4x03 The One That Got Away
First Aired: Oct. 29, 1988 on NBC
Summary: A man from Blanche's past comes to Miami for a visit. Blanche remembers him as the one who would not sleep with her and she wants to eliminate that ever happening again by persistently dating him to get him to sleep with her. While this ensues, Rose is determined to let Dorothy know what…
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Dorothy Petrillo-Zbornak: Oh... looking up at the stars... pondering the universe.
Rose Nylund: I've been doing the same thing... thinking how wonderful it would be if there really were aliens... maybe it'd be just like Cocoon... they'd take us away... and we'd never grown old...
Dorothy Petrillo-Zbornak: See, I don't know. I like my life. I mean - I'm not president or anything, I'm just a teacher... a substitute teacher... a divorced substitute teacher... who can't even afford her own place to live - BEAM ME UP!
Rose Nylund: They were probably looking for someone to bring up to the ship.
Dorothy Petrillo-Zbornak: Fine, then you stay out here, flag them down if they fly by again. I'll go inside and pack a bag.
Rose Nylund: But I want to be the one to go!
Dorothy Petrillo-Zbornak: Whose bag do you think I'm going to pack?
Dorothy Petrillo-Zbornak: Blanche, are you in a good mood?
Blanche Devereaux: Dorothy, you always could see right through me.
Sophia Petrillo: Keep it up with those Chips Ahoy and Superman couldn't see right through you.
- The title is from the 1953 song "The Man that Got Away" written by Harold Arlen, and the lyrics by Ira Gershwin for A Star I Born and became a standard for Judy Garland's act. It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1955.