The Golden Girls: Season 1, Episode 24

Big Daddy (3 May 1986)

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Blanche's father, "Big Daddy" Hollingsworth, visits with the news that he's sold his house and wants to become a singer. Meanwhile, a boundary dispute over a fallen tree leads Sophia to put... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview:
Dorothy Zbornak (as Beatrice Arthur)
Leonard Barton
Gladys Barton
Tony Frank ...
Cowboy #1
Blake Emmons ...
Cowboy #2


Blanche's father, "Big Daddy" Hollingsworth, visits with the news that he's sold his house and wants to become a singer. Meanwhile, a boundary dispute over a fallen tree leads Sophia to put a curse on the rude neighbor who refuses to move it. Written by Attmay

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3 May 1986 (USA)  »

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Murray Hamilton plays Rue McClanahan's father even though he is nearly 11 years older than she is. See more »


At the end when Mrs. Barton is talking to the girls, one of her earrings changes between shots from a big, plastic colorful one to a small gold one. See more »


Leonard Barton: [Sophia put a curse on him with the evil eye] I went out to my garage this morning and found the air had been let out of my tires, I know she's responsible.
Dorothy Petrillo-Zbornak: Oh come on, Mr. Barton, it was just a coincidence.
Sophia Petrillo: Coincidence my *eye*.
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References Stagecoach (1966) See more »

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Murray Hamilton's next to last role
19 June 2011 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Just watched this episode and while I'm not a GG devotee, I was drawn to remain in front of the box during this episode by the appearance of Murray Hamilton. More specifically, I was quite shocked at his appearance - that of a gaunt, emaciated-looking and frail old man. I was aware that he died in the mid eighties of cancer, and his condition looks apparent in this episode.

He plays Blanche's father with accentuated southern country tone and garb, even though he's only a dozen years older than was Rue McClanahan in real life. Consequently it was difficult to believe his character was her father. Much is made by Dorothy of the Southern colloquialisms used by Blanche and her father, though they weren't especially funny in the first instance. A couple of mild chuckles typically emanate from Sofia attempting to intimidate a neighbour with whom the GGs are in dispute over a tree.

Formula comedy, but notable as Murray Hamilton's next to last role before his untimely passing.

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