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The Impotence of Being Ernest 

Rose tries to do something about her boyfriend's sexual dysfunction.

Director:

Steve Zuckerman

Writers:

Susan Harris (created by), Rick Copp (teleplay by) | 2 more credits »
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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
Richard Herd ... Ernie
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Storyline

Rose tries to do something about her boyfriend's sexual dysfunction.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 February 1989 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The episode's title references the play "The Importance of Being Earnest" by Oscar Wilde See more »

Quotes

Rose: If you ask me, people rely too much on sex in relationships anyway.
Ernie Faber: You're right. I mean, what is sex after all?
Rose: Two clunky old bodies, thrashing around against each other, like animals.
Ernie Faber: You get all sweaty and flushed.
Rose: Your hair gets mussed.
Ernie Faber: You lose your breath.
Rose: You lose your earring.
Ernie Faber: [starting to get aroused] Your mouth waters.
Rose: [also starting to get aroused] Your nose runs.
Ernie Faber: Your heart races.
[...]
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Connections

References The People's Court (1981) See more »

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