The Golden Girls, 1.25 - The Way We Met
Dorothy: Oh girls, let’s face facts. The three of us just can’t agree on anything. I mean, it is obvious that we were not meant to live together.
Blanche: I hate to agree with you, but I think you’re right.
Rose: I think so too. In fact, I know so. This is exactly what happened during the Great Herring War.
Blanche: The Great Herring War?
Rose: Yes, between the Lindstroms and the Johanssons.
Dorothy: Oh, THAT Great Herring War.
Rose: The two families controlled the most fertile herring waters of the coast of Norway, so naturally, it seemed like it would be in their best interest to band together. Oh, boy, was that a mistake. You see, they couldn’t agree on what to do with the herring.
Dorothy: Oh, well that’s understandable. I mean, the possibilities are overwhelming.
Rose: Exactly. The Johanssons wanted to pickle the herring, and the Lindstroms wanted to train them for the circus.
Blanche: Weren’t they kind of hard to see riding the elephants?
Rose: Oh, not that kind of circus. A herring circus. Sort of like Sea World, only smaller. Much, much smaller. But bigger than a flea circus.
Dorothy: Uh, tell me, Rose, um….[laughter]….did they ever shoot a herring out of a cannon?
Rose: Only once. Buy they shot him into a tree. After that no other herring would do it.