The Golden Girls

The Golden Girls (1985)

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Blanche Delivers - S6-E1

Corrected entry: When the women are talking about Becky's visit, Sophia refers to Dorothy as "The president of knocked up and single." Other episodes established that Dorothy became pregnant when dating her ex-husband, Stan, in high school. She had all of her children with Stan, so she has never been a single pregnant woman.

Correction: Technically if you're not married, legally, you're single. She hadn't been dating Stan, just slept with him. In all the discussions about what happened, before her marrying Stan, she stated she went with him on a date, not that they were officially dating.

Correction: No it doesn't. Stan and Dorothy have 2 kids - Michael and Kate. I've never heard either of them say different.

From Here to the Pharmacy - S7-E12

Corrected entry: Blanche is at the pharmacy talking to her boyfriend who is the pharmacist. A woman comes in talking about her son having a fever. He goes behind the counter and gives her a bottle of medicine which she somehow doesn't have to pay for.

Correction: I do believe that was actually the whole point. Bill tells Blanche that although he was a hero when he served in the Persian Gulf, in the States he is just an ordinary guy. When the distraught woman rushes in she says, "SeƱor Bill," so she obviously knows Bill, and when she tells him about her son's fever, he helps by giving her an over-the-counter medicine for the fever, free of charge, then tells her the name and address of a doctor if the boy's fever persists. Because of Bill's kindness, Blanche tells him he is still a hero even out of the military.

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Hes wearing a name tag so obviously she knows his name. Pharmacists don't just give away medications.

The woman is calling out to Bill just as she walks through the doorway. She already knew Bill's name, before she even got close enough to Bill to see his name on the small name tag pin. As for your statement that "pharmacists don't just give away medications," Bill hands the worried mother a bottle of what looks like a fever reducing liquid ibuprofen, for her child. This is non-prescription and inexpensive. Bill's thoughtful kindness is the point of this short scene. This is not a "character mistake" or any other type of mistake.

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Correction: I think the point is that he was paying for the medicine himself.

Correction: Actually, Bea Arthur carving the exclamation point is quite obviously not true. In most episodes you can see identical exclamation points on the wood panelling around the back of the living room. It's just a notch in manufacturing.

Correction: This is not a production mistake, it is a necessary element. Due to Trademark and Copyright restrictions, they could not use actual games in a show. Therefore, they combined the idea of three different games (a Sorry board, Monopoly cards, and Trivial Pursuit questions) to make it an ambiguous game.

Correction: Whether it's officially legal or not, a couple can still organize a ceremony and treat it as a wedding. The brother and his boyfriend would consider themselves married.

Wham, Bam, Thank You, Mammy - S6-E5

Corrected entry: Blanche's nanny remembers seeing Blanche in a white dress at her wedding. But in a different episode, Blanche celebrates her anniversary by trying on her RED wedding dress. She explains that even she couldn't keep a straight face in a white dress.

Correction: Mammy's exact words are "Did you or did you not wear your first formal white dress with pink flowers to your junior prom". She was not talking about Blanche's wedding.


You Gotta Have Hope - S4-E17

Corrected entry: In this episode Rose is telling the others that she was left on the doorstep of the Nylunds when she was a baby and adopted. However we know her married name not her maiden was Nylund and her maiden name was Lindstrom. She also says in this episode she was adopted as a baby but in the episode where she meets her father she says she was in an orphanage until she was 8.

Correction: That IS correct, Rose does give many variations to the details surrounding her adoption throughout different episodes within the series. In some, she is in an orphanage for quite some time before being taken in by her adoptive parents, the Lindstroms. However, she also talks about a scenario where her birth mother "Ingrid" dies in child birth, and she is then left on the Lindstrom's doorstep in a basket (and in comedic fashion, stating."with cheese and the beef sticks also 'cuz that was the deal) until she is discovered and then adopted by the family. THIS is the story she tells her father (the monk played by Don Ameche) in the hospital episode, and we know this because of the conversation following after where he tells Rose why he abandoned her mother for the monastery and knew nothing about her having been pregnant with his child (nor Rose's adoption circumstances) before he left.

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Corrected entry: Many times Sophia makes references to her past in Sicily. Some of these references are real stories, others are historical references. She talks about Mussolini and Hitler with WWII several times. During the forties, Sophia was in the United States, raising her children (Dorothy was born in the late twenties to late thirties), as stated in previous episodes, she left Sicily for America in 1922.

Correction: Often times, Sophia says things just to be funny. In one episode, she tells the girls that she was once on a game show with Mussolini and that the game's lightning round used "real lightning". This is a story she made up. Now, throughout the series, she does display a fear of Nazis and owned Italian World War II warbonds. It's only logical that she would fear Nazis because she had family members still living in Sicily even though she had moved to America. And she bought the warbonds to show support for her family back in Sicily.

Correction: In the epidsode "Nothing to Fear But Fear Itself", Dorothy says she USED to have a fear of flying but got over it. Then, the more the girls talk about fear, Dorothy's fear of flying emerges again. When she flew to the island (back in season 2), she still had control over her phobia but it came back to haunt her in season 3.

Correction: Blanche never looks in the direction of the dead body. She heads straight to the door after coming out the bathroom.

How can you not notice a dead body lying on the bed in front of you?

She thought Kendall was at the door. She never looked at him.

The President's Coming! The President's Coming! (1) - S5-E25

Corrected entry: This episode is a series of flashbacks. The flashback of Blanche grabbing her towel from Dorothy when the roof leaks, Dorothy says, "I am in no mood to hear about the endless sexual escapades that have occurred up and down the Florida coastline, with only this towel between your flesh and the cold wet sand." Blanche replies with, "I brought my son Skippy home from the hospital in this towel." In the original episode, Blanche replies with, "It wasn't ALL up and down the Florida coastline."

Correction: In the original episode, Blanche states both, not just one.

Home Again, Rose (2) - S7-E24

Corrected entry: In the scene with Rose, Dorothy and Blanche, their "heads" are on the table with ice around them. You can see it's just clear jello. Another clue being it doesn't melt at all. (02:17:05)

Correction: This is a dream sequence while Rose is under anesthetic during heart surgery. While it's true that it doesn't look anything like ice, who's to say what should or shouldn't look real in a drug induced dream?


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Corrected entry: Dorothy is always talking about as being a substitute teacher. Even in the episode where she meets up with a former student, he states that he met her when "they brought in Attila the Sub." In spite of all of the reminiscing that happens in the show, there's never any mention of Dorothy ever being a full time teacher. There is, however, mention of Dorothy going to school to become a teacher. I've never known of anyone becoming a certified teacher, and then spending their entire career as a substitute teacher. Every substitute teacher I ever had was either a volunteer from the community or a retired teacher.


Correction: You are assuming that there were teaching jobs available in her area. My aunt has her teaching degree, but since there are no jobs for full time teaching jobs, she just subs.


Foreign Exchange - S4-E24

Corrected entry: In this episode, Dorothy is said to have been born in a hospital. But in another episode Sophia says she was born on a card table at Sal's lodge.

Correction: Sophia is always making smart alec comments. You can't always take her seriously


Love Me Tender - S4-E14

Corrected entry: When Rose crosses to the refrigerator and reaches in for a jug of orange juice, she catches it on the door and the juice spills over her. She carries on regardless. (00:17:00)

Correction: Even if it was not scripted, this is a natural, every-day accident that can happen to everyone. It's not a mistake that it happens to a TV character, as they are supposed to be ordinary people, who may be prone to such mishaps occasionally.


Till Death Do We Volley - S4-E19

Corrected entry: Dorothy's friend Trudy comes to Miami for their high school reunion when there is no possible way for Dorothy to have gone to high school in Miami. It would have been in Brooklyn. In so many flashbacks she is way older than a college student, and they still live in NY.


Correction: There is no reason a reunion can't be out of town; schools often do multiple reunion activities in various locations. In this case, Florida is a very popular destination for Northeastern retirees, so there certainly could be enough high school alumni living in Florida to justify a reunion activity there. All an alum would have to do is organize one.

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Corrected entry: In one episode, Sophia finds an old list of things that she wanted to accomplish in her life, one of these things being to lose 200 pounds. In another episode, Sophia was trying to gain 1 pound because she weighed 99 pounds instead of 100 pounds, and she had said that she always weighed 100 pounds, that her weight has never changed.

Correction: Sophia said she never weighed more than 99 pounds in her ADULT life. Very important to show that she may very well have been over 200lbs earlier.

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Corrected entry: Blanche's story about when her husband died changes through out the series. At one point, she said he was in a coma and she was getting a pedicure when he was died. And then she told a story about how she tripped over one of his shoes when she got the call that he was in a car accident and had been killed.


Correction: In the episode where Blanche talks about tripping over one of his shoes, it turns out that the entire episode was a dream. It's possible that she was getting a pedicure in real life.

Actually, there's 3 episodes mentioning George's death. One where she says she was getting a pedicure when he was in a coma. Another when the episode was a dream and she tripped over his shoe and said dammit George I just hate you, then got the call about his accident. Lastly, the episode when she described the call she received from a police officer crunching his chips on the line. So I'm pretty her getting a pedicure during is wrong.

Heart Attack - S1-E10

Corrected entry: The doctor says "I'm going to get the EKG machine" and goes out to his car. He never does return with it. (00:44:20 - 00:45:50)

Correction: He leaves right at the end of the episode. It is highly likely, if this was the real world, that he would have returned, but we don't see that before the credits roll.

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High Anxiety - S4-E20

Continuity mistake: In this episode Rose says her cat Fluffy died (as a lie) and Dorothy says "Rose, you've never had a cat, you're allergic." When Blanche and Rose first meet she is holding a cat named Mr. Peepers, and looking for a place she and the cat can live. Another episode she says she had a cat named Lindstrom Lindstrom.

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Suggested correction: After first meeting Blanche at the supermarket, Rose gave Mr. Peepers to a boy there. Dorothy could actually mean that Rose has never owned a cat for as long as Dorothy has known her. Regarding the allergies, people can be allergic to some cats, but not others. Or they will choose to live with a cat despite the allergies.

In another episode, Rose mentions her dog Rusty saved the family cat from a fire so she definitely lived with a cat for longer.

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Chosen answer: Rose's husband Charlie died making love to her. There are at least 3 different ways Blanche's husband George is said to have died: 1. Blanche was getting a pedicure when he was killed. 2. He had a car accident and died. 3. He had been in a coma and died. In theory they could all be combined (he had a car accident, fell into a coma, then died while she was having a pedicure), but that's conjecture. I'm not sure how Sophia's husband Sal died.

The episode where Blanche said her husband was in a car accident, she said she was on the phone with an officer (who was eating potato chips, crunch) who was at the scene of the accident, and the officer said George was hit head on and died.

Answer: According to one episode when Dorothy was sick on the couch and Blanche was trying to get her up, Sophia brings Dorothy a hot toddy to which Dorothy says 'that's an awful lot of whisky.' Sophia says she ran out of whisky awhile ago and this one was vodka and amaretto. She said 'that should kill everything. It killed your father.'

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