Dorothy says that she is seriously ill, but none of the doctors she sees believe her.



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Dorothy Zbornak (as Beatrice Arthur)
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Dorothy is not feeling good. She goes to see several doctors but none of them can find anything wrong with her. One of them recommends she go see a doctor in New York and when she sees him, he tells her that there's nothing wrong with her and that it's probably in her head. Written by

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23 September 1989 (USA)  »

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When Blanche describes the characters in her book, she holds the book in both hands. In the next shot she holds it only in her right hand, and at a different angle. See more »


Dorothy Petrillo-Zbornak: [talking about her upcoming trip to New York] I'm going just for two days, to see a doctor. I've asked Rose to go with me.
Blanche Devereaux: [offended] Rose? Why her?
Dorothy Petrillo-Zbornak: She's comforting.
Blanche Devereaux: And I'm not?
Sophia Petrillo: You told me you were having a pedicure when your husband was dyin'.
Blanche Devereaux: Well of course I was, Sophia. It was the third Thursday of the month. If I'd cancelled, that would have been it for July and August, when I'd be wearin' open-toed sandals.
Sophia Petrillo: [mocking] Angel of mercy!
Blanche Devereaux: Well I didn't know he was gonna pick that precise hour ...
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Sick and Tired: Part 1 (#5.1)
12 February 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Dorothy is very sick, so that she can't do anything anymore, but all the doctors keep on telling her that she is fine and it is just the age. She even goes to New York to a neurologist and he says the same. Dorothy is devastated just as Sophia. And Blanche wants to become a novel writer but has a writer's block before writing anything.

A pretty food scenario. And Sophia's speech at the end is so well done, one really feels for her. Also it makes one really wonder what is it that Dorothy has.

And Rose is bringing us lots of humor on her trip to New York, especially with her wonderings about King Kong.

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