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Dorothy Zbornak: Vulnerable Bad Ass Fibromite

It’s strange how the Golden Girls helps me get through tough times with its humor and honesty. I especially appreciate Dorothy — her sarcasm, values, and height. What a great character! I felt like telling a certain doctor this today:

I don’t know where you doctors lose your humanity, but you lose it. You know, if all of you at the beginning of your careers could get very sick and very scared for a while, you’d probably learn more from that than from anything else. You better start listening to your patients. They need to be heard. They need caring. They need compassion. They need attending to. You know, someday, Doctor Budd, you’re going to be on the other side of the table — and, as angry as I am and as angry as I always will be, I still wish you a better doctor than you were to me.

-Dorothy Zbornak, Golden Girls Episode “Sick and Tired Part 2”

Amen, Zbornak!

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