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

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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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At the start of this episode, Sophia comes home with a 'dirty' movie she has rented and puts it into the VCR. As the camera pans back, it reveals that no cables are attached to the VCR, only the power cord. See more »

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Sophia: Jean is a nice person. She happens to like girls instead of guys. Some people like cats instead of dogs. Frankly, I'd rather live with a Lesbian than a cat. Unless a Lesbian sheds - that I don't know.
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Featured in The Golden Girls: Their Greatest Moments (2003) 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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