This "All In The Family" spin-off centers around Edith's cousin, Maude Findlay. She's a liberal, independent woman living in Tuckahoe, NY with her fourth husband Walter, owner of Findlay's ... See full summary »
The Golden Girls is based on the lives and interactions of four older women who 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
Each time the door opens and Stan (Herb Edelman) appears, he always says, "Hi, it's me, Stan." See more »
In one episode, Blanche says, "Dorothy, I've given this a lot of thought. I've had 4 kids, I've never had a Mercedes. So, which one do you want? Biff, Doug, Skippy?" However, Blanche has two daughters, Rebecca and Janet, who both made appearances on the show. She also states in "To Catch a Neighbor" that she has a son named Matthew, which would give her 6 children, not 4. See more »
This reminds me of something that happened back in St. Olaf.
Oh, Rose, stop! Rose, why is it that every time one of us makes an observation, the first thing we hear from you is "Back in St. Olaf?" I mean, did it ever occur to you that maybe we're tired of hearing "Back in St. Olaf," "Back in St. Olaf," "Back in St. Olaf!"
Gee, no, I... I'm sorry.
Oh... that's okay.
[pauses for a moment to rethink her approach]
Back in that town whose name you're tired of hearing...
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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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