The Golden Girls: Season 1

Episodes

# Air Date Title
1 Sep 14
1985

The Engagement

In the Pilot, Sophia arrives after her retirement home burns down and Blanche prepares to get married.

2 Sep 21
1985

Guess Who's Coming to the Wedding?

Dorothy’s daughter, Kate, comes to Miami with an announcement. She’s engaged to a podiatrist named Dennis. Dorothy is thrilled but her happiness quickly turns to…

3 Sep 28
1985

Rose the Prude

Having not dated since her husband died, Rose reluctantly agrees to go on a blind date. This date turns into a serious relationship when she is invited on a cruise which would…

4 Oct 05
1985

Transplant

Blanche’s sister, Virginia, comes to Miami for a visit and Blanche is convinced she’s after something. Later, while out to dinner, she learns just what Virginia is…

5 Oct 19
1985

The Triangle

A doctor Dorothy dates makes a pass at Blanche. But when Blanche tells Dorothy about it, Dorothy doesn’t believe her. Dorothy accuses her of being a slut and when Blanc…

6 Oct 26
1985

On Golden Girls

Blanche’s 14-year old grandson comes to Miami for a visit and brings a new meaning to the term ““generation gap.”“ Meanwhile, Dorothy studies for…

7 Nov 02
1985

The Competition

In a bowling competition, it’s Dorothy and Blanche verses Rose and Sophia. If Sophia and Rose win, Dorothy will allow Sophia to go back to Sicily for a visit with an old…

8 Nov 09
1985

Break-In

After a Madonna concert, the girls arrive home to discover their house has been broken into. This leads the girls to seek out means to protect themselves, including a security…

9 Nov 16
1985

Blanche and the Younger Man

Blanche goes all out to try to look good for her latest beau, her aerobics instructor half her age. Meanwhile, Rose’s dynamic mother comes for a visit and gets fed up wi…

10 Nov 23
1985

Heart Attack

After a dinner party, Sophia suffers an apparent heart attack with a heavy storm delaying the paramedics.

11 Nov 30
1985

The Return of Dorothy's Ex

Dorothy’s ex-husband, Stan shows up to settle a piece of land they bought on their honeymoon. This leads to Dorothy and Stan spending the night together. Meanwhile, Ros…

12 Dec 07
1985

The Custody Battle

Dorothy’s sister, Gloria, comes to Miami for a visit and asks Sophia to come live with her in California. Meanwhile, Blanche is furious when Rose is cast as Lady Macbeth…

13 Dec 14
1985

A Little Romance

Rose has been dating Dr. Jonathan Newman and begins to think their relationship is leading to the alter. However she begins to have second thoughts especially since he’s…

14 Dec 21
1985

That Was No Lady

Dorothy latest boyfriend Glen gives her a shock when he tells her that he’s married. She surprises herself when she finds herself sneaking around to be with him. Meanwhil…

15 Jan 11
1986

In a Bed of Rose's

Late one evening, Rose brings a man home and they spend the night together. However, in the morning she finds that he has passed away. Even worse, she later discovers he was…

16 Jan 18
1986

The Truth Will Out

Rose is apprehensive about a visit from her daughter and granddaughter, since their reason for coming is to settle Rose’s late-husband’s will. Meanwhile, Blanche g…

17 Feb 01
1986

Nice and Easy

Blanche’s visiting niece is a chip right off the old block when she dates a different man all night every night. Meanwhile, Dorothy does battle with a mouse living in the…

18 Feb 08
1986

The Operation

Dorothy is hesitant about having foot surgery just as she was scheduled to tap dance with Blanche and Rose at a dance recital.

19 Feb 15
1986

Second Motherhood

Blanche is romanced by a wealthy suitor who she learns has several small children. This fact dampens his proposal of marriage. Meanwhile, Dorothy and Rose go to bat with the…

20 Feb 22
1986

Adult Education

Blanche’s psychology professor sexually harasses her when she goes to him for help on a difficult test. Blanche’s professor makes her an harassing deal: If she has…

21 Mar 01
1986

Flu Attack

A week before an awards ceremony, Blanche, Dorothy and Rose each come down with a nasty flu, which compounds their arguing over who will win a prestigious award.

22 Mar 08
1986

Job Hunting

When Rose loses her job at the grief center, she begins searching for other sources of work. Meanwhile, Blanche tries to lose a few pounds and Dorothy is excited when a man sh…

23 Mar 29
1986

Blind Ambitions

Rose’s sister, Lily must deal with life as a blind person after recently losing her sight. Meanwhile, the girls hold a garage sale in order to buy a new TV but find it ha…

24 May 03
1986

Big Daddy

Blanche’s father, Big Daddy, comes to Miami for a visit, with an announcement, he’s sold the family plantation and is setting out to become a country singer. Meanw…

25 May 10
1986

The Way We Met

One night after watching ““Psycho,”“ the girls find it hard to sleep so they stay up and reminisce about how they all came to live with one another.

About The Golden Girls

Defying the TV-industry “rules” that A) no viewer is interested in watching a situation comedy with an all-female cast and B) no viewer wants to see anybody over the age of 34, The Golden Girls was one of the few sitcoms in which all of the regulars were women, and none was under the age of 50 — and it turned out be NBC’s biggest hit of the 1985-1986 season.

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