Show: The Golden Girls
Title: The Flu
Original Air Date: March 1, 1986
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* Dorothy: Blanche Deveraux can’t find a date?
Blanche: Oh don’t be ridiculous.
* Blanche: I haven’t had to disappoint so many men since Daddy tore down the treehouse.
* Blanche: I treat my body like a temple.
Sophia: Yeah, open to everyone, day or night.
* Blanche: I feel hot.
Dorothy: I feel cold.
Rose: I feel guilty. This is all my fault.
* Blanche: Isn’t it amazing how I can feel so bad and still look so good?
* Rose: You have done some good work Dorothy, but not enough people like you. Sorry.
Synopsis: Sophia is altering Dorothy’s dress for a banquet. Blanche comes in and announces she bought the dress she’d been eyeing. Blanche and Sophia are still dateless. Rose enters the kitchen looking for aspirin. She is coming down with something and Dorothy freaks out. Rose tries to calm them down. Several days later, the three are all on the couch and they are very sick. Sophia comes in and tells them she got turned down for a date. The doorbell rings and it’s the doctor. She determines that they all have the flu and it’s going to last at least a week. After the doctor leaves, Sophia tells a story about ear salve that turns into pesto sauce. Three days later, Blanche and Dorothy fight over Blanche’s heating pad. Rose comes out with a hot toddy. Rose then tells a St. Olaf story. Her hot toddy is keeping her cheerful, but it should have an octane rating. Rose is pretty drunk. Blanche gets up to turn on her soap opera and Dorothy protests. The three start fighting. The next day, Dorothy is in the kitchen. Rose comes in and asks about orange juice and Dorothy takes it all. Blanche comes in upset about her Vicks Vaporub. Rose was upset about her NyQuil being missing but Dorothy took it. They start taking shots at each other and Rose starts crying. Everyone apologizes. They have a group hug. Sophia comes in and gives them the news that when she cancelled for them the organizer was disappointed. Sophia thinks one of them won the big award. They all decide to go to the banquet now. At the banquet, the ladies are still sick. Blanche shows up without a date, while the others have one. The trio get competitive. Sophia shows up with her date, a much, much younger man. Blanche manages to produce a date, but it turns out she snagged a waiter. She admits her date backed out because of how she looked. It’s now time for the big award. The three start fighting again over who is going to win. The winner is Sophia. Her speech makes the ladies feel guilty for fighting with each other and they make up. They make a toast to friendship and sneeze in unison.