This "All In The Family" spin-off centers around Edith's cousin, Maude Findlay. She's a liberal, independent woman living in Tuckahoe, NY with her fourth husband Walter, owner of Findlay's ... See full summary »
Will and Grace live together in an apartment in New York City. He's a gay lawyer, she's a straight interior designer. Their best friends are Jack, a gleeful but proud gay man, and Karen, a charismatic, filthy rich, amoral socialite.
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
In "Up (2009)", there is a "Shady Oaks Retirement Village". It's very likely to be an in-joke reference to the earlier Disney/Touchstone Television series "The Golden Girls (1985)" and Sophia's very dubious retirement home "Shady Pines". See more »
In one episode, Blanche says, "Dorothy, I've given this a lot of thought. I've had 4 kids, I've never had a Mercedes. So, which one do you want? Biff, Doug, Skippy?" However, Blanche has two daughters, Rebecca and Janet, who both made appearances on the show. She also states in "To Catch a Neighbor" that she has a son named Matthew, which would give her 6 children, not 4. See more »
Sophia Petrillo: "So what? I'm old, I'm supposed to be colorful."
I am not going to be original and just say that The Golden Girls (1985- 1992) is pure gold of the sitcom. This is the show about four women, three in their late 50s, and one - octogenarian but not many shows would compare with the brilliance, fun, laughs, good jokes, catchy one- liners, great pacing, sparks, the perfect casting, the unique chemistry between the Girls - the rare fun that every one of 180 (yes, every one) episodes of the show is. The show about the women who may have passed the primes of their lives but still are funny, sexy, full of life, beautiful, vibrant, and value the gift of friendship, is a winner. The casting of four highly talented actresses as four friends sharing a house in Miami, Florida back in the 1980s proved to be the real gold. Sharp and no-nonsense Dorothy (Beatrice Arthur, RIP), naive beyond belief raised on the Minnesota farm Rose (Betty White, the last surviving Golden Girl), Southern belle Blanche, fun loving and much more fun having namesake of another less fortunate Blanche(Rue McClanahan, RIP), and Dorothy's Sicilian mother Sophia (Estelle Getty, RIP), the coolest, sharpest, funniest 80+ mom TV ever known, are all equally fabulous and bring to every scene of every episode wit, class, humor, and talent. What fascinates and touches me - from 124 reviews on this site, 57 were written by the males of all ages and almost all of them have the words "great", "one of the best" "perfect" etc in the titles. I think The Golden Show is equally interesting and appeals to both men and women, to the young ones and well... the golden ones :) because it is - simply one of its kind and it mixes funny and touching, serious and hilarious, satiric and sentimental in perfect measure and balance. I have problems choosing my favorite girl. I wish all of them were my personal friends and I want to thank THEM for being the best TV friends.
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