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The Golden Girls (1985-1993)

I was surprised DL did not have thread dedicated to the Golden Girls! Created by Susan Harris, he series follows four 50+ women as they struggle through their liberty, love, and life.

With an extra ordinary cast consisting of Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan, and Estelle Getty, the series earned countless awards and the acclaim of millions.

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by Anonymousreply 180June 11, 2024 9:47 PM

Also including The Golden Palace, which ran from 1992 to 1993.

by Anonymousreply 1March 19, 2024 4:18 AM

I want to be a Blanche, but I am really a Dorothy.

by Anonymousreply 2March 19, 2024 4:19 AM

R2- That's SUCH a Samantha thing to say!

by Anonymousreply 3March 19, 2024 4:29 AM

One thing that always bothered me about this show is that there seemed to be all sorts of inconsistencies in the characters' family and background stories, has anyone else ever noticed this? Like in one episode Blanche's middle name is Elizabeth, B.E.D. (LOL!!!!) but Mammy Watkins calls her by a different middle name (forget what it was, LOL!!!) Anyways, just curious if anyone else had ever noticed this.

by Anonymousreply 4March 19, 2024 4:32 AM

r4 "LOL" "LOL"

by Anonymousreply 5March 19, 2024 4:52 AM

I’ve never heard of this show. Was it good?

by Anonymousreply 6March 19, 2024 5:23 AM

I too am surprised that DL has never discussed The Golden Girls. I would have thought that this show would be popular with the hip, young crowd that posts here.

by Anonymousreply 7March 19, 2024 5:33 AM

Has anyone considered starting threads about “I Love Lucy” or “Alice”? I suspect those might be in DL’s wheelhouse, but we may never know for sure.

by Anonymousreply 8March 19, 2024 6:39 AM

I watched about 5 minutes of Rita Moreno’s show “One Day at a Time.” I heard it was a remake of some old show that starred a “sexy redhead dancer.”

Rita Hayworth?

by Anonymousreply 9March 19, 2024 7:08 AM

Okay, I've spent a couple of hours scouring the internet for more information about this show, but came up empty. I think Crystal Bernard might have been in it, but I'm not sure. Are there any surviving episodes of this cult classic?

by Anonymousreply 10March 19, 2024 7:11 AM

They should do a reunion special, if it was so good. The fact they won’t says a lot.

by Anonymousreply 11March 19, 2024 7:19 AM

This is the show set at a fancy boarding school with 4 girls. They’re called Golden because they’re privileged.

OP’s pic makes it appear they extended the concept/contracts too long, tho, IMO.

by Anonymousreply 12March 19, 2024 7:22 AM

In real life, weren’t all the actresses Lebanese? That would explain the chemistry they had with each other. It would also explain why the really tall one, who even though she wore lipstick, definitely was the bull dyke of the lot.

by Anonymousreply 13March 19, 2024 7:26 AM

Wasn’t the Golden Girls a spin off from The Hardy Boys?

by Anonymousreply 14March 19, 2024 10:15 AM

I get this confused with the bestselling porno THE GOLDEN SHOWER GIRLS. Did they shoot that on hiatus for theaters?

by Anonymousreply 15March 19, 2024 11:29 AM

I think it would be great fun to start a thread about an obscure game show that hasn't been broadcast in over 50 years and one of it's even more obscure panelists, Dorothy Kilgallen (whoever the fuck she is).

Do you think it would get much of a response?

by Anonymousreply 16March 19, 2024 12:21 PM

[quote]Created by Susan Harris, he series follows four 50+ women as they struggle through their liberty, love, and life.


by Anonymousreply 17March 19, 2024 12:24 PM


Give me liberty or give me cheesecake.

by Anonymousreply 18March 19, 2024 12:30 PM

Wow. This show sounds very interesting.

Now, where can I go to find petty arguments about obscure Broadway shows and information about men named Froy?

by Anonymousreply 19March 19, 2024 12:33 PM

It’s threads like this that are killing DL and turning us against ourselves. The smug superiority of the posters who claim to have seen this docuseries (ie, the “cool kids”) vs. the older posters who aren’t so in the know.

Why must everything be a contest?

by Anonymousreply 20March 19, 2024 1:02 PM

Because, [r20] we are bigger and faster.

We will always beat you.

So don't EVER take that tone of voice with us, MISSY.

by Anonymousreply 21March 19, 2024 1:26 PM

I think this show was mentioned in a Madonna thread. Something about a few old bats come home from one of her concerts and start opening fire on a vase.

by Anonymousreply 22March 19, 2024 1:35 PM

Has anyone heard of an actress named Mary Tyler Moore? I read in a magazine that she was on a couple of successful shows, but I’d never heard of her!

by Anonymousreply 23March 19, 2024 2:23 PM

Wasn’t this the one where the four main characters were Frieda Claxton, a prune Danish loving and arboretum hating malcontent with a voyeuristic streak; Barbara Thorndyke, an anti-Semitic bibliophile with a penchant for free parking and metaphors; Marg-your-reet, a night school law student who cleans houses on the side and is a pathological liar; and Martha McDowell, a jewel thief who loves to give dinner parties for neighbors who harbor undercover cops?

by Anonymousreply 24March 19, 2024 2:54 PM

DL would never have a thread dedicated to these old cunts!

by Anonymousreply 25March 19, 2024 3:45 PM

Can someone explain the layout of the house, I am confused

by Anonymousreply 26March 19, 2024 8:20 PM

Wasn't Doris Roberts in this?

by Anonymousreply 27March 19, 2024 8:20 PM

No. You’re thinking of Shelley Winters. She played Blair.

I believe Sada Thompson was in the cast, too. And if memory serves, Cicely Tyson.

by Anonymousreply 28March 19, 2024 8:49 PM

[quote] DL did not have thread dedicated to the Golden Girls!

We've had hundreds if not thousands of them.....you FAT WHORE!

by Anonymousreply 29March 19, 2024 8:51 PM

R29 Thank you, Rose.

by Anonymousreply 30March 20, 2024 1:42 AM

Which child of Dorothy’s was the Solid Gold dancer 🕺? Michael or the shape shifting daughter?

by Anonymousreply 31March 20, 2024 2:00 AM

[quote]I was surprised DL did not have thread dedicated to the Golden Girls! Created by Susan Harris, he series follows four 50+ women as they struggle through their liberty, love, and life.

I second what R7 said. I am also surprised. Very surprised. Surprised. Just too surprised.

by Anonymousreply 32March 20, 2024 2:04 AM

It’s too bad the show wasn’t allowed to grow and find itself. It barely lasted a season. But that’s the fate of so many mid season replacements.

Still, Ann B. Davis was marvelous as the brash hotdog cart vendor, Maxie, scoring the show’s sole Emmy nom.

by Anonymousreply 33March 20, 2024 6:00 AM

I could be wrong, but I believe it wasn’t actually a show. It was just a series of continuously-retooled back-door pilots. They aired during the run of the mega-hit, classic show “Empty Nest,” starring Rita Moreno, Elaine Stritch & Charles ‘Coco’ Levin.

by Anonymousreply 34March 20, 2024 6:33 AM

Weren’t they going to try a spin-off focusing on Ann B. Davis’ breakout character, Maxie?

She was to inherit and manage an apartment complex. IIRC, the show’s working title was [italic]Maxie’s Pads.

by Anonymousreply 35March 20, 2024 7:02 AM

That Rose is kind of "special", isn't she?

by Anonymousreply 36March 20, 2024 7:56 AM

Damn, I missed this show whilst living abroad during those years. I was in a little known region, the Dyatlov Pass. Can you still get copies of this on beta?

by Anonymousreply 37March 20, 2024 8:00 AM

So, what was your favorite episode?

by Anonymousreply 38March 20, 2024 1:40 PM

the Menopause & Me one was eye opening.

by Anonymousreply 39March 21, 2024 8:15 AM

The Vagina Monologues?

by Anonymousreply 40March 21, 2024 1:31 PM

[quote]So, what was your favorite episode?

The one where they ate the cheesecake in the middle of the night.

by Anonymousreply 41March 21, 2024 5:46 PM

As long as there is no wicker furniture then I’ll watch it. Wicker furniture is so Florida retiree that it wouldn’t suit the show.

by Anonymousreply 42March 22, 2024 12:15 AM

Remember the final episode where it flashed forward to how they all died?

Maude getting sucked into a plane propellor was a bit shocking. But God got her for that.

by Anonymousreply 43March 22, 2024 12:25 AM

Farrah Faucet, Jaclyn Smith, and Kate Jackson were the stars. I just cannot recall who the 4th was.

by Anonymousreply 44March 22, 2024 1:26 AM

R44 Suzanne Sommers ?

by Anonymousreply 45March 22, 2024 1:54 AM

My favorite episode was ‘80 for Brady Bunch’ where Blanche threw the football and accidentally broke Rose’s nose just before her big date with George Glass.

by Anonymousreply 46March 22, 2024 1:58 AM

Fun fact: Sophia was Sarah Jessica Parker's breakout role!

by Anonymousreply 47March 22, 2024 2:26 AM

Wasn't Jon Lovitz the gay cook?

by Anonymousreply 48March 22, 2024 2:27 AM

Wasn’t this a musical first?

by Anonymousreply 49March 22, 2024 2:32 AM

I like the episode where Rose and Blanche install a shower while Dorothy lights her nose on fire while flirting with Bill Holden.

by Anonymousreply 50March 22, 2024 2:38 AM

I loved the episode where they dress in black peignoirs, disembowel a hobo, and then call the four corners in a courageous effort to reanimate the very dead body of James Coco.

Then, it snows and all the iguanas fall from the Lanai frame. Sophia of all people mispronounces her latin! Laughs all around, then icecream.

by Anonymousreply 51March 22, 2024 6:35 AM

I liked the Very Special Episode where Rose unwittingly became pregnant and Blanche performed a backyard abortion on the lanai.

by Anonymousreply 52March 22, 2024 6:45 AM

R38 the one where Blanche was all horny.

Though that one where one of the girls called Dorothy ugly was up there too, as well as the one where Sophia told that story about Sicily. And the one where Rose said that really stupid thing has ho be mentioned too.

by Anonymousreply 53March 22, 2024 6:54 AM

Loved the bottle episode wherein Rose is hiding inside a storage container whisper arguing with Hermi -the twin she partially absorbed in utero.

As Hermi gets excited and bigger, he talks about riding Sophia raw dawg. Rose can’t stand the filthy language or the bulge Hermi makes in her mom jeans.

by Anonymousreply 54March 22, 2024 7:05 AM

I’m so glad I saw this thread. I can vaguely remember catching half an episode of this show many years ago but couldn’t remember the name of it, or even what it was about. It’s a shame it didn’t seem to take off and the actresses are not even remembered today.

by Anonymousreply 55March 22, 2024 9:43 AM

Was there an episode where they visit nyc and are subjected to that failed liberal city’s RAMPANT VIOLENCE?

by Anonymousreply 56March 22, 2024 9:50 AM

I liked the episode where they visit New York and their car gets clamped in front of the twin towers. I think it was called “Rose vs. New York”.

by Anonymousreply 57March 22, 2024 10:41 AM

Mein Goldenes Fräulein!

by Anonymousreply 58March 22, 2024 10:47 AM

I loved the episode where to start a new business together, they were sourcing base ingredients for their Youth Dew facial cream from the dumpster behind the local Abortion Hut and Olivia de Havilland makes a cameo appearance.

So young!

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by Anonymousreply 59March 22, 2024 11:12 AM

[quote]There are numerous threads on this already!

Sorry, but I did a search. Were you thinking of another show maybe?

by Anonymousreply 60March 22, 2024 11:38 AM

I did not care for Herb Edelman in his role as Stan.

by Anonymousreply 61March 22, 2024 11:55 AM

I think Barbara Stanwyck was fabulous in this miniseries, as the substitute school teacher who doesn't suffer fools gladly.

by Anonymousreply 62March 22, 2024 1:53 PM

I was always partial to the episode where Secretary of State Henry Kissinger stops by

by Anonymousreply 63March 22, 2024 1:56 PM

As I mentioned a couple of posts ago I only caught half an episode. I seem to remember one of them had a deeper gravelly voice, was that natural or maybe she just had a sore throat when that episode was filmed. I think it might have been the one who was maybe an inch or two taller than the others.

by Anonymousreply 64March 22, 2024 2:32 PM

I always felt that the Golden Palace was perfect and that the Golden Girls were an unnecessary spin-off. Why did the have to add that unpleasant Dorothy character? It was a pure money grab.

by Anonymousreply 65March 22, 2024 2:43 PM

Dorothy was a Cousin Olivier and I mute those episodes and put on a Kenny G record.

by Anonymousreply 66March 22, 2024 3:26 PM

Can you really blame them though for trying to grab that dough, r65?

by Anonymousreply 67March 23, 2024 12:10 AM

Marilyn McCoo was on Solid Golden Girls. Is that the show we’re talking about?

by Anonymousreply 68March 23, 2024 2:29 AM

Has anyone ever discussed The Golden Girls curse? A vast swath of guest stars have passed away in the intervening years. Most notably two of the three actors who were shipwrecked with Dorothy, Rose & Blanche on the good part of the vacation island.

by Anonymousreply 69March 23, 2024 2:42 AM

So it was about three prostitutes and their mother?

by Anonymousreply 70March 23, 2024 2:46 AM

Dorothy, look what happened to your watch!

by Anonymousreply 71March 23, 2024 2:47 AM

R70, Dorothy was a welder by day, a stripper by night, and a prima ballerina on weekends!

They were maniacs!

by Anonymousreply 72March 23, 2024 5:17 AM

My favorite episode is where Sophia tries to change homosexual Clayton by having sex with him as part of the talent show that Dorothy refuses to let Sophia be a part of. Dorothy insisted on being Cher from the late 80s and made Blanche dress up like the Bagel Boy. As a sub plot, Rose finds out she has AYDS after having sex with a herring.

by Anonymousreply 73March 23, 2024 5:46 AM

[quote] I liked the episode where they visit New York and their car gets clamped in front of the twin towers.

R57 Isn’t that also the episode where they run out of gas in Tuckahoe, knock on a door for help, and a tall woman named Maude tells Dorothy to go to hell and then there’s a battle between them for who can slam the front door first?

by Anonymousreply 74March 23, 2024 5:57 AM

I love the episode where the girls decide to become interior decorators. Blanche puts up most of the money and so they set up the business in the house and call it Hollingsworth’s after her maiden name.

Her sister Charmaine comes in as a silent partner who loves to sit around the living room during business hours talking about how beautiful she is. Dorothy does most of the design work and Rose handles the books. They help an Cuban illegal alien and former boxer named Kid Pepe by hiring him as a delivery man with whom Sofia becomes enamored, frequently singing “Latin man, Latin man where have you gone to?”.

by Anonymousreply 75March 23, 2024 2:27 PM

I only started hearing buzz about this show towards the end of its run. I had been meaning to check it out, but by the time I’d got hip to it, the show was cancelled faster than Jimmy the Greek.

Unfortunately all that remains of the show is an oral history like this thread.

by Anonymousreply 76March 23, 2024 4:34 PM

I like the episode where they work in a chocolate factory.

by Anonymousreply 77March 23, 2024 4:37 PM

I'm getting hard for this thread!

by Anonymousreply 78March 23, 2024 10:35 PM

Lesbian. Lesbian. LESBIAN. Isn’t that where one woman and..

by Anonymousreply 79March 23, 2024 10:39 PM

i love their doorknobs.

by Anonymousreply 80March 23, 2024 11:05 PM

I liked the Halloween episode. Unfortunately Rue McClanahan was almost killed so they stopped doing themed episodes.

by Anonymousreply 81March 23, 2024 11:40 PM

I LOVE this show!!!! Rory is so smart and cute (I ship her with Jesse omg!) And the mother/daughter relationship between her and Lorelaiis so quirky and sweet! Oh how I would love in a quaint little New England town such as Star Hollows.

by Anonymousreply 82March 23, 2024 11:40 PM

I remember many chunky wood necklaces pounding against very mature bosoms.

by Anonymousreply 83March 23, 2024 11:46 PM

Patricia Routledge's guest appearance was my favorite, too

by Anonymousreply 84March 23, 2024 11:48 PM

Everywhere they show up someone is murdered. You'd figure people would stop inviting them places. Don't get me started on Bee Author's bar scene and her dungarees.

by Anonymousreply 85March 23, 2024 11:49 PM

I thought the episode that guest starred Martha Raye and Madge from the Palmolive ads was a little forced and disjointed.

by Anonymousreply 86March 24, 2024 12:10 AM

The attempt at a backdoor pilot for Valerie Bertinelli was SO bad.

by Anonymousreply 87March 24, 2024 12:13 AM

The Meshach Taylor character Anthony the ex-con housekeeper was a tad too simpering for me. Quite a turn off. He was so servile and put on such airs of chivalry that he makes Adolphe Menjou look like Wallace Beery.

Thank good Susan Harris wrote him out after the pilot.

by Anonymousreply 88March 24, 2024 12:14 AM

Oh god R88. Don't get me started on Blanche Sugarbaker's speeches.

by Anonymousreply 89March 24, 2024 12:15 AM

Blanche Sugarbaker?! I think you may have gotten your wires crossed there. Been seeing a lot of Mr. Wallbanger tonight?

by Anonymousreply 90March 24, 2024 12:32 AM

I wonder if Lt. Sophia ever got tired of saying "hailing frequencies open sir".

by Anonymousreply 91March 24, 2024 12:48 AM

Didn’t they all compete to see who would be master of their domain?

Sophia was the first one out after seeing a naked Leonard Barton across the way.

by Anonymousreply 92March 24, 2024 1:01 AM

Well, I am stunned. Just stunned. Stunned is the only way to describe how stunned I am.

by Anonymousreply 93March 24, 2024 1:09 AM

Stifle yourself, you human luge

by Anonymousreply 94March 24, 2024 1:41 AM

Is this a joke, OP? Threads about GG make up about 35% of DL content. The rest are threads about the messhy grim pill.

by Anonymousreply 95March 24, 2024 2:02 AM

I think they are testing to see how many stupid posts they can accumulate.

by Anonymousreply 96March 24, 2024 2:05 AM

Don't believe that four elderly woman can live together and make it work? Sharing their experience, expenses, and yes cheesecake. Lets follow Skip down to Miami, FL and meet some of the realest women ever!

by Anonymousreply 97March 24, 2024 2:11 AM

My favorite episodes were after the lanai fire when the gals had to disguise themselves as old men to live in a YMCA run by René Auberjonois.

Poor Rose tried playing pocket pool and kegel-fan Sophia was shooting pingpong balls through the leg of her basketball shorts.

by Anonymousreply 98March 24, 2024 3:35 AM

This Golden Girls thread is a refreshing change from the many DL threads about Step By Step and Family Matters (just can't stand another thread about how talented Jaleel White was as Urkel).

by Anonymousreply 99March 24, 2024 5:13 AM

The regular flashbacks to how they’d all known each other in previous lives was charming. I’m speaking particularly of LITTLE GOLDEN WOMEN with Dorothy as a brusque Jo March, Rose as simpering Meg, Blanche as the wily and selfish Amy… and, best of all, Sophia wrapped up in blankets on the couch, caterwauling as that frail hypochondriac, Beth!

It was pure Emmy Bait, sure. But who could turn away?

by Anonymousreply 100March 24, 2024 7:00 AM

This show sounds like feminist, misogynistic, heteronormative, white privilege, ageist storytelling. I’m into it.

by Anonymousreply 101March 24, 2024 8:02 AM

I always just wanted Carla to haul off and slap the spit out of that stupid Rose. Plus Sam and Roses will they won't they story line really started to drag on.

by Anonymousreply 102March 24, 2024 8:13 AM

Wasn't this the show about the girl who lives in Brooklyn Heights and the other girl who's her identical cousin, from England?

by Anonymousreply 103March 24, 2024 8:17 AM

No R103 that was Betty Bea Getty McClanahan's first series.

by Anonymousreply 104March 24, 2024 8:20 AM

Is it true that Dan Aykroyd voiced all the female leads?

by Anonymousreply 105March 24, 2024 8:29 AM

Barbara Eden as Blanche’s blinded sister who was dying of syphilis was unexpectedly moving. What was that episode called?

by Anonymousreply 106March 24, 2024 9:01 AM

I Dream of Cataracts. 🍾. 🕶️

by Anonymousreply 107March 24, 2024 9:22 AM

Aside fromnthe really old one, weren't they all prostitutes?

by Anonymousreply 108March 24, 2024 9:40 AM

Having all the girls dickmatized by Doctor Adam Bricker Whenever he was in port was unbelievable- especially when they used the ship’s horn.

by Anonymousreply 109March 24, 2024 9:48 AM

[Quote]Aside fromnthe really old one, weren't they all prostitutes?

Good memory, R108! And the doctor next door from Empty Nest was their pimp.

by Anonymousreply 110March 24, 2024 10:08 AM

I just googled The Golden Shower Girls and was not disappointed.

by Anonymousreply 111March 24, 2024 10:14 AM

They're going to do a reboot with Kristy Mc Nichol, Dinah Manoff, Park Overall, and Lee Grant as Sophia.

by Anonymousreply 112March 24, 2024 6:47 PM

I remember an episode where Blanche burst through the door, gun drawn, while Sophia was taking a bath. Then Blanche offered her a washcloth instead of a towel! This was a very violent show!

by Anonymousreply 113March 24, 2024 7:26 PM

OP is truly inspired!

I’ve NEVER seen a Golden Girls thread on here in all my time!

by Anonymousreply 114March 24, 2024 7:35 PM

I've heard of this show. I think it was on the BBC.

by Anonymousreply 115March 24, 2024 7:46 PM

R112. So missing my Park Overall.

With that name, are we sure she’s not a down-low drag queen?

by Anonymousreply 116March 24, 2024 7:50 PM

A lot of people don’t know there were originally 7 Golden Girls. 4 were fired after the (lost) pilot aired, and newcomer Bea Arthur was brought in to round out the main cast to 4.

It was the right decision, despite the disappointment of Sada Thomson, Molly Picon, Shelley Winters, and Cicely Tyson. They’d have to wait a bit longer for their big breaks.

by Anonymousreply 117March 24, 2024 9:10 PM

Didn’t one of them have a late-in-life pregnancy?

by Anonymousreply 118March 24, 2024 9:24 PM

Yes, R118, Bea Arthur gave birth to a big, steaming turd and left it on the floor of Betty White’s dressing room.

by Anonymousreply 119March 24, 2024 9:50 PM

Blanche loved BBC

by Anonymousreply 120March 24, 2024 10:59 PM

Big blueberry cheesecake, R120?

by Anonymousreply 121March 24, 2024 11:59 PM

[quote]I've heard of this show. I think it was on the BBC.

No. This was a prestige show. This was PBS.

During their pledge week, local PBS stations would break into Golden Girls every five minutes to beg for money. PBS got 60% of its money from pledges made during Golden Girls airings.

by Anonymousreply 122March 25, 2024 2:31 AM

The chain of dry cleaners that they owned was a nice touch. Pretty original. But when they bought that girl's school in Peaksville I knew they were running out of ideas.

by Anonymousreply 123March 25, 2024 2:33 AM

R117 It was going to be based on Seven Old Broads for Seven Horny Old Farts. The well known MGM musical.

by Anonymousreply 124March 25, 2024 3:38 AM

It’s a shame they spent all that money acquiring the rights, then abandoned the concept. But Hollywood’s a crap shot (especially with Bea around!)

by Anonymousreply 125March 25, 2024 4:06 AM

The cousin Oliver episodes were THE WORST

by Anonymousreply 126March 25, 2024 4:43 AM

You bitches are slipping!

Over 100 posting and no one has mentioned one of the greatest scenes ever in TV history!

How can any forget the episode where Dorothy and Blanche got into a fight in the lily pond. Rose tried to break them up while Sophia was encouraging them to keep fighting

by Anonymousreply 127March 25, 2024 5:13 PM

That's because the grape stomping fight was better.

by Anonymousreply 128March 25, 2024 5:17 PM

Remember when Dorothy decided to have an abortion? And she wasn’t even pregnant, she just wanted to have one.

by Anonymousreply 129March 25, 2024 5:36 PM

Am I the only one that got tired of hearing Rose say "what you talkin' 'bout Dorothy?".

by Anonymousreply 130March 25, 2024 5:38 PM

You guys all have lousy memory. It wasn’t Rose, it was RosA. She was Puerto Rican. The San Juan jokes got tired after a while.

by Anonymousreply 131March 25, 2024 5:43 PM

It was weird how the fourth roommate, Chuck, just disappeared.

by Anonymousreply 132March 25, 2024 5:46 PM

The show went downhill once Benson left

by Anonymousreply 133March 25, 2024 5:52 PM

Show went over the top when the season finale had a UFO come down and abduct Rose.

by Anonymousreply 134March 25, 2024 5:59 PM

They were way too old to be doing that Schlemiel! Schlimazel thing at the beginning of the show.

by Anonymousreply 135March 25, 2024 5:59 PM

And then Rose came back with an English accent! 👽 🌹

by Anonymousreply 136March 25, 2024 6:29 PM

I heard that the options being considered as the title for the second movie are:

Golden Girls 2: Electric Boogaloo, or

Lawrence of my Labia

by Anonymousreply 137March 25, 2024 7:10 PM

Wait until Mrs. Garrett finds out they snuck out on Saturday night and split a beer.

by Anonymousreply 138March 25, 2024 7:22 PM

Winifred Hervey knows of what she speaks...

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by Anonymousreply 139March 25, 2024 7:29 PM

Who were those guys who lived next door?

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by Anonymousreply 140March 25, 2024 10:49 PM

Why wasn't Park Overall playing the Dorothy role?

by Anonymousreply 141March 25, 2024 11:01 PM

I always knew that it was Sophia who shot JR.

by Anonymousreply 142March 26, 2024 8:01 AM



by Anonymousreply 143March 26, 2024 8:15 AM

The series finale was a stinker — Miles “Arnie” Webber wakes up in the middle of the night to reveal that it had all been a dream…

by Anonymousreply 144March 26, 2024 10:48 AM

I still laugh when I remember how Blanche had to eat that whole cheesecake on the flight back from Europe.

by Anonymousreply 145March 27, 2024 4:06 AM

Rewatched the pilot recently. That first episode rests on the shoulders of Arthur and White. While Blanche’s story sets it in motion, Blanche does nothing but say a few lines, then walk off stage, say a few lines and walk offstage. All the meaty stuff was Dorothy and Rose.

by Anonymousreply 146April 9, 2024 9:51 AM

Sorry. The meat was all Blanches.

by Anonymousreply 147April 9, 2024 5:09 PM

R146 I think that was more about Rue Maclanahan being the least "known" actress. It wasn't how the actual show turned out at all.

But speaking of the pilot, I noticed Rose's character was off...she was written more like Dorothy in that pilot, trying to tell Blanche her fiance was a sleaze (and proven right) while Dorothy wanted to shut her up and let Blanche be happy. It almost seemed like the character writing was switched. If that story had gone down a season later, it would deginitely be Dorothy getting Rose's writing.

by Anonymousreply 148April 9, 2024 7:22 PM

R148 I thought Estelle Getty was the least known, she was a Broadway actress. By 1985, McClanahan had appeared in Maude and Mama's Family, as well as numerous other TV movies and shows.

by Anonymousreply 149April 10, 2024 1:05 AM

The Golden Girls original cast:

Dorothy- Elaine Stritch

Rose- Betsy Palmer

Blanche- Suzanne Pleshette

Sophia- Linda Hunt

by Anonymousreply 150April 10, 2024 1:11 AM

They wanted Lucy to be Sophia but Gary talked her out of it.

by Anonymousreply 151April 10, 2024 1:49 AM

their maid Florence was so spicy. Marla often stole the show. That's saying something considering the pros she was working with.

by Anonymousreply 152April 10, 2024 2:12 AM

Would a restricted club really prevent a Jewish person from dining there or would it just not have a Jew as a member? Either way, it’s shitty but I doubt they did DNA tests at the door.

Also, how restricted were clubs in 1988? I could see it still being an issue in the 1972 “Mary Tyler Moore” episode that GG pretty much rips off but all those years later?

by Anonymousreply 153April 10, 2024 10:09 PM

I love the two big, wooden 'G's they had on their living room wall. But that upstairs neighbor Rhoda. Oy, don't get me started.

by Anonymousreply 154April 10, 2024 10:15 PM

I'm still confused on the layout of the house.

by Anonymousreply 155April 10, 2024 10:24 PM

Because it made no sense, R155.

They’d often enter the kitchen from the garage -which was actually on the other side of the house than from where they’d enter. The bedrooms did not seem to extend out to the side. And the front of the house had a walkway around the wall.

by Anonymousreply 156April 10, 2024 10:48 PM

That kid who kept coming in saying "Dynamite" was annoying as hell.

by Anonymousreply 157April 10, 2024 11:29 PM

Did I Do That?

by Anonymousreply 158April 11, 2024 12:22 AM

I love watching Alexis and Blanche fight. Especially when it's physical.

by Anonymousreply 159April 11, 2024 12:26 AM

I liked the crossover episode where the Grief Center was closed for renovation and Rose had to go temp at the Help Center alongside Weezie Jefferson. It was one of those perfect farce / misunderstanding plots where Rose somehow comes to believe that Mother Jefferson is really her biological mother. I swear I almost wet myself when Rose starts donning the afro wig!

by Anonymousreply 160April 11, 2024 12:39 AM

It used to crack me up when Archie would tell Blanche to stifle herself.

by Anonymousreply 161April 11, 2024 12:42 AM

My personal favorite was the one where Broadway legend Kelly Bishop guest starred as the hippie who befriended Dorothy

by Anonymousreply 162April 11, 2024 12:54 AM

I cried during the episode when Miles cancelled date with Rose because she got hit in the nose with a football.

by Anonymousreply 163April 11, 2024 1:00 AM

That episode where they decided to start breeding gerbils was a little weird. I realize he was rich as Roosevelt at the time, but did the Girls really think Richard Gere and his friends would keep buying enough of them where they’d eventually turn a profit?

by Anonymousreply 164April 11, 2024 1:01 AM

The alien they keep up in the attic is the funniest character on the show.

by Anonymousreply 165April 11, 2024 1:03 AM

R165 wasn't he voice by Harvey Korman?

by Anonymousreply 166April 11, 2024 1:20 AM

I never understood the running gag of Rose having dreams that she used to host a TV cooking show..

by Anonymousreply 167April 11, 2024 1:39 AM

The pilot episode where Sophia is sent to live with her black and rich aunt (Blanche) and uncle (Dorothy) in Bel Air to keep her out of trouble and to help her become a rap artist, was well written. I loved the character of Rose the butler, but I think putting her in blackface was too much.

by Anonymousreply 168April 11, 2024 4:15 AM

The Golden Girls original cast:

Dorothy- Elaine Stritch

Rose- Betsy Palmer

Blanche- Suzanne Pleshette

Sophia- Linda Hunt

by Anonymousreply 169April 11, 2024 4:23 AM

Recasting the role of Sophia, in the 5th seasons, with Emma Samms was ridiculous. They just should have ended the show.

by Anonymousreply 170April 11, 2024 4:36 AM

Truthfully, I never thought any of them were traditionally “hot” enough to play waitresses in a fancy restaurant atop a skyscraper… but at least the corseted uniforms gave them some shape.

Don Ameche as the piano player was grating.

by Anonymousreply 171April 11, 2024 7:32 AM

This whole forum is a Golden Girls thread, OP.

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by Anonymousreply 172April 11, 2024 7:43 AM

I got sick of hearing about Blanche's kidnapped babies.

by Anonymousreply 173April 11, 2024 3:32 PM

The initial pilot was horribly conceived, with Sophia being a newly single mom in Indianapolis, and Dorothy and Rose playing contrasting sisters. Hilarity did NOT ensue.

Blanche was the sexy neighbor down the hall and Coco was the building’s superintendent.

No wonder they scrapped that and began afresh.

by Anonymousreply 174April 11, 2024 7:27 PM

I got sick of seeing Blanche in her leather jacket, sticking her thumbs up, and say "ayyyyyyy". What the fuck was the point? The way the audience would roar with laughter? I just never got it. I won't even start on the way she called Sophia Mrs. P.

by Anonymousreply 175April 11, 2024 9:10 PM

The lighting is so glum and the clothes are horrible.

by Anonymousreply 176May 27, 2024 10:00 PM

[quote]I liked the episode where they visit New York and their car gets clamped in front of the twin towers. I think it was called “Rose vs. New York”

Nah, I distinctly remember this one: it was the "Car Clamp Club" episode.

I think having two of the four main characters in a lesbian relationship was quite forward-looking at the time: Blanche was a lesbian. And Dorothy another lesbian. The two other girls, Pat and Kathy, were image consultants.

by Anonymousreply 177June 11, 2024 5:11 PM

Read Jim Colucci's exhaustive book on The Golden Girls.

That chunky homo spent YEARS tracking down virtually everyone connected with the series to get interviews, photos, and stories. He found the art director's original sketches and photos of the sets. He poured cheap booze for Bea Arthur while she was missing Judge Judy to talk to him. He scoured the gay bars and IHOPs of Long Beach to track down the eldergays who wrote on the show in the first few seasons. He got dirt and sweet stories from everyone except the obvious cases - Estelle and Herb Edelman were gone by then, and Susan Harris was probably too deep into her CFS to answer the phone.

by Anonymousreply 178June 11, 2024 5:21 PM

We weren’t allowed to watch it because Mother disapproved of the scantily clad actresses.

by Anonymousreply 179June 11, 2024 6:16 PM

R178, she couldn't even raise her arm in the shower!

by Anonymousreply 180June 11, 2024 9:47 PM
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