The Golden Girls (1985–1992): Season 3, Episode 10 - The Audit - full transcript

Dorothy and Stan owe $5,000 to the Internal Revenue Service.

♪ THANK YOU FOR BEING A FRIEND ♪

♪ TRAVELED DOWN THE
ROAD AND BACK AGAIN ♪

♪ YOUR HEART IS TRUE ♪



♪ YOU'RE A PAL AND A CONFIDANT ♪

♪ AND IF YOU THREW A PARTY ♪

♪ INVITED EVERYONE YOU KNEW ♪

♪ YOU WOULD SEE ♪

♪ THE BIGGEST GIFT
WOULD BE FROM ME ♪

♪ AND THE CARD
ATTACHED WOULD SAY ♪

♪ THANK YOU FOR BEING A FRIEND ♪

[DOOR CLOSES]

HI, MA. OH, SOMETHING
SMELLS TERRIFIC. WHAT IS IT?

SPAGHETTI SAUCE.
HERE, HAVE A TASTE.

MMM. DELICIOUS.

DELICIOUS? THIS IS THE REASON
YOUR FATHER AND I GOT MARRIED.



GIRLS, DO YOU REALIZE IT'S BEEN
EIGHT DAYS SINCE I HAD A DATE?

DO YOU REALIZE IT'S BEEN
EIGHT DAYS SINCE I HAD...

MA, PLEASE.

WHATEVER IT IS,
KEEP IT TO YOURSELF.

THAT'S MY PROBLEM.

I DON'T UNDERSTAND.

I JUST DON'T SEEM TO BE ABLE

TO ATTRACT AS MANY
MEN AS I USED TO.

MAYBE IT'S JUST THE
BEGINNING OF THE END.

MAYBE I'LL NEVER HAVE ANOTHER
DATE AGAIN, AS LONG AS I LIVE.

DON'T BE RIDICULOUS.
NOT YOU, BLANCHE.

YOU'RE RIGHT. I AM
BEING RIDICULOUS.

IF ANYBODY NEVER HAS ANOTHER
DATE, IT'LL PROBABLY BE YOU.

THANK YOU, DOROTHY.
I FEEL SO MUCH BETTER.

HI, GIRLS.

GUESS WHAT I'LL BE
DOING FOR THREE HOURS

EVERY TUESDAY AND
THURSDAY NIGHT?

CUTTING UP YOUR BLACK PANTYHOSE

AND PUTTING ON AN AMOS
'N ANDY PUPPET SHOW?

NO, BUT WHAT A GREAT IDEA.

TERRIFIC, NOW YOU HAVE
SOMETHING TO DO ON WEDNESDAYS.

OKEY-DOKEY.

DO YOU KNOW THAT PROMOTION I WAS
UP FOR AT THE COUNSELING CENTER?

WELL, I FOUND OUT I CAN'T HAVE
IT UNLESS I BECOME BILINGUAL.

OH, NO, HONEY, DON'T DO THAT.

NO JOB IS WORTH
HAVING TO DATE WOMEN.

BLANCHE, "BILINGUAL"
REFERS TO A PERSON

WHO SPEAKS MORE
THAN ONE LANGUAGE.

OH!

WHY'D I THINK IT WAS
SOMETHING SEXUAL?

THAT'S WHY I SIGNED UP FOR A
SPANISH CLASS AT NIGHT SCHOOL.

THAT'S A WONDERFUL IDEA.

MEN GO TO NIGHT
SCHOOL. SMART MEN.

AND NOTHING TURNS ME
ON MORE THAN A SMART MAN.

UNLESS MAYBE IT'S A STUPID
MAN WITH GOOD HANDS.

ROSE, COUNT ME IN.

- DINNER'S READY.
- WHAT ARE WE HAVING?

- SPAGHETTI.
- OH, ITALIAN FOOD?

NO, ROSE, ACTUALLY
IT'S CHINESE FOOD.

- [DOORBELL RINGS]
- I'LL GET IT.

NOW THAT I'M TAKING SPANISH,

I'M GONNA TOTALLY IMMERSE
MYSELF IN THE CULTURE.

FROM NOW ON, I'M
ONLY SPEAKING SPANISH.

I'M EATING SPANISH FOOD,
I'M WEARING SPANISH CLOTHES,

AND I'M RE-READING THE COVERS
OF MY JULIO IGLESIAS ALBUMS

REALLY, REALLY CAREFULLY.

DOROTHY, STAN'S HERE TO SEE YOU.

HI, EVERYBODY.

[GROANING]

SORRY TO BARGE IN ON YOUR MEAL.

IT'S ALL RIGHT. WOULD
YOU LIKE SOME SPAGHETTI?

- IT'S DELICIOUS.
- DID YOU MAKE IT?

- NO.
- I'D LOVE SOME.

ARE YOU HERE FOR A REASON
OR DID YOU COME FOR FREE FOOD?

MA, PLEASE, THE MAN
IS A GUEST IN OUR HOME.

WHAT THE HELL DO
YOU WANT, STANLEY?

WELL, IT SEEMS THE IRS

FOUND A FEW DISCREPANCIES
IN MY TAX RETURNS.

SO I THINK WE MAY
HAVE A SLIGHT PROBLEM.

STANLEY, WE HAVE NOT BEEN
TOGETHER FOR A LONG TIME.

YOUR TAX RETURN IS YOUR PROBLEM.

NOT EXACTLY. THEY'VE DECIDED
TO GO OVER THE RETURNS

FOR THE LAST FEW YEARS, AND A
FEW YEARS AGO, WE WERE MARRIED.

BABE, I'M AFRAID
WE'RE BEING AUDITED.

WHAT?

- HE SAID, "BABE, I'M AFRAID..."
- I HEARD HIM, ROSE!

JUST RELAX, DOROTHY, SOMETIMES
THEY JUST RANDOMLY AUDIT PEOPLE.

IT DOESN'T MEAN
THERE'S A PROBLEM.

THERE'S A PROBLEM.

OH, THAT'S TOO BAD.
PASS THE MEATBALLS.

DOROTHY, I TAKE
TOTAL BLAME FOR THIS.

I KNOW IT'S A BUMMER,
BUT NO MATTER WHAT,

WE'RE IN THIS TOGETHER.

I WON'T KNOW TILL WE
RECONSTRUCT OUR FINANCES,

BUT WE PROBABLY
HAVE TO PAY A SMALL FEE.

THAT DOESN'T SOUND SO BAD.

UNLESS WE GET A PRISON TERM.

DON'T WORRY, I'LL COME
BY TOMORROW NIGHT,

WE'LL SIT DOWN AND GO
OVER ALL THE RECEIPTS.

- PASS THE...
- I WILL NOT.

NOW GET OUT, STANLEY.

CALM DOWN. I CAN EAT IT PLAIN.

WELL, GOTTA GO NOW.
SEE YOU TOMORROW NIGHT.

I CAN'T BELIEVE
THIS IS HAPPENING.

OUR WHOLE MARRIED LIFE, I
WAS SO CAREFUL ABOUT MONEY.

AND ALL THE TIME, STANLEY
HAD HIS HAND IN THE COOKIE JAR.

IN THE OLDEN DAYS, THE VIKINGS
WOULD CUT OFF YOUR HAND

IF THEY CAUGHT YOU STEALING.

THEY'D CUT OUT YOUR TONGUE
IF THEY CAUGHT YOU LYING.

THEY'D CUT OFF YOUR FEET IF
THEY CAUGHT YOU TRESPASSING.

TOO BAD THERE WASN'T A VIKING
AROUND WHEN STAN KNOCKED YOU UP.

BUENOS D AS, DOROTHEO.

THAT MEANS "HELLO
DOROTHY" IN SPANISH.

YOU'VE REALLY TAKEN COMMAND
OF THE LANGUAGE, HAVEN'T YOU?

SI. THAT MEANS "YES."

GEE, ROSE, IF I CLOSED MY
EYES, I'D SWEAR I WAS IN ECUADOR.

SORRY, THAT WAS ME.

OKAY, ROSE, I'M READY FOR CLASS.

YOU LOOK LIKE YOU'RE
GOING TO A COCKTAIL PARTY.

SI. MUCHO, MUCHO BAZOOMAS.

WELL, GRACIAS, HONEY.

[DOORBELL RINGS]

HI, IT'S ME, STAN.

COME ON IN. OH, SO THOUGHTFUL
OF YOU TO BRING GARBAGE.

THESE ARE MY TAX RECEIPTS.
OUR FUTURE IS IN THIS BAG.

HOW APPROPRIATE.

- HI, GIRLS.
- HI, STAN.

BLANCHE, YOU LOOK
GREAT IN THAT BLOUSE.

ARE THOSE NEW? I MEAN...

IS THAT NEW?

STANLEY, YOU NAUGHTY BOY.

WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME
SOMEBODY GAVE YOU A SPANKING?

VEGAS.

COME ON, BLANCHE, WE
DON'T WANNA BE LATE.

OH, DARN, I KEEP FORGETTING.

I'M NOT SUPPOSED
TO SPEAK ENGLISH.

BEING BILINGUAL REALLY
GETS ME CONFUSED.

ZIPLOC BAGS GET YOU CONFUSED.

- SEE YOU GIRLS LATER.
- ADI S.

SOPHIA, YOU LOOK
YOUNGER THAN EVER.

THANK YOU, STAN.

THAT'S A BEAUTIFUL
TOUPEE YOU'RE WEARING.

THERE, NOW WE'RE BOTH LIARS.

OKAY, STAN, LET'S
GET THIS OVER WITH.

YEAH, WELL, OKAY, HERE'S
A COPY OF THE TAX RETURN.

WE'LL GO OVER EACH
DEDUCTION INDIVIDUALLY

AND DOCUMENT IT WITH A RECEIPT.

OKAY.

WHAT THE HELL IS THIS?

OH, UH, THAT... IT'S
A BUSINESS LOSS.

- I MADE A BAD INVESTMENT.
- WHAT INVESTMENT?

YOU NEVER TOLD ME
YOU WERE INVESTING.

WELL, I ACTUALLY
WASN'T PLANNING TO, BUT...

I KNEW THIS WAS A MONEY MAKER
THE MINUTE I LAID EYES ON IT.

I'M TALKING TIE BIBS, BABE.

TIE BIBS.

YEAH. LITTLE BIBS THAT
FIT OVER YOUR NECKTIE.

YOU GO OUT TO LUNCH, YOU DON'T
WORRY ABOUT STAINING YOUR TIE.

IT'S A PERFECT
GIFT, A GREAT IDEA.

AND THE BEST PART WAS, NO
ONE ELSE HAD EVER THOUGHT OF IT.

TO THIS DAY, I DON'T KNOW
WHY I COULDN'T SELL THEM.

DID YOU EVER HEAR
OF NAPKINS, STANLEY?

HEY. SO I DIDN'T MAKE
THE COVER OF FORTUNE.

I'M JUST TRYING TO DO SOMETHING
TO MAKE THINGS BETTER FOR US.

ALL OUR FRIENDS WERE MOVING UP,

AND WE WERE STUCK WITH A
ONE-WAY TICKET TO PALOOKAVILLE.

I WANTED TO BE SOMEONE, BABE.

I WANTED TO BE A CONTENDER.

STANLEY, DID YOU JUST
RENT ON THE WATERFRONT?

YOU KNOW ME SO WELL.

NO, I DON'T.

WHAT IS THIS $2500
DEDUCTION FOR A GIFT?

THIS IS A RECEIPT
FOR THE DIAMOND RING

THAT YOU GAVE ME ON OUR
38TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY.

I KNOW.

YOU SPENT $2500 ON ME?

YEAH. FIGURED AFTER 38 YEARS,

YOU DESERVE SOMETHING MAJOR.

LISTEN, I KNOW WE'VE
HAD OUR DIFFERENCES,

BUT YOU'VE ALWAYS STUCK BY
ME WHEN IT REALLY COUNTED.

I'LL ALWAYS LOVE YOU FOR THAT.

OH, THANK YOU, STANLEY.

STANLEY, WHAT ARE
ALL THESE DEDUCTIONS

FOR A CORVETTE AND
A RENTED GARAGE?

DOROTHY, DON'T GET MAD.

AND DON'T HIT ME IF YOU DO.

I KIND OF BOUGHT A CORVETTE
WITHOUT TELLING YOU.

YOU BOUGHT A CAR
WITHOUT TELLING ME?

I WAS GOING THROUGH
A MID-LIFE CRISIS.

SO WAS I. I GAVE MYSELF A
PERM AND TOOK UP JAZZERCISE.

YOU BOUGHT A CAR
WITHOUT TELLING ME?

HOW CAN I EXPLAIN IT?

WHEN I SAT BEHIND THE
WHEEL, PEOPLE NOTICED ME.

PEOPLE PAID ATTENTION.

THAT CAR WAS A CHICK MAGNET.

THAT IS IT, STANLEY.
THAT'S IT. GET OUT.

GET OUT OF MY HOUSE.
GET OUT OF MY LIFE.

WHAT ABOUT THE AUDIT?

WE CAN GET INTO TROUBLE.
WE COULD WIND UP IN JAIL.

GOOD. I WANT YOU TO GO TO JAIL.

AND I WANT A BIG BALD
CONVICT NAMED BUBBA

TO PICK YOU FOR HIS GIRLFRIEND.

DOROTHY, YOU DON'T MEAN THAT.

THE HELL I DON'T.
THIS IS ALL YOUR FAULT.

LOOK, IT DOESN'T MATTER
WHO'S TO BLAME HERE.

WE'RE IN THIS TOGETHER. IF
YOU DON'T WANNA COOPERATE,

YOU'RE GONNA BE
HURTING YOURSELF.

YOU'RE RIGHT. AND
I HATE YOU FOR IT.

WHAT'S ALL THE RACKET?

OH, NOTHING. I COULD
JUST MURDER STAN.

HE BOUGHT A CORVETTE
WITHOUT TELLING ME.

WHY ARE YOU COMPLAINING?

YOUR FATHER DID THINGS
WITHOUT TELLING ME.

HOW DO YOU THINK I GOT
PREGNANT WITH YOUR BROTHER PHIL?

JUST REMEMBER, DOROTHY,

I'LL HANDLE EVERYTHING.
I'M A SALESMAN.

I DEAL WITH PEOPLE. I
KNOW WHAT I'M DOING.

SHUT UP, STANLEY.

MELLOW OUT, DOROTHY.
ONCE WE GET IN THERE,

WE HAVE TO EXERCISE
PSYCHOLOGICAL CONTROL.

THAT'S WHY I'M
WEARING THIS SUIT.

YOU MAKE ME SICK.

HEY, EVERYONE KNOWS
GOOD GUYS WEAR WHITE.

THIS SUIT SUBLIMINALLY TELLS
THE AUDITOR I'M A GOOD GUY.

I COULD VOMIT JUST
LOOKING AT YOU.

MR. AND MRS. ZBORNAK,
STEP INTO MY OFFICE, PLEASE.

WATCH ME WORK MY MAGIC, BABE.

GOOD AFTERNOON. MY
NAME IS WENDELL MURRAY.

I'LL BE CONDUCTING YOUR AUDIT.

NICE TO MEET YOU.
I'M DOROTHY ZBORNAK.

THIS IS MY EX-HUSBAND, STANLEY.

WENDELL. PAISAN.

WE'RE GOING TO JAIL.

WHAT DID YOU CALL ME?

BEFORE HE ANSWERS
THAT, LET ME REITERATE,

WE ARE BITTERLY DIVORCED.

RELAX, DOROTHY.

WENDELL, I CALLED YOU "PAISAN."

FRIEND, BROTHER OF THE SCALP.

IF I MAY GET PHILOSOPHICAL
FOR ONE MOMENT,

I'VE ALWAYS BELIEVED WE BALD
MEN ARE LIKE ANY OTHER MINORITY.

THAT'S WHY WE HAVE
TO STICK TOGETHER.

WHO YOU CALLING BALD?

NOBODY, NOBODY.

JUST SHUT UP AND
PUT YOUR HAIR ON.

YES, DEAR. WENDELL, IF I
MAY CALL YOU WENDELL,

DID I MENTION THAT I'M A MEMBER
OF THE RAINBOW COALITION?

MR. AND MRS. ZBORNAK,
MAY I REMIND YOU

THAT AS AN EMPLOYEE OF THE IRS,

IT IS MY SOLE OBLIGATION
TO SEE THAT THE GOVERNMENT

GETS ALL THE MONEY
IT HAS COMING TO IT?

AND I'LL BET YOU
DO A FINE JOB OF IT.

THANK YOU.

I HAVE NO PERSONAL STAKE IN THIS
WHATSOEVER. IS THAT UNDERSTOOD?

- OH, YES.
- YOU BET, MY MAN.

THEN CUT THE CRAP, PAISAN.

YOU KNOW, FOLKS, I'VE BEEN AT
THIS JOB ALMOST FOUR YEARS NOW,

AND IN THAT SHORT
TIME I CAN HONESTLY SAY

I HAVE NEVER SEEN SUCH AN INEPT,
CLUMSY, DOWNRIGHT STUPID ATTEMPT

TO AVOID PAYING INCOME TAX.

THANKS. THAT MEANS A
LOT COMING FROM YOU.

I CAN ALSO HONESTLY SAY THAT
I'M AMAZED THE WAY THIS LAYS OUT,

YOU OWE THE GOVERNMENT
A SMALL AMOUNT.

- YOU'RE KIDDING.
- NO. $5000.

$5000... WE DON'T HAVE
THAT KIND OF MONEY.

UNCLE SAM DOESN'T
LIKE TO HEAR THAT.

AUNT DOROTHY
DOESN'T ENJOY SAYING IT.

WE'LL EXPECT YOU EACH TO
COUGH UP $2500 IN 30 DAYS.

WHAT IF WE CAN'T?

WE'LL HAVE TO PUT A LIEN ON
YOUR BANK ACCOUNTS, PROPERTY,

AND YOUR SALARIES.

AND IF THAT DOESN'T WORK, WE'LL
JUST HAVE TO INCARCERATE YOU.

OH, MY GOD. WE'RE GOING TO JAIL.

THAT'S RIGHT, STANLEY.

LET ME KNOW WHERE YOU AND
BUBBA REGISTER FOR YOUR CHINA.

ROSE, HONEY, WHAT
ARE YOU STILL DOING UP?

STUDYING FOR MY SPANISH TEST.

LIKE SOMEBODY ELSE
I KNOW SHOULD BE.

DON'T STRAIN YOURSELF. HERE.

BLANCHE, THESE ARE
THE ANSWERS TO THE TEST.

WHERE DID YOU GET THESE?

I'LL GIVE YOU ONE GUESS.

YOU SLEPT WITH THE TEACHER.

OF COURSE I DIDN'T
SLEEP WITH THE TEACHER.

YOU HAVE TO BE VERY
CAREFUL THESE DAYS.

I PROMISED I WOULD IF
HE GAVE ME THE ANSWERS.

I CALL IT "SAFE-TEASING."

WELL, YOU CAN JUST
HAVE THEM BACK.

I'VE ONLY CHEATED
ONCE IN MY LIFE.

- I VOWED I'D NEVER DO IT AGAIN.
- COULDN'T HANDLE THE GUILT?

NO, I GOT CAUGHT.

OH, IT WAS THE WORST
EXPERIENCE OF MY WHOLE LIFE.

ST. OLAF WAS ROCKED
BY THE SCANDAL.

WHAT'D YOU DO, SHORTCHANGE
SOMEBODY DOWN AT THE FEED STORE?

WORSE.

I FED BB'S TO MY
PRIZE LAMB, HARLAN,

SO HE'D WEIGH IN HEAVIER
AT THE COUNTY FAIR.

OH, MY GOD, ROSE. HOW
DO YOU SLEEP AT NIGHT?

I KNEW IT WAS WRONG ALL ALONG,
BUT I WANTED TO WIN FIRST PRIZE.

AND I WOULD HAVE IF HARLAN
COULD HAVE HELD IT A LITTLE LONGER.

BOY, DID YOU JUST
MISS A REAL GEM.

POOR DOROTHY, WHAT
ARE YOU DOING UP AGAIN?

I CAN'T SLEEP. EVERY
TIME I CLOSE MY EYES,

I SEE UNCLE SAM GOING
THROUGH MY PURSE.

WORRIED ABOUT THE MONEY
YOU OWE THE GOVERNMENT?

NO, BLANCHE, I'M WORRIED
ABOUT WHETHER MICHAEL JACKSON

WILL BE ABLE TO BUY THE
REMAINS OF THE ELEPHANT MAN.

REALLY? GEE, I'D BE
WORRIED ABOUT THE MONEY.

DOES ANYONE AROUND
HERE EVER GO TO BED?

I CAN'T SLEEP, MA.

I CAN'T WORK, I CAN'T EAT.

ALL I CAN DO IS THINK ABOUT
HOW I'M GONNA RAISE THE REST

OF THAT 2500 BUCKS.

- I WISH I HAD IT, PUSSYCAT.
- OH, I KNOW, MA.

IF YOU HAD IT,
YOU'D GIVE IT TO ME.

DON'T PUT WORDS IN MY
MOUTH. I SAID, "I WISH I HAD IT."

I'VE PUT AWAY A LITTLE
MONEY, DOROTHY.

IT'S NOT NEARLY ENOUGH,
BUT YOU'RE WELCOME TO IT.

OH, ROSE.

I COULD LEND YOU A
COUPLE OF HUNDRED.

I'D PLANNED ON PUTTING IT
TOWARD MY CRUISE TO THE BAHAMAS,

- BUT WHAT THE HECK?
- OH, THANK YOU, GIRLS.

I'LL JUST BUY A COUPLE OF
HARRY BELAFONTE TAPES.

I REALLY APPRECIATE THIS.

AND LIMBO UNDER THE CLOTHESLINE.

- BUT I CAN'T ACCEPT IT.
- OKAY.

I ONLY HAVE HALF OF THE 2500.

AND SINCE I DON'T
QUALIFY FOR A BANK LOAN,

I'M JUST GONNA HAVE TO
SELL SOME OF MY STUFF.

HOLD IT. NO DAUGHTER OF
MINE IS SELLING HER STUFF.

IT'S A SIN, IT'S A CRIME,
AND LET'S FACE IT, DOROTHY,

LATELY YOU CAN'T GIVE IT AWAY.

MA, I'M TALKING ABOUT SELLING
SOME OF MY BELONGINGS.

I CALLED A COUPLE OF PAWN SHOPS

AND I'M GONNA CHECK
THEM OUT TOMORROW.

I'M WONDERFUL AT
BARGAINING. I'LL GO WITH YOU.

- ME, TOO.
- OH, THANKS, GIRLS.

OH... YOU KNOW, I CAN'T
BELIEVE THIS IS HAPPENING.

I WAS SO CAREFUL ABOUT
MY FINANCES ALL MY LIFE.

I THOUGHT THAT BY NOW I'D
HAVE SOME SORT OF SECURITY.

AND HERE I AM, FLAT BROKE.

I KNOW WHAT YOU MEAN. I NEVER DREAMT
I'D BE SINGLE AND WORKING AT THIS AGE.

I NEVER DREAMT I'D BE THIS AGE.

LET ME TELL YOU GIRLS THE
THREE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS

I LEARNED ABOUT LIFE.

NUMBER ONE: HOLD
FAST TO YOUR FRIENDS.

NUMBER TWO: THERE'S NO
SUCH THING AS SECURITY.

AND NUMBER THREE:
DON'T GO SEE ISHTAR.

NOW GIRLS, LISTEN.

LISTEN.

REMEMBER, THE WAY TO MAKE
A DEAL IS STATE OUR PRICE,

STICK TO OUR GUNS, AND UNDO
ANOTHER BUTTON ON OUR BLOUSES.

BLANCHE, THAT IS RIDICULOUS.

UNBUTTONING MY BLOUSE IS
NOT GONNA GET US A BETTER DEAL.

YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY
RIGHT. DON'T TOUCH YOURS.

ROSE AND I WILL UNBUTTON OURS.

BUENOS D AS, SEÑORITAS.

- HI.
- BUENOS D AS. C MO EST S?

QUEREMOS TU DINERO.

PLEASE, DON'T HURT
ME, JUST TAKE MY MONEY.

I'M SORRY. I THINK I
GOT MY VERBS MIXED UP.

THANKS A LOT, LADY.

SO, WHAT DO YOU WANT?

I WOULD LIKE TO
PAWN A FEW THINGS.

- YOU GOT A LOT OF THINGS HERE.
- YEAH.

SO, UH, HOW MUCH
WILL YOU GIVE ME?

$100 FOR EVERYTHING.

- OH.
- WAIT A MINUTE.

SIR! I AM SHOCKED
AT YOUR INSENSITIVITY.

MAY I POINT OUT TO YOU THAT
THIS IS NO ORDINARY PITCHER?

THIS PITCHER WAS CARRIED
THOUSANDS OF MILES

ACROSS THE OCEAN BY HER
GREAT-GREAT-GRANDMOTHER.

A WOMAN WHO CAME TO THIS
COUNTRY IN SEARCH OF A BETTER LIFE,

AS HAVE DONE MILLIONS OF
IMMIGRANTS THROUGHOUT HISTORY.

WHY, THIS PITCHER IS
A SYMBOL OF FREEDOM.

THIS PITCHER IS A
SYMBOL OF LIBERTY.

THIS PITCHER WAS MADE IN TAIWAN.

WELL! MAYBE THEY STOPPED
OFF AT THE ELLIS ISLAND GIFT SHOP.

THE POINT IS, THIS
PITCHER IS WORTH

A CONSIDERABLE AMOUNT OF MONEY.

LADY, THAT STORY IS WORTH
MORE THAN THE PITCHER.

IN FACT, EXCEPT FOR THE
RING THAT YOU ARE WEARING,

NOTHING THAT YOU BROUGHT
IN HERE IS WORTH ANYTHING.

- HOW MUCH FOR THE RING?
- $800.

OH, I COULDN'T PAWN THIS.

- $900.
- TAKE IT, DOROTHY.

NO, I COULDN'T, IT...

THIS IS THE ONLY NICE THING
THAT STAN EVER GAVE ME.

- $1000.
- IT'S THE ONLY VALUABLE THING.

- HOCK IT.
- I CAN'T.

$1200. MY FINAL OFFER.

NO, THIS ISN'T FOR SALE.

I MEAN, THERE ARE SOME
THINGS THAT HAVE NO PRICE. I...

THIS MEANS A LOT TO ME.

MY HUSBAND GAVE IT TO ME
AFTER 38 YEARS OF MARRIAGE.

AND AFTER 38 YEARS OF
MARRIAGE, HE ALSO DUMPED YOU

FOR A 23-YEAR-OLD STEWARDESS

WITH FIRM THIGHS
AND PERKY BREASTS.

YOU GOT YOURSELF
A RING, MUCHACHO.

- [BLANCHE] HI DOROTHY.
- HI.

WHAT ARE YOU TWO DOING HERE? I
THOUGHT YOU HAD SPANISH CLASS.

WE DO BUT WE'RE NOT
GOING. WE DROPPED OUT.

WHAT ABOUT YOUR PROMOTION
AT THE COUNSELING CENTER?

OH, I CAN JUST
FORGET ABOUT THAT.

NORWEGIANS ARE
NOTORIOUSLY BAD AT SPANISH.

I GUESS THAT'S WHY THERE
ARE NO HERRING TACOS.

AND IT WAS A BIG
WASTE OF MY TIME.

THERE WAS ONLY
ONE CUTE GUY THERE.

AND HE KEPT DOODLING THE
NAME "KENNY" IN HIS NOTEBOOK.

[DOORBELL RINGS]

- HI, DOROTHY.
- COME ON IN.

I HAVE THE CHECK FOR
MY HALF OF THE MONEY.

- HI, GIRLS.
- HI, STAN.

HI, STAN. WHERE'S YOUR HAIR?

OH, DAMN. I NEVER SHOULD
HAVE OPENED THAT SUNROOF.

THIS JUST ISN'T MY WEEK.

HERE YOU GO.

THANKS, DOROTHY. UH,
DOROTHY, UH, LISTEN.

I, UM... I'M REALLY
SORRY ABOUT ALL OF THIS.

IT'S ALL MY FAULT.

HERE.

A LITTLE SOMETHING FOR YOU.

MY RING.

I DIDN'T WANT YOU TO
SELL IT. NOT LIKE THIS.

- HOW DID YOU KNOW?
- I CALLED WHILE YOU WERE OUT.

SOPHIA TOLD ME WHAT HAPPENED,
SO I WENT AND BOUGHT IT BACK.

STANLEY, YOU DIDN'T
HAVE TO DO THAT.

I WANTED TO DO IT, DOROTHY.

BECAUSE, IN SPITE OF
EVERYTHING, YOU'RE STILL THE BEST.

I THINK I'M GONNA CRY.

OH, HONEY, DON'T DO THAT.
YOUR EYES WILL GET ALL BEADY,

AND YOUR NOSE WILL
SWELL UP LIKE KARL MALDEN.

WAIT A MINUTE, IF YOU
BOUGHT THE RING BACK,

HOW DID YOU COME
UP WITH THE MONEY?

SOLD THE CORVETTE.

- YOU DIDN'T.
- YEAH, IT WAS TOUGH.

I HAD GREAT TIMES WITH THAT CAR,

BUT THE TIMES I HAD WITH YOU

WERE A HELL OF A
LOT MORE IMPORTANT.

OH, STANLEY. I'M SO SORRY.

ME TOO.

I GUESS I FINALLY BECAME
WHAT I ALWAYS FEARED MOST:

ANOTHER MIDDLE-AGED BALD
GUY WHO DRIVES A TOYOTA.

OH, STANLEY, THIS...

THIS IS THE NICEST THING
ANYONE'S EVER DONE FOR ME.

ROSE, HONEY.

COME ON, LET'S
GO DOWN TO RILEY'S

AND SEE IF WE CAN MEET
SOME MEN. COME ON.

- COME ON.
- OKAY.

IF YOU'RE TAKING BISCAYNE BLVD.,
KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR MY HAIR.

WE, UM, REALLY PULLED IT OUT
OF THE FIRE, DIDN'T WE, BABE?

WE SURE DID.

IT FELT NICE, YOU AND ME,
WORKING AS A TEAM AGAIN.

IT DID FEEL NICE.

REMINDS ME OF WHEN
WE WERE FIRST MARRIED.

WE SURE HAD SOME GOOD TIMES.

SO, AS LONG AS I'M HERE,

WHAT DO YOU SAY,
FOR OLD TIME'S SAKE,

YOU WANNA GO TO BED?

DOROTHY! DOROTHY,
LET GO, IT WAS A JOKE.

YOU'RE HURTING ME.
YOU'RE REALLY HURTING ME.