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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

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Betty White was the oldest of the four main actresses. Ironically, with the death of Rue McClanahan, she became the last surviving member of the cast. 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

Blanche: [after being treated like a lady by one of her dates] I feel like I did when I was a virgin!
Sophia: You mean the feeling isn't going to last long?
Blanche: Are you implying I lost my virginity at an early age?
Sophia: I'm just saying you're lucky Jack-&-Jill magazine didn't have a gossip column.
Blanche: I'm not going to stand for this! Not in my own house...
Sophia: Take it Dorothy!
Dorothy: I bet you'll lay down for it!
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Alternate Versions

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

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Thank You For Being A Friend
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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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