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Brother, Can You Spare That Jacket? 

Sophia donates an old jacket to charity, not knowing that it contains a winning lottery ticket.

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Dorothy Zbornak (as Beatrice Arthur)
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Karl Wiedergott ...
Kenny
Matthew Faison ...
Father Campbell
Herta Ware ...
Ida
Teddy Wilson ...
Ben
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Bodyguard (as Andre 'Rosey' Brown)
Howard Goodwin ...
Auctioneer
Art K. Koustik ...
Dave (as Art Koustik)
Stan Wojno ...
Philip Starr (as Stanley Wojno Jr.)
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Sophia donates an old jacket to charity, not knowing that it contains a winning lottery ticket.

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3 December 1988 (USA)  »

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The title is based on the Depression era song "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?" written in 1931 by lyricist E.Y. "Yip" Harburg and composer Jay Gorney for the 1932 musical New Americana. See more »

Quotes

Dorothy Petrillo Zbornak: [scratching off their tickets] What if you get three palm trees?
Sophia Petrillo: You don't have three palm trees, that means you win $10,000.
Dorothy Petrillo Zbornak: Ma, I know what three palm trees looks like.
Sophia Petrillo: You also know what a handsome doctor looks like, doesn't mean you have one.
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References A Different World (1987) See more »

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Thank You For Being A Friend
Written by Andrew Gold
Sung by Cynthia Fee
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Brother Can You Spare A Jacket/Dime
28 August 2016 | by (MA) – See all my reviews

This Golden Girl's Season 4 Episode 8 first aired in December 1988, back when there were A Plethora of Folk's Young & Old, here in The Good Ole United States of America, whom did Actively Struggle for their Next Meal, and also Adequate Housing as well, too! Today, In The Year of Our Lord 2016 there are approx. 17 Million Children in These United States of Amerika whom "Do Actively Struggle in Poverty/Nutrition/Housing, never mind the other Citizen's as well i.e. Senior Citizen's over 62 years young as well, too! Something that We will rarely see, or hear on The 6, 7 or 11 O'clock News, that's for darn sure, especially in what is still considered "One of The Top Ten Wealthiest Nation's on In The Entire World in 2016" as well, too! The Days of Walter Cronkite, Huntley & Brinkley have been over for several decades now, without a doubt, too! Now if that is not "Beyond A Food For Thought Moment", I and many others surely & truly Do Not Know what truly is to Date. again in 2016 as well, too! Do make a great day happen, whenever "you" possibly can now, you hear~Enjoy!


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