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Scared Straight 

Blanche's brother Clayton is afraid to admit his homosexuality, so he claims he slept with Rose.

Director:

Terry Hughes

Writers:

Susan Harris (created by), Christopher Lloyd
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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
Monte Markham ... Clayton Hollingsworth
Gwen E. Davis Gwen E. Davis ... Mildred
Nancy Priddy ... Lois
Sharon Howard Sharon Howard ... Woman
Darryl Ferreira Darryl Ferreira ... Man (as Darryl Ferrera)
Steven M. Porter ... Waiter (as Steve Porter)
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Blanche's brother Clayton is afraid to admit his homosexuality, so he claims he slept with Rose.

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Comedy | Drama

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Trivia

Blanche mentions that Clayton is 45 years old. Monte Markham, who plays Clayton, was actually 53 years old at the time. See more »

Quotes

Blanche: Clayton Hollingsworth, you look me in the face and tell me you really are what you say you are.
Clayton Hollingsworth: I think you heard me the first time, Blanche.
[He walks out]
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Featured in The Golden Girls: Their Greatest Moments (2003) See more »

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Thank You For Being A Friend
Written by Andrew Gold
Sung by Cynthia Fee
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Very Risky and Very Good
26 July 2010 | by IcyRosesSee all my reviews

The Golden Girls was known as a series that took no boundaries in their subject matter, and "Scared Straight" certainly shows they didn't care what they discussed.

Blanche's brother comes to visit, and she tries to set him up on a couple of dates. But, he reveals to Rose he is gay, and he doesn't know how to reveal it to Blanche. Then, complications ensue when her brother claims Rose and he slept together.

A really funny, brave episode that tackles the subject of homosexuality effortlessly, and fearlessly. There's also another storyline that is pointless; Sophia thinks she is going to die in 2 days, and no one takes her seriously. It is pointless and not very funny, but you can look over it.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 December 1988 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

Color:

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1.33 : 1
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