The Golden Girls (1985–1992)

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Four previously married women live together in Miami, sharing their various experiences together and enjoying themselves despite hard times.

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 Dorothy Petrillo Zbornak / ... (177 episodes, 1985-1992)
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 Rose Nylund (177 episodes, 1985-1992)
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 Blanche Devereaux (177 episodes, 1985-1992)
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 Sophia Petrillo (177 episodes, 1985-1992)
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The Golden Girls is based on the lives and interactions of four older women whom have all been divorced/widowed, and are now roommates. Dorothy's main goal during the series is to find a companion she can relate to while her mother Sophia adds her comical outlook and frequents "Picture This" stories. Rose's St. Olaf-ness makes her a little corny but lovable. One thing that changes nearly every episode is whom Blanche is courting. Written by John W. Hale

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Rose was the only character whose husband (named Charle) was never depicted on the show. Dorothy's ex-husband Stan was featured as a recurring character, Sophia's husband Sal was seen in flashbacks, and Blanche's husband George was depicted in an episode depicting a dream by Blanche. See more »

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As with any long-running show there are many inconsistencies between episodes. Characters' life histories, their birthdays and ages are reported differently from time to time as the writers invent new stuff for them that wasn't thought of when the series began. "Facts" are altered to fit the jokes, and a good deal of leeway is allowed. See more »

Quotes

Blanche: You know, a lot of those European girls don't shave under their arms.
Rose: Is that true?
Blanche: They just let it all hang out.
Rose: Really?
Blanche: Bushy as can be.
Rose: Well, what do they look like in a strapless dress?
Dorothy: Like Milton Berle.
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Thank You For Being A Friend
Written by Andrew Gold
Sung by Cynthia Fee
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One of the Best Shows of the 80's
10 December 2003 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

Even though the 1980's was a pretty barren decade as far as television was concerned, this is one of the few rare gems that came out during that time. This show featured one of the best ensemble casts in the history of television and the four leads made this show a Saturday night staple. I especially liked the irony of the fact that Rue McClanahan and Betty White essentially switched their trademark characterizations. For years McClanahan played the dim bulb Vivian on "Maude" and White played the man hungry vamp Sue Ann on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show". However, on this show McClanahan played the vamp and White played the dim bulb and this wound up making the characters of Blanche and Rose two of the most unforgettable in the history of television. Also, let's not forget Estelle Getty's memorable portrayal of Sophia. She was probably the best thing about the show and really what made this show a classic and it was her interaction with the other three, especially Rose and, of course, Dorothy that made this one of the most beloved shows of the 1980's.


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