Dorothy's friend, local author Barbara Thorndyke, treats Rose and Blanche condescendingly.



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Dorothy Zbornak (as Beatrice Arthur)
Barbara Thorndyke
Monty Ash ...
Murray Guttman
Brad Trumbull ...
Maitre D'


Dorothy's friend, local author Barbara Thorndyke, treats Rose and Blanche condescendingly.

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Comedy | Drama




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16 January 1988 (USA)  »

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[Dorothy has announced to the girls that local author Barbara Thorndyke will be their guest that evening]
Rose Nylund: Barbara Thorndyke is coming here? Wow! I've never met a real author before.
Blanche: I have. I once stood in line at a bookstore for Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph!
Dorothy: You know, when I think of great literary figures of our time it's usually Faulkner, Fritgerald and...
Blanche: And Schwarzenegger. Yeah.
Rose Nylund: Did he sign your book?
Blanche: Yes. But only after he refused to sign my thigh!
Dorothy: He was probably intimidated to see ...
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Disappointment with the ending of The Golden Girls episode
26 June 2016 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I have been watching the reruns of The Golden Girls for years and still enjoy it greatly. This is one of the rare episodes that leaves me not laughing. I thought the humour was well done between the actresses as always and Bonnie Bartlett added to the laughs as well. However I was disappointed with the ending - to be watching and laughing for 20 odd minutes and then to have the ending finish in a rather distasteful few moments. I was surprised and disappointed as the writers usually present such great humour throughout the program. When Barbara takes Dorothy into the kitchen to say why they cannot go to Mortimer's the lines are as if they come from another show. I feel sure they could have concluded the episode on a much better and more humorous note. I still wonder why this was done!!

Please note, I don't think this is a spoiler.

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