Rue McClanahan Tribute
Rue McClanahan, who died June 3, 2010, at the age of 76, played one of the most quotable characters of the past 30 years on "The Golden Girls." Blanche Devereaux was never, ever afraid to say what was on her mind -- which was usually preoccupied with sex. Here are some of our favorite Blanche lines, with an assist from Dorothy (Bea Arthur), Rose (Betty White) and Sophia (Estelle Getty).
Blanche: He is so sophisticated and charming and rich and handsome. He fairly screams Blanche. At least, he will when I'm through with him.
Blanche: I'll give you anything. I'll give you one of my sons.
Blanche: Dorothy, I've given this a lot of thought. I've had four kids. I've never had a Mercedes. So, which one do you want? Biff, Doug, Skippy? No, don't take Skippy, he's got asthma.
Blanche: There is a fine line between having a good time and being a wanton slut. I know. My toe has been on that line.( LOL )
Blanche: I swear with God as my witness, I will never pick up another man! In a library ... on a Saturday ... unless he's cute ... and drives a nice car ... Amen.
Rose: Blanche, did you really start shaving at eleven? That seems so young!
Blanche: Oh, I did it on a dare. You know, back where I come from, everybody thought that once you started shaving your legs, why, you'd become loose. So I shaved 'em!
Rose: What happened?
Blanche: Oh, it was an old wives' tale. I didn't become loose for another year and a half.
Blanche, explaining why she wore red at her wedding:
Oh please. It's bad enough hearing all those snickers as you walk down the aisle, but me in white? Even I couldn't keep a straight face.
Blanche: I'm jumpier than a virgin at a prison rodeo. ( LOL )
Blanche: I was once arrested for that in Chattanooga.
Dorothy: Blanche, are you allowed to go back to Chattanooga?
Blanche: Are you kidding? The sheriff still writes.
Rose: You know, I've been thinking...
Blanche: Oh, that would explain the beads of sweat.
Blanche: My first was Billy. Oh, I'll never forget it! That night under the dogwood tree, the air thick with perfume, and me with Billy. Or Bobby? Yes, that's right, Bobby! Or was it Ben? Oh, who knows -- anyway, it started with a B. ( LOL )
Rose: Blanche, what's a metaphor?
Blanche: It's when you use a phrase to mean something else. Like when I say "Men are blinded by my beauty". They're not really blinded. They get their sight back in a day or two!
Sophia: Jean thinks she's in love with Rose.
Blanche: Rose? Jean has the hots for Rose? I don't believe it! I do not believe it!
Dorothy: I was pretty surprised myself.
Blanche: Well, I bet! To think Jean would prefer Rose over me, that's ridiculous!
Blanche: I do love the rain so. It reminds me of my first kiss.
Dorothy: Ah, your first kiss was in the rain?
Blanche: No, it was in the shower. ( LOL )
Rose: Is it possible to be in love with two men at the same time?
Blanche: Well, let's set the scene -- have we been drinking? ( LOL )
Blanche: Sophia, by placing this pearl necklace between my bosoms, does it make me look like I'm a sex-starved slut who is in need of a man to bed?
Blanche: Good, then pearl it is.
( LOL...my all time favourite one... LOL )