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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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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 »

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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

In the early 1990s, in a dispute over the network's per-episode licensing fee, Touchstone Television considered taking the still-running show away from NBC and offering it to CBS or ABC. 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

Rose: My mother always used to say: "The older you get, the better you get, unless you're a banana."
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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 , and a different clip behind the credit for . 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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Epic, classic comedy!
9 January 2014 | by ThatEightiesGirlSee all my reviews

I grew up with this show, and I must say, it is pure golden! First of all, the relationship between the four women is absolutely stunning (I wish all friendships were like that in real life). Four beautiful, elderly women reminisce about their past lives and past romances/relationships with men, old friends and all that other stuff while dwelling in a home in Miami (I wish I could go to Miami now!) The lines are funny and/or bitterly sarcastic, and I love how Rose just blurts out funny, random stories of her life in St. Olaf. Unfortunately, there are no TV shows like this nowadays. Not even a not-so-good "sitcom" like Marvin Marvin could ever outshine this beauty of a TV series.


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