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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doesn't have a Southern accent in this episode, because prior to filming, director Jay Sandrich
told her he didn't want to hear it. After the show was picked up from the pilot episode, McClanahan went to the producers and offered to play Blanche as a modified Mae West
-style character. The producers asked her why she wasn't doing it with a Southern accent. At that point, the character of Blanche Devereaux
was fully realized, complete with Southern accent. See more
In the first shot of the house in the beginning of the pilot episode, it is daytime outside, but when Dorothy is shown entering the house, it is nighttime outside. 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...