“Golden Girls” special: Sophia explains to Blanche why she should support gay brother’s wedding
Sophia Petrillo was so good with the one-liners that we sometimes forget what a wise old woman the diminutive Sicilian was.
In this episode of The Golden Girls, Blanche (the late, great Rue McClanahan) is upset because her lesbian daughter wants to have a big wedding. Blanche tells Sophia (the wonderful Estelle Getty) she can accept the fact that her brother is gay, but why does she have to make a big public spectacle out of it?
Sophia gives a very common sense answer for Blanche: Why does anyone want to have a wedding?
“Everyone wants someone to grow old with,” she said. “Shouldn’t everyone get that chance?