Thank You for Bea-ing a Friend.

Gals, you know how much I adore me some Golden Girls. I was deeply deva to learn of Bea Arthur‘s passing on Saturday and felt that I just had to share some of my favorite Dorothy Zbornak quotes on BBJ. A bit late, but warranted, n’estce pas?

Slip on a gauzy caftan a la Dorothy, raise an eyebrow, maybe even bite your fist in aggravation and let’s take a trip down memory lane.

Blanche: The Great Herring War?
Rose: Between the Lindstroms and the Johannsens.
Dorothy: Oh, THAT Great Herring War.

Dorothy: You’ll have to excuse my mother. She suffered a slight stroke a few years ago which rendered her totally annoying.

Rose: Can I ask a dumb question?
Dorothy: Better than anyone I know.

Dorothy: [the girls visit a birthing center] What kind of idiot would want to give birth here?
Rose: This place makes me want to run out and get pregnant!

[Dorothy is solving a murder mystery–FROM MY FAVORITE EPISODE!!]
Dorothy: I think I see now how it happened – last evening, at dinner, when Miss McGlen saw Blanche give Kendall Nesbitt her key, she was furious. She dropped a steak knife into her purse…
Sophia: Big deal. I took a whole place setting.
Dorothy: NOT NOW, MA!

[Rose is up late, baking]
Rose: I couldn’t sleep, so I whipped up a batch of Sverhoeven Crispies. It’s a traditional midnight snack from St. Olaf dating back to Viking times.
Dorothy: Well, I guess after a hard night of pillaging and raping, a Viking would want a little something to go with his cocoa.

Blanche: Rose and I are taking a dirty dancing class.
Dorothy: Really.
Blanche: It’s become quite popular since that movie came out.
Rose: What movie is that?
Dorothy: Lawrence of Arabia, Rose.

Be sure to check out my Golden Girls inspired post about Blanche’s vegetation themed bedroom from my 80s Ladies Week series. Anyone else craving a mint julep on the lanai?

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2 Comments Thank You for Bea-ing a Friend.

  1. Jim

    My fav is when they heard noise in the living room one night and thought they had a burglar. Sophia said “That wasn’t a burglar, that was my stomach. There’s a reason they put expiration dates on cottage cheese.”

    Bea was like “Maaaa!”


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