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It's a Miserable Life 

Rose's petition to save a very old tree attracts the ire of Freida Claxton, a misanthropic old woman, on whose property the tree stands. At a public hearing, Rose gets angry at Mrs. Claxton... See full summary »

Director:

Terry Hughes

Writers:

Susan Harris (created by), Barry Fanaro | 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
Nan Martin ... Frieda Claxton
Thom Sharp ... Mr. Pfeiffer
Amzie Strickland Amzie Strickland ... Lady at Funeral
Johnny Haymer ... The Commissioner
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Storyline

Rose's petition to save a very old tree attracts the ire of Freida Claxton, a misanthropic old woman, on whose property the tree stands. At a public hearing, Rose gets angry at Mrs. Claxton and tells her to "drop dead," which she does. Rose blames herself for Mrs. Claxton's death, so the girls decide to pay her one final act of kindness. Written by Attmay

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 1986 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Though their characters never interacted and only had one scene together, Betty White and Nan Martin appeared as fellow suspects in Ellery Queen: The Adventure of Miss Aggie's Farewell Performance (1975) See more »

Goofs

When Blanche stands up to speak at the hearing, the boom mic briefly dips into the top of the frame when she leans down to speak to the girls. See more »

Quotes

Lady at Funeral: Today is a day of great sadness, not only for me, but also for the many people whose lives have been touched by the warmth and the kindness of this woman who is lying here. I wish I knew how many charities and hospitals and orphanages have benefited from her generosity. But now, no-one will ever know! Because she preferred to all of her good work anonymously. I'm sure that a lot of people never even knew that she worked for 15 years in a leper colony. Yes, Celia Rubinstein loved all mankind. ...
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Connections

References The Exorcist (1973) See more »

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Thank You For Being A Friend
Written by Andrew Gold
Sung by Cynthia Fee
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