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"Isn't It Romantic"
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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.

SynopsisEdit

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, Jean tells Dorothy she's in love with Rose, and Dorothy is forced to come clean about Jean's sexual orientation to Blanche and Rose. Meanwhile, their new VCR causes Sophia to rent x-rated movies.

Guest CastEdit

QuotesEdit

  • 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!

Goofs/MistakesEdit

  • 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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