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Blanche Devereaux Quotes

Rue McClanahan's 10 Most Golden Moments

With the sad news that Golden Girl Rue McClanahan died today, we thought we'd look back at some of Rue's classic moments as her best-known character, Blanche Devereaux, on The Golden Girls.

Blanche may have been the sassy Southerner, but she was also butt of lots of jokes. Playing off Rose's daftness, Dorothy's sarcasm, and Sophia's, well, Sophianess, Rue made Blanche pop culture's most beloved cougar/GILF. Some say the original Samantha Jones!

Rose: We should put out the Welcome mat.
Blanche: We don't have a Welcome mat.
Rose: What about the one Dorothy always says is at the foot of your bed?


Blanche: Oh, I do love the rain so. It reminds me of my first kiss.
Dorothy: Ahh, you're first kiss was in the rain.
Blanche: No, it was in the shower.

Blanche: I threw my back out in aerobics class, you see . . .
Dorothy's son: You don't have to explain, my mother's told me all about you.

Blanche: Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go take a long, hot, steamy bath, with just enough water to barely cover my perky bosoms.
Sophia: You're only gonna sit in an inch of water?

Blanche: Rose, I refuse to believe you have ever read a scientific journal!
Rose: Believe what you want! See if I care! Hypersexual b*tch.

Read the rest below.

Dorothy: Can't you get a refund?
Blanche: Well, no. I paid with nature's credit card.
Dorothy: You never leave home without it.

Rose: Is it possible to be in love with two men at the same time?
Blanche: Well, let's set the scene . . . have we been drinking?

Blanche: Why are you insulting me?
Sophia: It's a defense mechanism. I guess it's to hide my feelings when I'm deeply upset.
Blanche: Oh, well I understand. In that case, I won't take it personally.
Sophia: Thanks, you human mattress.

Blanche: I am abhorred!
Sophia: We know what you are, Blanche, I'm glad to hear you finally admitting it.

Blanche: Blanche Elizabeth Devereaux.
Dorothy: Your initials spell B.E.D.?

What was your favorite Blanche moment?

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nancita nancita 7 years
Thank you for these. So brilliant! Especially considering my mom wouldn't let me watch Golden Girls when I was little. I asked her why later and she said because it was tacky. Now I think I know what she meant. Tacky = sexy jokes I don't want to explain.
whats-her-name whats-her-name 7 years
Blanche: "I treat my body like a temple." Sophia: "Yeah, open to anyone-- day or night!"
khameel khameel 7 years
In an episode, Rose is dating a little person, and Blanche is nervous about saying the wrong thing to him; she doesn't want to make sun of his height. She goes in the kitchen to get a plate of hors devours. She comes out to the living room and offers one to him. She says "Shrimp?" before realizing her blunder and circles back into the kitchen, embarrassed. I think I laughed for about an hour after seeing that! Classic and brilliant!
weffie weffie 7 years
Rose: You shave ABOVE the knee?! Blanche! What does that say to men? Blanche: Well hopefully it says "touch my leg!"
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