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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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Taglines:

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

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian | Norwegian

Release Date:

14 September 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Golden Girls See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(180 episodes) | (180 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Blanche's name came from that of Blanche DuBois from A Streetcar Named Desire (1951). See more »

Goofs

In many episodes, the girls have money struggles and concerns not enough to fix the roof, not enough to buy a new TV, etc. In other episodes, they can afford to hire a housekeeper (like they need one), buy designer dresses, and travel anywhere at the drop of a hat. See more »

Quotes

Dorothy: Ma, I DON'T snore.
Sophia: Please! I had to turn you away from the window so you wouldn't inhale the drapes!
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Alternate Versions

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

Connections

Referenced in The Crew: Goin' Hollywood (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Thank You For Being A Friend
Written by Andrew Gold
Sung by Cynthia Fee
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User Reviews

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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