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 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
[as Blanche leaves with her date in Dorothy's mink stole
I hope he's taking you to a cold climate!