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The Golden Palace
Format Sitcom
Created by Susan Harris
Starring Betty White
Rue McClanahan
Estelle Getty
Don Cheadle
Cheech Marin
Billy L. Sullivan
Theme music composer Andrew Gold
Opening theme "Thank You for Being a Friend"
Country of origin  United States
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 24
Running time 25 minutes (approx)
Original channel CBS
Original run September 18, 1992 – May 14, 1993
Preceded by The Golden Girls

The Golden Palace is an American sitcom that originally aired on CBS during the 1992-1993 season. The show was a spin-off of the sitcom The Golden Girls.



The series featured three of the four characters from The Golden Girls moving out of their original home, and operating an upscale hotel called The Golden Palace. The show was not as popular as its predecessor, perhaps due to the absence of Beatrice Arthur as a regular cast member as well as a move to the Friday night death slot. Arthur did make two guest appearances, as did others from the original show. Twenty-four episodes of the series are known to have been taped.[1]


  • Betty White as Rose Nylund, a jack-of-all-trades in the hotel. This series sees Rose being of a notably stronger will than her previous incarnation (as Dorothy Zbornak noted in her guest appearance, "When did she become the strong one?").
  • Rue McClanahan as Blanche Devereaux, who served as the main operator of the hotel. Her character remains virtually unchanged from her previous series. However, she is slightly more helpful than in Girls.
  • Estelle Getty as Sophia Petrillo, the hotel's co-chef. In this series, her character is beginning to show signs of senility, and is more kind and gentle than in the parent series.
  • Don Cheadle as Roland Wilson, the hotel's manager
  • Cheech Marin as Chuy Castillos, the chef alongside Sophia.
  • Billy L. Sullivan as Oliver Webb, Roland's foster child for episodes 1-6, 11, and 14.

List of episodes

Ep # Title Air date
01 Pilot September 18, 1992
Pilot. Rose, Blanche and Sophia move out of their home and into The Golden Palace hotel where they meet the manager, named Roland, his Foster Child, Oliver, and the Chef, named Chuy.
02 Promotional Considerations September 25, 1992
Rose makes a deal with producers of a talk show to have guests on the show stay at the Golden Palace for free, in exchange for an ad acknowledging the hotel. Until they find out that one of their latest guests is a killer. Guest starring Bobcat Goldthwait.
03 Miles, We Hardly Knew Ye October 2, 1992
Blanche and Roland suspect that Rose's boyfriend Miles (Harold Gould) has been cheating on her.
04 One Old Lady to Go October 9, 1992
Rose makes friends with an old woman (Anne Haney) at the hotel.
05 Ebbtide for the Defense October 16, 1992
Just as Rose has overbooked the hotel with guests—the majority of whom are lawyers visiting the city for a convention—Blanche and Roland find that the hotel's insurance has been canceled.
06 Can't Stand Losing You October 23, 1992
The girls compete to help Roland find a date, and Blanche brings in an old girlfriend (Kim Fields).
07 Seems Like Old Times (1) October 30, 1992
Dorothy reunites with her old friends at the hotel, and is shocked at how hard her mother Sophia is working.
  • Beatrice Arthur returns as Dorothy Zbornak-Hollingsworth for this two-parter.
08 Seems Like Old Times (2) November 6, 1992
Dorothy, Blanche and Rose search for Sophia, who has gone missing.
  • Features the final appearance of Beatrice Arthur as Dorothy. Jack Black has a small role.
09 Just a Gigolo November 13, 1992
Blanche is escorted to a dance by a gigolo named Nick (Barry Bostwick).
10 Marriage on the Rocks, With a Twist November 20, 1992
Roland's parents visit the hotel with the announcement that they're getting a divorce. Tim Conway and Harvey Korman guest star as radio DJs.
11 Camp Town Races Aren't Nearly as Much Fun as They Used to Be December 4, 1992
Blanche and Roland have a disagreement over a Confederate flag hung on the front desk.
12 It's Beginning to Look a Lot (Less) Like Christmas December 18, 1992
Chuy has an A Christmas Carol-esque nightmare about Rose, Blanche, and Sophia.
13 Rose and Fern January 8, 1993
Rose's ex, Miles, keeps calling the hotel, leading Rose to believe he wants to get back together with her. Harold Gould makes his last appearance as Miles.
14 Runaways January 15, 1993
Oliver's mother (Joely Fisher) has arrived to take her son home. However, Oliver and Sophia have run away in a stolen car.
15 Heartbreak Hotel January 29, 1993
Blanche tries to win over the man who snubbed her in college, who ends up falling for Rose. Guest starring Dick van Patten.
16 Señor Stinky Learns Absolutely Nothing About Life February 5, 1993
Roland, Rose, and Brad the pool man form a volleyball team, and constantly leave Chuy out.
17 Say Goodbye, Rose February 12, 1993
Rose's new boyfriend, Bill (Eddie Albert), bears a striking resemblance to her late husband, Charlie. Meanwhile, the hotel holds a comedy competition. George Burns guest stars. Bill Engvall plays Blanche's son Matthew.
18 You've Lost That Livin' Feeling February 19, 1993
Rose invites a restaurant critic (Eric Christmas) to review the hotel restaurant's food. There, the critic drops dead, and the staff fear that Chuy—whom the critic once gave a bad review—may have poisoned him.
19 A New Leash on Life April 2, 1993
Blanche's new love interest plans to put his racing greyhound to sleep if it doesn't win its next race. This does not sit well with Rose.
20 Pro and Concierge April 9, 1993
Blanche fires Roland after he is caught in a job interview with the rep of another hotel chain.
21 Tad April 16, 1993
Blanche's mentally disabled brother Tad (Ned Beatty) visits the hotel, and falls for Rose.
22 One Angry Stan April 30, 1993
Stanley Zbornak, Dorothy's ex-husband, fakes his own death. Last appearance by Herbert Edelman.
23 Sex, Lies and Tortillas May 7, 1993
Spring break at the Golden Palace: Roland discovers a college kid who has been sneaking friends into his room, Chuy tries to get into the Guinness Book of World Records, and Rose's granddaughter (Brooke Theiss) checks into the hotel with plans of sleeping with her boyfriend.
24 The Chicken and the Egg May 14, 1993
Blanche calls upon her daughter Rebecca for an egg after agreeing to have her beau's children.
  • The Last Episode. CBS had scheduled the show for a second season but, canceled the show three days before announcing their 1993 fall schedule.


Season Rank
1) 1992-1993 #57


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From Wikiquote

The Golden Palace was the follow-up series to the classic television show The Golden Girls that aired on CBS from 1992 to 1993. Three of the four women from that series sold their house and bought a struggling Miami hotel named the Golden Palace.


Season 1

Pilot [1.01]

Rose: [to a burglar with a ski mask] The hat is a tip-off, this your first time in Miami?

Chuy: I'm back.
Sophia: [not seeing Chuy] Dorothy?!

Sophia: Well, I'm 88, and --
Rose: 87.
Sophia: What?
Rose: You're 87, Sophia.
Sophia: ...okay. I'm 87 years old, and I used to have to wake up every morning just to live. Now I have to wake up every morning to cook 50 pounds of ravioli. I got stuff to do.

Promotional Considerations [1.02]

Rose: All we have to do is write "The Golden Palace" on something everyone sees.
Sophia: What do you say, Blanche? Up for another tattoo on your butt?

[Sophia and Chuy are playing poker]
Blanche: What's going on down here?
Chuy: Oh, Sophia got my pot.
Blanche: Well, she's a good cook, too. I'm sure she'll use it well.
Chuy: No, not that pot. The other kind.
Blanche: [shocked] All right, what in the hell is going on here?
Chuy: What? We were playing poker and she won. What did you think?
Blanche: [relieved] Oh!
Chuy: Wait a minute! Blanche, I'm shocked. Do I look like the kind of guy who would smoke marijuana?

Blanche: Roland, I am not in a good mood right now.
Roland: Have you tried singing "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah"?

Blanche: I'm telling you for the last time, no sheep, Rose.
Rose: "No sheep, Rose." "No sheep, Rose." That's all I ever hear from you.

Miles, We Hardly Knew Ye [1.03]

Sophia: They've got a choice: they can eat my lasagna or kiss my butt.
Chuy: Okay, does your butt come with soup and salad?

Rose: Penny for your thoughts, Sophia?
Sophia: You're stupid, and that's on the house.

One Old Lady to Go [1.04]

Sophia: I need to make some money. Maybe I should wear a shorter skirt.

Chuy: Maybe you should just threaten to.

Blanche: Sex. You can say it, it's not a dirty word.

Chuy(to Roland): Yeah, man. C'mon, say it. (in a guttural voice)SEXXXXXXXXXXX!

Blanche: OK, when Chuy says it, it's a dirty word. But, Oliver's growing up and he needs the truth.

Roland: I know. Just yesterday I saw him playing with Rose's Play-Doh factory. And now I gotta talk to him about-

Chuy(in a guttural voice): SEXXXXXXXXXXX!

Roland: Man, will you stop saying that?

Blanche: My mother told me sex was a woman's duty. That was the word she used, duty. And I've just been a proud little soldier ever since.

Chuy: Soldier!? You're a four-star general, I SALUTE YOU!

Ebbtide for the Defense [1.05]

Roland: I don't squish bugs. I shoo them.
[Sophia steps on a bug]
Sophia: There! I just shoed one too!

Can't Stand Losing You [1.06]

Roland: It's okay. I don't mind. I'm a workaholic.
Rose: [shocked] Oh, my God! He's been drinking Workahol?!

Joanne: Hello, wover [lover]. Guess who?
Roland: Please, God, tell me it's Elmer Fudd!

Seems Like Old Times [1.07]

[Dorothy is talking about how Sophia used her as a waitress when she was a child]
Dorothy: You used me!
Sophia: It was our quality time!
Dorothy: Quality time?! You referred to me as 'the help!'
Sophia: It was a nickname!
Dorothy: On Thursdays you'd lend me out to the neighbors!
Sophia: So? You learned the trade. Ingratitude. That's all I've gotten from any of my employees -- kids, my kids.

Dorothy: Ma, you look horrible! You're as white as a sheet!
Sophia: That's because I'm between heartbeats. Come back in 15 minutes, and I'll look like one of the Last of the Mohicans!

Dorothy: [referring to Sophia] Has she come down yet?
Rose: Has who come down yet?
Dorothy: Amelia Earhart, Rose!

[Dorothy is upset with Blanche because Sophia ran away]
Blanche: I can't believe you said that. If I weren't a lady, I'd deck you.
Dorothy: If you'd try, I'd have you on your back so fast, you'd think you're out on a date.

Dorothy: Blanche, do you know what your problem is? You're all talk and no action. Just like your sex life.
Blanche: What are you saying? Are you saying I'm not a tramp? Then why do you think they call me the female Ted Kennedy?
Dorothy: Because you look like him.

Ramone: You're Chuy Castillos?
Chuy: Yeah?
Ramone: You look like one of the Super Mario Bros.

Just a Gigolo [1.08]

Nick DeCarlo: You're smarter than you look.
Rose: I wish I could believe that.

Marriage on the Rocks, With a Twist [1.09]

Blanche: [about her husband George] He was a lusty man. Lusty, zesty man. Lusty, zesty cowboy who liked to ride all night!

Sophia: I thought this practical joke would make me laugh, but it hasn't. It's affected me in ways I didn't think possible.
Chuy: It made you feel ashamed, didn't it?
Sophia: No, it excited me sexually.
Chuy: Sophia!
Sophia: I'm just as shocked as you are.

Camp Town Races Aren't Nearly as Much Fun as They Used to Be [1.10]

Roland: It's not up to us to make moral judgements about the people staying in this hotel. [notices sign reading "Daughters of the Traditional South" in the lobby] "Daughters of the Traditional South?" Those bigots in bonnets aren't staying in this hotel!
Blanche: Roland, there is nothing wrong with the Daughters of the Traditional South!
Roland: Oh, I see; when they put those sheets on over their heads it must be some kind of salute to Casper the Friendly Ghost.
Rose: Ooh, when is that?

It's Beginning to Look a Lot (Less) Like Christmas [1.11]

Rose and Fern [1.12]

Rose: Don't you take your frustrations out on me, you cheap...scallop!
Blanche: The word is "trollop," you moron! I am a cheap trollop!

Rose: [about Miles] I still call him up in the middle of the night to hear the cute things he says. [imitating Miles] "Don't you know what time it is?" "This happens again, I'm calling the police!" "Who the hell is this?" [in normal voice] And then, before I hang up I always say, "You blew it big time, smart boy."
Blanche: And he doesn't he recognize your voice?
Rose: No! I talk to him through a kazoo.

Miles: Look -- Rose, sweetheart...
Rose: Don't "sweetheart" me! This was supposed to be our day! Our wedding! Our life! Well, you blew it big time, smart boy! [runs off]
Miles: [realizing] Oh my God, she's the kazoo woman!

[Chuy puts a completely burnt duck on the kitchen table]
Chuy: Ugh! Chihuahua. Sophia...what does this look like to you?
Sophia: George Hamilton in five years.

Runaways [1.13]

Oliver: I'm a little kid! I was scared! I almost peed!
Sophia: I'm over 100! I am scared! I am peeing!

Blanche: I'm going to go slip into something that will make me look my best.
Rose: May I suggest a time machine?

Policeman: Um, ma'am, do you know how slow you're going?
Sophia: Ah, bite me.

Roland: I don't know much about Blanche's personal life, but so what if she likes to date?
Rose: I used to think that until this Ernie came along. This is the hump that broke the camel's back.
Roland: I think that's "the straw that broke the camel's back."
Rose: Boy, you don't know much about Blanche's personal life, do you?

Heartbreak Hotel [1.14]

Señor Stinky Learns Absolutely Nothing About Life [1.15]

Say Goodbye, Rose [1.16]

Rose: How would you like me to iron those wrinkles out of your face, you little snitch?
Sophia: Ooh! I'd like that!

You've Lost That Livin' Feeling [1.17]

Gerald Davenport: Good evening, my name is... [notices Chuy's name tag] ...Chuy Castillos.
Rose: Oh my gosh, what a coincidence. Our cook is named Chuy Castillos.

A New Leash on Life [1.18]

[Roland has just seen his mother kiss Chuy, and he is incredibly angry]
Chuy: Hey, Rol. What's happening? Wow, that's cool, man. How do you get that big vein in your head to bulge out like that?

Rose: If Chuy should marry your mom, that would make you...
Roland: A convicted killer!

Pro and Concierge [1.19]

Rose: I don't know anything.
Blanche: Boy, there's a tattoo for your forehead.

Tad [1.20]

Blanche: [upon seeing her brother] Tad?
Tad: Blanche!
Blanche: Why, Tad, what are you doing here?
Tad: I came here to visit you! You said so much about the hotel, I wanted to see it! [runs over and hugs Blanche]
Blanche: Well, how did you get here?
Tad: A nice man drove me in a big yellow car!
Blanche: A big yellow -- oh, Tad, please tell me you didn't come all the way from Chattanooga in a --
[Tad's taxi driver appears at the door]
Taxi driver: Hey, someone here owes me $728!

One Angry Stan [1.21]

Sex, Lies and Tortillas [1.22]

The Chicken and the Egg [1.23]

Bobby Lee: Blanche, there's something I've been meaning to ask you.
Blanche: I'm 42 years old.
Bobby Lee: Yeah, you mentioned that. That means you were born in --
Blanche: Atlanta.

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