|Sick and Tired (Part One)|
|Season 5, Episode 1|
|Air date||September 23, 1989|
|Written by||Susan Harris|
|Directed by||Terry Hughes|
|We're Outta Here (2)||Sick and Tired (2)|
Dorothy is feeling extremely overtired. She is sure she is ill, but all of the doctors she visits tell her she's fine and that the problem is mental. Meanwhile, Blanche Elizabeth Marie Devereaux decides to write a romance novel.
- Episode number - 103
- Production code - 103
- Nielsen ratings - 34,800,000 viewers (4th place in the weekly ratings).
- On the original episodes, this episode marks the start of an updated opening sequence. Rue McClanahan and Estelle Getty now have new clips during their credit. (When shown in Lifetime syndication, this version of the opening is shown only during several episodes from Season 7).
- In this episode, Sophia Grisanti-Spirelli-Petrillo-Weinstock discusses how it would feel to have a child die before the parent, She would come to know exactly how it feels in Season 6 episode Ebbtide's Revenge, when her son Phillip "Phil" Petrillo died suddenly of a heart attack.