Blanche's father reveals that he is getting married. Meanwhile, Dorothy and Rose enter a songwriting contest.



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Dorothy Zbornak (as Beatrice Arthur)
Margaret Spencer


Blanche's father reveals that he is getting married. Meanwhile, Dorothy and Rose enter a songwriting contest.

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Comedy | Drama




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15 November 1986 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Murray Hamilton died before he could reprise the role of Big Daddy, and was replaced by David Wayne. See more »


Rose defends her suggestion to use "thrice" in their song about Miami by assuring Dorothy, "It's a word". Dorothy counters with, "So is inter-uterine. It doesn't belong in a song". In doing so, she makes a common mistake -- which an internet search reveals even can be seen in some hospital documentation on how to use IUDs. The correct word is "intra-uterine", "intra" being the prefix meaning "Inside" or "within". The prefix "inter" means "between", which creates an interesting, perhaps even uncomfortable, meaning when paired with "uterine". Rose continues the mistake as she tries to rhyme "inter-uterine" with "cuter than". It doesn't matter. It's all very, very funny. See more »


Dorothy Petrillo Zbornak: [Rose and Dorothy are discussing whether they should enter a Miami song writing competition] You know, Rose, I have to confess, I dabbled a little in poetry writing in High School.
Rose Nylund: Oh, well, that's nothing to be ashamed of. A lot of tall girls who wouldn't get dates wrote poetry in High School.
Dorothy Petrillo Zbornak: I meant that for ten thousand dollars, I might try my hand at lyric writing. I mean, maybe we could, you know, team up.
Rose Nylund: You mean music by Rose Nylund, lyrics by Dorothy Zbornak?
Dorothy Petrillo Zbornak: Well, why not? I mean, we ...
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References Petticoat Junction (1963) See more »

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Big Daddy's Little Lady (#2.6)
14 January 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Big Daddy comes to town again to announce his wedding. Blanche is all happy for him until she sees the bride who is even younger than herself. She is angry about it, but after some conversations with her friends she accepts it. Dorothy and Rose write a song about Miami for the contest to win $10000.

The main story explores relationships with great age differences and how society responds to it. Although I can't say that men are the ones who get the most heat for dating someone younger. I am glad it was all positive and they made it look that love is more important than age. Only I wonder why when Blanche dated someone younger it was age that actually mattered and was the reason why her relationship didn't work.

I loved the song contest story! So funny, loved all their attempts at creating a song. Too bad they didn't win, I think the end result was great!

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