When Sophia is hospitalized with pneumonia, Stan comforts Dorothy. At the hospital, she sees a side of him that impresses her, and she tries to prevent him from getting married again to another woman.



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Episode cast overview:
Dorothy Zbornak (as Beatrice Arthur)
Stan Zbornak (as Herbert Edelman)
Tom Tarpey ...
Dr. Seymour
Wayne Chou ...
Doug Franklin ...
Young Doctor
Freeman King ...


Stan shows up to tell everyone he is getting married. When Sophia gets sick and has to be taken to the hospital, Stan comforts Dorothy. She finds herself falling in love with him again so she decides to tell him so. But Rose and Blanche try to stop her from doing so. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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7 January 1989 (USA)  »

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The title is a line form the childhood game/song "The Farmer in the Dell". See more »


Rose Nylund: [everyone is relieved as Sophia improves after a rough night in the hospital] What about you, Dorothy? You must be exhausted being here by yourself all night.
Dorothy Zbornak: No, I wasn't alone. Stan came by and stayed with me. Brought me food, held me, showed me that special part of himself.
Rose Nylund: Right there in the waiting room?
Dorothy Zbornak: Not that part, Rose.
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References Cheers (1982) See more »


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Stan Takes a Wife (#4.10)
25 January 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Sophia goes to a hospital and it is seems to be serious. While she is in critical situation, Dorothy waits in the lobby and her soon to be married again ex husband Stan is there supporting her in a difficult situation. After this Dorothy feels like she wants him back and goes to see him but is luckily stopped from saying anything and has a conversation with his soon to be wife in a bar.

The episode is not funny, no real laughter moments that I can think off besides Rose responding to Dorothy saying that Stan showed that special part of his.

But it is still a decent episode that touches a good subject how in a vulnerable situation one may want to get back with an ex. The conversation in the bar was very well done and acted out.

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