The Golden Girls: Season 7, Episode 3

Beauty and the Beast (5 Oct. 1991)

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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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Episode cast overview:
Nurse DeFarge
Mindy Ann Martin ...
Little Girl
Robert Gould ...
Stage Manager


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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5 October 1991 (USA)  »

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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 »


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 »


Sophia Petrillo: [Dorothy sees Sophia dancing after she's been faking an injury] I wuv you!
Dorothy: Too wittle, too wate!
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References Ironside (1967) See more »


Put on a Happy Face
Written by Charles Strouse and Lee Adams
Performed by Rue McClanahan
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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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