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"Isn't It Romantic"
Season 2, Episode# 5
# 30 in Series
Episode information
Series: The Golden Girls
Air date: November 8, 1986
Network/Country: NBC-TV / United States
IMDb [1] Isn't It Romantic
Production code: 2.5 / 030
Written by: Jeffrey Duteil
Directed by: Terry Hughes
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Isn't It Romantic is the fifth episode of Season 2 of The Golden Girls, also the 30th overall series episode. Directed by Terry Hughes and written by Jeffrey Duteil, the episode first aired on NBC-TV on November 8, 1986.


Dorothy Zbornak'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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  • Blanche: What's so funny
  • Sophia: For starters, Jean is a lesbian.
  • Blanche: What's funny about that?
  • Sophia: You aren't surprised?
  • Blanche: Of course not. I mean I've never known any personally, but isn't Danny Thomas one?
  • Dorothy: Not Lebanese, Blanche. Lesbian
  • Blanche: Lesbian. Lesbian. Lesbian? Isn't that where one woman and another...
  • Dorothy: We already know what it means.

  • Sophia: Jean thinks she's in love with Rose!
  • Blanche: Rose? Jean has the hots for Rose? I don't believe it! I do not believe it!
  • Dorothy: I was pretty surprised myself!
  • Blanche: Well, I bet! To think Jean would prefer Rose over me, that's ridiculous!


  • What happened to the large chest Dorothy has in her bedroom that can be seen in Guess Who's Coming to the Wedding?? In this episode, it's just a bare wall to the right of her window.
  • When Rose is in bed at about 2:15 in the morning, the close ups show that she's still wearing eyeshadow and makeup, this happened frequently.
  • When Dorothy tries to turn off the dirty movie, she accidentally presses fast-forward and the sound can be heard going much faster. However, most VHS players don't play the sound while fast-forwarding.
  • This episode was nominated for an Emmy in Outstanding Writing In A Comedy Series.
  • Ranked #4 in the Nielsen ratings television ratings, for the week of it's original airing.
  • The background shot during the closing credits show Dorothy, Rose, and Jean at the table eating breakfast, as Blanche looks on from the refrigerator.

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