|"Isn't It Romantic"|
| Season 2, Episode# 5 |
# 30 in Series
|Series:||The Golden Girls|
|Air date:||November 8, 1986|
|Network/Country:||NBC-TV / United States|
|IMDb|| Isn't It Romantic|
|Production code:||2.5 / 030|
|Written by:||Jeffrey Duteil|
|Directed by:||Terry Hughes|
|← Previous||Next →|
|"It's a Miserable Life"||"Big Daddy's Little Lady"|
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".
- 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.