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"The Golden Girls" Before and After (1987)

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Susan Harris (created by) and
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Original Air Date:
24 January 1987 (Season 2, Episode 15)
Rose's behavior changes after she says that she died from a throat spasm while in the hospital. | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Bea Arthur ... Dorothy Zbornak (as Beatrice Arthur)

Betty White ... Rose Nylund

Rue McClanahan ... Blanche Devereaux

Estelle Getty ... Sophia Petrillo

Deborah May ... Liz
Rosanna Huffman ... Stephanie
Nat Bernstein ... Dr. Wallerstein
Tony Pope ... The Doorman (voice)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Terry Hughes 
Writing credits
Susan Harris (created by)

Bob Rosenfarb  written by

Produced by
Barry Fanaro .... co-producer
Greg Giangregorio .... associate producer
Terry Grossman .... producer
Winifred Hervey .... co-producer
Paul Junger Witt .... executive producer
Mort Nathan .... co-producer
Kathy Speer .... producer
Tony Thomas .... executive producer
Marsha Posner Williams .... co-producer
Original Music by
George Aliceson Tipton 
Film Editing by
Harold McKenzie 
Casting by
Sharon Siegel 
Production Design by
Edward Stephenson 
Costume Design by
Judy Evans 
Makeup Department
Joyce Conroy .... hair stylist (as Joyce Melton)
Maurice Stein .... makeup artist
Production Management
Adria Horton .... post-production manager
Art Department
Ken Dawson .... property master
Michael Hynes .... associate designer
Paul Wadian .... head carpenter
Sound Department
Dick Burns .... audio
Allen Patapoff .... re-recording
Camera and Electrical Department
Jack Chisolm .... camera
Ritch Kenney .... camera
Ron Ruby .... gaffer
Ken Tamburri .... camera
Alan Keath Walker .... lighting (as Alan Walker)
Carol Wetovich .... camera (as Carol A. Wetovich)
Casting Department
Susan Vash .... casting
Judith Weiner .... original casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Julie Rhine .... costumer
Rhoda Yarbrough .... costumer
Music Department
Scott Gale .... music coordinator
Andrew Gold .... composer: theme music
Other crew
Tom Carpenter .... stage manager
Gerry Cohen .... associate director
Ellen Deutsch .... production assistant
Jeff Goodman .... production staff
Jane Greene .... stage manager
Susan Palladino .... production executive
Jackie Schaffner .... production staff
Robert Spina .... production associate
O. Tamburri .... technical director
Jeannie Taylor .... production staff

Series Crew
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Writing credits
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Susan Harris  created by

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
30 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

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 »
Continuity: 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 »
Blanche:[Abot Rose's recent behavior] I am abhorred!
Sophia:[Overhearing] We know what you are, Blanche, I'm glad to hear you finally admitting it.
Blanche:Sophia, I said abhorred.
Sophia:A whore, a slut, a tramp - they're all the same.
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Movie Connections:
References Fantasia (1940)See more »
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Before and After (#2.15), 15 January 2014
Author: ComedyFan2010 from Canada

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

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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