The first time I have watched an episode of this show was sometime in 2008, and I immediately fell in love with it!
Who would have thought that four ‘golden’ women put together would be that hilarious? No wonder the show won 11 Emmy Awards and 4 Golden Globe awards! The Emmy Awards include three straight Outstanding Comedy series wins, Outstanding Lead Actress Comedy wins, Outstanding Supporting Actress Comedy win and Best Writing Comedy. The show won the Golden Globe Awards straight three times for Best TV series – Comedy, and Estelle won Best Actress – Comedy.
Well, if those awards aren’t testament enough that my favourite show is one hell of a series, then IDK what else.
Have you guessed yet? 🙂
The Golden Girls follow the story of four friends. Dorothy Zbornak, (Bea Arthur) a substitute high school teacher and divorced, witty, sarcastic and very organised. Rose Nylund (Bety White) a farm bred woman from St. Olaf Minnesota, who is also Scandinavian and a nitwit. Sophia Petrillo (Estelle Getty) a Sicilian woman and mother of Dorothy, feisty and full of spunk, and Blanche Deveraux (Rue McClanahan) a widow who loves dressing up, make-up, exaggerates, Southern and has a penchant for men… many men. They have such an incredible and hilarious relationship with each other and with the assortment of men in their lives, this show just kills it.
If you want a sample of how funny this show really is, check out these dialogues:
(The girls preparing the cages for the mink – they went into the mink business)
Rose: Do we have to kill the minks?
Sophia: No, Rose, many women like wearing coats that urinate!
(Sophia arranging her things)
Sophia: I found my lucky handkerchief.
Rose: Where was it?
Sophia: It was in my bra.
Rose: What was it doing in your bra?
Sophia: I was blowing my breasts, Rose!
Blanche: I do love the rain so… it reminds me of my first kiss.
Dorothy: Aww… your first kiss was in the rain?
Blanche: No… it was in the shower!
Sophia: My hiney’s asleep!
Dorothy: Fine… we’ll keep our voices down.
Blanche: What do you think of my new dress? Is it me?
Sophia: It’s too tight, it’s too short, and it shows too much cleavage for a woman your age.
Dorothy: Yes, Blanche. It’s you.
Blanche: Oh girls… I’m just in ecstasy! My body is tingling all over! You will never guess what just happened!
Sophia: We know what happened! Let us just guess what part of the Middle East he’s from!
Sophia: I need the money for my old age.
Dorothy: Old age? You don’t leave fingerprints anymore.
Blanche: Dorothy, can I borrow your mink coat?
Dorothy: Blanche, it’s Miami in June! Only cats are wearing fur!
Rose: I just had a thought…
Dorthy, Blanche, Sophia: Congratulations.
Rose: Well, I am here if you need to pick my brain.
Dorothy: Rose, honey. Maybe we should leave it alone and let it heal.
Blanche: This is strictly off the record but, Dirk is nearly five years younger than I am.
Dorothy: In what Blanche, dog years?
Rose: Now, I know no one wants to hear one of my stories right now…
Dorothy: That’s always a safe bet, Rose.
Rose: …but you need to hear about my cousin Ingmar. He was different. He used to do bird imitations.
Blanche: Well, what’s wrong with that?
Rose: Well, let’s just say you wouldn’t want to park your car under their oak tree.
How hilarious eh? Seriously, these four women are sooo good that when you see them act and deliver their lines, you’d fall for them as countless fans already have! Susan Harris, the creator and writer for most season did a great job. She is a funny, insightful, and witty woman! Gahhh this show! PERFECTION!
Oh my sisters and I never get tired of watching this show. The girls make us laugh, cry, and think. Seven seasons of wonderfully crafted episodes. Oh I love these girls, and they will forever live in my heart.
Thank you for being a friend…
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