Adult Education was the 20th episode of Season 1 of The Golden Girls TV series, also the 20th overall series episode. Directed by Jack Shea and written by James Berg with series co-exe cutive producer Susan Harris, it originally aired on NBC-TV on February 22, 1986.

While Rose had been telling nonsensical stories from the start of the season, this is the first episode in which She mentions St. Olaf. Here, Betty White pronounces it slightly differently, (Oh-Loff) where later, she pronounces it "Oh-leff."


Blanche is taking a psychology class in her local college and is on the edge of failing and does not do well on her midterm. This leads her to speak to her professor who harasses her to sleep with him for a passing grade in the class. This event gets overshadowed as the girls are tracking down Frank Sinatra tickets at home.

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Rose Nylund: I got tickets, too! This is such a coincidence. I was driving down Biscayne Boulevard...
Blanche Devereaux: [cuts Rose off] No, no, no, no! Please! I cannot bear that again! [to Dorothy] She was listening to her car radio. Big Band, not all talk. There was a contest. Something about a little voice, a lucky number, and a dime in a door handle, then bim-bam-boom, she won the tickets!
Dorothy Petrillo-Zbornak: Take a lesson, Rose. That's how you tell a story.

Dorothy Petrillo-Zbornak: Ma! How in the world did you get these?
Sophia Petrillo: Easy. I called Frank. I told you I had connections.
Rose Nylund: You know Frank Sinatra?
Sophia Petrillo: No, Frank Caravicci! From the fish market. He's always been good to me, never a bad piece of cod. He knows Frank.
Blanche Devereaux: Sinatra?
Sophia Petrillo: No, Frank Tortoni, the dry cleaner. Tina's third cousin once removed.
Dorothy Petrillo-Zbornak: Tina Tortoni?
Sophia Petrillo: Tina Sinatra!

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