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... See full summary »

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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 Attmay

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31 October 1987 (USA)  »

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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 »

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Blanche says she is still in her child-bearing years. In the earlier episode The Golden Girls: End of the Curse, she is confirmed to have menopause. See more »

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Blanche Devereaux: [reading Rose's letter] I'm writing to you because I'm concerned about nuclear war. I've heard that there are enough bombs to blow up the world 100 times over. It scares me and it scares the girls in my cadet troop too. They talk about what they want to be *if* they grow up, not *when*.
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References Doctor Zhivago (1965) See more »

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Happy Birthday To You
by Mildred J. Hill and Patty S. Hill
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Letter to Gorbachev (#3.6)
18 January 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Rose is worried about the nuclear war and writes a letter to both Regan and Gorbachev to end the feud. Then Russian diplomat arrives telling Dorothy and Blanche that Gorbachev was impressed by the letter and wants a press conference where she could read it and start discussions of peace. But it turns out they thought Rose was a child!.

A pretty funny episode. I loved the imagination of the 4 of them being at the Red Square. Greatly done.

The camping with the girl scouts was also fun, poor girls who couldn't pea in the woods! And we have a lot of great Sophia moments trying to find a thing to do for a talent show.

Poor Rose, but the letter was cute and easy to see why they thought she was a kid. But as Dorothy said it would be nice in some things if more people thought like a child.


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