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The Girls spend the day chasing a jacket containing a winning Lottery Ticket.


The girls discover that the lottery ticket they bought is worth $10,000. When Sophia leaves the room, they place the ticket in Blanche's old jacket, which Sophia later places in a box with clothes for goodwill. When she discovers what she has done the girls run to the goodwill shop but just as they find it, the jacket is sold to a celebrity. It is later sold at auction where it goes for $10,000. The buyer is a senator who donates it to the Mission Street Shelter.The girls head to the shelter and convince the priest in charge to let them stay the night. As they pretend to get ready for bed, Sophia recognizes an old friend from Shady Pines. Blanche chats with a young man who said that he is in Miami to complete his thesis, and Rose speaks to a man from Minneapolis who is her age. As they talk Blanche's bed mate reveals the truth: he has already finished his degree, but due to the lack of jobs, he is a homeless alcoholic. Rose discovers that her friend was fired from because no one wanted to train older people. He went to Miami so he wouldn't freeze to death. Sophia's friend reveals that she had to leave the home because she ran out of money and there was nobody to take her in. As the lights out alarm sounds, Dorothy,Blanche and Rose creep about the room looking for the jacket, as 'Brother Can You Spare a Dime' plays. While they're looking a montage is shown of the people in the shelter. As a new day dawns, the girls find the ticket, but they decide to give it to the priest instead.


Matthew Faison


Father Campbell

Herta Ware



Karl Wiedergott: Kenny

Teddy Wilson



Art K. Koustik



Stan Wojno


Congressman Philip Starr

Andre Rosey Brown




  • The celebrity taking the Jacket is clearly meant to be Michael Jackson
  • The Title is based on the song Brother, Can You Spare a Dime.
  • While some people claimed that Cynthia Fee (who sang the Title Song) sang the rendition of Brother, Can You Spare a Dime, it's a different singer, while IMDB claims it's Judy Collins but it's a great mystery.
  • On Social Media the episode has been decided by some as a dislike due to the repetition of the joke with the ticket. But the final act is given a good detailed couple of Paragraphs on TV Tropes Tear jerking Page for the Show.