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  • Dorothy and Blanche's roleplaying in "Forgive Me, Father". Justified in that Blanche is trying to show Dorothy how to ask a man to dinner.
  • Also, sort of demonstrated here in an episode where Rose and Blanche have joined a dirty dancing class.
  • Rose mistakenly books Blanche and Dorothy on a morning talk show dealing with lesbian lovers of Miami, and the two enraged girls are about to storm off the set until Rose tells them she'll lose her job if they don't stay. Rather reluctantly, the girls pretend to be in a relationship for the cameras.
    • The tag for the episode, during the closing credits, sees one half of the other lesbian couple on said show appear at the girls' doorstep looking for Dorothy, having heard about hers and Blanche's "split". Dorothy, realizing it was a come-on, simply said "Too Soon" and shut the door.
  • Blanche makes Rose double date with her on New Year's Eve because she thinks she'll have bad luck if she doesn't get kissed at midnight. After the dates go bad and the men leave, Blanche looks like she is considering kissing Rose, who quickly says "Don't even think about it".
    • Doubles as a form of retroactive Cast Incest, as in their previous series they played an aunt and a niece!....
  • This exchange:
    Blanche: Dorothy, do you realize it has been four days since I have enjoyed the company of a man?
    Dorothy: I know, Blanche. I’ve been marking the days off on my "Big Ships of the Navy" calendar.
    Blanche: I don’t think I can stand it much longer! My body feels like a Corvette up on blocks with its engine racin’, the wheels just spinnin’ and spinnin’ with nowhere to go! I feel like I’m gonna EXPLODE! (*grabs Dorothy's wrist*) Dorothy, you have to help me, you have to do somethin’…
    Dorothy: Honey, there’s nothing I can do, so get that look out of your eye and let go of my hand.
    • Also this:
    Dorothy: Blanche, I need to talk to you privately.
    Blanche: Oh, okay.
    Dorothy: There's this person... someone I've known for quite a while, and lately there seems to be this... attraction developing, uh, an attraction I've been trying to deny. [Blanche stands up in horror] Blanche, what are you doing?
    Blanche: It's a curse... my beauty's always been a curse. I'm sorry, Dorothy, but... like the fatal blossom of the graceful jimson weed, I entice with my fragrance but can provide no succor.
  • Similarly, in "Yokel Hero", Dorothy and Blanche are alone in a train compartment at one point, and Dorothy tells Blanche there's something they need to donote . Blanche, like in the example listed above, misunderstands and thinks Dorothy is coming on to her:
    Dorothy: Blanche, I'm glad we're alone. I think there's something we should do.
    Blanche: Dorothy, I like you as a friend, but I think I'll pass.
  • In "Isn't It Romantic?" Dorothy and Sophia tell Blanche that Dorothy's friend Jean is a lesbian and has feelings for Rose. Blanche is upset... that Jean prefers Rose over her.

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