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Rose the Prude was the third episode of The Golden Girls, also the 3rd overall episode in the series. Directed and written by Barry Fanaro and Jim Drake, it premiered on NBC-TV on September 28, 1985.

Summary Edit

Having not dated since her husband died, Rose reluctantly agrees to go on a double blind date with Blanche. Meanwhile, Dorothy and Sophia have a gin rummy marathon. Rose quickly takes a liking to her date, but is hesitant to spend the night with him. Later, he invites her on a cruise with him, and she agrees/

Guest CastEdit


  • Harold Gould portrays Arnie in this episode, and later portrays Miles Webber, who also dates Rose. Arnie was only seen in this episode.


Rose: I don't know what to do. I haven't been with a man in that special way since Charlie died.
Blanche: Get out of here.

Rose: It's true. Charlie was the only lover I ever had, and my first time was on our wedding night.

Blanche: Get out of here.
Dorothy: Oh, back off, Blanche! Not all of us are classified by the Navy as a friendly port.

Blanche: [after looking at her face in the mirror] My God, Dorothy you're right!... I oughta start meeting men lying down...

Sophia: I thought you did!

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