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Beauty and the Beast 

Blanche pushes her granddaughter Melissa into a beauty pageant she doesn't want to participate in. Meanwhile, an injured Sophia bonds with her nurse.

Director:

Lex Passaris

Writers:

Susan Harris (created by), Marc Cherry | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Bea Arthur ... Dorothy Zbornak (as Beatrice Arthur)
Betty White ... Rose Nylund
Rue McClanahan ... Blanche Devereaux
Estelle Getty ... Sophia Petrillo
Alisan Porter ... Melissa
Edie McClurg ... Nurse DeFarge
Barbara Alyn Woods ... Woman
Mindy Ann Martin Mindy Ann Martin ... Little Girl
Robert Gould ... Stage Manager
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Storyline

Blanche pushes her granddaughter Melissa into a beauty pageant she doesn't want to participate in. Meanwhile, an injured Sophia bonds with her nurse.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Details

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 October 1991 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The book Melissa reads from, with its distinctive cover, is the Grosset and Dunlap Illustrated Treasury of Children's Literature. See more »

Goofs

The boom mic is visible SEVERAL times in the entire episode. Looks like the boom guy's arms were tired that day, it's more visible than not at most times! Keep your eyes peeled above everyone's heads in this episode. See more »

Quotes

Sophia Petrillo: [Dorothy sees Sophia dancing after she's been faking an injury] I wuv you!
Dorothy: Too wittle, too wate!
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Connections

References The Nun's Story (1959) See more »

Soundtracks

Thank You For Being A Friend
Written by Andrew Gold
Sung by Cynthia Fee
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