Sophia becomes the recreational director at a senior center.



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Episode cast overview:
Dorothy Zbornak (as Beatrice Arthur)
Mr. Porter
Mr. Lewis


Sophia becomes the recreational director at a senior center.

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Comedy | Drama




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16 February 1991 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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If you look in the upper left corner as Dorothy and Rose are talking about lying Rose's purse strap moves in between shots as Rose and Dorothy talk. See more »


Dorothy Petrillo Zbornak: You've never told a lie?
Rose Nylund: That's right, I've never told a lie. Well, just once when I snuck out of class to go to the movies.
Dorothy Petrillo Zbornak: That's not much of a lie.
Rose Nylund: That's what I thought. Turned out to be the day they taught everything.
Dorothy Petrillo Zbornak: The final piece of the puzzle.
Rose Nylund: [later] I'm beginning to think Blanche is hung up on her looks.
Dorothy Petrillo Zbornak: Boy, you don't need lightning to strike you.
Rose Nylund: No, thanks. Not again. Once was enough.
Dorothy Petrillo Zbornak: An extra piece of the puzzle.
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References Dances with Wolves (1990) See more »


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Written by Andrew Gold
Sung by Cynthia Fee
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Older and Wiser (#6.18)
21 February 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Sophia gets a job as a recreational director at the senior center. She is sad that the seniors are made to sit all the time in front of TV. But when she wants to make some changes the boss of the place lets her go and she finds out Dorothy arranged her to have this responsibility. She still gets out once and organizes a party for the seniors and it works out for the best for them.

Not one of the best episodes but still of good quality. The idea is a bit messy, but positive and did give me some laughs. Especially with Sophia's prank idea, I need to remember it for when I am a senior. And there are some fun parts in the Blanche/Rose story.

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