It is with great regret that I inform you that Estelle Getty, the woman we all knew as Sophia Petrillo on The Golden Girls, passed away this morning in her home in Los Angeles. She was 84.
Let us all bow our heads and eat cheesecake in honor of television's favorite Sicilian.
And here's your related moment of Zen:
Sophia:...for instance, if someone sends a white flower, it means there has been a birth or a marriage; a black flower means there has been a death, and a dead rabbit means 'My husband knows, get out of town.'
Rose: Knows what?
Sophia: ...........The score to South Pacific, Rose.
EDIT: I've been informed that my above quote is misattributed-- it was actually from Dorothy. So, let's try this again:
Blanche: I am abhorred!
Sophia: We know what you are Blanche. I'm glad to finally hear you admit it.
Blanche: Sophia, I said "abhorred".
Sophia: A whore, a slut, a tramp, it's all the same.