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Dorothy's New Friend 

"Dorothy's New Friend" is an episode of The Golden Girls starring Bea Arthur, Betty White, and Rue McClanahan. Dorothy's friend, local author Barbara Thorndyke, treats Rose and Blanche condescendingly.

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Episode cast overview:
... Dorothy Zbornak (as Beatrice Arthur)
... Rose Nylund
... Blanche Devereaux
... Sophia Petrillo
... Barbara Thorndyke
Monty Ash ... Murray Guttman
Brad Trumbull ... Maitre D'
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Dorothy's friend, local author Barbara Thorndyke, treats Rose and Blanche condescendingly.

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16 January 1988 (USA)  »

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Bonnie Bartlett plays a writer friend of Dorothy's. At the start of the episode the characters discuss her in reference to other great authors with the joke being one of them includes Arnold Schwarzenegger in the list of great authors. Later in the year Bonnie Bartlett played Arnold Schwarzenegger's mother in Twins. See more »

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[Dorothy has announced to the girls that local author Barbara Thorndyke will be their guest that evening]
Rose Nylund: Barbara Thorndyke is coming here? Wow! I've never met a real author before.
Blanche: I have. I once stood in line at a bookstore for Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph!
Dorothy: You know, when I think of great literary figures of our time it's usually Faulkner, Fritgerald and...
Blanche: And Schwarzenegger. Yeah.
Rose Nylund: Did he sign your book?
Blanche: Yes. But only after he refused to sign my thigh!
Dorothy: He was probably intimidated to see ...
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References Three's Company (1976) See more »

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a great episode
27 December 2015 | by See all my reviews

A great episode, with emphasis on an important subject - and I was thrown by how much the guest star reminds me of Lauren Lane, from the Nanny - though it turns out not to be - another great written show - with great performances by all -

As always, funny lines, thought provoking subjects, and great sets. This has to be one of the classic TV series of all times.

This is one of the series that would be great to have the whole set on DVD, you can watch these episodes over and over and see new things each time that you didn't notice before.

It is hard to be able to envision anyone else doing these rolls as well as the 4 stars, plus the guest stars seem to give impeccable performances.


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