Quote I love: Golden Girls on Sex Changes

Once a week, I post a quote that I’ve read/heard recently. So here’s this week’s Quote I love from a classic and classy show…

I was watching an episode of Golden Girls this past week, and I saw this one scene I had forgotten all about.

Rose and Dorothy had just found out a man they knew had a sex change operation years back. Rose asked the following questions. It’s perfect Rose. Gotta love her facial expressions.

Rose: I’m still confused about the operation that Gil Kessler had. Is the man asleep during it?
Dorothy: I think so.
Rose: And what about the parts they put on? Do they test them first?
Dorothy: Of course, Rose. You know, like windshield wipers.
Rose: So they work?
Dorothy: I assume so, yes.
Rose: [Brief pause] …What are they made of?
Dorothy: [irritated] Silly Putty, Rose!

Watch the scene here at YouTube

Years after first airing, this show is still funny. I loved how they showed these older women as sexual beings. I loved how they never held back when talking about sex (like the scene where the girls were going on a cruise and they bought some condoms so they would be prepared on their trip.) I also loved the show’s support of gay issues (when not many shows were doing so).

Anyone else still watch this show? Comment or send me an email. I’d love to hear from other fans of the show.

Sloan Parker