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Hated Golden Girls episodes

When Blanche’s daughter Becky gives birth to Aurora. All of the labor screaming is maddening.

by Anonymousreply 15017 hours ago

Legion

by Anonymousreply 111/15/2020

1. When Blanche's Daughter Rebecca returns, and is constantly fat shamed. It's just cringe worthy, and in bad taste.

2. "Empty Nest" backdoor pilot. I love Moreno, but that was just...boring and all-arounf awful.

3. The one where Dorothy goes back to seeing Stan. I like them together for comedic value, but it's just gross, that she would go back to having sex with him, after all they'd been through.

by Anonymousreply 211/15/2020

*all-around awful

by Anonymousreply 311/15/2020

the dreaded henny penny episode. horrible

also Mr. Terrific was pretty terrible

by Anonymousreply 411/15/2020

The one with blind Flo.

by Anonymousreply 511/15/2020

The Mario Lopez episode.

by Anonymousreply 611/15/2020

Little Sven

by Anonymousreply 711/15/2020

The one with Dorothy being a side piece. Totally out of a character and depressing.

by Anonymousreply 811/15/2020

You Gotta Have Dope

by Anonymousreply 911/15/2020

I mean Hope

by Anonymousreply 1011/15/2020

The boxer!

by Anonymousreply 1111/15/2020

Sonny Bono & Lyle Wagoner

by Anonymousreply 1211/15/2020

The failed Empty Nest pilot, Mr. Terrific

All of the maudlin ones - Not Another Monday, Brother Can You Spare That Jacket, the homeless soup kitchen episode...I’m sure I’m forgetting more.

I actually like the Henny Penny episode.

by Anonymousreply 1311/15/2020

I've always liked Not Another Monday. The actress who played the suicidal woman always gets to me.

by Anonymousreply 1411/15/2020

R14 I like it too. Geraldine Fitzgerald was a legend. I keep meaning to see more of her films.

by Anonymousreply 1511/15/2020

Another positive vote for "Not Another Monday." Perfect blend of laughs and serious subject matter. All four of the main characters are served well by the script and get moments to shine. Great all around, and one of my automatic go-to episodes when I want something to watch. I also love "A Visit from Little Sven." ("What's this boat she keeps talking about?" "Don't worry, Rose. You missed it.")

My hated ones, besides the aforementioned Empty Nest pilot, homeless one, blind Flo, Bob Hope, and Mr. Terrific:

- On Golden Girls - Blanche's grandson is too annoying and the story is too serious.

- The Truth Will Out - Rose's nasty bitch daughter Kirsten gives her hell about Charlie's will.

- Before and After - Rose moving out before realizing her new roommates don't want to be friends--the whole thing is so depressing.

- Wham Bam Thank You Mammy - Mammy Watkins sucked and was a terrible person, and Ruby Dee seemed embarrassed to be playing her (understandably so; other than the Mammy Eisenhower joke, the whole plot was embarrassing). Turning Big Daddy into a cheater after Cherry and Wooten had already turned George into one was just depressing.

- Where's Charlie? - I don't mind the Bull Durham plot, but Rose's storyline makes her look even dumber than usual, and Sophia is a complete asshole to her. It really was the meanest thing she ever did to her. (Season 7 really turned Sophia into a nasty troll.)

Plenty of others I don't like, but probably not enough to hate (The Housekeeper, which I find embarrassing; the Dick Van Dyke episode, which is dumb and has too much of him, and he's not funny; Barbara Thorndyke; Cheaters, where Blanche and Sophia get conned at the mall...)

by Anonymousreply 1611/15/2020

The one where it was revealed that Dorothy was really a woman.

by Anonymousreply 1711/15/2020

- Also not crazy about And Ma Makes Three (too sad, and I can't watch Sophia ruin Dorothy's relationship, though the Sonya Klingenhoffer bit saves it) or Larceny and Old Lace (the diary subplot saves it, but it has way too much Mickey Rooney, and he's so annoying).

by Anonymousreply 1811/15/2020

Rita Moreno Empty Nest episode. I always skip that one. Horrific.

by Anonymousreply 1911/15/2020

The Fat Becky episode is iconic!

by Anonymousreply 2011/15/2020

All of them

by Anonymousreply 2111/15/2020

The 2 episodes that close the series. It’s too emotional to watch.

by Anonymousreply 2211/16/2020

Mister Terrific ranks right up there.

by Anonymousreply 2311/16/2020

I actually love Blanche Delivers (the one OP mentions)

The one with fat Rebecca however is awful. Actually, season 3 saw a steep decline in my opinion — the first half was so good and the second half as so many of my least favorite episodes (one that has yet to be mentioned, the one where Rose’s boyfriend retires and wants to sail around the world. DUMB — except for the Dorothy joke where a guy jumps overboard.)

Most of my least favorite episodes come in second half of s3, and seasons 4 and 5. I love the last two seasons.

by Anonymousreply 2411/16/2020

R22 I never watch them because I keep watching other episodes and I don’t want to see the ending of the show.

by Anonymousreply 2511/16/2020

Empty Nest pilot, homeless shelter episode, clip shows (the ones with real clips), Rose thinking Bob Hope is her father, etc.

by Anonymousreply 2611/16/2020

Any episode with Big Daddy, Nancy Walker, or young Dorothy and Sophia.

And of course the insane backdoor pilot.

by Anonymousreply 2711/17/2020

Rita Moreno episode. End discussion.

--Dorrow-shee

by Anonymousreply 2811/17/2020

I love Nancy Walker as Angela!

by Anonymousreply 2911/17/2020

"What do I look like? Conan the Barbarian?"

by Anonymousreply 3011/17/2020

Eddie Bracken=vomit

by Anonymousreply 3111/17/2020

I hated the episode about Rose and her new beach friends. Rose was a real asshole in that episode. Dorothy and Blanche should never have welcomed that selfish bitch back into the house.

by Anonymousreply 3211/18/2020

Doro-shee is really the nadir.

Honorable mention: the horrifically unfunny Mr. Terrific and the painfully earnest homeless shelter episode.

by Anonymousreply 3311/18/2020

Controversial opinion: Mr Terrific isn't THAT bad.

Empty Nests is but maybe it shouldn't count since it's a backdoor pilot.

Of the standard episodes, I'd say maybe Blind Ambitions is the worst one...

But I need to jog my memory.

by Anonymousreply 3411/18/2020

R7 I had the Little Sven episode too. The sudden appearance by that domineering Swedish cunt made me want to throw something through the TV.

by Anonymousreply 3511/18/2020

The murder mystery weekend because it makes zero sense and that is saying a lot for the Golden Girls.

by Anonymousreply 3611/18/2020

The Russia episode. It felt like the show was sputtering at that point.

by Anonymousreply 3711/18/2020

[quote]The murder mystery weekend because it makes zero sense and that is saying a lot for the Golden Girls.

No, that one was a classic!

by Anonymousreply 3811/18/2020

Classic, perhaps... but you could drive a truck through the plot holes.

by Anonymousreply 3911/18/2020

Yeah... but you have to go with it. How many people are murdered in Cabot Cove.

The girls are all in character in that episode so the absurdity of a murder works better than some other episodes.

by Anonymousreply 4011/18/2020

[quote] Cheaters, where Blanche and Sophia get conned at the mall...)

That episode had one of my favorite lines.

“He called me an oldster!! I called him a pig.

We’re going out on Saturday night.”

It was more Rue’s delivery than the line.

by Anonymousreply 4111/18/2020

There's only one correct answer: The stupid episode that served as some sort of pilot for Empty Nest.

by Anonymousreply 4211/18/2020

Nobody mentioned the episode with the pregnant girl who we hadn’t seen before or for the remainder of the series?

by Anonymousreply 4311/18/2020

R43 I hate the MARY pregnancy episode.

by Anonymousreply 4411/18/2020

I thought the B-plot of the Pregnancy ep where Sophia was convinced that the guy's dog ate her friend Ida was silly, but Estelle really sold it.

by Anonymousreply 4511/18/2020

The Pilot.

Rose's AIDS Scare.

Harvey Wallbanger Suicide Episode.

Dr. Budd/Blanche, the Great Southern Writer 2-Parter.

MARY Pregnancy.

Empty Nest Pilot.

Ken Howard Treats Blanche "Like A Lady."

by Anonymousreply 4611/18/2020

Dorothy Gets Sophia A "Job," But She's Really In Daycare For Oldsters.

by Anonymousreply 4711/18/2020

I don’t care for the Ham Lushbow episode. Like Blanche would waste 5 seconds on him after seeing how fat and ugly he was.

by Anonymousreply 4811/18/2020

Anyone remember the DL thread where we listed all the characters fucked over by the GGs?

by Anonymousreply 4911/18/2020

Any of the Sophia centered episodes I hated. She was a supporting character who should come in and out of a scene. When the focus was on her it was usually about death. I hated those episodes.

by Anonymousreply 5011/18/2020

Mr Terrific Dorothy dating the Beatles guy Empty Nest Chronic fatigue Roses blind sister I hate the one where Big Daddy dies. The whole weekend rental story was stupid. Especially them letting someone eat of Blanches commemorative plate.

by Anonymousreply 5111/18/2020

[quote] Rose's AIDS Scare.

I have to disagree here. Hindsight reveals this as a very heavy-handed episode, but when it originally aired it was sorely needed and wasn’t considered too heavy at all.

Blanche’s “AIDS is not a bad person’s disease, Rose. It’s not god punishing people for their sins” speech was what people needed to hear then. I’m not saying the world changed because of it, but people DID consider AIDS a “bad person’s disease” and that those who got it deserved it.

This opened some eyes about the AIDS epidemic that was raging at that very scary time.

by Anonymousreply 5211/18/2020

R50 I totally agree. Unless they were very light and broad like the Nun episode or the Caesar Romero episode.

But I LOVE the fake Beatles episode.

by Anonymousreply 5311/18/2020

The Meals on wheels episode with the left over hippie.

by Anonymousreply 5411/18/2020

The Jeopardy episode was pointless with a really lame payoff.

The two part Monkey Show.

The "Jo Mama!" episode.

The last episode, which betrays the entire point of the series.

by Anonymousreply 5511/18/2020

[quote]- The Truth Will Out - Rose's nasty bitch daughter Kirsten gives her hell about Charlie's will.

I always skip this one

[quote]- Before and After - Rose moving out before realizing her new roommates don't want to be friends--the whole thing is so depressing.

I think this is my most hated episode.

[quote]Nobody mentioned the episode with the pregnant girl who we hadn’t seen before or for the remainder of the series?

What was the point of this episode? The first time I saw it I expected to find out it was a failed backdoor pilot.

[quote]I hate the one where Big Daddy dies. The whole weekend rental story was stupid. Especially them letting someone eat of Blanches commemorative plate.

Just a blah episode.

I’ll add two of my own:

“Brother, Can You Spare That Jacket”

The girls win the lottery, Blanche hides the winning ticket in a jacket that Sophia accidentally donates to charity so they go to a homeless shelter to find it.

“Old Friends”

Sophia’s new friend on the boardwalk has Alzheimer’s. (the B plot is a girl holding Rose’s teddy. Ear for ransom)

by Anonymousreply 5611/18/2020

I know it's a sitcom but I hate no build up to episodes like the ep with the deli guy who want to sail around the world and Rose telling him she loves him when this was the only time he was ever on, she loves him but he was never seen before or after this episode???

by Anonymousreply 5711/18/2020

Was the pregnant teen another backdoor pilot episode?

by Anonymousreply 5811/18/2020

The Miles in the witness protection program episodes were hands down the worst. Awful storyline and piss poor continuity. Were we just supposed to forget the last season that Miles wasn't even his real name?

by Anonymousreply 5911/18/2020

And that holdup scene with the cheeseman ugh. People bitch about Bea reading her Dr. Budd monologue off cue cards , but she underplayed this scene much worse. A rail thin cop is holding a gun to a man who could easily subdue her and you casually stroll into the kitchen like you're making dinner reservations at an upscale restaurant?

HATED this whole witness protection storyline.

by Anonymousreply 6011/18/2020

Golden Girls airs for like eight straight hours every Sunday. I often leave my TV tuned to it if I’m home and doing housework, laundry, loafing about, etc. The Mickey Rooney episode is really the only one that will always make me switch the channel or turn off the TV.

by Anonymousreply 6111/18/2020

R61 hate that episode too. In general I can’t stand the episodes (generally the middle seasons) that were all “oh, Sophia is so cute and she’s more wild and active than someone a fraction her age!” Ie the Days and night’s of Sophia Petrillo. And making jokes about “NyQuil Shooters”...groan.

In the early seasons she was a pretty authentic crusty older woman and by the last two seasons she was just a mean old cunt (which I know many don’t like here, but at least it was funny and not quite so dated and vaudevillian.)

by Anonymousreply 6211/18/2020

Any episode used to try to demonstrate the show is superior to "Designing Women."

by Anonymousreply 6311/18/2020

The episode where Rose moves into a new apartment with rude and distant roommates was very depressing. It was well acted on White's part. I could feel Rose's loneliness through the screen. It also made me think of middle aged/elderly women in real life going through the same thing and made me even more depressed. That's why I don't like it except for Betty's acting.

by Anonymousreply 6411/18/2020

[QUOTE] Any episode used to try to demonstrate the show is superior to "Designing Women."

That's ANY episode.

EVEN Empty Nests.

by Anonymousreply 6511/18/2020

There's a few duds. Though tellingly even some of the names being thrown here are ones I enjoy.

There are way more episodes of Designing Women that I can't stand and actually make me angry. At least Dorothy never drove into a newsstand.

by Anonymousreply 6611/18/2020

R16, Barbara Thorndyke? You seriously don't like the Barbara Thorndyke episode?

I came here to have a civil conversation, but now I will just say, "Good day to you, Sir."

I Said, "Good Day!"

by Anonymousreply 6711/19/2020

Face it, R67: R16 is limited.

by Anonymousreply 6811/19/2020

isn't the Mary Pregnancy episode (where Doroshee diddles her while she's listening to her Walkman) the same one with Rita Moreno? The worst episode ever.

by Anonymousreply 6911/19/2020

How could the dog have eaten Ida?

by Anonymousreply 7011/19/2020

The Mary pregnancy episode is awful overall, but Dorothy telling Mary’s father a St. Olaf story was delicious.

by Anonymousreply 7111/19/2020

.... all of them to me!

by Anonymousreply 7211/19/2020

All of them!

by Anonymousreply 7311/19/2020

Add another vote for the Rita Moreno episode. I thought her character was unreasonable. She wants her husband to spend more time with her and her cuckoo brother?

by Anonymousreply 7411/19/2020

Miles as a college English professor? He was an accountant; what could he possibly teach? What about his educational background? This makes zero sense, even for a sitcom.

by Anonymousreply 7511/19/2020

R43 and R44, I especially hate the Mary pregnancy episode because when Mary shows up, they are all greeting her like she's appeared before and I was wracking my brain trying to figure out if she'd been on before.

She hadn't.

by Anonymousreply 7611/19/2020

The extended scene in the supermarket about Sophia and a tangerine goes on and on. For Christ's sake, a little of Sophia's orneriness goes a long way.

And then conducting a band on the beach? For Christ's sake.

by Anonymousreply 7711/19/2020

Nobody's mentioned Bob Hope as Rose's father?🌹Cringetastic!

by Anonymousreply 7811/19/2020

R77 here. Sorry, it was a nectarine.

by Anonymousreply 7911/19/2020

I guess they were too busy discussing Don Ameche as Rose's father, R78. Double cringetastic!

by Anonymousreply 8011/19/2020

She loves you yah yah yah yah

by Anonymousreply 8111/19/2020

Polly Holiday would've been more believable if she'd played Rose's sister as "Flo" from "Alice"

And her over-enunciation of every word in an attempt to hide her Southern accent was excruciating - and pointless - her accent didn't sound remotely Minnesotan

by Anonymousreply 8211/20/2020

I hated the flash back episodes, the ladies would sit around the table in the kitchen and they would show clips from previous episodes, Blanche, remember when ......

by Anonymousreply 8311/20/2020

Picture it.....

by Anonymousreply 8411/20/2020

I just watched the grab that dough episode on CMT. I love Nancy the hotel desk clerk!

by Anonymousreply 8511/20/2020

Anyone else never watched or could stand this god damned show?

by Anonymousreply 8611/20/2020

The episode where Rose wins "Woman of the Year" and they travel to St Olaf.

I never watch it so I'm fuzzy on details

by Anonymousreply 8711/20/2020

R87, Rose hater?

by Anonymousreply 8811/21/2020

R83, some of those episodes showed clips from prior episodes, but most were new scenes that were introduced in flashback.

They sometimes had ideas that would work but wouldn’t support a whole episode, so they did these types of episodes to use that idea.

by Anonymousreply 8911/21/2020

The clip episode where Sophia is acting as real estate agent selling the house to the asian guy. The girls walked in on Sophia selling the house. No one noticed the For Sale sign? Stupid.

by Anonymousreply 9011/21/2020

Blanche DOES notice the For Sale sign. It's the first thing she mentions when she walks in the door, blaming "those Donaldson boys."

by Anonymousreply 9111/21/2020

R91. NO. They walked into the house and only after they question what Sophia is doing and mentions the For Sale sign, then Blanche opens the front door, looks at the sign she walked by a few minutes ago and then says Those Donaldson boys.

by Anonymousreply 9211/21/2020

I thought the Lyle/Sonny cameos should have been in another episode. It drew focus and screen time from Blanche's brilliant storyline. Did Rue submit this for Emmy?

by Anonymousreply 9311/21/2020

The last episode should have been Sophia's death.

Blanche could have demanded she gets up on ladders to clean ontop of the kitchen cabinets. Rose unwittingly lets that hound Dreyfus in and he knocks the ladders, sending The Raisin In Sneakers flying!

That old lady whom Sophia promised to visit every week and then never saw again can attend the funeral and drop-kick the coffin.

Dorothy blames both and subsequently moves out, symbolically smashing their cheesecake plate

by Anonymousreply 9411/21/2020

R92 another character(s) we never saw! did Blanche ever fuck them?

by Anonymousreply 9511/21/2020

The Donaldson boys usually stuck real estate signs up Blanche's ass, so that's why she was mad.

by Anonymousreply 9611/21/2020

Loved all of them.

by Anonymousreply 9711/21/2020

Ugh. I forgot the Martin Mull shut-in episode. That's definitely on my most hated list.

Unpopular opinion, but I actually like the pregnant Mary episode. Dorothy was the character they always had the most trouble generating stories for, because she was more grounded and realistic than the others. So most of her episodes were about her relationship with Stan, or completely random shit (like getting involved with shut-ins), or character traits we'd never heard of before or would again (she wants to be a stand-up comic! she had a gambling addiction!). Far fewer were based on who she was as a person and her established personality and background. But one thing we knew from episode one was that she was a pregnant teenager, and this is the only episode that really does anything with that and explore what that was like for her, especially in her relationship with Sal (a later flashback at least showed how she told Sophia). I don't care about Mary (though the girls constantly had friends and love interests showing up who we'd never seen before who the characters acted like they'd known forever). But she's irrelevant. The story is about Dorothy, and that's why I like it. (And her telling a St. Olaf story is hilarious, as is every bit of the Merrill plot. "She is stupid. Stupid, stupid, stupid!"

by Anonymousreply 9811/21/2020

No mention of the two-part Rose heart attack episode, featuring possibly the only thing worse than a cunty Kiersten—a MOPEY cunty Kiersten?

by Anonymousreply 9911/21/2020

One thing that was weird was when they did the Valentine's Day episodes and in the flashback with Sophia, Sal and Sophia's father. They are driving a car that is clearly from the 1930's and they are dressed in 1930's clothing. Sophia was born in 1905 and she and Sal should be in their 30's but are played by their main actors who are both in their 60's.

by Anonymousreply 10011/22/2020

So? That same actor in her 60s also played a woman in her 80s.

by Anonymousreply 10111/22/2020

When the girls traveled to St Olaf and had to take a train, a small plane and a hay wagon. Stupid as fuck it was 1988 not 1908.

by Anonymousreply 10211/22/2020

Not in St Olaf it wasn’t.

by Anonymousreply 10311/22/2020

The one with the fat daughter because that actress had the worst southern accent I have ever heard. No one speaks like that.

by Anonymousreply 10411/22/2020

The one where Rose got one of Sophia's nipples caught between her teeth.

by Anonymousreply 10511/22/2020

R101 But at least an effort was made to match the character's age with makeup. While it's easier to make a 60 year old look 80 with makeup than 30, the fact they didn't attempt to de-age the actors or use younger lookalikes like with Dorothy is another example of the show being lazy.

by Anonymousreply 10611/22/2020

But then R106 we would have seen Sophia as a tall, voluptuous blonde with a butt like granite

by Anonymousreply 10711/22/2020

Did Dorothy’s carpet match the drapes episode was bad.

by Anonymousreply 10811/23/2020

I can't believe some dizzy queen upthread hates the Barbara Thorndyke episode. That's got to be one of the best episodes of the entire series.

by Anonymousreply 10911/23/2020

Yes, Fat Becky and Barbara Thorndyke are great. I was shocked to see them mentioned.

by Anonymousreply 11011/23/2020

Fat Becky. lol I just sat AT Becky.

by Anonymousreply 11111/23/2020

The Mr. Terrific episode is great for Dorothy's "They think Freud is a way to cook chicken" line alone.

by Anonymousreply 11211/23/2020

'Angie Dickinson is hot...'

by Anonymousreply 11311/23/2020

I really don't know how Mr Terrific came to be regarded as one of the worst.

by Anonymousreply 11411/23/2020

r85, "Grab That Dough" is definitely one of the best episodes of the entire series. And it gave us this unforgettable line:

I am Miss Angie Dickinson.

by Anonymousreply 11511/24/2020

GTD gave us a lot of great lines:

“You ought to make quite a haul with those meat hooks.”

“Better late than...PREGNANT!”

“It not only fries, it boils, it bakes, it simmers...IT STINKS!”

“THE CAR?! WE WON THE CAR!”

by Anonymousreply 11611/24/2020

Never understood the hate for the Mary or Not Another Monday episodes. Maybe because I like the b plots so much from those episodes.

The Case of the Machiavelli Curse, Mr. Terrific, The Days and Nights of Sophia Petrillo, Gil Kessler, Rose The Prude, Isaac Newton, Rose's boyfriend retires, Letter to Gorbachev, Jasper Dekimil, Kid Pepe, Bob Hope, Yvonne, Sunny Pastures, Buzz, Rose's monk father, Blanche's abusive relationship, Dorothy works for former student.

Damn, there were a lot more I hated than I thought.

by Anonymousreply 11711/24/2020

With that exhaustive list I’m surprised you even watched the show at all.

by Anonymousreply 11811/24/2020

Who am I kidding? I still watch them. But it's more background noise when they're on. They don't command my attention like the Barbara Thornedyke or Burt Reynolds episodes.

by Anonymousreply 11911/24/2020

R48 , Haven't you ever jacked to the memory of an old lover ?

by Anonymousreply 12011/24/2020

I LOVE the Ham Lushbow episode. Sophia had some of the best lines.

by Anonymousreply 12111/24/2020

no, i have a poor memory.

by Anonymousreply 12211/24/2020

The Case of the Machiavelli Curse is by far in the top 3 worst eps... from Dorothy's goddaughter (who was never mentioned before!) calling Blanche, Aunt Blanche to another one of Sophia's ex fiancés(both of whom have absolutely no accent!)

by Anonymousreply 12311/24/2020

The one where the 4 of them are in bed together to keep warm and Sofia shits in the bed.

by Anonymousreply 12411/24/2020

She only farted!

by Anonymousreply 12511/24/2020

R125 oh that’s what you call it

by Anonymousreply 12611/24/2020

[quote]1. When Blanche's Daughter Rebecca returns, and is constantly fat shamed. It's just cringe worthy, and in bad taste.

Bullshit, that was HIGH-STAIR-ick-AL

You must be a chubby to hate that.

[quote]Dorothy: No, Rose. She's depressed because Marblehead Manor is only on once a week.

---- [quote]Rose: So, Becky, what brings you here to Miami?

[quote]Sophia: My guess is a small barge!

----

[quote]Sophia: You're Blanche's daughter, the model? What'd she model, car covers!

by Anonymousreply 12711/24/2020

[quote]The one with blind Flo.

Flo was originally cast as Dorothy, till Bea put her big dick into it.

by Anonymousreply 12811/24/2020

[quote]The one where it was revealed that Dorothy was really a woman.

Considering Bea Arthur is a man, that was a very good episode.

by Anonymousreply 12911/24/2020

[quote]She only farted!

At that age it's never just a fart.

by Anonymousreply 13011/24/2020

[quote]The Jeopardy episode was pointless with a really lame payoff.

The Simpsons Jeopardy and Mama's Family Jeopardy were much, MUCH, much funnier.

by Anonymousreply 13111/24/2020

[quote]The Jeopardy episode was pointless with a really lame payoff.

In the final scene, where Dorothy is auditioning for a spot on Jeopardy!, the writing on the chalkboard in the background is backward, meaning that the video display was switched.

by Anonymousreply 13211/24/2020

The one where Blanche thinks she’s pregnant.

by Anonymousreply 13311/24/2020

[quote]The Jeopardy episode was pointless with a really lame payoff.

Dorothy: Mr. Griffin, please. You are the most beloved man in America. You are bright, you are charming, you are the anti-Trump.

by Anonymousreply 13411/24/2020

I hated Sofia’s sex troll stores about Sal.

by Anonymousreply 13511/24/2020

R133 that won Rue the Emmy!

by Anonymousreply 13611/24/2020

[quote] When Blanche's Daughter Rebecca returns, and is constantly fat shamed. It's just cringe worthy, and in bad taste.

Yeah, cause that NEVER happens around here.

by Anonymousreply 13711/24/2020

I love the last lines of the Jeopardy episode:

Sophia: People didn't want you at their birthday parties. And they don't want you in their living rooms. (Sophia digs in her purse) Lifesaver?

Dorothy: Ah, go to hell, ma.

by Anonymousreply 138Last Wednesday at 3:56 AM

Rue should have got a second Emmy for either the episode George returns or the Rusty Anchor sing off ep. She and Bea did a lot of great work in the later seasons but neither got in. And yet they kept nominating Betty, even for a clipshow episode!

by Anonymousreply 139Last Wednesday at 4:24 AM

The one where Sofia thinks she has AIDS but winds up pregnant and the girls debate over cheesecake whether abortion is ethical and Dorothy says her friend Maude had one.

by Anonymousreply 140Last Saturday at 9:10 PM

[quote]Gil Kessler,

[quote]Letter to Gorbachev,

[quote]Yvonne,

[quote]Dorothy works for former student.

These aren’t my favorite episodes but I don’t hate them and don’t skip over them.

Yvonne was past of a fake flashback episode, right?

I just remembered I always skip the Mario Lopez episode, it’s been so long since I’ve watched it that I don’t even remember why I dislike it.

by Anonymousreply 141Last Saturday at 11:43 PM

there’s really only one episode that deserved to be hated. that empty nest episode. whoever wrote that should have been fired.

by Anonymousreply 142Last Sunday at 12:37 AM

R142, promise me you'll never die.

by Anonymousreply 143Last Sunday at 4:57 AM

The Burt Reynolds episode annoys me. It was on TVLand yesterday. Sophia letting them stay in jail just so she could see Reynolds was ridiculous. Blanche would have kicked her Sicilian ass out of the house the next day.

by Anonymousreply 144Yesterday at 6:34 AM

r144, I love you. I wanted to say that one, but I know it's beloved by so many. But yeah, after pulling that, the old bitch should have been kicked back to Shady Pines immediately. The idea that she wasn't was one of the show's most implausible moments.

by Anonymousreply 145Yesterday at 6:41 AM

Y’all know it’s a sitcom, right?

A situation COMEDY?

by Anonymousreply 146Yesterday at 7:14 AM

The one with Estelle Getty.

by Anonymousreply 147Yesterday at 7:43 AM

I hated the episode where Rose's nasty daughter bashes her for using the money Charlie had left in his will

by Anonymousreply 148Yesterday at 7:53 AM

They're ESTATE PAPERS, you cunt!

by Anonymousreply 149Yesterday at 2:40 PM

I’m with you, r148. I watch a sitcom to laugh, not to get angry and irritated over the unmitigated greed of a character.

That was a big problem with sitcoms of the 80s and 90s: too many “very special episodes.”

by Anonymousreply 15017 hours ago
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