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Old 03-07-2016, 01:41 PM   #46
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Sophia was also a mean, cruel hag to Blanche's daughter. Remember? She asks: "So you're Blanche's daughter, the model? What did you model? Car covers"? What a freaking bitch! Sophia could be really mean a lot of times.
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Old 03-08-2016, 06:26 PM   #47
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I agree. As much as I cherish the show, I truly think the writers took Sophia's meanness much too far on multiple occasions. Much like they took Rose's "na´vetÚ much too far. She was supposed to be na´ve....not mentally retarded.

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Hmm, I always find something to enjoy in EVERY episode, but Mister Terrific is pretty terrible. Also, Miles To Go/Witness? I mean c'mon now! The cheeseman? Miles in the witness protection program? Him not being a professor? I thought the whole idea was terrible and was only used to spice up Season 6, which I actually enjoy now that I've nearly rewatched the whole series. The President's Coming, The President's Coming is also pretty bad- I don't dislike the flashback episodes as much as some of you do on here, but it was such a thin concept that could have been more interesting if it wasn't just tacked on to make ANOTHER flashback episode. Anybody know if they wanted the real President Bush to come on the show and tried to do so?

I actually find Blanche's family to be the most interesting one of all the girls(I've never understood why we only got to see two of Rose's children and never got to see Charlie in Flashbacks either! And not even seeing St. Olaf? Cmon now!) and I wish there had been more to all of the characters, especially for Blanche's mother and sisters as well as her songs. The plot of Vacation is rather thin(and the subplot with Sophia is just too random) - They could have come up with something much funnier for the girls going on a vacation. Still, not an unenjoyable one. I've never really liked Twas The Nightmare Before Christmas- It's funny, but too awkward with that whole Santa Claus holdup thing, lol. And I personally agreed with Sophia's opinion about Christmas in the episode- Real gifts from the shopping mall are so much better then the homemade ones they end up giving to each other lol. Bedtime Story has some funny bits(the Rose bothering Blanche is the best one), but that bed sequence when they're all in bed together? Gosh, that was repeated in EVERY flashback episode. Forgive Me Father is one that isn't bad, but not one of the best, it's a little dry, could have been funnier. John McMartin's performance was a little too straight laced if you ask me.
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People may completely disagree with me, but Empty Nest is actually somewhat enjoyable and refreshing after you see it the first time, where it really is a complete WTF were they thinking episode?

For Season 3, Old Friends gets a little bit too serious and sad for me for GG's standards, but that Teddybear subplot? HILARIOUS!!! Golden Moments is an unfairly hated flashback episode- I get why people don't like them, but GM actually has more of a direct purpose in showing the flashbacks that they show and the real time scenes are quite strong IMO. Larceny And Old Lace could have used some more development with the whole Roco thing and Mickey Rooney turns in a lousy performance, but it's not as bad as some say. The pig diary thing is HILIARIOUS to me. Rose's Big Adventure is really just too similar to other episodes(mainly Rose The Prude) and the subplot is terrible(Though Sophia's Italian friend wrings some laughs).

I've always liked Season 4 a lot, but it may be the best season to me right now. Some clunkers though are definitely The Days And Nights Of Sophia Petrillo: it's completely random and incredibly frustrating to watch the girls completely label Sophia as becoming dull and inactive when she is anything but. Yokel Hero is pretty funny and a good episode overall, but WHY OH WHY COULDN'T WE SEE ST. Olaf? And I've seen it too many times. Brother, Can You Spare That Jacket? is preachy, but it's a well written episode that makes it's point well. Fiddler On The Ropes has to be one of the worst episodes for me- Just completely WTF!! Foreign Exchange has always been to sad for me to watch because it is upsetting that Dorothy may not(and probably wasn't?) Sophia's biological daughter, though it isn't a bad episode. We're Outta Here and Rites Of Spring are examples of Flashback episodes that I really enjoy(Especially that Beauty Parlor sequence! Oh lord, that's hilarious!!).
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Foreign Exchange bothered me because, despite the medical test results that Sophia tore up, it was obvious that she was not Dorothy's biological mother. Who wanted to learn that????

I must admit, however, that the scene where Gina walked in looking much closer to Sophia's height and with big glasses and a straw purse over her arm was very funny.

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I feel exactly the same way, eerie huh?!
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LOL,

I just noticed something. I'm labeled as a "Frequent Poster" (true) and you are labeled as "Occasional Poster"

Better catch up with me GGFan51
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the one where they go on the game show and that ep with mickey rooney are my picks for the 2 worst
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"the one where they go on the game show"

Oh, now see, "Grab That Dough" is one of my favorites! Winning a large cash prize and then losing it to an electric skillet due to Blanche's greed was hilarious. I definitely agree with you about the Mickey Rooney episode however. Lame. Just lame.
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Foreign Exchange bothered me because, despite the medical test results that Sophia tore up, it was obvious that she was not Dorothy's biological mother. Who wanted to learn that????

I must admit, however, that the scene where Gina walked in looking much closer to Sophia's height and with big glasses and a straw purse over her arm was very funny.

There is an episode, "Mother's Day," in season 3 where Bea Arthur plays her grandmother in a flashback, so there is that family resemblance to fall back on.

I'm watching the series in order right now, and there is a big drop off in quality towards the end of season three. So far I would say that "Larceny and Old Lace," and "Mister Terrific" are the worst, but really the last episodes in season 3 are not very entertaining at all.
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Personally I didn't like the episode where President Bush came to visit the house.

Also I know The Golden Palace sucked as an entire show but the part I hated the most was the episode where Miles and Rose broke up because he found another woman. I mean seriously we're supposed to believe that after the couple was going steady for so many seasons? That's why I like to pretend like The Golden Palace never happened.

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I sort of "semi agree" with you, Cheesecake101. I will always like Golden Girls better than Golden Palace, but I do enjoy most episodes of GP,

However, I so agree about the one where Miles just up and marries Nanette Fabray. What the begeezus were they thinking? Showing a sweet woman like Rose crying while watching him take his vows? Was that supposed to make us laugh?
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Lol I think that was the whole reason I hated The Golden Palace. It seemed so unfair to Rose to write Miles out of the show in such an awful way. I didn't like how they got rid of Stan either.
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Yes, Stan's "departure" was weird. Just weird.

I think my least favorite episode of all was the one where Dorothy's brother Phil died. Not only was the subject matter too sad to lend itself to humor, it showed Sophia at her worst. Being petty and cruel toward Phil's recently widowed wife over a stupid dowry issue. Nothing in that episode made me laugh.
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Personally I didn't like the episode where President Bush came to visit the house.

Also I know The Golden Palace sucked as an entire show but the part I hated the most was the episode where Miles and Rose broke up because he found another woman. I mean seriously we're supposed to believe that after the couple was going steady for so many seasons? That's why I like to pretend like The Golden Palace never happened.
esp since miles excuse for seeing another woman was that rose had moved all the way across town well whoop dee do i know miles was a cheapskate but he coul have taken a taxi out and back to see rose once in awhile
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