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This page lists all of the episodes aired in Season 5 of The Golden Girls TV series. The season consisted of 26 episodes.

Broadcast history[]

The season originally aired Saturdays at 9:00-9:30 pm (EST) on NBC from September 23, 1989 to May 5, 1990.[1][2]

DVD release[]

The Region 1 DVD was released on May 9, 2006. The Region 2 and 4 DVDs were respectively released on March 17 and April 2, 2008.

Season 5 Episodes (1989-90)[]

Picture Title Original Airdate Episode # No. in Series Prod. code Directed by Written by
SickAndTired1.jpg Sick and Tired (Parts I & II) September 23, 1989 1/2 103/104 5.1/5.2 Terry Hughes Susan Harris
In the first part of a two-episode story. Numerous doctors and specialists seems to know what is wrong with ailing Dorothy, who has been suffering for several months. In the second part, Dorothy discovers that she has Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
  • Guest stars: Part I: Jeffrey Tambor as Dr. Stevens. Part II: Richard Mulligan as Dr. Harry Weston, Park Overall as Laverne, Keone Young as Dr. Michael Chang, Bibi Besch as Helen Budd.
File:105.jpg The Accurate Conception October 14, 1989 3 105 5.3 Terry Hughes Gail Parent
Blanche's daughter wants to undergo artificial insemination, which completely horrifies Blanche.
File:106.jpg Rose Fights Back October 21, 1989 4 106 5.4 Terry Hughes Marc Sotkin
Rose is a victim of age discrimination in the workplace.
File:107.jpg Love Under the Big Top October 28, 1989 5 107 5.5 Terry Hughes Richard Vaczy & Tracy Gamble
Dorothy's lawyer boyfriend, Ken Whittingham, who seems to have a promising career in her eyes, instead prefers being a circus clown, which threatens the possibility of Dorothy, who believes he is about to propose to her, of their already serious relationship, going to the next step. Meanwhile, Rose and Blanche put together a protest to save some dolphins.
File:108.jpg Dancing in the Dark November 4, 1989 6 108 5.6 Terry Hughes Phillip Jayson Lasker
Rose thinks that she is not smart enough for her dance partner, who reveals that he is a college professor. John Ingle guest stars as Harv.
File:109.jpg Not Another Monday November 11, 1989 7 109 5.7 Terry Hughes Gail Parent
Sophia is forced to make a difficult choice when her ailing friend requests Sophia's presence when the frail woman decides to commit suicide. Meanwhile, the ladies take care of a baby while his parents are away.
  • Guest stars: Richard Mulligan as Dr. Harry Weston, Geraldine Fitzgerald as Martha Lamont.
File:110.jpg That Old Feeling November 18, 1989 8 110 5.8 Terry Hughes Tom Whedon
Blanche wants to marry her late husband's brother, or so she thinks.
File:111.jpg Comedy of Errors November 25, 1989 9 111 5.9 Terry Hughes Don Reo
Dorothy attempts stand-up comedy, while Blanche prepares for an IRS audit.
File:112.jpg All That Jazz December 2, 1989 10 112 5.10 Terry Hughes Robert Bruce & Martin Weiss
Dorothy must "get tough" with her lazy son by throwing him out of her house, and "forcing him to grow up." Herb Edelman makes a return guest appearance as Stan.
File:113.jpg Ebb Tide December 9, 1989 11 113 5.11 Terry Hughes Marc Sotkin
Blanche clashes with her sister, Virginia, at their father's funeral. Sheree North guest stars as Virginia.
File:114.jpg Have Yourself a Very Little Christmas December 16, 1989 12 114 5.12 Terry Hughes Tom Whedon
The ladies volunteer at a soup kitchen on Christmas, which teaches them the true meaning of the season.
File:115.jpg Mary Has a Little Lamb January 6, 1990 13 115 5.13 Terry Hughes Harold Apter
After a neighbor has an argument with his pregnant daughter, the ladies look after the frustrated teenager, and try to convince their neighbors to reconcile. Julie McCullough guest stars as Mary.
File:116.jpg Great Expectations January 13, 1990 14 116 5.14 Terry Hughes Richard Vaczy & Tracy Gamble
Rose tries to enroll Dorothy in a positive-thinking group. However, Blanche desperately needs some positive thinking when she is afraid to visit her latest beau in the hospital after he suffers a heart attack. Robert Mandan guest stars as Steven.
File:117.jpg Triple Play January 27, 1990 15 117 5.15 Terry Hughes Gail Parent
Rose meets her boyfriend's daughter, who stubbornly thinks that her father should remain single.
  • Guest stars: Harold Gould as Miles Webber, Molly Hagan as Caroline, Ronnie Schell as Thomas, Bill Cort as James, Lance Wilson-White as delivery boy.
File:118.jpg Clinton Avenue Memoirs February 3, 1990 16 118 5.16 Terry Hughes Richard Vaczy & Tracy Gamble
Sophia decides to visit her previous residence in Brooklyn to jog her memories of her late husband.

Guest stars: Sid Melton as Salvadore "Sal" Petrillo, Kyle Hefner as a Young Sal, David Correia as Mr. Hernandez, Flo Di Re as a Young Sophia, Jandi Swanson as a Young Dorothy.

File:119.jpg Like the Beep Beep Beep of the Tom-Tom February 10, 1990 17 119 5.17 Terry Hughes Phillip Jayzon Lasker
Blanche worries that a pacemaker will affect her sex life, So, scared of intimacy, she decides to give up sex.
  • Guest stars: Robert Culp as Simon, Peter Michael Goetz as ]]Dr. Stein.]]
125.px An Illegitimate Concern February 12, 1990 18 120 5.18 Terry Hughes Marc Cherry & Jamie Wooten
Blanche is aghest to learn from a visiting man that her deceased husband once cheated on her. Mark Moses guest stars as David.
File:121.jpg 72 Hours February 17, 1990 19 121 5.19 Terry Hughes Richard Vaczy & Tracy Gamble
A prior blood transfusion may have given Rose AIDS.

Peggy Walton-Walker guest stars as a receptionist.

File:122.jpg Twice In a Lifetime February 24, 1990 20 122 5.20 Terry Hughes Robert Bruce & Martin Weiss
Two men vie for Rose's affections, and she is forced to decide between her old boyfriend and her current boyfriend.
File:123.jpg Sisters and Other Strangers March 3, 1990 21 123 5.21 Terry Hughes Marc Cherry & Jamie Wooten
Blanche strongly believes that she has inspired her sister, Charmaine's, newly published romance novel. Meanwhile, Stan's cousin from Czechoslovakia stays with the ladies.
File:124.jpg Cheaters March 24, 1990 22 124 5.22 Terry Hughes Tom Whedon
Dorothy rekindles a romance, while Sophia and Blanche fall victims to a scam.
File:125.jpg The Mangiacavallo Curse Makes a Lousy Wedding Present March 31, 1990 23 125 5.23 Terry Hughes Phillip Jayzon Lasker
Sophia oversees an old curse that she once placed on a wedding that the ladies are attending.
  • Guest stars: Howard Duff as Magiacavallo, Stuart Nisbet as Doug , Tanya Louise as Jenny, Paul Collins as Man, Miles Berkowitz as the groom.
File:126.jpg All Bets Are Off April 28, 1990 24 126 5.24 Terry Hughes Eugene B. Stein
Dorothy becomes addicted to gambling after she spends a day at the racetrack.
File:127.jpg The President's Coming! The President's Coming! (Parts I & II) May 5, 1990 25/26 127/128 5.25/5.26 Lex Passaris Marc Sotkin, Gail Parent, Martin Weiss & Robert Bruce (Part I)
In the first part of a season ending two-episode story arc, the ladies learn that President George H. W. Bush is coming to Miami, and their house is a possible candidate for his stop along the way to a retirement home. The ladies then reminisce, as a Secret Service agent informally interrogates them. In Part II, The ladies continue to reminisce with a Secret Service agent, and the President decides to stop at their house. However, the President is only heard, and his face is never shown.

Note: Part 2 Written by: Philip Jayson Lasker & Tom Whedon, Marc Cherry & Jamie Wooten