Blanche's belligerent grandson David comes to visit.

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Dorothy Zbornak (as Beatrice Arthur)
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David (as Billy Jacoby)
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The Policeman
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Blanche's belligerent grandson David comes to visit.

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26 October 1985 (USA)  »

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Billy Jayne, who plays Blanche's grandson David, is the younger brother of Scott Jacoby, who plays Dorothy's son Michael in three other episodes See more »

Quotes

Dorothy Petrillo-Zbornak: Ma I do not snore.
Sophia Petrillo: Please I had to roll you over so you wouldn't inhale the drapes.
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References First Blood (1982) See more »

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Thank You For Being A Friend
Written by Andrew Gold
Sung by Cynthia Fee
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Closing the generation gap
19 November 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Blanche gets a visit from her teenage grandson, who turns out to be nothing but trouble from the moment he arrives...

"On Golden Girls" probably has the most peculiar title of an episode. I know that this is likely a reference to the film "On Golden Pond" but it just seemed rather redundant. It's not really one of my favorites either.

As usual, even the dullest Golden Girls episode is elevated by some well-written jokes and this episode is no exception, but too much of the plot revolves around Blanche trying to connect with her rebellious grandson. The whole episode seems to have an after-school special vibe to it and the grandson doesn't evoke much sympathy. It does, however, set the stage for Blanche's regret of her estrangement from her children which would make for some good Blanche moments later in the series.

Being a sitcom, there are a few funny moments but they're few and far between here. The major standout moment would have to be Dorothy's priceless reaction at a teenager's rattail, but Bea Arthur was always the undisputed queen of the reaction shot.

Overall, this isn't one of the show's best episodes but it's not the worst either.


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