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Betty White is awesome.
My husband and I have the dvd collection and rewatch it every now and then. Our all time favorite episode in the series is Break In. This one scene never fails to make us roar with laughter
Rose: Oh, no, Blanche has been attacked!
Blanche: Sort of.
Rose: Oh, honey, what happened? You poor darling.
Blanche: I went to the police station today to get an update on my case. I borrowed your pocket hair spray; I took it from your dressing table. You know what this humidity does to my hair.
Rose: I know. Cotton candy.
Blanche: Well, just as I entered the police station, I saw there was this cute officer there who had his eye on me, so I took out your hair spray and gave my hair a final spritz. Only, surprise, it wasn't hair spray. It was mace. You had mace. Your hair spray was mace! I maced myself right there in the police station! I almost died! I fell to the floor, blinded, writhing in pain. Couldn't move for 20 minutes!
Rose: Well, what do you know? It works!
Blanche: Works? They thought I was on angel dust! They wanted to arrest me! I'm lying there, dying, and they're harassing me! Murderers are free, rapists are free, but a poor widow on the floor, they try to lock up! Who'd I hurt? Me?!
I read this out loud in their voices!
This piece is just a complete masterpiece. The whole series is really. I’m laughing on the train reading it and I’ve already seen it countless times before.
In the pilot there was a gay caretaker who cooked and cleaned for them. But he ended up being replaced by Sophia and she got a lot of his lines. That’s why she talks like a sharp-witted sassy gay man.
"He's an okay petunia!"
Picture it, Sicily, 1922... a beautiful peasant girl with clear olive skin...
A show that was definitely way ahead of its time. I will never get tired of watching it, and I'm so glad it's all on Hulu.
That show was nothing short of groundbreaking. By using older women, who in the hierarchy of men/women and age are arguably the most "harmless" in the public's eye (maybe young children would be on par with them) the creators were able to include topics like those you mentioned in a positive way, something that would have been impossible had the characters not been old ladies. The humor of the 90s was quite harsh and mean to minorities, and you had to look long for positive imagery of LGBT people. IMHO, the series (including the humor) has aged very well compared to other major shows like Sex and the City or Friends.
I love the show! Not only is it uproariously funny, I often pigeon hole different friends into Golden Girls roles (I'm usually Sophia in them, but in my current workplace, I'm the Dorothy).
One of my favorite aspects of the show is the fact that it covers subjects that are hot button issues now. There was the dentist who fondled Rose's breast (making her essentially the foremother of the #MeToo movement); there was Blanche's brother Clayton marrying Doug; there was the AIDS scare where Blanche tells Rose, "AIDS is not a bad person's disease, Rose! It is not God punishin' people for their sins!" in an era when many people still believed that to be the case.
I love, love, love Sophia! Picture it!
I also forgot one other thing! The show even hit upon post traumatic stress disorder during the first season episode The Break-In. I don't know how prevalent the term was back then (according to brief research, the American Psychological Association coined the name in 1980), but when Rose says, "I know it's over; I know they're gone, but not for me! For me, in my mind, they'll always be here!" that's CLASSIC PTSD.
My love for the Golden Girls as a kid was the first evidence that I am gay.
Love em. A classic. Can binge watch any late night or when hone bored. These were some shady ladies who were able to talk about the topics that naturally cause division. Easily relatable to theLGBT community which is why it’s so beloved by them, but also others in American who are looking for a living situation best suited for them. Dorothy and Sophia were my favs even though Rose and Blanche come in a close second. Miss them
My boyfriend loves GG and turned me on to it. It took me a bit to ignore the ol' laugh track, but the humor is great and the social issues are still relevant.
This was the show that if it was on the TV in my house, everyone could watch it. Mom, dad, my sisters, my grandparents, my cousins, etc. We all just loved this women and of course, the series still holds up. I don't watch a lot of TV and I rewatch even less, but The Golden Girls is comfort food to me. Now I think I'm going to watch some episodes on Hulu haha.
My devotion to the Golden Girls is probably the gayest thing about me. I loved it even when I was super Catholic and self-loathing. I think it resonates with queer audiences not only because it was progressive for its time and brilliantly written, with some of the snappiest reading and shade-throwing you'll find anywhere, but also because it was centred on a family of choice, not blood. Especially during the height of the AIDS epidemic, the LGBT community had a uniquely keen understanding of how precious the support and belonging they offer can be, and it was basically the first tv show that ever featured one.
One of the moments that stands out as a great example of how they became a "family of choice" was the episode in which Rose went into cardiac arrest and her bitch of a daughter at first wouldn't let the other Girls see her.
After Rose made the comment that "my girls aren't too old for anything", the daughter came back and said she would tell the staff about the Girls. Then she said something to the effect of, "my mother needs her family. All of it."
Golden Girls was a show before it’s time
It is a fantastic show that was ahead of its time
One of the greatest shows ever
the boyfriend and I have been going to sleep to the golden girls for a year now, I adopted his ritual. he’s been going to sleep to them for 10 lol, he’s 40 and i’m 25, i’ve seen every single episode even though it’s been off the air longer than i’ve been alive lol
Never seen it.
It's a classic that still holds up. It's on Hulu for anyone who doesn't know. Host: Complete the phrase "Better late than..." Blanche: "pregnant!".
Loved the show! Have you ever watched "Designing Women"? The early seasons were great! So many bitchy lines!
In the first episode, Blanche had a gay roommate. They never explained what happened to him in subsequent episodes, but Sophia referred to him as Mr. Fancy Pants.
Ah yes, Coco the gay cook. He suffered Chuck Cunningham Syndrome.
Thank you for being a friend.....
I watched an episode once, it was pretty funny.
Absolutely timeless. It’s so well written and the quick wit is amazing.
I’ve never seen ir
Creepy, im watching it on Hulu right now while I also browse Reddit