History Series / TheGoldenGirls

24th Aug '16 2:48:20 PM Green_lantern40
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** In "Clifton Avenue Memoirs," Dorothy and Sophia look at an old photo album and discover a picture of Sal dressed as an organ grinder. Dorothy remarks that he somehow managed to put meat on the table every night despite his low salary, then asks "Where's the monkey?" Cue a guilty look from Sophia.

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** In "Clifton "Clinton Avenue Memoirs," Dorothy and Sophia look at an old photo album and discover a picture of Sal dressed as an organ grinder. Dorothy remarks that he somehow managed to put meat on the table every night despite his low salary, then asks "Where's the monkey?" Cue a guilty look from Sophia.



** The 1964 Tokyo Olympics--although as Blanche puts it, "The torch got there ''eventually'', didn't it?"
** Dorothy's favorite doll Mrs. Doolittle--her sister Gloria did ''something'' that not only broke the toy, but permanently kept Mrs. Doolittle's eyes open ("she looked like a meth addict!").

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** The 1964 Tokyo Olympics--although Olympics -- although as Blanche puts it, "The torch got there ''eventually'', didn't it?"
** Dorothy's favorite doll Mrs. Doolittle--her Doolittle -- her sister Gloria did ''something'' that not only broke the toy, but permanently kept Mrs. Doolittle's eyes open ("she looked ("She made Mrs. Doolittle look like a meth morphine addict!").
23rd Aug '16 9:16:54 PM Gravidef
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** In "Clifton Avenue Memoirs," Dorothy and Sophia look at an old photo album and discover a picture of Sal dressed as an organ grinder. Dorothy remarks that he somehow managed to put meat on the table every night despite his low salary, then asks "Where's the monkey?" Cue a guilty look from Sophia.



** Less frequently, "Stickman" for Stan.

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** Less frequently, "Stickman" for Stan. But everyone--from Dorothy to Sophia to his own mother--calls him "yutz."



** Dorothy's favorite doll Mrs. Doolittle.

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** Dorothy's favorite doll Mrs. Doolittle.Doolittle--her sister Gloria did ''something'' that not only broke the toy, but permanently kept Mrs. Doolittle's eyes open ("she looked like a meth addict!").



** What Dorothy ate for her confirmation dinner in Brooklyn (see IAteWhat above).



* ShoutOut: When Dorothy is working on the kids' show, Mr.Terrific has a puppet sidekick named Kolack from Twilar. This is very likely a shout-out to Danny Thomas, who appeared on a Series/TheDickVanDykeShow episode ('It May Look Like a Walnut') as "Kolack from Twilo." Tony Thomas, one third of the production team, was Danny Thomas' son.
* SleazyPolitician: Gil Kessler. Played with, Gil is actually a wimp and a coward, who doesn't dare dispute accusations that he is having an affair with Blanche and won't take it back [[DoubleStandard when Blanche suffers from the press hounding her and]] SlutShaming by her roommates.

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* ShoutOut: When Dorothy is working on the kids' show, Mr.Terrific has a puppet sidekick named Kolack from Twilar. This is very likely a shout-out to Danny Thomas, who appeared on a Series/TheDickVanDykeShow episode ('It May Look Like a Walnut') as "Kolack from Twilo." Tony Thomas, one third of the production team, was Danny Thomas' Thomas's son.
* SleazyPolitician: Gil Kessler. Played with, Gil is actually a wimp and a coward, who doesn't dare dispute accusations that he is having an affair with Blanche and won't take it back [[DoubleStandard when Blanche suffers from the press hounding her and]] SlutShaming by her roommates. He explains that he's doing this because no one's ever considered him a strong-willed person before, and sleeping with her makes him seem like one.


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* TemptingFate: In "The Housekeeper," the girls fire their Jamaican housekeeper Marguerite, who warns them that they're "making a big mistake." As Marguerite had demonstrated apparently magical abilities before (she gave Blanche what was apparently a love potion and left a painted rock as a charm under Dorothy's bed), Rose and Blanche are convinced that she's cursed them when a string of bad luck hits. Dorothy refuses to believe this and points out that nothing ''that'' unusual has happened...cue a man in a crow suit suddenly parachuting onto their lanai.
-->'''Man in Crow Suit''': This isn't the Orange Bowl, is it?
** In "Bang the Drum, Stanley," Stan takes Dorothy and Sophia to a baseball game. Dorothy's happy with the empty seat by her, and comments that she usually gets stuck "next to a fat sweaty man who insists on taking his shirt off." Three guesses as to the type of guy who sits down at her side as she's saying this.
-->'''Dorothy''': What kept you?
13th Aug '16 2:37:34 PM morenohijazo
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* PrenupBlowup: Stan and Dorothy, when they're planning to remarry.

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* PrenupBlowup: Stan and Dorothy, when they're planning to remarry. This ends the engagement.
10th Jul '16 1:32:28 PM Green_lantern40
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-->'''Sophia:''' Pussycat, are you doing the grocery shopping today?
-->'''Dorothy:''' Yeah. Something you want?
-->'''Sophia:''' Pick up a couple of chicken breasts and why don't we say 40...better make it 45 tubes of sunscreen.
-->'''Rose:''' Sophia, I've made that mistake before. The best thing to do is turn the oven down if you don't want the chicken to burn.
-->'''Dorothy:''' Rose, I don't think my mother was planning on using the sun tan lotion on the chicken. What do you mean you've made that mistake before?

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-->'''Sophia:''' Pussycat, are you doing the grocery shopping today?
-->'''Dorothy:'''
today?\\
'''Dorothy:'''
Yeah. Something you want?
-->'''Sophia:'''
want?\\
'''Sophia:'''
Pick up a couple of chicken breasts and why don't we say 40...better make it 45 tubes of sunscreen.
-->'''Rose:'''
sunscreen.\\
'''Rose:'''
Sophia, I've made that mistake before. The best thing to do is turn the oven down if you don't want the chicken to burn.
-->'''Dorothy:'''
burn.\\
'''Dorothy:'''
Rose, I don't think my mother was planning on using the sun tan suntan lotion on the chicken. What chicken -- what do you mean you've made that mistake before?
10th Jul '16 1:29:30 PM JRSL88
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** from "The President's Coming! The President's Coming!"
-->'''Sophia:''' Pussycat, are you doing the grocery shopping today?
-->'''Dorothy:''' Yeah. Something you want?
-->'''Sophia:''' Pick up a couple of chicken breasts and why don't we say 40...better make it 45 tubes of sunscreen.
-->'''Rose:''' Sophia, I've made that mistake before. The best thing to do is turn the oven down if you don't want the chicken to burn.
-->'''Dorothy:''' Rose, I don't think my mother was planning on using the sun tan lotion on the chicken. What do you mean you've made that mistake before?
3rd Jul '16 11:15:47 AM DesertDragon
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* TheFaceless: We never get to see Charlie, Rose's late husband. Dorothy's ex-husband Stan is a recurring character; we see Blanche's late husband in a dream as well as meet his twin brother, Jamie (played by the same actor); and Sal, Sophia's late husband, often appears in flashbacks, dreams, and hallucinations. Charlie, however, remains unseen for the entire series. We're never even given a description of him beyond "six-foot-two and broad-shouldered" (and, as noted above, apparently better endowed than a bull).

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* TheFaceless: We never get to see Charlie, Rose's late husband. Dorothy's ex-husband Stan is a recurring character; we see Blanche's late husband George in a dream as well as meet his twin brother, brother Jamie (played by the same actor); and Sal, Sophia's late husband, often appears in flashbacks, dreams, and hallucinations. Charlie, however, remains unseen for the entire series. We're never even given a description of him beyond "six-foot-two and broad-shouldered" (and, as noted above, apparently better endowed than a bull).
22nd Jun '16 12:57:01 AM Green_lantern40
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* BlatantLies: Many abound; to list two, Hitler never set foot in the United States despite what Rose claims and Minnesota has absolutely no volcanoes within its geography, of ''any'' type.
21st Jun '16 9:58:05 PM Green_lantern40
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** When she was younger, Sophia was engaged to one of her brothers for a very brief period of time.

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** When she was younger, Sophia was engaged to one of her brothers for a very brief period of time.time, implied to stem from the two of them having to share a bed until Sophia was 17.
21st Jun '16 3:53:41 PM RainbowPhoenix
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** When she was younger, Sophia was engaged to one of her brothers for a very brief period of time.
31st May '16 2:54:45 PM RainbowPhoenix
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** Speaking of Sophia, there was also the matter of her siblings. In the first two seasons, she said that her only living relative was her sister Angela, who disappeared after two appearances. Later in the series, she was suddenly revealed to have a brother named Angelo.

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** Speaking of Sophia, there was also the matter of her siblings. In the first two seasons, she said that her only living relative was her sister Angela, who disappeared after two appearances. Later in the series, she was suddenly revealed to have a brother named Angelo. She also apparently has a brother Vito who is the TheUnseen, and another unseen relative named Regina who might be Sophia's sister or might be Salvatore's sister.
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