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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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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 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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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

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English | Italian | Norwegian

Release Date:

14 September 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Golden Girls See more »

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Runtime:

(180 episodes) | (180 episodes)

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Stereo | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The very first three (3) episodes of this show all deal directly or indirectly with marriage. In "The Golden Girls":#1:1:The Golden Girls: The Engagement (1985), Blanche nearly gets remarried and is seen wearing a wedding dress. In #1:2:The Golden Girls: Guess Who's Coming to the Wedding? (1985), Dorothy's daughter is married at the house and Dorothy finally deals with her own divorce from Stan. In #1:3:The Golden Girls: Rose the Prude (1985), Rose admits to still grieving over the end of her marriage due to her husband's death. 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

Blanche: Dorothy, do you realize it has been three days since I have enjoyed the company of a man?
Dorothy: Yes, Blanche. I've been marking the days on my Big Ships of the Navy calendar.
Blanche: Dorothy, you have to help me. You have to do something!
Dorothy: Blanche, there is nothing I can do, so get that look out of your eye and let go of my hand!
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Intimate Portrait: Rue McClanahan (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Thank You For Being A Friend
Written by Andrew Gold
Sung by Cynthia Fee
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One of the greatest series of all-time
14 April 2004 | by ChadEHarrisSee all my reviews

The Golden Girls is a wonderfully written, extremely funny show that will always be one of the greatest comedy efforts of all time. The show has laughter everyone can enjoy, and it explores topics that few shows dare to address. All four women won Emmy Awards for their roles, and the show enjoyed extraordinary ratings and acclaim. Every aspect of the show provides for pure comedic entertainment that transcends the art itself. The show provides a look into how friends from very different backgrounds compliment each other and become the best of friends. Each character brings a unique dynamic to the plot, and any viewer can learn from, identify with, and, of course, laugh at their adventures. Simply a show for the ages.


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