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Do you think Blanche Devereaux ever said the N word?

It would really make me reconsider my feelings for her if she did.

by Anonymousreply 9010/23/2013


by Anonymousreply 106/26/2013


by Anonymousreply 206/26/2013

Nope, Blanche loved African-American men and their huge cocks (see the "Mixed Blessings" episode).

by Anonymousreply 306/26/2013

Paula Deen's attitudes about slavery, as shown in that video, are partially (I say partially because people without this background have them) because of her background. Her saying the N word has zero to do with her being a southern woman.

I've been called it, an associate (a woman) was just on the other end of a racist verbal assault (can't even repeat what was said), no perpetrator was from the South. I'm in the Midwest, this other individual lives on the W. Coast.

by Anonymousreply 406/26/2013

What about Blanche's attitudes on slavery? Remember when she said that she wished they had geheuvenfluegens in the old days, so they wouldn't have had to fight that pesky Civil War?

by Anonymousreply 506/26/2013

Blanche was from money. She would have used "colored."

Good breeding and manners would have prevented her from using the n-word.

by Anonymousreply 606/26/2013

LOL At all the Blanche apologists. GG had tons of jokes about Blanche and her families' bigotry.

"They're lettin WHO into my country club?"

Big Daddy led a book burning, for Pete's sake!

by Anonymousreply 706/26/2013

I love all colored people. Stop calling me racist.

by Anonymousreply 806/26/2013

[quote]LOL At all the Blanche apologists. GG had tons of jokes about Blanche and her families' bigotry.

Oh, I'm not saying Blanche wouldn't have been raised with a lot of racist attitudes, just that calling someone the n-word would have been considered beneath her station.

by Anonymousreply 906/26/2013

I think a lot of you guys are just naive about the N word and who says it, said it, and continues to say it.

by Anonymousreply 1006/26/2013

What station? Bitch took in boarders.

She said the N word and you know it.

by Anonymousreply 1106/26/2013

[quote]I think a lot of you guys are just naive about the N word and who says it, said it, and continues to say it.

My grandmother was raised in a Society family, like Blanche. She was a racist and a classist, but she'd never have used that word.

Actually, that's BECAUSE she was a classist. She'd never have wanted to put herself in that kind of company.

by Anonymousreply 1206/26/2013

That old slut never said "No"

by Anonymousreply 1306/26/2013

Only when I was fucking them.

by Anonymousreply 1406/26/2013

Did your grandmother also play the "bad girl" in a high school health film?

by Anonymousreply 1506/26/2013

I heard her say "darky" once!

by Anonymousreply 1606/26/2013

[quote]Did your grandmother also play the "bad girl" in a high school health film?

It would have been really awesome if she had.

by Anonymousreply 1706/26/2013

I'm not even annoyed that this is the 973rd GG thread.

I'm now impressed at how you bitches can get any more marrow out of this bone...

by Anonymousreply 1806/26/2013

She might have said nig-ra.

by Anonymousreply 1906/26/2013

Blanche would have used it millions of times. But always in a loving respectful manner.

by Anonymousreply 2006/26/2013

She called her brother the "F" word. Using the "N" word isn't a huge leap.

by Anonymousreply 2106/26/2013

I suspect she did, in her childhood. But reformed post-Civil Rights Era.

by Anonymousreply 2206/26/2013

Didn't she attend her prom with a black man named Benjamin?

by Anonymousreply 2306/26/2013

Blanche Devereaux: You know Dorothy, I have a niggardly number of blacks in my life.

Dorothy Zbornak: Now c'mon DL bitches, do YOU really think Blanche has ever used the N word?

by Anonymousreply 2406/26/2013

I mean she as from the OLD south(as she put it)

by Anonymousreply 2506/26/2013

[quote]Didn't she attend her prom with a black man named Benjamin?

Black? Benjamin wasn't black. He was from NJ! She went to her prom with a Yankee!

by Anonymousreply 2606/26/2013

Henry Fonda said it to Richard Thomas...

by Anonymousreply 2706/26/2013

Benjamin wasn't black. He was from New Jersey. Blanche went to her senior prom with a Yankee!

by Anonymousreply 2806/26/2013

Did Blanche really call Clayton a faggot? Is that edited out in the Hallmark reruns?

by Anonymousreply 2906/26/2013

EVERYTHING is edited in the Hallmark reruns.

I thought she said "queer"

by Anonymousreply 3006/26/2013

I though Sophia said queer when Phil died, and Blanche corrected her that people say gay now.

by Anonymousreply 3106/26/2013

She'd say "nigra"

by Anonymousreply 3206/26/2013

[quote]Did your grandmother also play the "bad girl" in a high school health film?

WTF is a a health film?

by Anonymousreply 3306/26/2013

r31 is right. Blanche never used the word "queer", and certainly not "faggot".

by Anonymousreply 3406/26/2013

I know that Blanche called Sophia and Dorothy WOPs on at least 8 occasions, and Hallmark edited them all out.

by Anonymousreply 3506/26/2013

"Blanche never used the word "queer", and certainly not "faggot""

Probably "musical"...

by Anonymousreply 3606/26/2013

Blanche probably would've approved of Paula Deen's desire to have an Antebellum party with black people dressed up as slaves.

In Big Daddy's first episode, she goes on a tangent: "Back home everybody calls him Big Daddy. Why he's the most respected, beloved man in our town. For as long as I can remember, people from all over the county would drive up to Twin Oaks (that's the name of our house) to ask Big Daddy's advice on one thing or the other. And while the men were discussing business on the veranda, the ladies would retire to the shade of an old magnolia to sip mint juleps and exchange prize-winning pecan pie recipes."

I've always loved Dorothy's retort: "Tell me, Blanche, during any of this would the farmhand suddenly break into a chorus of 'Them Old Cotton Fields Back Home'?"


by Anonymousreply 3706/26/2013

Rose did call Clayton a "homo" albeit in Dorothy's ear, which she mistook for "hobo."

by Anonymousreply 3806/26/2013

My grandmother would never have referred to a person using the N word, that would have been common and insulting, but she used the phrase n****r brown to describe a dark brown fabric. She didn't see it as racist either, she thought she wasn't racist because she was polite to "them".

I wonder how the mad old biddy would react now to see her mixed race great grandchildren visiting their gay uncle for cooking lessons.

I see Blanche as kind of like my grandma, just with a bit more slut in her step.

by Anonymousreply 3906/26/2013

Janet, Matthew, and Skippy inherited Blanche's propensity to us the N word. Fortunately, Rebecca, Biff, and Doug did not.

by Anonymousreply 4006/26/2013

Remember Dorothy's reaction when Michael told her he was marrying a black woman?

"Oh, God...!"

by Anonymousreply 4106/26/2013

The Marguerite episode was actually a pretty funny satire of racism and white guilt.

by Anonymousreply 4206/26/2013

I thought the Marguerite the Maid episode was really pushing the racism boundary. The girls hire a lazy black maid whom they think placed some voodoo curse on them. Pretty offensive, if you think about it.

by Anonymousreply 4306/26/2013


ROSE: What color is black people's dandruff?

DOROTHY: Rose, black people don't have dandruff. God figures they've been through enough already.

by Anonymousreply 4406/26/2013

R43, but she wasn't really lazy. That's what the girls (and the audience) originally figured. But the truth is that she was using up all her energy and focus for law school. She just didn't have extra energy to clean house, as was revealed at the end.

by Anonymousreply 4506/26/2013

I don't recall that exchange.

by Anonymousreply 4606/26/2013

When Stan and Dorothy were audited by that black IRS agent, didn't either Dorothy or Stan make a derogatory racial remark when he said that they owe $5,000?

by Anonymousreply 4706/26/2013

I still don't think that makes it much better, r45. She was essentially cheating the girls by taking their money but using the paid time to study instead of to clean. So the black character wasn't lazy, but was a hustling swindler.

by Anonymousreply 4806/26/2013

Not that I've ever understood, r47. If they do, it's gone right over my head all these years.

by Anonymousreply 4906/26/2013

Aren't you precious, OP.

by Anonymousreply 5006/26/2013

R47, the only race-related thing Stan says in that scene is to remind the black auditor that he (Stan) is a member of the Rainbow Coalition to sweet-talk him.

by Anonymousreply 5106/26/2013

Stan, in an effort to make the taxman like him, called him a "paisan."

Taxman was all: "What did you call me?"

by Anonymousreply 5206/26/2013

How would the Golden Girls have been different if Isabel Sanford had played Dorothy?

by Anonymousreply 5306/26/2013

Trivia: Paula Kelly, who played Marguerite the maid, was the very first female to show pubic hair in a photo in Playboy.

Here's Paula dancing ass cheek to ass cheek with Chita Rivera in "Sweet Charity."

by Anonymousreply 5406/26/2013

Yes she did - but only in the frenzy of hot, humid, moist, pulpy forbidden heat.

by Anonymousreply 5506/26/2013

Paula Kelly was also one-half of a lesbian couple in "The Women of Brewster Place". The beautiful Lonette McKee was the other half.

by Anonymousreply 5606/26/2013

"Paula Kelly, who played Marguerite the maid, was the very first female to show pubic hair in a photo in Playboy."


by Anonymousreply 5706/26/2013

Nigger? or nigga?

by Anonymousreply 5806/26/2013

"Paula Kelly, who played Marguerite the maid, was the very first female to show pubic hair in a photo in Playboy."

I've heard of hiding your light under a bushel, but I've never actually seen it out in the open like that!!!

by Anonymousreply 5906/27/2013

Didn't the Girls just decide to fire Margierite rather than address their complaints with her and give her a chance to improve?

by Anonymousreply 6006/27/2013

R46, are you referring to R44? It's from the episode "Mixed Blessings" where Dorothy's son Michael brings home his black fiancée. The exchange begins with "Can I ask a really dumb question?" to which Dorothy retorts, "Better than anyone I know," then Rose asks about if black people have dandruff. The dandruff has been cut in syndication, so you never get to hear Rose ask her dumb question. You just assume she was cut off. But the scene remains intact on the DVDs.

by Anonymousreply 6106/27/2013

I do. I also don't think she would not be involved in 2013 in planning a party with an ante-bellum white privilege theme. And I think when confronted with her having used the n word many years ago, she would reflect on it genuinely and apologetically and with serious contrition.

by Anonymousreply 6206/27/2013

I think that's right, r62.

by Anonymousreply 6306/27/2013

Not necessarily.

by Anonymousreply 6406/27/2013

R21, perhaps she combined the two when meeting Little Richard and simply said, "It figgers."

by Anonymousreply 6506/27/2013

It's interesting to me that, even with the "social issue" shows they sometimes liked to do, they had Blanche date a blind guy and a wheelchair-bound guy but never had her date a black guy. Even twenty years after GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER, it's like that was the final frontier they thought they couldn't cross.

by Anonymousreply 6606/27/2013

R66, that's There's Some Black People Coming to Dinner.

by Anonymousreply 6706/27/2013

But Blanche alluded that she'd had black men in the past and that the myth was true.

by Anonymousreply 6806/27/2013

Right, r68, but it's interesting they were never willing to show it happening in an episode (and surely that had the potential to be a funny one).

by Anonymousreply 6906/27/2013

Seeing as how she was a fictional character, I'd say No. (OP is a real shit for brains)

by Anonymousreply 7006/27/2013

Is that a Greek myth?

by Anonymousreply 7106/27/2013

Well, I see Freida Claxton has entered the thread.

by Anonymousreply 7206/27/2013

The following actresses were born in 1962:

Jodie Foster

Demi Moore

Jennifer Jason Leigh

Joan Cusack

Ally Sheedy

Kelly Preston

Felicity Huffman

Marcia Cross

They all turn 51 years old in 2013, which is the same age Rue McClanahan was when she debuted as Blanche Devereaux on The Golden Girls in 1985.

by Anonymousreply 7310/17/2013

That's kind of amazing R73, and goes to show how much more pressure there is now to stay younger looking versus 30 years ago.

by Anonymousreply 7410/17/2013

Never. Blanche worshipped big cock, and she knew where she was always likely to find it. Her sluttiness knew no bigotry.

by Anonymousreply 7510/17/2013

r76, I'm pretty sure looking at pretty much anything throws you into a rage about Obama.

Do you teatards realize you've turned yourselves into a national joke?

by Anonymousreply 7710/17/2013

Yeah, it would be a class issue for someone like her not to use that word. But because of her "class," she would still have been very racist.

by Anonymousreply 7810/17/2013

More importantly, OP, will you ever leave your mother's basement or have a date? (I suspect No to both.)

by Anonymousreply 7910/17/2013

Blanche's mammy would have never let her little dumpling use that word.

by Anonymousreply 8010/17/2013

They're a global joke, R77.

by Anonymousreply 8110/17/2013

R66, even 10 or so years later, when Friends decided to get with the times and swirl things up, it was only black women and white men. Never EVER the other way around.

The most ethnic any of the girls got was Rachel's italian stallion.

by Anonymousreply 8210/17/2013

Blanche Marie Hollingsworth would NEVER use the N-word. I raised my dumpling better than that.

by Anonymousreply 8310/19/2013

Of course she did. Ever? Everyone has said it once, at some point in their life.

by Anonymousreply 8410/19/2013

Why, many times! Many, many, MANY times!

by Anonymousreply 8510/19/2013

Yes, she would have. But like someone upthread said, she probably reformed post-Civil Rights era.

Wasn't Blanche desperate to be admitted into the Daughters of the Confederacy at one point, too?

by Anonymousreply 8610/19/2013
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