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The One That Got Away 

Blanche tries to woo Ham Lushbough, the only man who ever turned her down. Meanwhile, Rose believes she saw a UFO fly over the house.

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
John Harkins ... Ham Lushbough
Tom Dahlgren Tom Dahlgren ... Major Barker (as Tom Dahlgern)
Nick Toth ... Walter
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Storyline

Blanche tries to woo Ham Lushbough, the only man who ever turned her down. Meanwhile, Rose believes she saw a UFO fly over the house.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Details

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 October 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 from the 1953 song "The Man that Got Away" written by Harold Arlen, and the lyrics by Ira Gershwin for A Star I Born and became a standard for Judy Garland's act. It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1955. See more »

Goofs

When Major Barker comes to interview Rose about the UFO sighting, he asks Dorothy is her name Ms. Zbornak or Mrs. Zbornak. Dorothy never reveals her name to Major Barker at all when she answered the door so there is no way that he would have known her name in the first place. See more »

Quotes

Sophia Petrillo: [in a card game on the lanai, Sophia doesn't play fair] Look, Mr Finebaum's totally naked in his bedroom window.
Dorothy Petrillo-Zbornak: [Rose looks where Sophia is pointing; Dorothy grabs the cards] That is the third time we caught you cheating. Ma, you're out of the game.
Sophia Petrillo: Hey, give me a break. When you're 80, you're allowed to cheat, just like you're allowed to take money out of your daughter's purse. Oops. Uh, was that the 'phone? Don't trouble yourselves. I'll get it.
[she goes inside]
Rose Nylund: How did you know your mother ...
[...]
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Connections

References ALF (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

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