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"It's a Miserable Life"
Season 2, Episode# 4
# 29 in Series
Episode information
Series: The Golden Girls
Air date: November 1, 1986
Network/Country: NBC-TV / United States
IMDb [1] It's a Miserable Life
Production code: 2.4 / 029
Written by: Barry Fanaro
Directed by: Terry Hughes
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It's a Miserable Life was the fourth episode of Season 2 of The Golden Girls TV series, also the 29th overall series episode. Directed by Terry Hughes and written by Barry Fanaro, it originally aired on NBC-TV on November 1, 1986.


The girls band together for a good cause to preserve a very old tree in the neighborhood to their local city board. But as they soon find out the technical owner of the tree is very hateful and wants the tree cut down despite the neighborhood wanting it saved.

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Freida Claxton: [to Blanche] Oh yes, I didn't recognize you with your clothes on.
Blanche: I beg your pardon?
Freida Claxton: With my binoculars I can see right into your room. I think some of the stuff you do is illegal, I'm looking into it.
Blanche: Why you...
Dorothy: [Dorothy grabs her as she lunges for Mrs. Claxton] Now Blanche. Mrs. Claxton, I don't know if you remember me. Dorothy Zbornak.
Freida Claxton: Oh yeah. You're the one with nothing going on in your bedroom.


  • The outside of the Mortuary sign is the same one used in the show Will and Grace, where Grace visits a dear friend who she thought was dead.
  • The background shot during the closing credits features the four ladies in the funeral home looking on at Mr. Pfeiffer, who's off-screen.
  • Nan Martin would later appear again in Season Four's, 100th episode, Foreign Exchange as Philomena Bosco.
  • Nan Martin's real name is Abigail Beckwhite.

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