Rose's behavior changes after she says that she died from a throat spasm while in the hospital.



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Episode cast overview:
Dorothy Zbornak (as Beatrice Arthur)
Rosanna Huffman ...
Nat Bernstein ...
Dr. Wallerstein
Tony Pope ...
The Doorman (voice)


Rose's behavior changes after she says that she died from a throat spasm while in the hospital.

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Comedy | Drama




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24 January 1987 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Rose ends up in the hospital and has a near-death experience in this episode. A similar storyline (again with Rose) would take place again during season 7. See more »


In the scene where Blanche and Dorothy are in the hospital waiting room, as Dorothy gets up to speak with the doctor, she's not wearing shoes. See more »


Dorothy: [about Rose] This death trip is probably harder on her than it is on us.
Blanche: What do you mean harder on her? We're the ones doing everything around here while she's out there...eating life!
Sophia: I ate Life once, not a bad cereal...when we run out of the shredded wheat, let's give it another go.
Dorothy: Ma, why don't you go back to bed?
Sophia: Maybe I'll have some shredded wheat now, that way we'll get to the Life sooner.
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References Fantasia (1940) See more »


Thank You For Being A Friend
Written by Andrew Gold
Sung by Cynthia Fee
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Before and After (#2.15)
15 January 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Rose has to be taken in the hospital where she passes out, after she tells her friends that she died and went to heaven and now that she is back she will live life to the fullest. And she does, but Dorothy and Blanche don't approve of her having fun. So she moves out but it doesn't go well for either of them.

Well I was totally on Rose's side here. Nothing that she did seemed to be so horrible. It seems the other two were just jealous that she had fun. And Blanche was a hypocrite as always. So I am a bit sad they made it look as if Rose's life enjoyment was wrong.

But it had funny moments. Especially Rose's description of heaven experience, announcing how she will eat life and Blanche saying that Rose will be fine cause her doctor is a Jew!

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