The Golden Girls (1985–1992): Season 3, Episode 23 - Mixed Blessings - full transcript

Dorothy's son Michael is engaged to a black woman who is twice his age.

♪ THANK YOU FOR BEING A FRIEND

♪ TRAVELED DOWN THE
ROAD AND BACK AGAIN

♪ YOUR HEART IS TRUE



♪ YOU'RE A PAL AND A CONFIDANTE

♪ 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 ♪

BLANCHE, WHAT ARE YOU DOING?

I'M PANTING, DOROTHY.

IS THE U.P.S. MAN WEARING
HIS TIGHT OVERALLS AGAIN?

STOP THE WATCH.

WHAT IS GOING ON?

WHY ARE YOU GUYS ON
THIS SUDDEN EXERCISE KICK?



THE HARLAN TWINS
ASKED ROSE AND ME

TO SPEND NEXT WEEKEND WITH THEM.

CRUISING IN THE BAHAMAS.

OH. SO YOU'RE TRYING
TO LOSE WEIGHT.

MORE THAN LOSE WEIGHT.

WE'RE GIVING OURSELVES
A TOTAL MAKEOVER.

I'M IN CHARGE OF
FITNESS. BLANCHE, BEAUTY.

WHO'S IN CHARGE OF
DISTRACTING THE TWINS

WHILE THE TWO OF YOU
HAVE YOUR SWIMSUITS ON?

THERE'S MY RIDE.
I'M OFF TO EPCOT.

WAIT. MA, WHERE'S
YOUR OVERNIGHT BAG?

BAG? WE GET ON THE BUS,
PLAY CARDS TILL WE GET THERE,

SLEEP IN A MOTEL, WE COME BACK.

YOU GO ALL THE WAY TO EPCOT
AND NEVER LOOK AT THE EXHIBITS?

PLEASE. I'M 82 YEARS OLD.

I'M INTERESTED IN
TECHNOLOGY IN THE YEAR 2000?

HASTA LUEGO.

AS LONG AS WE'RE RESTING,

WE MIGHT AS WELL
TAKE MEASUREMENTS.

DO ME FIRST. ONE
THING I KNOW FOR SURE,

I HAVE NOT LOST MY
HOURGLASS FIGURE.

BUT IT LOOKS LIKE
SOMEBODY POURED

ABOUT 90 MINUTES OF
EXTRA SAND IN THE GLASS.

YOU'RE JUST JEALOUS, DOROTHY.

YOU KNOW IT, I KNOW
IT, ROSE KNOWS IT.

IT'S NEAT THE WAY THE TAPE'S
A DIFFERENT COLOR AT THIS END.

I HAVEN'T HAD THIS
MUCH OFF THE SPOOL

SINCE I MEASURED THE
COUCH FOR SLIPCOVERS.

MA MUST HAVE
FORGOTTEN SOMETHING.

HI, MA. SURPRISE.

MICHAEL! WHAT ARE
YOU DOING HERE?

- HELLO, MICHAEL.
- HI, MICHAEL.

I WAS WITH THE BAND
UP IN FT. LAUDERDALE.

I THOUGHT I'D SWING BY.

IT'S A SHAME YOU MISSED
SOPHIA. SHE JUST LEFT.

SHE'LL BE BACK TOMORROW.

SIT DOWN. TELL ME, WHAT IS NEW?

WELL, TO BE HONEST, MOM,
A LOT. I'M GETTING MARRIED.

MICHAEL, THAT'S WONDERFUL.

OF COURSE. OF COURSE,
MICHAEL. IT'S WONDERFUL.

IT'S JUST... KIND OF SUDDEN.

I KNOW IT SEEMS SUDDEN.

LORRAINE IS HER NAME.
SHE SINGS WITH THE BAND.

WE'VE ONLY BEEN
GOING OUT FOUR MONTHS,

BUT I'VE NEVER BEEN SO
SURE OF ANYTHING IN MY LIFE.

MOM, SHE'S THE ONE.

I'M REALLY HAPPY FOR YOU.

SO, MICHAEL, WHEN DO
WE GET TO MEET LORRAINE?

TOMORROW. IF THAT'S
OKAY. I ALREADY INVITED HER.

SHE'S STAYING WITH HER
FAMILY IN MIAMI BEACH.

WE THOUGHT WE'D GET THE
TWO FAMILIES TOGETHER SUNDAY.

TERRIFIC IDEA. I CAN'T
WAIT TO MEET HER.

THERE IS SOMETHING ABOUT
HER YOU SHOULD KNOW.

LORRAINE IS KIND OF... BLACK.

KIND OF BLACK.

WHAT DOES THAT
MEAN, KIND OF BLACK?

THAT'S, UH... THAT'S LIKE
BEING KIND OF SPANISH.

YOU KNOW, EITHER
YOU ARE OR YOU AREN'T.

- SHE IS.
- OH, GOD.

EMILIO ESTEVEZ IS KIND
OF SPANISH, DOROTHY.

THANK YOU, ROSE.

MOM, YOU'RE NOT UPSET
ABOUT THIS, ARE YOU?

NO. I'M NOT UPSET.
IT'S JUST THAT...

COME ON. IT'S AN AWFUL
LOT TO DIGEST AT ONCE.

FIRST YOU SURPRISE ME,
AND THEN THE ENGAGEMENT.

AND THEN... LORRAINE.

I REALLY LOVE HER, MOM.

THEN... THEN THAT'S
ALL THAT MATTERS.

I MEAN IT.

I'M VERY HAPPY FOR YOU.

NOW, COME ON. LET'S
TAKE YOUR THINGS INSIDE.

YOU KNOW, DOROTHY, I
JUST THOUGHT OF SOMETHING.

LORRAINE'S FAMILY'S GONNA
BE BLACK, TOO, AREN'T THEY?

YES, ROSE. YOU COULD PROBABLY
MAKE THEM FEEL WELCOME

IF YOU DO YOUR VERSION OF
THAT DANCE THE HUXTABLES DO

AT THE BEGINNING
OF THE COSBY SHOW.

HOW MUCH LONGER DO I HAVE
TO HAVE THIS HOT TOWEL ON?

JUST BE PATIENT, ROSE.

WHEN YOU REMOVE THIS TOWEL,

YOU ARE GONNA SEE WHAT
A DRAMATIC DIFFERENCE

BLANCHE'S MIRACLE BEAUTY
TREATMENT HAS MADE ALREADY.

HONEY, YOU WILL BE TRANSFORMED
INTO A TOTALLY NEW WOMAN.

- YOU READY?
- UH-HUH.

ALL RIGHT. ONE, TWO, THREE!

OH, MY GOD. I LOOK HORRIBLE.

OH, DOROTHY, IT'S YOU.

I'M SORRY, ROSE. I'M SORRY.

I FORGOT IT WAS A FULL MOON.

ARE MICHAEL AND
LORRAINE HERE YET?

NO, BUT THEY SHOULD
BE ANY MINUTE.

- YOU SEEM A LITTLE NERVOUS.
- OH, I AM.

ARE YOU NERVOUS 'CAUSE YOU
HAVEN'T MET MICHAEL'S FIANCÉE?

NO, ROSE. I'M NERVOUS

BECAUSE IF SONNY BONO GETS
ELECTED MAYOR OF PALM SPRINGS,

HE'S GONNA MAKE ALL THE POSTMEN
WEAR LEATHER BELL-BOTTOMS

AND A FUR VEST.

DOROTHY, IF YOU'RE NERVOUS
ABOUT MEETING LORRAINE,

JUST THINK HOW
NERVOUS SHE MUST BE.

I KNOW. I'LL NEVER FORGET
WHEN I FIRST MET STAN'S MOTHER.

CAN I ASK A DUMB QUESTION?

BETTER THAN ANYONE I KNOW.

WHAT COLOR IS BLACK
PEOPLE'S DANDRUFF?

ROSE, BLACK PEOPLE
DON'T HAVE DANDRUFF.

GOD FIGURES THEY'VE BEEN
THROUGH ENOUGH ALREADY.

HELLO. YOU MUST BE
MICHAEL'S MOTHER.

AND YOU MUST BE
LORRAINE'S MOTHER.

WE WEREN'T EXPECTING
YOU UNTIL TOMORROW.

WHAT DO YOU THINK,
MA? IS SHE BEAUTIFUL?

OOH, WOW.

HE'S REALLY GETTING ALONG GREAT
WITH HIS FUTURE MOTHER-IN-LAW.

ROSE, THAT'S
LORRAINE, YOU IDIOT.

LORRAINE, I'M TERRIBLY SORRY.

THAT'S ALL RIGHT. A LOT OF PEOPLE
ARE CONFUSED BY THE AGE DIFFERENCE.

YOU SEE, I AM 44 YEARS OLD.

WOW. THIS IS GREAT.

I WAS AFRAID WE WOULDN'T
HAVE ANYTHING IN COMMON.

WE'RE ALMOST THE SAME AGE.

ROSE, YOU MAKE HER
SOUND LIKE AN OLD WOMAN.

ACTUALLY, SHE'S MUCH
CLOSER TO MY AGE.

LORRAINE, THESE
ARE MY ROOMMATES.

THAT'S BLANCHE
DEVEREAUX, ROSE NYLUND.

- MICHAEL TELLS US
YOU'RE A SINGER.
- THAT'S RIGHT.

- I BET YOU KNOW ALL
THE GREAT OLDIES.
- ROSE.

WHY DON'T I JUST SHOW YOU
WHERE TO PUT YOUR THINGS.

- THANK YOU. THANK YOU, BLANCHE.
- OKAY. MM-HMM.

- ROSE, WILL YOU EXCUSE US?
- SURE. WHERE YOU GOING?

NOWHERE. GET OUT.

MOM, IS SOMETHING WRONG?

NO. ABSOLUTELY NOTHING.

EXCEPT I CAN'T IMAGINE WHY YOU NEVER
MENTIONED HOW MUCH OLDER LORRAINE IS.

- IT SLIPPED MY MIND.
- SLIPPED YOUR MIND?

MICHAEL, SHE'S TWICE YOUR AGE.

YOU'RE MAKING A
BIG DEAL OUT OF THIS.

WHAT ABOUT WHAT
YOU SAID LAST NIGHT?

IF TWO PEOPLE LOVE EACH OTHER.

- THIS IS DIFFERENT.
- WHAT MAKES IT DIFFERENT?

YOU'RE MY SON. I DON'T WANT
TO SEE YOU MAKE A BIG MISTAKE.

YOU'RE SAYING YOU THINK
THIS IS A BIG MISTAKE?

I'M NOT SURE WHAT I'M SAYING.

FOR SOMEONE WHO'S NOT SURE WHAT
SHE'S SAYING, YOU'RE SAYING A LOT.

I'M BEGINNING TO THINK THE
BIG MISTAKE WAS COMING HERE.

DOROTHY, I THOUGHT
YOU WENT TO BED.

CAN'T SLEEP.

I JUST LIE AWAKE THINKING
ABOUT MICHAEL AND LORRAINE.

DOROTHY, JUST A WORD OF CAUTION.

I ALMOST LOST MY BECKY WHEN I
STUCK MY NOSE INTO HER BUSINESS.

- IT IS NOT WORTH IT.
- BLANCHE IS RIGHT.

THE SAME THING HAPPENED TO
THE VIKBOTTERS BACK IN ST. OLAF.

YOU SEE, GRETCHEN HAD
THIS THING FOR BUDDY,

BUT MR. VIKBOTTER
DIDN'T APPROVE.

HE DID HIS BEST TO
KEEP THEM APART.

BUT ONE DAY HE CAME HOME EARLY

AND HE FOUND
GRETCHEN AND BUDDY IN...

HOW WILL I SAY IT? A
MOST INDELICATE SITUATION.

- WHAT DID HE DO?
- HE YELLED AT THEM TO STOP,

BUT THEY WOULDN'T, SO HE
TURNED THE HOSE ON THEM.

HE TURNED THE HOSE ON THEM?

THEY WERE IN THE FRONT YARD.

- OH!
- WAIT.

WAIT A MINUTE, ROSE.

BUDDY AND GRETCHEN
WEREN'T PEOPLE, WERE THEY?

OF COURSE NOT. THEY WERE DOGS.

GRETCHEN WAS A DALMATIAN,
AND BUDDY WAS A SCHNAUZER.

AND MR. VIKBOTTER
WASN'T TOO HAPPY

WHEN HE ENDED UP WITH A
LITTER OF SCHNALMATIONS.

YOU KNOW, ROSE,

SOMETIMES I WISH SOMEBODY HAD
TURNED THE HOSE ON YOUR PARENTS.

OH, I'M SORRY. AM
I INTERRUPTING?

NOT AT ALL. ROSE AND I
WERE JUST ABOUT TO SEE

IF WE CAN FIT INTO
OUR BATHING SUITS YET.

BLANCHE SAYS WE MIGHT HAVE BETTER
LUCK IF WE SPRAYED OUR FANNIES WITH PAM.

I'D FORGOTTEN HOW COOL IT
GETS HERE THIS TIME OF YEAR.

NO, YOU PICKED THE
RIGHT TIME TO VISIT.

ANOTHER MONTH IT
WOULD BE VERY HUMID.

YOU DON'T KNOW HUMID UNTIL
YOU'VE BEEN IN ST. LOUIS IN MID-AUGUST.

I HEAR IT GETS VERY,
VERY HUMID THERE.

ESPECIALLY IN MID-AUGUST.

IT'S INCREDIBLY
HUMID. IT'S HOT, STICKY.

- WHY ARE YOU MARRYING MY SON?
- I'M GLAD ONE OF US
FINALLY BROUGHT THAT UP.

DOROTHY, I DON'T BLAME
YOU FOR HAVING YOUR DOUBTS.

I HAVE MORE THAN DOUBTS.

I LOOK AT THE TWO OF YOU, I
SEE SO MANY DIFFERENCES.

HE IS 23. YOU ARE 44.

HE'S WHITE. YOU'RE BLACK.

- HE IS 23. YOU ARE 44.
- YOU SAID THAT ALREADY.

I'M SORRY. I JUST CAN'T
SEEM TO GET PAST THAT ONE.

LOOK, DOROTHY, LET ME TELL
YOU SOMETHING ABOUT MYSELF.

WHEN I WAS 18, I WAS MARRIED
TO THE BOY NEXT DOOR.

ALL MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS, THEY
THOUGHT WE WERE THE PERFECT COUPLE.

WELL, WE STAYED
MARRIED FOR 20 YEARS,

BUT I DON'T THINK WE
WERE EVER IN LOVE.

IT JUST SEEMED AS
THOUGH WE SHOULD BE.

AND I LEARNED
SOMETHING FROM THAT.

IT DOESN'T MATTER
WHAT ANYBODY THINKS.

IT'S HOW YOU FEEL
ABOUT EACH OTHER.

AM I MAKING ANY SENSE?

YOU'RE MAKING A LOT OF SENSE.

I WAS MARRIED TO A BOY
NEXT DOOR ONCE MYSELF.

WE HAVE YOUR BLESSING?

I'D LIKE TO SAY
YES, BUT I CAN'T.

EVERYTHING YOU'VE
SAID IS LOGICAL.

BUT I'M A MOTHER, AND A MOTHER
DOESN'T HAVE TO BE LOGICAL.

I'M AWFULLY SORRY. I
JUST DON'T APPROVE.

I'M SORRY YOU FEEL THAT WAY.

I JUST CAN'T BELIEVE YOU
REALLY FEEL THIS WAY.

LORRAINE'S MOTHER IS NOT THE LEAST BIT
CONCERNED ABOUT OUR AGE DIFFERENCE.

SHE'S ENTITLED TO HER OPINION.

YOU ARE BEING VERY SMALL-MINDED.

A WISE PHILOSOPHER ONCE SAID,

"THERE ARE NO SMALL
MINDS, JUST BIG HEADS."

- WHAT THE HELL DOES THAT MEAN?
- I'M NOT SURE.

COME TO THINK OF IT, IT WASN'T
A PHILOSOPHER. IT WAS ROSE.

YOU ARE IMPOSSIBLE.

HELLO. WE'RE A LITTLE EARLY.

I'M GRETA WAGNER, AND THESE
ARE MY SISTERS, TRUDY AND LIBBY.

I'M SO SORRY. THE
HOUSE IS SUCH A MESS.

WHY, IT'S NEATER THAN
OUR MAID EVER GETS OURS.

I'D HIRE YOU ANYTIME.

MAMA.

BABY.

- HOW ARE YOU?
- I'M FINE. HOW Y'ALL DOING?

HI, BABY.

- HAVE YOU MET DOROTHY?
- ACTUALLY, THEY HAVEN'T.

AND YOU MUST BE
MICHAEL'S PARENTS.

MAMA, PUT YOUR GLASSES ON.

OH, MY LORD.

THIS IS MUD ON OUR FACES.
WE'RE NOT REALLY BLACK.

MAMA, AUNT TRUDY, AUNT LIBBY,

THIS IS BLANCHE DEVEREAUX.

- HELLO.
- THIS IS ROSE NYLUND.

AND THIS IS MICHAEL'S
MOTHER, DOROTHY.

AND THIS IS MICHAEL.

- THIS IS MICHAEL?
- YES.

UH-HUH.

MAMA, WE TALKED ABOUT THIS.
I TOLD YOU HE WAS YOUNGER.

YES, BUT YOU SURE DIDN'T
TELL ME HE WAS WHITE.

NO DAUGHTER OF MINE IS
MARRYING SOME SKINNY WHITE BOY.

WAIT A MINUTE. WAIT A MINUTE.

WHO ARE YOU CALLING
A SKINNY WHITE BOY?

I THINK SHE MEANT MICHAEL.

YOU GOT THAT RIGHT.

- OH, IT WAS EASY.
- OH, SHUT UP, ROSE.

MRS. WAGNER, I'M NOT THRILLED

ABOUT MY SON MARRYING
YOUR DAUGHTER EITHER.

OH, YEAH? WHY? YOU GOT
SOMETHING AGAINST BLACK PEOPLE?

OF COURSE NOT,

AND I RESENT THE INSINUATION.

WE FIRMLY BELIEVE THAT
ALL MEN ARE CREATED EQUAL.

THAT'S A BUNCH OF BALONEY.

ROSE.

IF YOU DON'T BELIEVE ME,
JUST TURN ON YOUR TELEVISION

AND WATCH A WHITE PERSON
DANCE DOWN THE LINE ON SOUL TRAIN.

LOOK, RACE IS NOT EVEN AN ISSUE.

YOUR DAUGHTER IS
TWICE MY SON'S AGE.

WHAT CAN A WOMEN IN HER 40s

POSSIBLY HAVE IN COMMON
WITH A BOY IN HIS 20s?

SEX.

AT 20, A MAN IS AT HIS PEAK,

AND A WOMAN IN HER
40s IS ALSO AT HER PEAK.

SO WHEN THE TWO COME
TOGETHER, HOT DAMN!

LORRAINE, IF YOU WANT
A YOUNG MAN, FINE.

JUST MAKE IT A YOUNG BLACK MAN.

WHY, I COULD NAME

TEN FINE, RICH, YOUNG BLACK
MEN OFF THE TOP OF MY HEAD.

WAIT JUST A MINUTE
TILL I GET A PENCIL.

MAMA, I LOVE MICHAEL. I
DON'T CARE ABOUT HIS COLOR.

HONEY, IT'S JUST A PHASE.

EVER SINCE DIANA ROSS
STARTED MARRYING WHITE MEN,

EVERYONE'S GOT TO HAVE ONE.

WHAT IS THIS, A REVIVAL
OF RAISIN IN THE SUN?

GRANDMA, THIS IS MY
FIANCÉE, LORRAINE,

AND THIS IS HER
MOTHER AND TWO AUNTS.

OH, WAIT, WAIT,
WAIT, WAIT, WAIT.

- THIS IS YOUR FIANCÉE?
- YEAH, THAT'S RIGHT.

YOU COULDN'T FIND
SOMEONE YOUR OWN AGE?

- WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?
- NO OFFENSE.

BUT YOUR DAUGHTER LOOKS
LIKE SHE'S BEEN AROUND THE BLOCK

MORE TIMES THAN
THE GOOD HUMOR MAN.

HOLD MY PURSE. THOSE
ARE FIGHTING WORDS.

STOP IT, ALL OF YOU.

WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE

THAT LORRAINE'S A
LITTLE LONG IN THE TOOTH

AND MICHAEL'S A
SKINNY WHITE BOY?

CAN'T YOU SEE THEY
LOVE EACH OTHER?

WE SHOULD BE CELEBRATING,

NOT ARGUING WHETHER
OR NOT IT'S RIGHT.

NOW, WHAT DO YOU SAY

WE ALL JOIN HANDS
AND SING A CHORUS

OF "ABRAHAM, MARTIN, AND JOHN."

IS SHE FOR REAL?

YEP.

FRIGHTENING, ISN'T IT?

LORRAINE AND I ARE GETTING
MARRIED, AND THAT'S FINAL.

LORRAINE, YOU MARRY HIM, AND YOU'LL
REGRET IT FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE.

COME ON, GIRLS.

MICHAEL, YOU'RE MAKING
A VERY BIG MISTAKE.

IT'S MY LIFE, MOM.

WE CAN'T LET THEM
GO THROUGH WITH IT.

DOROTHY, THEY'RE ADULTS. ADULTS
CAN DO WHATEVER THEY WANT TO.

NOT NECESSARILY.
ADULTS AREN'T ALLOWED

TO RIDE THE LITTLE HORSEY
IN FRONT OF THE A&P.

DOROTHY, WHAT ARE
YOU STILL DOING UP?

OH, I COULDN'T SLEEP, SO I
THOUGHT I'D WATCH A LITTLE TV

TO UNWIND, TAKE MY
MIND OFF MY TROUBLES.

- WHAT ARE YOU WATCHING?
- JUDGMENT AT NUREMBERG.

OH, ROSE, DO YOU THINK
I DID THE RIGHT THING?

WELL, SURE, IF YOU DON'T
CARE HOW THE MOVIE ENDS.

I MEANT ABOUT
MICHAEL AND LORRAINE.

- OH.
- WHAT'S GOING ON?

OH, DOROTHY'S UPSET
ABOUT MICHAEL AND LORRAINE.

REALLY?

HOW WOULD YOU FEEL IF YOUR SON
WERE MARRYING AN OLDER WOMAN?

DOROTHY, WHEN MY
SON WAS FIVE YEARS OLD,

HE NEARLY BURNED
DOWN OUR WHOLE TOWN.

SINCE THEN, NOTHING
HE DOES UPSETS ME.

HELL, HE COULD MARRY LILLIAN
GISH, AND I WOULDN'T CARE.

I HOPE WE DIDN'T WAKE YOU.

MY SISTERS AND I COULDN'T SLEEP.

WE FELT TERRIBLE ABOUT
THE THINGS WE SAID TO YOU.

WE DIDN'T AGREE ON
MUCH OF ANYTHING, DID WE?

LOOK, NEITHER ONE OF US
WANTS THIS MARRIAGE TO HAPPEN.

SO INSTEAD OF FIGHTING,

WHY DON'T WE TRY TO FIGURE
A WAY OUT OF THIS MESS.

- YOU LIKE CHEESECAKE?
- CAN ELLA SHATTER GLASS?

THIS CHEESECAKE IS DELICIOUS.

IT'S NOT BAD FOR STORE-BOUGHT.

I'D LOVE ANOTHER CUP OF COFFEE.

- I WILL PUT
ON ANOTHER POT.
- GOOD.

WHAT'S ALL THE RACKET?

OH, MARTHA AND THE
VANDELLAS ARE BACK.

- MA!
- IT'S ALL RIGHT, DOROTHY.

- I'VE GOT ONE AT HOME
JUST LIKE HER.
- YOU HAVE ONE, TOO?

ONE AT HOME? WHAT
AM I, A COCKER SPANIEL?

WHY DON'T YOU JUST GIVE
ME AN OLD SOCK TO CHEW ON?

I'M GLAD YOU SHOWED UP.
THERE'S SOMETHING IMPORTANT

WE DIDN'T DISCUSS
THIS AFTERNOON,

AND I'D LIKE TO GET
THAT CLEARED UP.

WHAT IS IT?

IS IT TRUE WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT

BLACK MEN IN BED?

OH, YES, DEFINITELY.

OH, YES, DEFINITELY
THAT IS SOMETHING

I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW ABOUT, TOO.

BLANCHE, PLEASE,
THAT'S A STEREOTYPE.

CALL IT WHATEVER YOU WANT.
I'M JUST GRATEFUL IT'S TRUE.

OH, ISN'T IT GREAT THE WAY
WE'RE ALL GETTING ALONG?

AND MICHAEL AND LORRAINE
DIDN'T HAVE TO ELOPE AFTER ALL.

WHAT DID YOU SAY, ROSE?

ELOPE?

OH, NO. I PROMISED
I WOULDN'T TELL.

ROSE.

I RAN INTO THEM WHEN
THEY WERE LEAVING.

THEY WERE HEADING FOR THE
WEDDING CHAPEL ON POMPANO DRIVE.

- I KNOW EXACTLY WHERE IT IS.
- I'M RIGHT BEHIND YOU.

COME ON. COME ON.

EXCUSE ME. DID A WHITE MAN AND A WRINKLED
OLD BLACK WOMAN JUST COME IN HERE?

SHE MEANT A REGAL BLACK WOMAN

AND A SCUZZY LITTLE WHITE BOY.

MOM, WHAT ARE
YOU ALL DOING HERE?

- STOPPING YOU.
- WHAT?

- I FORBID YOU TO GET MARRIED.
- SAME GOES FOR ME.

LORRAINE, HE'S NOT GOOD ENOUGH
FOR YOU. YOU CAN DO BETTER.

WHEN'S THE LAST TIME YOU TOOK A GOOD LOOK
AT THE MERCHANDISE YOU'RE TRYING TO MOVE?

WE BOTH LOVE YOU VERY MUCH,
BUT WE ALSO LOVE EACH OTHER.

NOW, WE'RE GETTING MARRIED.

IF YOU CAN'T DEAL WITH THAT,
YOU DON'T HAVE TO SEE US.

BUT THAT MEANS YOU ALSO WON'T
GET TO SEE YOUR GRANDCHILD.

SAY WHAT?

I'M PREGNANT.

GRETA, CAN I TALK
TO YOU FOR A MINUTE?

I WAS GONNA ASK
YOU THE SAME THING.

THEY'RE GOING TO GET MARRIED
WHETHER WE LIKE IT OR NOT.

- DO YOU LIKE IT?
- NO.

THEY'RE ALSO GOING TO HAVE A
BABY WHETHER WE LIKE IT OR NOT.

- DO YOU WANNA SEE IT?
- YES.

ME, TOO. SO WHAT
ARE WE GONNA DO?

OH. WHAT MOTHERS HAVE DONE
SINCE THE BEGINNING OF TIME.

PRETEND THAT WE'RE HAPPY,

AND THEN COMPLAIN TO
ANYBODY WHO'LL LISTEN.

MICHAEL, CONGRATULATIONS.

CONGRATULATIONS, LORRAINE.

IS THE ZBORNAK-WAGNER
PARTY READY?

- YEAH.
- I THINK WE ARE.

WAIT A MINUTE. LORRAINE
HAS TO HAVE SOMETHING OLD

AND SOMETHING NEW AND SOMETHING
BORROWED AND SOMETHING BLUE.

- OH!
- THIS IS BLUE.

- THANKS, MAMA.
- THESE EARRINGS ARE OLD.

- THEY WERE MY GRANDMOTHER'S.
- THANK YOU, BLANCHE.

HERE. I BORROWED THESE KNEE-HIGH
SURGICAL STOCKINGS ON THE BUS.

MA!

- HERE, LORRAINE.
- OH, THANK YOU.

THAT'S EVERYTHING BUT THE NEW.

OH, MICHAEL GAVE ME THAT.

LET'S GO.

OH!

I CAN'T BELIEVE
IT. A GRANDCHILD.

- LITTLE ROGER.
- ROGER?

WHAT DO YOU WANT HIM TO BE,
A CHOREOGRAPHER? IT'S LAMAR.

LAMAR ZBORNAK.

WHY DON'T WE JUST PIN A "KICK
ME" SIGN ON THE KID? IT'S ROGER.

LAMAR.

- ROGER.
- LAMAR.

- ROGER.
- LAMAR.

FABULOUS. I'M LOOKING FORWARD
TO THANKSGIVING ALREADY.