Rose is concerned about nuclear war, so she writes letters to both Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev and US President Ronald Reagan expressing her fears. Thinking it to be a heartfelt letter from a little girl, a Soviet emissary is so touched by the letter that he arranges a press conference to have "little Rose" read it publicly. Written by
Did You Know?
This was inspired by the story of Samantha Smith
, a little girl from Maine who, in 1983, wrote a letter to then-Soviet Premier Yuri Andropov about her concerns over nuclear war. She was invited to the USSR to speak to the Premier. Smith later starred in a series called Lime Street
(1985), which stopped production because of her death in a plane crash. Ironically, the show aired on ABC directly opposite "The Golden Girls." See more
When Blanche spits soda, out of surprise, on the Russian character, they agree it's Coca-Cola. However, the can clearly says Shasta. See more
Dorothy Petrillo Zbornak
[to Blanche, after finding out Gorbachev wants to meet with Rose
Kemosabe, I think we're in heap big trouble.
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