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 a their local theatre production (a spoof of) "Picnic" after learning that an attractive and much desired television actor, Patrick Vaughn, will be the lead. Patrick starts three separate affairs with the girls and the rest of the female cast (and one confused man). This all comes to a head on stage at opening night. Meanwhile, Sophia gets a job at a fast food restaurant in an effort to make extra money.
- 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 resturant 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!