Show: The Golden Girls
Title: Big Daddy’s Little Lady
Original Air Date: November 15, 1986
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* Dorothy: Ma, you’re getting dates out of the obituaries? That’s sick.
* Dorothy: The lyric is, “Miami is nice, so I’ll say it twice.”
* Sophia: Get out the boots, he’s back.
* Dorothy: I once heard her make that sound and I can assure you she was happy.
* Dorothy: This is ugh, I’d like you to meet…say hello to Big Mommy.
* Blanche: That child over there is trying to steal my daddy away. She’s no better than a tick on a slow-moving hound dog.
Synopsis: Dorothy enters the kitchen to find Sophia getting dates out of the obituaries and is horrified. Rose comes in and tells Dorothy about a song writing contest. The two decide to team up. While they discuss their plans, Blanche enters the kitchen. She’s supportive of them entering. While they talk her father calls and tells her he’s coming to visit. The next day Dorothy arrives home to find Rose at the piano. She’s composed music for their song to match the lyrics Dorothy’s written. They give it a go, but Rose added in extra lines. The doorbell rings and it’s Big Daddy. He and Blanche have quite a greeting. He tells Blanche that he’s getting married. His soon to be wife will also be arriving the next day so that they can meet. Blanche screams. Blanche is over the moon with happiness about her father getting married. The three offer to throw Big Daddy and his soon to be wife a wedding. The next morning Rose and Dorothy play the first version of their song for Blanche. While it’s great, she cuts them off because they have an error in the song. Blanche is expecting someone from the catering company as she runs into the kitchen to make coffee. The doorbell rings and Dorothy thinks it’s the woman from the catering company. But it’s actually Big Daddy’s fiancé and she’s a lot younger. They’re all shocked. Shortly after, Big Daddy arrives. Dorothy gets everyone out so Blanche and Big Daddy can talk. They have a big fight. Later that night they all talk over cheesecake about Big Daddy’s impending marriage. Rose tells a St. Olaf story. Blanche says something as she leaves to talk to her father that inspires the songwriting duo. They have a heart to heart and make up. She also apologizes to Margaret and welcomes her to the family. Later, Blanche shows Sophia a post card from her father. Dorothy and Rose come home dejected. They came in second place. Blanche begs to hear the song. They sing it and in the second half all four are singing it together.