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The Golden Girls

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  Rated: 7+ (TV-PG)1985 - 19938 Seasons,Series EndedOn:   Tags:  

The Golden Girls is an American sitcom, created by Susan Harris, that originally aired on NBC from September 14, 1985, to May 9, 1992. Starring Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan and Estelle Getty, the show centers on four older women sharing a home in Miami, Florida.The Golden Girls featuring Bea Arthur and Herb Edelman has one or more episodes streaming with subscription on Hulu, streaming via tv everywhere with TV Land (Via Cable/Satellite Provider), available for purchase on iTunes, and 5 others. It's a comedy and drama show with 204 episodes over 8 seasons. The Golden Girls is no longer running and has no plans to air new episodes or seasons. It has a high IMDb audience rating of 7.9 (27,020 votes).

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180 episodes (88%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu).

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180 episodes (88%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play, Prime Video & 3 others).

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The Golden Girls has a high IMDb audience rating of 7.9 (27,020 votes). The show is popular with Reelgood users lately.

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204 Total Episodes of The Golden Girls Where to stream every episode from all 8 seasons of The Golden Girls. Filter these episodes by what's available to watch free or on your streaming services using the tabs above.

Season 1

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Season 01, Episode 01 The Engagement

S01 E01

Sep 14, 1985
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The Engagement Sep 14, 1985 In the Pilot, Sophia arrives after her retirement home burns down and Blanche prepares to get married.

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Season 01, Episode 02 Guess Who's Coming to the Wedding?

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Sep 21, 1985
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Guess Who's Coming to the Wedding? Sep 21, 1985 Dorothy's daughter, Kate, comes to Miami with an announcement. She's engaged to a podiatrist named Dennis. Dorothy is thrilled but her happiness quickly turns to anger when she realizes that ex-husband, Stan, is going to be invited. After 38 years of marriage, Stan had left Dorothy for a woman half her age. Dorothy threatens to make a scene at the reception which places Rose and Blanche in the role of peacemaker.

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Season 01, Episode 03 Rose the Prude

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Sep 28, 1985
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Rose the Prude Sep 28, 1985 Having not dated since her husband died, Rose reluctantly agrees to go on a blind date. This date turns into a serious relationship when she is invited on a cruise which would involve sharing a stateroom.

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Season 01, Episode 04 Transplant

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Oct 5, 1985
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Transplant Oct 5, 1985 Blanche's sister, Virginia, comes to Miami for a visit and Blanche is convinced she's after something. Later, while out to dinner, she learns just what Virginia is after, Blanche's kidney. Meanwhile, Rose and Dorothy babysit for an infant.

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Season 01, Episode 05 The Triangle

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Oct 19, 1985
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The Triangle Oct 19, 1985 A doctor Dorothy dates makes a pass at Blanche. But when Blanche tells Dorothy about it, Dorothy doesn't believe her. Dorothy accuses her of being a slut and when Blanche can't take no more she orders Dorothy to move out.

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Season 01, Episode 06 On Golden Girls

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Oct 26, 1985
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On Golden Girls Oct 26, 1985 Blanche's 14-year old grandson comes to Miami for a visit and brings a new meaning to the term "generation gap." Meanwhile, Dorothy studies for her French final.

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Season 01, Episode 07 The Competition

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Nov 2, 1985
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The Competition Nov 2, 1985 In a bowling competition, it's Dorothy and Blanche verses Rose and Sophia. If Sophia and Rose win, Dorothy will allow Sophia to go back to Sicily for a visit with an old beau and if Dorothy and Blanche win Sophia will give her a pair of antique earrings.

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Season 2

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Season 02, Episode 01 End of the Curse

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Sep 27, 1986
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End of the Curse Sep 27, 1986 Blanche is mortified after taking a pregnancy test which indicates she's pregnant. Then after visiting her doctor, she learns the truth, she's beginning menopause. Meanwhile, Dorothy, Rose and Sophia go into the mink breeding business.

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Season 02, Episode 02 Ladies of the Evening

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Oct 4, 1986
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Ladies of the Evening Oct 4, 1986 The house is fumigated and the girls move into a Miami Beach hotel. Previously, Blanche had won three tickets to see the opening of Burt Reynolds new movie and passes to the party held afterwards where they could meet him. However, on the evening of the opening, the hotel is raided and, mistaken as prostitutes, Dorothy, Blanche and Rose are dragged off to jail.

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Season 02, Episode 03 Take Him, He's Mine

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Oct 11, 1986
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Take Him, He's Mine Oct 11, 1986 Dorothy dumps a depressed Stan on Blanche but then becomes incredibly jealous when Blanche and Stan hit it off. Meanwhile, Sophia and Rose begin selling sandwiches on the Boardwalk but they inadvertently make an enemy of another vendor, ""Johnny No Thumbs.""

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Season 02, Episode 04 It's a Miserable Life

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Nov 1, 1986
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It's a Miserable Life Nov 1, 1986 The girls circulate a petition to save a 200 year old oak tree which is located on the property of the most hated woman in the neighborhood, Frieda Claxton, who wants the tree cut down.

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Season 02, Episode 05 Isn't it Romantic

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Nov 8, 1986
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Isn't it Romantic Nov 8, 1986 Dorothy's old friend, Jean comes to Miami for a visit and Dorothy decides not to tell Blanche and Rose that Jean is a lesbian. Then, after spending time with Rose, Jean begins to fall for her. Meanwhile, a new VCR, prompts Sophia to rent ""dirty movies.""

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Season 02, Episode 06 Big Daddy's Little Lady

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Nov 15, 1986
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Big Daddy's Little Lady Nov 15, 1986 Blanche's father comes to Miami for a visit and has an announcement he's engaged to be married. Blanche is thrilled until she meets his fiancee who happens to be younger than herself. Meanwhile, Dorothy and Rose enter a song writing contest.

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Season 02, Episode 07 Family Affair

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Nov 22, 1986
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Family Affair Nov 22, 1986 Dorothy's son, Michael, and Rose's daughter, Bridget, each come to Miami for a visit and each of them become a little too friendly for Dorothy and Rose's liking. Meanwhile, Blanche hurts her back in aerobics class.

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Season 3

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Season 03, Episode 01 Old Friends

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Sep 19, 1987
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Old Friends Sep 19, 1987 Sophia befriends an old man on the boardwalk whom she becomes quick friends with. However, his strange behavior signals that he has a medical condition, Alzheimer's disease. Meanwhile, Blanche accidentally gives away Rose's teddy bear at a garage sale.

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Season 03, Episode 02 One For the Money

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Sep 26, 1987
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One For the Money Sep 26, 1987 Sophia's latest get rich quick scheme prompts the girls to recall other various get rich quick schemes they've had over the years including, catering, a dance marathon and a memory of Sophia's from 1954.

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Season 03, Episode 03 Bringing Up Baby

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Oct 3, 1987
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Bringing Up Baby Oct 3, 1987 Rose is shocked to learn that in her late-uncle's will he left her his ""Baby"". However she is quickly delighted to learn the ""baby"" is a pig but delighted is not a word to describe Dorothy, Blanche and Sophia, at least not until they learn that when Baby dies Rose gets a large sum of money.

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Season 03, Episode 04 The Housekeeper

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Oct 17, 1987
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The Housekeeper Oct 17, 1987 The girls' search for a housekeeper ends when they hire Marguerite, a woman who appears to have mystical powers. However, when they fire her, a string of bizarre events convince the girls that Marguerite has placed a curse on them.

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Season 03, Episode 05 Nothing to Fear But Fear Itself

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Oct 24, 1987
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Nothing to Fear But Fear Itself Oct 24, 1987 When Rose must give a eulogy at her aunt's funeral, Rose must try to get over her biggest fear in the world, giving speeches. This also brings up Dorothy and Blanche's biggest fears, Dorothy's of flying and Blanche's of a recurring dream.

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Season 03, Episode 06 Letter to Gorbachev

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Oct 31, 1987
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Letter to Gorbachev Oct 31, 1987 Rose becomes concerned about nuclear war when girls in her cadet troop draw pictures of a bleak future. This prompts her to write letters to Gorbachev and Reagan. She's stunned when she gets a response and learns that Gorbechev would like to meet her.

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Season 03, Episode 07 Strange Bedfellows

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Nov 7, 1987
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Strange Bedfellows Nov 7, 1987 The girls try to help in a campaign to get Gil Kessler elected as local official. To his advantage, his chances of winning are boosted when reporters snap photos of Blanche entering his home one evening while his wife was away.

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Season 4

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Season 04, Episode 01 Yes, We Have No Havanas

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Oct 8, 1988
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Yes, We Have No Havanas Oct 8, 1988 Blanche's latest boyfriend is a charming Cuban whom sweeps Blanche off her feet but she's not the only one when Blanche discovers he's been dating Sophia behind her back. Meanwhile, Rose takes a course taught by Dorothy in order to get a high school diploma.

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Season 04, Episode 02 The Days and Nights of Sophia Petrillo

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Oct 22, 1988
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The Days and Nights of Sophia Petrillo Oct 22, 1988 This episode does a study in contrast, Sophia's busy day to Blanche, Dorothy and Rose's lazy day. While Sophia, organizes a band to raise money, volunteers at the hospital and battles return policies at the supermarket, Blanche, Dorothy and Rose sit around discussing what they should do that's constructive.

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Season 04, Episode 03 The One That Got Away

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Oct 29, 1988
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The One That Got Away Oct 29, 1988 Blanche is determined to sleep with the one man who has refused her once in the past. Meanwhile, Rose claims to have seen a UFO and gets the Air Force involved.

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Season 04, Episode 04 Yokel Hero

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Nov 5, 1988
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Yokel Hero Nov 5, 1988 Rose is running for St. Olaf Woman of the Year and with a little help from Blanche and Dorothy, altering her list of qualifications on the entry form, she's a sure winner. Meanwhile, a heat wave strikes Miami and the girl's air conditioning goes out.

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Season 04, Episode 05 Bang the Drum, Stanley

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Nov 12, 1988
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Bang the Drum, Stanley Nov 12, 1988 At a baseball game, Sophia gets beaned this prompts Stan to talk her into filing a lawsuit for payment on her severe injuries, which he gets her to fake. Meanwhile, Blanche and Rose prepare for roles in the play ""Cats.""

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Season 04, Episode 06 Sophia's Wedding  (1)

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Nov 19, 1988
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Sophia's Wedding (1) Nov 19, 1988 The death of a close friend, Esther Weinstock, brings Sophia face to face with Esther's husband a man whom she vowed never to speak to again due to things that happened in the past. However, when Dorothy prompts them to make up they get a little to close and wind up in bed together. Soon after, they announce their engagement, something that Dorothy is totally against. Meanwhile, Blanche and Rose begin a Elvis Presley fan club.

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Season 04, Episode 07 Sophia's Wedding  (2)

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Nov 26, 1988
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Sophia's Wedding (2) Nov 26, 1988 Sophia and Max come back from their honeymoon with no place to stay so Blanche, Dorothy and Rose put them up until they can find a place. Meanwhile, Sophia and Max decide to restart the old business Max had with Sophia's late husband, a pizza knish stand. However, Dorothy begins smoking again!

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Season 5

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Season 05, Episode 01 Sick and Tired  (1)

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Sep 23, 1989
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Sick and Tired (1) Sep 23, 1989 Dorothy is feeling rundown, tired all the time and has a lack of energy. She is sure she is ill, but all of the doctors she visits tell her she's fine. Meanwhile, Blanche decides to write a romance novel.

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Season 05, Episode 02 Sick and Tired  (2)

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Sep 30, 1989
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Sick and Tired (2) Sep 30, 1989 Dorothy continues to seek medical advice and turns to Harry Weston for help. Meanwhile, Blanche goes on a writing binge resulting in a novel that is less then enthralling.

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Season 05, Episode 03 The Accurate Conception

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Oct 14, 1989
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The Accurate Conception Oct 14, 1989 Blanche's daughter, Rebecca has some wonderful news. She's going to become a mother, through artificial insemination. However, Blanche is less then thrilled, she's totally against the entire thing.

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Season 05, Episode 04 Rose Fights Back

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Oct 21, 1989
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Rose Fights Back Oct 21, 1989 When the company that Rose's husband worked for, cuts off their pension plan, Rose must face the fact that she's going to get a new job, one that pays more. However, she quickly finds herself dealing with something she never expected, age discrimintion. Meanwhile, Sophia goes wild buying things in quantity at a Shopper's Warehouse.

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Season 05, Episode 05 Love Under the Big Top

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Oct 28, 1989
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Love Under the Big Top Oct 28, 1989 Dorothy is in a serious relationship with a lawyer and jumps to the conclusion that he's on the verge of proposing. However, his announcement is a shocker, he's leaving law to become a circus clown. Meanwhile, Rose and Blanche put together a protest to save some dolphins.

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Season 05, Episode 06 Dancing in the Dark

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Nov 4, 1989
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Dancing in the Dark Nov 4, 1989 Rose has been dating, Miles Webber, a college professor, but the only thing they seem to have in common is the dance floor. But when Miles invites her to a party, Rose feels like a fish out of water being surrounded by all his intelligent friends. Meanwhile, Blanche battles a dating slump.

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Season 05, Episode 07 Not Another Monday

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Nov 11, 1989
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Not Another Monday Nov 11, 1989 Sophia's friend has come up with an idea that will change her life. She wants to commit suicide and she wants Sophia there to hold her hand. Meanwhile, Blanche, Rose and Dorothy become singing nursemaids to a sick baby that they are taking care of for the weekend.

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Season 6

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Season 06, Episode 01 Blanche Delivers

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Sep 22, 1990
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Blanche Delivers Sep 22, 1990 Blanche's daughter wants to give birth in a birthing center while Blanche is preoccupied by the possibility of Rebecca delivering in a local hospital. Blanche doesn't want to be embarrassed by the fact that her daughter was artificially inseminated.

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Season 06, Episode 02 Once, in St. Olaf

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Sep 29, 1990
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Once, in St. Olaf Sep 29, 1990 Rose makes a stunning discovery while admitting a patient at the hospital. Meanwhile, Sophia has to have surgery but a mix-up occurs after the operation and Sophia becomes lost in the hospital.

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Season 06, Episode 03 If At Last You Do Succeed

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Oct 6, 1990
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If At Last You Do Succeed Oct 6, 1990 Stan has finally hit it big with a new invention but still Dorothy can't be happy for him. Meanwhile, Rose and Blanche fight over some war bonds that if cashed could bankrupt St. Olaf.

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Season 06, Episode 04 Snap Out Of It

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Oct 13, 1990
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Snap Out Of It Oct 13, 1990 Dorothy decides to help Sophia with the Meals on Wheels program and runs across a reclusive man who hasn't stepped out of his apartment since the 1960's. Meanwhile, Blanche's birthday is coming up and Rose becomes determined to find out her real age.

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Season 06, Episode 05 Wham, Bam, Thank You, Mammy

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Oct 20, 1990
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Wham, Bam, Thank You, Mammy Oct 20, 1990 Blanche gets an unexpected visit from her childhood ""mammy"" (nanny) but Blanche is reluctant to even speak to her since she deserted her when she was a child. Meanwhile, Sophia hires a matchmaker for Dorothy who experiences a date with a convict.

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Season 06, Episode 06 Feelings

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Oct 27, 1990
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Feelings Oct 27, 1990 Dorothy receives threats after failing a football star which means he can't play in an upcoming football game. Meanwhile, Rose must deal with her dentist who she thinks fondled her during her last visit.

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Season 06, Episode 07 Zborn Again

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Nov 3, 1990
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Zborn Again Nov 3, 1990 Dorothy finds herself being wooed by Stan and it seems her old feelings for him are resurfacing. Meanwhile, Rose has to deal with an annoying co-worker.

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Season 7

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Season 07, Episode 01 Hey, Look Me Over

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Sep 21, 1991
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Hey, Look Me Over Sep 21, 1991 Rose discovers an old camera of Charlie's with some undeveloped film still in it. After getting it developed, Rose is stunned when one of the pictures shows Charlie in bed with Blanche. Meanwhile, Dorothy tries to get Sophia to have her hearing checked.

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Season 07, Episode 02 The Case of the Libertine Belle

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Sep 28, 1991
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The Case of the Libertine Belle Sep 28, 1991 The girls participate in a murder mystery weekend and Dorothy has a ball when she solves a mystery. However, when Blanche is accused committing a real murder, Dorothy will have to use all her keen detective skills to find the real murderer.

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Season 07, Episode 03 Beauty and the Beast

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Oct 5, 1991
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Beauty and the Beast Oct 5, 1991 Blanche is visited by her granddaughter, Melissa, and the only thing that Blanche has on her mind is Melissa winning a Little Miss Beauty Contest. Meanwhile, Dorothy hires a nurse to look after a recuperating Sophia

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Season 07, Episode 04 That's For Me to Know

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Oct 12, 1991
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That's For Me to Know Oct 12, 1991 Blanche learns from a city inspector that she either has to lose a renter or make modifications to her home which would cost $10,000. Meanwhile, Dorothy demands to know who the groom is in a hidden wedding picture of Sophia's.

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Season 07, Episode 05 Where's Charlie?

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Oct 19, 1991
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Where's Charlie? Oct 19, 1991 After Miles gives Rose a friendship ring, Rose becomes convinced Charlie is trying to contact her from the grave with the message that he disproves of her relationship with Miles. Meanwhile, Blanche begins coaching her new baseball player boyfriend.

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Season 07, Episode 06 Mother Load

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Oct 26, 1991
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Mother Load Oct 26, 1991 Blanche begins dating a newscaster who has another woman interfering in his life, his mother. Meanwhile, Stan asks Dorothy to attend a counseling session with him. Once there, Stan begins begging Dorothy to take him back.

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Season 07, Episode 07 Dateline:  Miami

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Nov 2, 1991
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Dateline: Miami Nov 2, 1991 A Saturday night and Dorothy being the only one with a date, prompts the other girls to reminisce about some of the worst dates they have ever had.

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Season 8

Season 08, Episode 01 Pilot

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Sep 18, 1992
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Pilot Sep 18, 1992 After their ex-roommate Dorothy moves away to Atlanta with her new husband, Blanche, Rose, and Sophia sell their house and decide to purchase a dilapidated hotel near the beach.

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Season 08, Episode 02 Promotional Considerations

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Sep 25, 1992
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Promotional Considerations Sep 25, 1992 Blanche and Roland clash over who is the boss of the hotel, meanwhile Rose unknowingly opens up the hotel to a serial killer.

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Season 08, Episode 03 Miles, We Hardly Knew Ye

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Oct 2, 1992
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Miles, We Hardly Knew Ye Oct 2, 1992 Rose suspects Miles has been unfaithful to her when his name is found in the hotel registry dating back several years.

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Season 08, Episode 04 One Old Lady to Go

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Oct 9, 1992
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One Old Lady to Go Oct 9, 1992 Rose adopts a delusional elderly woman who thinks she's her daughter; Sophia and Chuy decide to go into the Chinese takeout business.

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Season 08, Episode 05 Ebbtide for the Defense

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Oct 16, 1992
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Ebbtide for the Defense Oct 16, 1992 Chuy meets an old friend with a grudge against him; the staff try to make it through the weekend incident free when they realize they don't have any insurance coverage.

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Season 08, Episode 06 Can't Stand Losing You

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Oct 23, 1992
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Can't Stand Losing You Oct 23, 1992 Blanche and Rose are concerned that Roland overworks himself and decide to compete to find him a new girlfriend. Rose finds a beautiful young girl and Blanche tracks down Roland's southern ex-girlfriend Tricia. Only when Tricia is already on the plane to Miami does Blanche find out that Roland hates her. Sophia is jealous of Chuy because he was chosen over her to represent the hotel at a television show.

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Season 08, Episode 07 Seems Like Old Times: Part 1

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Oct 30, 1992
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Seems Like Old Times: Part 1 Oct 30, 1992 Dorothy visits her ex-roommates at the Golden Palace, hoping to convince Sophia to come and live with her and her husband in Atlanta.

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