The Golden Girls: Season 1, Episode 1

The Engagement (14 Sep. 1985)

TV Episode  -   -  Comedy | Drama
8.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.0/10 from 186 users  
Reviews: 5 user

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 »

Director:

Writers:

(created by),
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $1.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Exclusive Trailer

View the Foxcatcher Exclusive trailer with Steve Carell and Channing Tatum


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 687 titles
created 17 Feb 2013
 
a list of 7 titles
created 20 May 2013
 
a list of 30 titles
created 7 months ago
 
list image
a list of 82 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Engagement" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Engagement (14 Sep 1985)

The Engagement (14 Sep 1985) on IMDb 8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Golden Girls.
1 of 177 Episodes | Next Episode »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview:
...
...
...
...
Charles Levin ...
Coco
...
Harry
...
Cop
...
Minister
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

wedding | priest | minister

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

14 September 1985 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Rue McClanahan 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 »

Goofs

In the pilot Blanche tells her date Harry that Sophia's home just burned down. Blanche was not in the room when Sophia shared this piece of information, and thus would have no way of knowing it. See more »

Quotes

Dorothy: What am I doing up? I'm substituting for a teacher who was shot by one of the students. I need all the sleep I can get.
See more »

Connections

Featured in The Golden Girls: Their Greatest Moments (2003) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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.


2 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Dorothy's name question. egmartin
Episodes that everyone else seems to like but you don't rockywrists
I'm probably the only one but oh well rockywrists
What would Charlie have looked like? kellynelise
New Game?? 'Would You Rather' BarefootGirl92703
Home towns i_lost_it_at_the_movies
Discuss The Engagement (1985) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?