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

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Susan Harris
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Won 4 Golden Globes. Another 36 wins & 88 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Bea Arthur ...  Dorothy Zbornak / ... 177 episodes, 1985-1992
Betty White ...  Rose Nylund 177 episodes, 1985-1992
Rue McClanahan ...  Blanche Devereaux 177 episodes, 1985-1992
Estelle Getty ...  Sophia Petrillo 177 episodes, 1985-1992
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Storyline

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 frequent "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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Meet four outrageous women who know when it comes to a good laugh, there's nothing like experience! (season 1)

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Comedy | Drama

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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Trivia

In The Golden Girls: Big Daddy's Little Lady (1986) when the girls are in the kitchen having cheesecake and Rose starts to tell a story, Blanche cuts in and says "must we take yet another trip to Petticoat Junction?" Betty White had actually appeared in one episode of Petticoat Junction (1963) back in 1969 (Petticoat Junction: The Cannonball Bookmobile (1969)). See more »

Goofs

In the episode where a robber breaks into the girl's house, Rose gets paranoid and buys a gun. When she returns home, she said she learned how to shoot the gun in the "basement of the store". Basements are not allowed in Miami, Florida. See more »

Quotes

Dorothy: Ma, Rose isn't talking to me...
Sophia: Enjoy it while it lasts, now good night.
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Alternate Versions

When VOX showed the series in Germany, they cut nearly all episodes. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.47 (2008) See more »

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Great show!
2 June 2003 | by Tenchi64589See all my reviews

This show was a friggin' classic!

This came out when I was very young, before they showed it in reruns on Lifetime, I had no clue what was so funny... now I know!

I'm a guy, but I enjoy shows like this because of almost everything... especially when the other three girls insult Rose.

The way I see it, no matter how many times you've seen this show, it's always funny.

This is definately a 10 in my book.


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Official Sites:

TV Land

Language:

Italian | Norwegian

Release Date:

14 September 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Golden Girls See more »

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(180 episodes) | (180 episodes)

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