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Beauty and the Beast 

Blanche pushes her granddaughter Melissa into a beauty pageant she doesn't want to participate in. Meanwhile, an injured Sophia bonds with her nurse.

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Dorothy Zbornak (as Beatrice Arthur)
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Melissa
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Nurse DeFarge
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Mindy Ann Martin ...
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Blanche pushes her granddaughter Melissa into a beauty pageant she doesn't want to participate in. Meanwhile, an injured Sophia bonds with her nurse.

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Nurse DeFarge is a literary reference to the character, Madame Defarge, from "A Tale of Two Cities." In the novel she plays an antagonist, similar to this episode. See more »

Goofs

The boom mic is visible SEVERAL times in the entire episode. Looks like the boom guy's arms were tired that day, it's more visible than not at most times! Keep your eyes peeled above everyone's heads in this episode. See more »

Quotes

Sophia Petrillo: Well, now that I'm up, I might as well do some shopping.
Dorothy: Get back here, you deceitful little Sicilian gekko!
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References Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) See more »

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Thank You For Being A Friend
Written by Andrew Gold
Sung by Cynthia Fee
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Beauty and the Beast (#7.3)
24 February 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Sophia is in a wheel chair and Dorothy hires a nurse to take care of her. First Sophia is not happy because it is a nurse from Shady Pines but then they get along and Dorothy has trouble to get rid of her. And Blanche has her grand daughter over and gets her into a beauty pageant which Melissa isn't happy about.

An alright episode. Some things didn't make sense. Like Sophia being too much into that nurse was not very believable. Nor was that Melissa actually wanted to call Blanche "grandma",kids don't really care how to call somebody. But it had a few fun moments that made this episode a decent watch.


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