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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Dorothy Zbornak (as Beatrice Arthur)
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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 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 only 10 years older than she is. See more »

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When Big Daddy tries to play his song for Blanche, his fingers jump from the approximate center of the guitar fretboard to near the head. See more »

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Leonard Barton: Where's the old witch?
Gladys Barton: Leonard, don't call her a witch, you'll get another boil on your butt.
Leonard Barton: Tell the world, Gladys!
[to Sophia]
Leonard Barton: I'm begging you, my clocks are all wrong, I can't find my golf clubs, I can't sleep, I can't eat!
Dorothy Petrillo-Zbornak: Can't sit.
Gladys Barton: That too... please, take the curse off.
Sophia Petrillo: You'll move the tree?
Leonard Barton: It'll be out of here first thing in the morning.
Sophia Petrillo: Fine.
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References Super Bowl III (1969) See more »

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Thank You For Being A Friend
Written by Andrew Gold
Sung by Cynthia Fee
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Very weak episode
22 December 2010 | by (Chiang Mai, Thailand) – See all my reviews

This is a weak episode of Series 1, not helped by incredibly poor casting of Blanche's father; to me, he looked more suited to be latest suitor than her much lauded father. For me, I simply could not believe in the character or the relationship between the two actors.

The plot itself is weak and concerns Blanche's father's decision to sell the family home and take up[ a career as a country and western singer, despite having no talent whatsoever.

There are the usual scattering of sassy one liners, as usual Bea Arthur taking the lion's share of these, but overall this episode left me disappointed.


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