The Golden Girls: Season 5, Episode 5

Love Under the Big Top (28 Oct. 1989)

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Ken Whittingham, Dorothy's lawyer boyfriend, wants to give up his law practice and become a circus clown.

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Dorothy Zbornak (as Beatrice Arthur)
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Ken Whittingham, Dorothy's lawyer boyfriend, wants to give up his law practice and become a circus clown.

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At the end of the show when Dorothy has just broken up with her "clown" boyfriend, she pulls a handkerchief that is connected to several other solid colored handkerchiefs out of his pocket and walks away. The handkerchief in the two shot she is touching is white. But, when the camera switches to the wide shot, the handkerchief she is touching is light blue. See more »

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Love Under the Big Top (#5.5)
13 February 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Dorothy is dating Miami's top lawyer. But one day he comes with a big news: he doesn't want to be a lawyer anymore, but a clown. At the same time the girls go protesting the killing of dolphins by tuna fishermen they get arrested from the trespassing and brought to court. Dorothy's boyfriend shows up to save them in his clown costume but he still succeeds. At the end Dorothy breaks up with him because they don't love each other enough.

A good episode. First, kudos to them for bringing animal issues to the show. It is great to make public aware.

The clown story was funny as well. I like how he won even in a clown costume, I like the idea that somebody goes to pursue his real happiness in a less glamorous field, and I like the end when Dorothy just admits that the reason she can't deal with him being a clown is because she doesn't really love him. And the final scene made it so funny and sweet!


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