Dorothy, Rose, and Blanche are three women who share a house in Miami, Florida. Dorothy's elderly mother, Sophia, unexpectedly moves in after her retirement home burns down, and Blanche accepts a proposal of marriage. Written by
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who played Coco, the gay live-in cook, was to be a regular. Susan Harris
wrote the character out not because he was gay--her shows Soap
(1977) and _"Hail to the Chief" (1985)_ also had openly gay characters--but because she considered it sexist for a man to be taking care of the women, regardless of his sexual orientation. Nevertheless, he was the first openly gay character in any media produced by a division of The Walt Disney Company. See more
In a discussion with Rose about Dorothy's marriage to Stan, Dorothy implies that she lived in Queens, NYC. In multiple later episodes, it is repeatedly stated that the Petrillos lived in Brooklyn. See more
[as she introduces her latest lover to the others
And this is Sophia.
Well - you must be Blanche's sister.
You must be blind.
Sophia's home just burnt down.
Not to me. It was a retirement home - and you know what? They set off the drill in a retirement home - who can rush? Half the people have walkers, the other half can't get out of their chairs. But they got bells going off like crazy. You know what that does to hearts that only beat a few times a week?... Its not...