Friday, June 04, 2010

I Rue The Day

As you are well aware by now, our beloved Rue McLanahan passed away yesterday.

She was most famous for playing my favorite Golden Girl, Blanche Devereaux (pronounced Deverux in limericks). Though I would also draw attention to her roles in the TV Movies, Children of the Bride, Baby of the Bride and of course Mother of the Bride...all fine films as well.

In any case as with the passing with each beloved Golden Girl - let us have a tribute of quotes today and raise our glasses of Sloe Gin Fizz to toast Rue/Blanche Devereaux.

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Dorothy: You know what's young to me now? Forty. Suddenly forty is young.
Blanche: Oooh... Aren't you sweet.

Rose: Tell me, is it possible to love two men at the same time?
Blanche: Set the scene, have we been drinking?

Blanche: You know how fragile men's egos are: one little mistake like screaming out the wrong name and they go all to pieces.

Blanche: Do you know what I hate doing most after a party?
Rose: Trying to find your undies in the big pile?

Rose: There's a strange man on our front lawn.
Blanche: Get the net!

Blanche: I feel like I'm in a bad dream. But I know I'm not dreaming, because there are no boy dancers.

Blanche: You're jealous of me. Admit it.
Dorothy: Blanche, there is a man leaving in ten minutes. Be under him.

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.

Blanche: Dorothy, at 2am in the morning, I was entertaining a gentleman caller. She walked in on me at the most inopportune time. I could have lost my balance and chipped a tooth.

Rose: You think that's bad? She came into my room when I was reenacting the plank-walking scene from Peter Pan.

Dorothy: What the hell goes on in this house at night?

Blanche : The doctor said he wants to put a pacemaker in me.
Sophia: Everybody's got a nickname for it!

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.


Suzanne said...

Game show host: better late than . . .
Blanche: pregnant!!!
Game show host: no but also true.

Jenny said...

Those are too good.

Melissa said...

I'm so sad that she dies. I love all the quotes you posted tho!

eileen said...

Love the quotes. A sad day for GG fans, indeed. You know, I just watched the Sex in the City movie and it occurred to me that the characters are sort of a modern twist on the GG gang. Now they're even starting to wear caftans.