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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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7   6   5   4   3   2   1  
1992   1991   1990   1989   1988   1987   … See all »
Won 4 Golden Globes. Another 36 wins & 88 nominations. See more awards »

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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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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

When Dorothy's son Michael appeared in "Family Affair" in season 2, he was 29 years old according to Dorothy. But when he appeared in "Mixed Blessing" in season 3, he was only 23 years old. See more »

Goofs

The layout of the house changes between the pilot episode and the rest of the series. See more »

Quotes

Rose: Lets face it, Blanche, you have Bette Davis eyes... and Freddy Kruger hands!
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Alternate Versions

The DVD releases restore 2 minutes of footage not seen since the original broadcasts. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Bum Reviews: Paranormal Activity 3 (2011) See more »

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Compulsively watchable TV-sitcom
31 July 2002 | by moonspinner55See 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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Official Sites:

TV Land

Language:

Italian | Norwegian

Release Date:

14 September 1985 (USA) See more »

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(180 episodes) | (180 episodes)

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