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The Golden Girls 

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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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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 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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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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USA

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English | Italian | Norwegian

Release Date:

14 September 1985 (USA) See more »

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The Golden Girls See more »

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(180 episodes) | (180 episodes)

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Stereo | Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Bea Arthur reportedly did not get along with her co-stars very well. Betty White admits in interviews that they did not have a good relationship. Rue McLanahan has said she didn't have a relationship with Bea either calling her very eccentric. See more »

Goofs

In the episode dealing with Rose's drug addiction, she jokingly states that this was the anniversary of her cat "Fluffy"'s death, and Dorothy reminds her that she never owned a cat because she was allergic to them. However, in at least one other episode, Rose spoke of having a cat. In addition, she also stated his name was "Lingstrom" rather than Fluffy. Also, in the episode where they reveal how they became roommates, Rose says her landlord kicked her out of her apartment because she refused to get rid of her cat, Mr. Peepers. See more »

Quotes

Rose: Everybody likes me.
Sophia: I don't!
Rose: Oh, you just say that Sophia.
Sophia: REPEATEDLY!
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Alternate Versions

Season 1 (1985-1986) had a slightly different opening sequence consisting of a different shot of the city behind the show's title, one different clip in-between the credits for 'Beatrice Arthur' and Betty White, and a different clip behind the credit for Rue McClanahan. This open was replaced with the 1986 opening for syndication. The original opening has been restored to the season 1 DVD release. See more »

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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 that ever come out of 80's
13 September 2002 | by raysondSee all my reviews

It's amazing that the Lifetime Network runs it three to five times a day,but this was one of the best shows ever to come out of the golden age of the 1980's. "The Golden Girls" was produced by the creating team of Paul Junger Witt and Tony Thomas who also was behind the most successful series ever devised like "Soap","Benson","It's A Living", "Empty Nest" and so many more. The series originally ran during the 80's as NBC-TV's most successful prime-time of Saturday night sitcoms and dramas which include "227","Amen",and the crime drama series "Hunter". Anyways,Bea Arthur's character was simply classic like vintage wine,but all that change when she left the series in 1992 ending the show. Also, Estelle Getty's character was simply a riot of classic comedy. Enough said.


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