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 Charlie) 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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In several episodes, Blanche reveals that her middle name is Elizabeth. But on the episode where her old nanny comes to visit, her nanny calls her "Blanche Marie Hollingsworth!" See more »

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[Rose and Blanche are practicing for a Sound of Music play. Blanche is pretending to be standing on a balcony while Rose runs in yelling her lines]
Rose: [running into the room] The Nazis are coming! The Nazis are coming!
Sophia: [dashing in from the kitchen] Everybody grab a gun and go to the basement!
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Thank You For Being A Friend
Written by Andrew Gold
Sung by Cynthia Fee
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Compulsively watchable TV-sitcom
31 July 2002 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

With its bright, wicker-strewn set and four distinct female characters, I don't see how "The Golden Girls" could've missed. Add a terrific cast, and you've got a goldmine. My favorite episodes are the serious one about Alzheimers, the hilarious one where the women have to decide between a new roof or a painting by a dying artist, and any of those that prominently feature Beatrice Arthur (portraying my favorite golden girl, Dorothy Zbornak). Occasionally there was a dip in inspiration, such as the groan-filled two-parter about Blanche's moonlight madness party, or some fearsome overacting (Estelle Getty was the usual culprit). Still, the reruns never fail to get a laugh out of me, and I must know the episodes by heart by now. Sharp, canny writing, funny second plots to match the main action, brilliant characterizations and good writing for the supporting players. It is my generation's "I Love Lucy".


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