Dorothy's lesbian friend Jean develops a crush on Rose.

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Dorothy Zbornak (as Beatrice Arthur)
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Dorothy's lesbian friend Jean develops a crush on Rose.

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8 November 1986 (USA)  »

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The character name Jean used by Lois Nettleton (as Dorothy's lesbian friend who falls in love with Rose) was a tribute to Jean Shepherd - author of the book that was the basis for A Christmas Story (1983) - and Lois Nettleton's real-life husband for 7 years in the 1960s. See more »

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Sophia refers to Stephen Spielberg as "Stephen Spielberger". See more »

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Blanche: [coming in to Dorothy's room in the middle of the night] I heard you laughing, what's so funny?
Sophia: For starters, Jean is a Lesbian.
Blanche: What's funny about that?
Sophia: You aren't surprised?
Blanche: Of course not. I mean, I've never known any personally, but isn't Danny Thomas one?
Dorothy: [gradually realising Blanche's confusion] Not Lebanese, Blanche, Lesbian.
Blanche: [they discuss it further, then Blanche concludes] Well, I'll never understand what Jean doesn't see in the opposite sex, but hey, if that's what makes her happy, that's...
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References Love Story (1970) See more »

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Thank You For Being A Friend
Written by Andrew Gold
Sung by Cynthia Fee
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lesbian friend comes to visit the girls
27 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

...One of the funniest episodes of -any- comedy ever! I hate to be clichéd, but I laughed till I cried. "Sophia" has some of the best lines ever. Lois Nettleton guests as Rose's lesbian friend. She plays the part perfectly with humor and a gentle vulnerability. I can't imagine why this episode would be rated under an 8 or 9. The writers deal with a potential 'senior' bias against homosexuality with a deft mix of humor and personalizing the issue by making the gay person a dear friend. It's neither preachy nor didactic. In fact, I haven't even seen the episode since it first aired(!) but I still remember some of the jokes. If you don't like Golden Girls, that's one thing. But if you're a fan, this episode is everything the show is supposed to be: hilarious and finally touching.


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