Four previously married women live together in Miami, sharing their various experiences together and enjoying themselves despite hard times.

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 Dorothy Zbornak / ... (177 episodes, 1985-1992)
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 Rose Nylund (177 episodes, 1985-1992)
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 Blanche Devereaux (177 episodes, 1985-1992)
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 Sophia Petrillo (177 episodes, 1985-1992)
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The Golden Girls is based on the lives and interactions of four older women whom 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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Rue McClanahan had a clause written into her contract that she be allowed to keep all of Blanche's custom-made clothing. McClanahan had 13 closets filled with the designer wardrobe in her Sutton Place co-op in Manhattan. See more »

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Depending on the episode, the police called Blanche to inform her that her husband was killed in a car accident, or her husband died from a coma brought on by injuries from a car accident. See more »

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[Rose has taken Dorothy and Blanche to Mr. Ha Ha's Hot Dog Haciendo, a kiddie birthday party restruant]
Rose: Well, you always complained your birthdays are dull and boring. This place looked very exciting!
Dorothy: Yes, Rose, to a five-year-old... OR SOMEONE WHO THINKS LIKE ONE!
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Thank You For Being A Friend
Written by Andrew Gold
Sung by Cynthia Fee
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Compulsively watchable TV-sitcom
31 July 2002 | by (las vegas, nv) – See 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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