The Golden Girls: Season 2, Episode 8

Vacation (29 Nov. 1986)

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Dorothy, Rose, and Blanche's vacation to a tropical island is a complete disaster. Meanwhile, Sophia befriends a Japanese gardener who speaks almost no English.



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Dorothy, Rose, and Blanche's vacation to a tropical island is a complete disaster. Meanwhile, Sophia befriends a Japanese gardener who speaks almost no English.

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29 November 1986 (USA)  »

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When the girls are sitting around the campfire, the amount of burned wood changes from shot to shot. First it's partially scorched, then mostly scorched then partially scorched again. See more »


Written by Julian Orbon, José Fernández Díaz, Hector Angulo and José Martí, arranged by Pete Seeger
Performed by Paul Rodriguez
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Vacation (#2.8)
14 January 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Rose, Dorothy and Blanche go on a vacation in the Caribbean. Their hotel turns out to be nothing as promised at the advertising and the staff is very rude. They even end up sharing the bathroom with three men from a neighbor room. In the meantime Sophia has fun with the Japanese gardener who doesn't speak English.

A pretty funny episode. I liked how horrible their room was, very creative. Especially the part with the vibrating bed! And the guys they share the bathroom with were funny as well. Especially the moment when one of them laughs that Dorothy's mother is still alive! Rose as a scout leader was a pleasure to watch as well.

The story of Sophia and the gardener was pretty cute. Although the kiss they had was weird, a bit to infantile I would say. Did they not want to offend the eyes of viewers by showing older people have a real kiss?

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