The Golden Girls

The Golden Girls (1985)

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Corrected entry: Blanche's story about when her husband died changes through out the series. At one point, she said he was in a coma and she was getting a pedicure when he was died. And then she told a story about how she tripped over one of his shoes when she got the call that he was in a car accident and had been killed.

mrsjaybubba

Correction: In the episode where Blanche talks about tripping over one of his shoes, it turns out that the entire episode was a dream. It's possible that she was getting a pedicure in real life.

Heart Attack - S1-E10

Corrected entry: The doctor says "I'm going to get the EKG machine" and goes out to his car. He never does return with it.

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amycamille1975

Correction: He leaves right at the end of the episode. It is highly likely, if this was the real world, that he would have returned, but we don't see that before the credits roll.

luke f

Golden Moments (2) - S3-E19

Corrected entry: Sophia decides to move in with her son Phil and his wife, but later decides not to and she feels bad for Phil's wife. But in the episode "Ebbtide's Revenge" we learn that Sophia hates Phil's widow Angela and hasn't been to see him for 20 years.

Sonja Marie

Correction: Sophia doesn't decide to move in with Phil AND his wife. She is going to move in with Phil only because his wife, whom she hates, left Phil. She left two kids behind with Phil because they can't cross state lines, and Sophia is going to help him raise the kids.

Till Death Do We Volley - S4-E19

Corrected entry: Dorothy's friend Trudy comes to Miami for their high school reunion when there is no possible way for Dorothy to have gone to high school in Miami. It would have been in Brooklyn. In so many flashbacks she is way older than a college student, and they still live in NY.

ChrisPreviti

Correction: There is no reason a reunion can't be out of town; schools often do multiple reunion activities in various locations. In this case, Florida is a very popular destination for Northeastern retirees, so there certainly could be enough high school alumni living in Florida to justify a reunion activity there. All an alum would have to do is organize one.

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Corrected entry: Dorothy is always talking about as being a substitute teacher. Even in the episode where she meets up with a former student, he states that he met her when "they brought in Attila the Sub." In spite of all of the reminiscing that happens in the show, there's never any mention of Dorothy ever being a full time teacher. There is, however, mention of Dorothy going to school to become a teacher. I've never known of anyone becoming a certified teacher, and then spending their entire career as a substitute teacher. Every substitute teacher I ever had was either a volunteer from the community or a retired teacher.

JazzSinger

Correction: You are assuming that there were teaching jobs available in her area. My aunt has her teaching degree, but since there are no jobs for full time teaching jobs, she just subs.

mrsjbubba

Wham, Bam, Thank You, Mammy - S6-E5

Corrected entry: Blanche's nanny remembers seeing Blanche in a white dress at her wedding. But in a different episode, Blanche celebrates her anniversary by trying on her RED wedding dress. She explains that even she couldn't keep a straight face in a white dress.

Correction: Mammy's exact words are "Did you or did you not wear your first formal white dress with pink flowers to your junior prom". She was not talking about Blanche's wedding.

mrsjaybubba

You Gotta Have Hope - S4-E17

Corrected entry: In this episode Rose is telling the others that she was left on the doorstep of the Nylunds when she was a baby and adopted. However we know her married name not her maiden was Nylund and her maiden name was Lindstrom. She also says in this episode she was adopted as a baby but in the episode where she meets her father she says she was in an orphanage until she was 8.

Correction: That IS correct, Rose does give many variations to the details surrounding her adoption throughout different episodes within the series. In some, she is in an orphanage for quite some time before being taken in by her adoptive parents, the Lindstroms. However, she also talks about a scenario where her birth mother "Ingrid" dies in child birth, and she is then left on the Lindstrom's doorstep in a basket (and in comedic fashion, stating."with cheese and the beef sticks also 'cuz that was the deal) until she is discovered and then adopted by the family. THIS is the story she tells her father (the monk played by Don Ameche) in the hospital episode, and we know this because of the conversation following after where he tells Rose why he abandoned her mother for the monastery and knew nothing about her having been pregnant with his child (nor Rose's adoption circumstances) before he left.

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Corrected entry: Many times Sophia makes references to her past in Sicily. Some of these references are real stories, others are historical references. She talks about Mussolini and Hitler with WWII several times. During the forties, Sophia was in the United States, raising her children (Dorothy was born in the late twenties to late thirties), as stated in previous episodes, she left Sicily for America in 1922.

Correction: Often times, Sophia says things just to be funny. In one episode, she tells the girls that she was once on a game show with Mussolini and that the game's lightning round used "real lightning". This is a story she made up. Now, throughout the series, she does display a fear of Nazis and owned Italian World War II warbonds. It's only logical that she would fear Nazis because she had family members still living in Sicily even though she had moved to America. And she bought the warbonds to show support for her family back in Sicily.

Vacation - S2-E8

Corrected entry: In this episode the girls fly to a Caribbean island, but in a later episode "Nothing To Fear But Fear Itself" Season 3, Dorothy says she has a fear of flying.

Sonja Marie

Correction: In the epidsode "Nothing to Fear but Fear Itself", Dorothy says she USED to have a fear of flying but got over it. Then, the more the girls talk about fear, Dorothy's fear of flying emerges again. When she flew to the island (back in season 2), she still had control over her phobia but it came back to haunt her in season 3.

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Corrected entry: The number of children Stan has changes in every episode.

Correction: No it doesn't. Stan and Dorothy have 2 kids - Michael and Kate. I've never heard either of them say different.

Foreign Exchange - S4-E24

Corrected entry: In this episode, Dorothy is said to have been born in a hospital. But in another episode Sophia says she was born on a card table at Sal's lodge.

Correction: Sophia is always making smart alec comments. You can't always take her seriously

Boobra

Larceny and Old Lace - S3-E21

Corrected entry: Near the end of the episode the girls are playing what seems to be a trivia game, but the board they're using looks like the Sorry game board, which is not a trivia game.

Sonja Marie

Correction: This is not a production mistake, it is a necessary element. Due to Trademark and Copyright restrictions, they could not use actual games in a show. Therefore, they combined the idea of three different games (a Sorry board, Monopoly cards, and Trivial Pursuit questions) to make it an ambiguous game.

The President's Coming! The President's Coming! (1) - S5-E25

Corrected entry: This episode is a series of flashbacks. The flashback of Blanche grabbing her towel from Dorothy when the roof leaks, Dorothy says, "I am in no mood to hear about the endless sexual escapades that have occurred up and down the Florida coastline, with only this towel between your flesh and the cold wet sand." Blanche replies with, "I brought my son Skippy home from the hospital in this towel." In the original episode, Blanche replies with, "It wasn't ALL up and down the Florida coastline."

Correction: In the original episode, Blanche states both, not just one.

Love Me Tender - S4-E14

Corrected entry: When Rose crosses to the refrigerator and reaches in for a jug of orange juice, she catches it on the door and the juice spills over her. She carries on regardless.

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Correction: Even if it was not scripted, this is a natural, every-day accident that can happen to everyone. It's not a mistake that it happens to a TV character, as they are supposed to be ordinary people, who may be prone to such mishaps occasionally.

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Corrected entry: In one episode, Sophia finds an old list of things that she wanted to accomplish in her life, one of these things being to lose 200 pounds. In another episode, Sophia was trying to gain 1 pound because she weighed 99 pounds instead of 100 pounds, and she had said that she always weighed 100 pounds, that her weight has never changed.

Correction: Sophia said she never weighed more than 99 pounds in her ADULT life. Very important to show that she may very well have been over 200lbs earlier.

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Towards the end, when Sofia's cake is done, she takes it out of the hot oven using potholders. Less than a minute later, when the men start to conga, you can see her discard the potholders and pick it up with her bare hands. It is a glass pan and still would have been much too hot to hold.

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The exclamation point carving on the back of the front door was carved by Bea Arthur the first day on set. It can be seen throughout the show's entire seven seasons.

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