The Golden Girls: Season 1, Episode 18

The Operation (8 Feb. 1986)

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



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Episode cast overview:
Dorothy Zbornak (as Beatrice Arthur)
Doctor Revell
Anne Haney ...
Bill Quinn ...
The Priest


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

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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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