The Golden Girls: Season 1, Episode 1

The Engagement (14 Sep. 1985)

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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 ... See full summary »

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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 Attmay

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Charles Levin 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 »

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While Dorothy and Rose are speaking to Blanche, they are in Blanche's room which is down the hall. However, in the next scene when the doorbell rings, Dorothy and Rose enter the living room from the lanai, not from Blanche's bedroom. See more »

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Rose Nylund: We were all so lonely and then by a miracle we found each other.
Dorothy: Rose, we both answered an ad to share Blanche's house that we found in the supermarket. It was not the resurrection. It is hardly a miracle.
Rose Nylund: To me it was, because we're happy.
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Golden Girls Off With A Hit!
17 April 2010 | by (Bayside, San Andreas) – See all my reviews

The most brilliant comedy series in history, The Golden Girls, starts off with an impressive and hilarious first episode.

The very first episode deals with Blanche, and her engagement to a suspicious man. However, it's really Dorothy, Rose, and the introduction of Sophia that steal the episode.

This first episode is crucial, because it makes us realize who these women are. Dorothy is intelligent and sarcastic, Rose is dimwitted, Blanche is sexy, and Sophia is grumpy. All are explored in this classic first episode.

The only complaint is Coco, who thankfully was written out of the series after this episode. His character goes nowhere, and is borderline offensive.


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