The Golden Girls (1985–1992)
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What a Difference a Date Makes 

Dorothy learns that Sophia turned away her prom date John, who is now in Miami, because of the way he was dressed. When she told her that he stood her up, Dorothy lost all her self-esteem and went out with Stan because of this.

Director:

Lex Passaris

Writers:

Susan Harris (created by), Marc Cherry | 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
Hal Linden ... John
Sid Melton ... Don The Fool
Nick Jameson ... The Minstrel
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Dorothy learns that Sophia turned away her prom date John, who is now in Miami, because of the way he was dressed. When she told her that he stood her up, Dorothy lost all her self-esteem and went out with Stan because of this.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Language:

English

Release Date:

23 March 1991 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Sid Melton, who played the Fool, also played Salvatore Petrillo, Sophia's late husband and Dorothy's father, on seven other episodes. See more »

Goofs

In # 3 of Season 6, Dorothy is tying Stanley's bow tie and says she remembers the last time she did that: the night of their senior prom. However, in # 22 of Season 6, the entire storyline is about Dorothy being reunited with John Naretti: the guy who stood her up for her senior prom. See more »

Quotes

Rose Nylund: Can I have those gummy bears?
Blanche Devereaux: They are good, aren't they?
Rose Nylund: Oh I don't eat them.
Sophia Petrillo: Then why do you want them?
Rose Nylund: To play army! And sometimes, I line them up around my bed and pretend I'm Gulliver.
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Connections

References The Silence of the Lambs (1991) See more »

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