Dorothy's son Michael moves in with her after his wife kicks him out.



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Episode cast overview:
Dorothy Zbornak (as Beatrice Arthur)
Stan Zbornak (as Herbert Edelman)
Make-up Man
Enrique Mas


Dorothy's son shows up after his wife gives him the boot. And when Dorothy waits on him hand and foot, he does nothing to get back on his feet. Blanche implores her to show some tough love and kick him out which she does, only he then goes to his father, Stan. But Stan shows up claiming that their son is crimping his style. Written by

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Comedy | Drama






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2 December 1989 (USA)  »

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Rose Nylund: [Talking about raising children] The hardest part for me was explaining to my Kirsten the difference between boys and girls. I knew the time had come but I kept putting it off. Finally I decided it was time to take the bull by the horns.
Blanche Devereaux: So you told her?
Rose Nylund: No - I took the bull by the horns, turned him around and showed her what makes a bull a bull.
Dorothy Petrillo-Zbornak: You are kidding, Rose?
Rose Nylund: No! That's how my mother taught me.
Blanche Devereaux: Honey, didn't that give you a false impression about... what a man would look like?
Rose Nylund: It sure ...
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All That Jazz (#5.10)
14 February 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Michael comes over to Dorothy because he left his job and his wife kicked him out. She lets him stay but she is worried that her son who is now 30 is not growing up and kicks him out as well as a form of tough love. He moves in with Stan, but he ends up kicking him out as well so Michael is forced to get his job back.

For the most part I usually don't like those "forcing people to grow up" episodes. they usually involve forcing somebody into becoming boring. But in this case Michael wasn't right to leave the job he had, since it was what he was supposed to love doing as a musician. Well done by the Golden Girls to address the topic without being irritating.

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