The Actor was the 14th episode of Season 2 of The Golden Girls, also the 39th overall series episode. Directed by Terry Hughes and written by Barry Fanaro and Mort Nathan, the episode premiered on NBC-TV on January 17, 1987.
Blanche, Dorothy, and Rose decide to audition for their local theatre production, a spoof of "Picnic" after learning that an attractive and famous actor, Patrick Vaughn, will be the lead.
Unfortunately, Patrick starts having affairs with all three women and the rest of the female cast. After learning the truth about Patrick, Blanche exposes him on stage, along with the rest of the female cast members - including Dorothy, who played the Sheriff!
- Quotes from script
- Rose: I feel so common, so cheap... so used. How do you usually deal with that Blanche?
- Blanche: ...Rose, just for that I'm going to flush the toilet tonight while you're taking a shower.
- Dorothy: Rose, why don't we just show Mr. Vaughn around the theatre.
- Blanche: Well, why don't I just do that myself, since I've had the most much experience performing here.
- Dorothy: Blanche, the parking lot doesn't count, I'll do it.
[Sophia has been employed at Captain Jack's Seafood Shanty restaurant and is wearing her pirate uniform]
- Rose: Sophia, is that a Captain Jack's Seafood Shanty uniform?
- Sophia: No, Rose. I'm off to discover the Straits of Magellan. Yo ho!