=]): A [[LovableSexManiac mancrazy]] SouthernBelle socialite.

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* Blanche Devereaux (Rue [=McClanahan=]): A [[LovableSexManiac mancrazy]] man-crazy]] SouthernBelle socialite.



** After Dorothy's daughter is cheated on by her husband, .

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** After Dorothy's daughter is cheated on by her husband, .husband.



** "Transplant" (season 1): Rose, Dorothy and Sophia take care of baby Danny for their neighbor Ted, who was involved in a waterskiing accident. After his wife Lucy drove him to the hospital, the couple decide to leave Danny in the care of the three ladies while Blanche visits with her sister Virginia.

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** "Transplant" (season 1): Rose, Dorothy and Sophia take care of baby Danny for their neighbor Ted, who was involved in a waterskiing water-skiing accident. After his wife Lucy drove him to the hospital, the couple decide to leave Danny in the care of the three ladies while Blanche visits with her sister Virginia.



* BrokenTreasure: The episode featuring Big Daddy's funeral has a houseguest inadvertently break a commemorative plate Blanche received for a ball.

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* BrokenTreasure: The episode featuring Big Daddy's funeral has a houseguest house guest inadvertently break a commemorative plate Blanche received for a ball.



--->'''Rose:''' Let's just say you didn't want to park your care under their oak tree.

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--->'''Rose:''' Let's just say you didn't want to park your care car under their oak tree.tree.
** When Stan informs the girls about the potato peeler he's pitching commercially (which he named "Zbornee"):
--->'''Rose''': What's a "Zbornee"?
--->'''Dorothy''': Rose, I put up with it for 38 years. [[YouDoNotWantToKnow You don't want to know.]]
--->*Cue Stan rolling his eyes*
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