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Brother, Can You Spare That Jacket? 

Sophia donates an old jacket to charity, not knowing that it contains a winning lottery ticket.

Director:

Terry Hughes

Writers:

Susan Harris (created by), Kathy Speer | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Bea Arthur ... Dorothy Zbornak (as Beatrice Arthur)
Betty White ... Rose Nylund
Rue McClanahan ... Blanche Devereaux
Estelle Getty ... Sophia Petrillo
Karl Wiedergott Karl Wiedergott ... Kenny
Matthew Faison Matthew Faison ... Father Campbell
Herta Ware Herta Ware ... Ida
Teddy Wilson ... Ben
Andre Rosey Brown ... Bodyguard (as Andre 'Rosey' Brown)
Howard Goodwin Howard Goodwin ... Auctioneer
Art K. Koustik Art K. Koustik ... Dave (as Art Koustik)
Stan Wojno Stan Wojno ... Philip Starr (as Stanley Wojno Jr.)
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Storyline

The girls purchase a winning lottery ticket, but a misunderstanding by Sophia sends them on a bizarre and frenzied search to retrieve it from various locations. Ultimately leading them to a homeless shelter where they learn a lesson more valuable than money. Written by gshunw24

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 December 1988 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The title is based on the Depression era song "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?" written in 1931 by lyricist E.Y. "Yip" Harburg and composer Jay Gorney for the 1932 musical New Americana. See more »

Quotes

Ida: [to Dorothy and Sophia about how she left the rest home] Then I received a letter, the money had run out. I asked for help. They gave me some... phone numbers.
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Connections

References Brother Can You Spare a Dime (1975) See more »

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Thank You For Being A Friend
Written by Andrew Gold
Sung by Cynthia Fee
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singer at end
12 October 2018 | by p_muracaSee all my reviews

I'm sure I recognize Betty White singing "brother can you spare a dime" at the end, but I can't find any credit for her. I've loved her since the 50's, when I'd run home at lunch to watch Life with Elizabeth." She is the finest.


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