In the first-season episode "Big Daddy," the title character was played by Murray Hamilton. In this episode, the role of Blanche's flamboyant father, Big Daddy Hollingsworth, is essayed by David Wayne. At first, Blanche is thrilled to learn that Big Daddy is about to marry the "Widow Spencer" (Sondra Currie). But she is less than thrilled when she finds out that the widow is a very beautiful -- and very, very young -- redhead. Meanwhile, Dorothy (Bea Arthur) and Rose (Betty White) are exposed to the cruel underside of showbiz when they enter a songwriting contest held by the city of Miami.