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 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
I just wonder what my husband, George, would make of me and Harry.
Well, if he was alive he probably would not like it. But since he's dead I don't think it poses a problem.
Well, I just want him to know I'm happy, but I could never be as happy with Harry in the same way - as I was with him.
He knows, Blanche, he knows. Your thoughts and feelings go right to him, you can communicate directly from your heart, can't you, Dorothy?
Oh don't ask me - I can't get through to New Jersey with MCI.