The Golden Girls Trivia: Season 5

Did Blanche write a novel? Did Sophia move out? Is Dorothy terminally ill? Is Rose living with HIV? Test your Golden Girls knowledge of season five.

In the fifth season of The Golden Girls, the ladies don't let up on the hilarity, but they also rise to the occasion and grapple with very serious issues. Rose hangs in the balance as she waits for possibly devasting news from her doctor, Sophia is challenged with growing older while remembering the good times of her youth, Dorothy faces the temptations of a past addiction, and Blanche grieves the lose of a close family member that's very near and dear to her heart. How much detail do you know about how the girls handled these topics? See how many of these trivia questions you can answer.

Rose says when she's scared, she sings the "lullaby" her mother sang to her when she was a little girl, giving her courage. What is the "lullaby"?

Over There by George M. Cohan
Episode 17 - Like the Beep Beep Beep of the Tom-Tom
Blanche: I don't think I've ever been so scared in all my life.
Rose: You know what I do when I'm scared?
Sophia: You toss your cookies.
Rose: I mean, besides that. I sing.
Dorothy: You what?
Rose: A lullaby my mother use to sing to me when I was a little girl. So, when I'm scared or alone, I sing it, and it gives me courage.
Blanche: No song is going to help me.
Rose: 🎵Over there, over there. Send the word, send the word, over there! That the Yanks are coming, the Yanks are com-
Dorothy: That is the lullaby that your mother sang to you?
Rose: Well, it was the only song she knew.

Which Golden Girl said she never went to her senior prom?

Episode 16 - Clinton Avenue Memoirs

According to Sophia, Dorothy didn't attend her junior prom either. In Season 6, Episode 9 - Mrs. George Devereaux, Sophia said Dorothy spent her junior prom night in the basement.

However, in Season 4, Episode 19 - Till Death Do We Volley, Dorothy said she wore her tennis whites to the prom because her friend Trudy McMann played a practical joke on her.

In Season 2, Episode 5 - Isn't It Romantic, Rose said she never went to any prom. Rose also stated she didn't go to her junior prom in Season 6, Episode 22 - What a Difference a Date Makes.

Sophia asks Dorothy to be in the Shady Pines Mother/Daughter Beauty Pageant, and Dorothy reluctantly agrees. Even though Sophia hates Shady Pines, why does she want to compete in the pageant?

She wants to beat Gladys Goldfine; she says competition keeps her going.
Episode 18 - An Illegitimate Concern

Rose receives a letter in the mail from St. Luke's Hospital where she had her gall bladder removed and a blood transfusion. They want her to come in for testing because the blood may have been contaminated. Why is she scared about the results?

She may have the HIV virus.
Episode 19 - 72 Hours

What is the name of Rose's high school sweetheart that she dated at the same time she dated Charlie? (Hint: She almost married him, but he left her to become a musician.)

Buzz Mueller
Episode 20 - Twice in a Lifetime
Rose: I can't believe it! Buzz Mueller just called! He's in town.
Dorothy: Buzz Mueller?
Rose: I haven't seen Buzz in almost 40 years since we were dating in high school.
Dorothy: Rose! I didn't think you dated anyone before Charlie.
Rose: Actually, it was while I dated Charlie.
Blanche: Rose Nylund! You were in a love triangle and never told us!
Rose: Well, I didn't think you'd be interested.
Dorothy: Oh, but you were certain that we would be interested in the story about little Yiminy, the boy who was raised by a wild moose?
Rose: May I remind you, Dorothy, that moose didn't just raise little Yiminy, he put him through medical school!

Which Golden Girl gets nauseous when she's scared?

Episode 17 - Like the Beep Beep Beep of the Tom-Tom
Rose: When I'm scared, I put my head between my knees.
Dorothy: No, that's for nausea.
Rose: When I'm scared, I'm nauseous. You remember what happened when that man tried to steal my purse?
Dorothy: Worked better than mace.

Dorothy takes her mother to dinner every year on her wedding anniversary, but one year Sophia forgets. Dorothy's concerned about her memory loss and takes her to the doctor. The doctor says it would help if Sophia stirs up memories. What does Sophia do?

She flies back to Brooklyn, NY with Dorothy to visit their old neighborhood.
Episode 16 - Clinton Avenue Memoirs

TRUE OR FALSE: Rose once won the Miss. St. Olaf Beauty Pageant.

Episode 18 - An Illegitimate Concern
Dorothy: Oh, I knew I never should've gotten involved in this Mother/Daughter Pageant. I just wish I'd known how to say "no" to it.
Rose: I know what you mean. I should've said "no" to the Miss St. Olaf Beauty Pageant. It was 1951, that was the first year they let humans enter too. I was way ahead after the evening gown and log rolling competition. People don't realize how hard it is to roll a log when you're wearing an evening gown. And the shocker is, I lost out on the intelligence quiz!
Dorothy: Quelle surprise.
Rose: Don't I know it. They asked me to name the seven dwarfs, and I did. But evidently I didn't name the seven they had in mind.

Dorothy and Blanche go to the hospital with Rose for her HIV blood test. Rose is terrified and doesn't want to give her name at the check-in desk. The receptionist encourages her to use an anonymous name. What name does Rose use?

Dorothy Zbornak
Episode 19 - 72 Hours

Sophia is hanging with a new group of friends, and Dorothy's worried because her mother is staying out all hours of the night. When Dorothy gives Sophia a curfew of 11PM, how does Sophia respond?

She says she's moving out.
Episode 20 - Twice in a Lifetime

Blanche goes to the doctor for a physical, and he gives her a halter monitor to record her heart activity. When she goes for her follow-up, the doctor says her pulse is slow and misbehaving, and he wants her to check into the hospital for tests. What does Blanche learn she needs surgery for?

A pacemaker
Episode 17 - Like the Beep Beep Beep of the Tom-Tom
Dorothy: Blanche's doctor wants her to go back to the hospital for more tests.
Rose: It makes sense, just to be on the safe side.
Dorothy: Oh, well, of course it does! I mean, what kind of doctor would he be if he didn't want to check out everything?
Blanche: Yeah, well, if it makes him happy. If everything's as bad as he thinks it is, he wants to put a pacemaker in me.
Sophia: Everybody's got a nickname for it.

Dorothy said her father used to take her to "the zoo". It wasn't really the zoo, but it was his nickname for what?

The race track
Episode 16 - Clinton Avenue Memoirs
Dorothy: You remember the day you brought Phil back from the hospital? I was a little upset because that was the day Pop usually took me to the zoo. Well, it was the race track, but he called it the zoo.

A young man named David Patton comes to the house, and says he's selling encyclopedias. Who does he ask to speak to?

Blanche's late husband, George
Episode 18 - An Illegitimate Concern

To help put Rose's mind at ease about testing for HIV, which Golden Girl confessed to Rose that she too had been tested and understood Rose's fear?

Episode 19 - 72 Hours
Rose: Oh God, this waiting is driving me crazy! Blanche, when you were tested, how did you make it through?
Blanche: Just kept it to myself, and acted like a real bitch to everybody else.
Rose: No wonder we never knew!

Sophia finds a roommate and moves out of the house after she and Dorothy clash about her new friends. When Dorothy and Blanche visit her, why is Dorothy surprised about her mother's new roommate?

Sophia's roommate is a man who's over 100 years old.
Episode 20 - Twice in a Lifetime
Sophia: Oh, here's my roomie. Hi, Malcom.
Malcolm: Who's Malcolm?
Sophia: You are!
Malcolm: Ok.
Dorothy: Ma, he's a man. I didn't know you moved in with a man!
Sophia: What difference does it make? He's over 100 years old. I'm not sure he knows I'm a woman!
Malcolm: I think Amos and Andy are on the wireless tonight. What do you say we stay home and laugh our asses off?
Sophia: Malcolm, I told you I'm going out with the girls tonight.
Malcolm: Yeah, you aways were the ladies man, Tommy.

After her heart surgery, Blanche says she may never be the same. She believes she had an out-of-body experience, and it's time to reevaluate her life. She eventually goes out with her beau Simon after weeks of not dating, but she ends the night early. What big decision does she make?

She's giving up sex.
Episode 17 - Like the Beep Beep Beep of the Tom-Tom
Rose: Your date is over?
Blanche: You sound surprised.
Dorothy: Well, it's just that your dates usually end with a little pillow talk.
Sophia: Yeah like, "What did you say your name was again?"
Blanche: I would've expected my three best friends to understand. I'm just not ready yet.
Rose: But Blanche, the doctor said you could do everything you did before!
Blanche: That's all very well for him to say. The doctor's not me!
Dorothy: Blanche, what are you saying?
Blanche: I've made a decision. Blanche Devereaux is giving up sex.
Sophia: And what does that do to the morale of our boys overseas?

Dorothy and Sophia look through the family photo album and reminisce about the old apartment in Brooklyn, NY. When Dorothy sees a picture of the kitchen, she remembers her father carving the children's height measurements on the pantry door. What does Sophia remember being there?

A giant heart carving by her husband that says, "Sal loves Sophia".
Episode 16 - Clinton Avenue Memoirs

Blanche returns home from the grocery store saying she saw David Patton, the young man who came by looking for her late husband George. She thinks he has a crush on her. When David comes to the house again and says there's something he needs to tell her, what does he say?

He says Blanche's late husband George is his father.
Episode 18 - An Illegitimate Concern

When the girls learn that Rose may have HIV as they wait for her test results, which Golden Girl avoids using anything Rose touches because she's afraid of possibly contracting the virus?

Episode 19 - 72 Hours
Dorothy: Ma, what were you doing in my bathroom for two hours?
Sophia: The hokey-pokey. What do you think I was doing?
Dorothy: Why were you using my bathroom?
Sophia: There's something wrong with mine.
Dorothy: Oh, what?
Sophia: Rose used it.
Dorothy: Ma, that is just ignorant paranoia.
Sophia: Hey, I'm making progress. Yesterday I was using the bathroom down at the Shell station.

Rose's high school sweetheart Buzz Mueller comes to visit, and Rose is having a wonderful time hanging out with him. When Rose returns home from dinner with Buzz, she tells the girls he asked her something very important. What was it?

He asked Rose to go to Europe with him.
Episode 20 - Twice in a Lifetime