Paul Dooley and Rita Moreno guest star as neighbors of Blanche, Dorothy, Rose and Sophia contending with family and friends in this initial spin-off pilot of "Empty Nest."

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Dorothy Zbornak (as Beatrice Arthur)
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George Corliss
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Renee Corliss
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Oliver
Jane Harnick ...
Jenny Corliss
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Chuck
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Paul Dooley and Rita Moreno guest star as neighbors of Blanche, Dorothy, Rose and Sophia contending with family and friends in this initial spin-off pilot of "Empty Nest."

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16 May 1987 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Paul Dooley starred in a previous episode "Love, Rose" as Rose's date Isaac Q. Newton. See more »

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When Dorothy snaps at Oliver, she mentions him "throwing up in the pool" at a new year's party at Blanche's house. There is no pool on the girls' property (which is Blanche's house, and they've always all lived there); it is never seen or mentioned outside of this episode. See more »

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Renee Corliss: Dorothy, it's crazy, but I feel like, how can I bother him? He's doing all this important stuff. Saving lives. And I'm gonna bother him because I'm a little unhappy?
Dorothy Petrillo-Zbornak: Renee, Jenny just left for college. All your kids are gone. This is a perfectly legitimate problem.
Rose Nylund: It's the "Empty Nest" syndrome. When I had it, I didn't know what it was. I was just very depressed. By the time I figured out what it was, I was gonna tell Charlie, but he died that night.
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Featured in I Am Nancy (2011) See more »

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Thank You For Being A Friend
Written by Andrew Gold
Sung by Cynthia Fee
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Agree with the first review: trite, artificial and laboured
21 May 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I'm a big fan and I loved this series when I was in my 20s. Watching series 2 for the first time, but this last one really jarred. Characters completely introduced out of the blue. Paul Dooley makes a bit of a go of his character, but Rita Moreno was bland. Before I googled this episode I was wondering if it could be some forced attempt to introduce a new show on the back of the popularity of The Golden Girls - and I was right. I found it frustrating to watch, and a little cynical of the production company to try this kind of approach. Apparently the show was drastically reworked, with different main characters and it lasted 5-6 years. They must have done something pretty radical, as this episode dies on its feet.


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