Dorothy is afraid to have an operation for a benign growth on her foot.



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Dorothy Zbornak (as Beatrice Arthur)
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Dorothy is afraid to have an operation for a benign growth on her foot.

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8 February 1986 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Guest star Robert Picardo, who plays Dorothy's doctor, later appeared in The Amati Girls (2000), in which he again played the doctor to a woman with an Italian-American mother. His best known role is as the unnamed holographic doctor on the series Star Trek: Voyager (1995). See more »


After Rose and Blanche's rehearsals, a microphone can be seen on the ceiling. See more »


Sophia Petrillo: So Dorothy, you don't want to go back to the hospital?
Dorothy Petrillo-Zbornak: No.
Sophia Petrillo: You don't want the doctor to operate?
Dorothy Petrillo-Zbornak: No.
Sophia Petrillo: Fine, then we'll do it here. Blanche, boil some water and clear the table. Rose, sharpen my Ginzu knife. Dorothy, pick out a shoe you'd like to bite on.
Dorothy Petrillo-Zbornak: You're not serious!
Sophia Petrillo: No, I'm only being as ridiculous as you.
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Thank You For Being A Friend
Written by Andrew Gold
Sung by Cynthia Fee
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The Operation (#1.18)
10 January 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Dorothy has a problem with her foot. And when she goes to the doctor he tells her that she needs an operation to remove a tumour from it. Dorothy is very scared from it. And Blanche and Rose are having a step dance competition where Blanche has to face her fear of performance she had since she was a little girl.

A very funny episode, I didn't even expect it to be so entertaining given that the story was so simple. But Dorothy's experiences in the hospital with the doctor who was going to court and a priest who mixed up the rooms were hilarious. Just like when Rose sees an ugly man wearing Dorothy's clothes.

And I loved seeing Rose and Blanche dance. Greatly done and they had beautiful costumes and legs!

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