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

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 Dorothy 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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Estelle Getty was the second youngest of the four main actresses, yet her character, Sophia, was the eldest of the four main characters. Ironically, Getty was also the first of three actresses to pass away. Betty White is the last surviving member of the cast. See more »

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In regards to the show in which Rose is fighting her addiction to pain pills and how she is allergic to cats, in one show where Blanche is reminiscing about how she first met Rose, Rose had a cat, Mr. Peepers, which she offered to a little boy to keep when Blanche later said that it showed her that Rose had character. See more »

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[Dorothy, Sophia, and Blanche discuss Dorothy's lesbian friend,Jean]
Sophia: Jean thinks she's in love with Rose!
Blanche: Rose! Jean has the hots for Rose? I don't believe this, I don't believe this!
Dorothy: We were surprised, too.
Blanche: Well, I'll bet. To think Jean would prefer Rose over ME, that ridiculous!
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Thank You For Being A Friend
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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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