The engagement

Blanche comes home from a date with Harry.

The Engagement
is the pilot of the entire Golden Girls series. It aired on September 14, 1985.


Blanche Devereaux (Rue McClanahan) has been dating a man named Harry. On one of their dates, Harry finally proposes. Blanche's two current roomates, Rose Nylund (Betty White) and Dorothy Zbornak (Beatrice Arthur) have different views on the engagement. Rose feels that Blanche is doing the wrong thing, while Dorothy seems to be happy for Blanche. The day before the wedding, Dorothy's sensitive and carefree mother Sophia (Estelle Getty) moves into Blanche's home after her retirement home burns down. The da before the wedding, Blanche discovers that Harry is a pervert, and is married to six women at the same time. He is eventually arrested by the police.

Guest StarsEdit

  • Harry - Frank Aletter
  • Coco - Charles Levin
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