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The Golden Girls


Golden Girls Cast

Series Description

The Golden Girls TV show was a 30 minute situation comedy series on NBC set in Miami Beach, Florida where four women lived together. They were best friends but as with any group of people sharing a place to live, they also got on each other's nerves. Many middle-aged issues were dealt with such as dating, losing a spouse and dealing with ex-spouses.

Golden Girls Cast

Beatrice "Bea" Arthur ........ Dorothy Zbornak
Rue McClanahan ............... Blanche Devereaux
Betty White .................. Rose Nylund
Estelle Getty ................ Sophia Petrillo
Harold Goul .................. Miles Webber
Herbert Edelman .............. Stanley Zbornak

Golden Girls Theme Song

Title: "Thank You for Being a Friend"

By: "Andrew Gold"


Thank you for being a friend
Traveled down the road and back again
Your heart is true your a pal and a confidant.

And if you threw a party
Invited everyone you ever knew
You would see the biggest gift would be from me
And the card attached would say thank you for being a friend.

Golden Girls Trivia

    

The Golden Girls was so popular that it "spun-off" two other series titled, "Empty Nest" and "The Golden Palace".

The Golden Girls was in the top 10 in the Nielsen ratings for each of its seven seasons! It was seen by audiences in 60 countries around the world!

Betty White, Rue McClanahan, and Estelle Getty guest-starred on "Blossom" and "Empty Nest" in their Golden Girls/Golden Palace roles as Rose, Blanche, and Sophia respectively. Estelle Getty also appeared as Sophia on the series, "Nurses (1991)".

Michael Eisner, CEO of Disney/Touchstone who produced the Golden Girls, was not totally sold on the original pilot script. He wondered how big the audience was for a series about three old ladies living together. When the character Sophia was added, he was sold! Eisner felt that a daughter dealing with her mom would appeal to a wider audience and he was right!

The pilot script also included a gay male who cooked, cleaned, etc. for the Golden Girls but that role was deleted when Sophia was added.

Estelle Getty played Beatrice Arthur's mother on The Golden Girls but, in real-life, Arthur is seventy-three days older than Getty!

Betty White was originally hired to play the role of Blanche on The Golden Girls and Rue McClanahan was hired to play the role of Rose. Betty White was best known at that time for her role as the extremely dynamic "Sue Ann Nivens" on the "Mary Tyler Moore Show". Rue was best known from her role as the timid and subdued "Vivian" on the series "Maude". Both Betty and Rue were concerned about becoming typecast and NBC was afraid that audiences might confuse their characters with their former ones so they switched roles to play characters that were nearly exact opposites from their former ones.

Bea Arthur, Rue McClanahan, Betty White, and Estelle Getty all won Emmy Awards for their roles on The Golden Girls!

Episodes List With Original Air Dates

The First Season

  1. Pilot Episode (9/14/1985)
  2. Guess Who's Coming To The Wedding? (9/21/1985)
  3. Rose The Prude (9/28/1985)
  4. Transplant (10/5/1985)
  5. The Triangle (10/19/1985)
  6. On Golden Girls (10/26/1985)
  7. The Competition (11/2/1985)
  8. Break-In (11/9/1985)
  9. Blanche And The Younger Man (11/16/1985)
  10. Heart Attack (11/23/1985)
  11. The Return Of Dorothy's Ex (11/30/1985)
  12. The Custody Battle (12/7/1985)
  13. A Little Romance (12/14/1985)
  14. That Was No Lady (12/21/1985)
  15. In A Bed Of Rose's (1/11/1986)
  16. The Truth Will Out (1/18/1986)
  17. Nice And Easy (2/1/1986)
  18. The Operation (2/8/1986)
  19. Second Motherhood (2/15/1986)
  20. Adult Education (2/22/1986)
  21. Flu Attack (3/1/1986)
  22. Job Hunting (3/8/1986)
  23. Blind Ambitions (3/29/1986)
  24. Big Daddy (5/3/1986)
  25. The Way We Met (5/10/1986)

The Second Season

  1. End Of The Curse (9/27/1986)
  2. Ladies Of The Evening (10/4/1986)
  3. Take Him, He's Mine (10/11/1986)
  4. It's A Miserable Life (11/1/1986)
  5. Isn't It Romantic (11/8/1986)
  6. Big Daddy's Little Lady (11/15/1986)
  7. Family Affair (11/22/1986)
  8. Vacation (11/29/1986)
  9. Joust Between Friends (12/6/1986)
  10. Love, Rose (12/13/1986)
  11. 'Twas The Nightmare Before Christmas (12/20/1986)
  12. The Sisters (1/3/1987)
  13. The Stan Who Came To Dinner (1/10/1987)
  14. The Actor (1/17/1987)
  15. Before And After (1/24/1987)
  16. And Then There Was One (1/31/1987)
  17. Bedtime Story (2/7/1987)
  18. Forgive Me, Father (2/14/1987)
  19. Long Day's Journey Into Marinara (2/21/1987)
  20. Whose Face Is This, Anyway? (2/28/1987)
  21. Dorothy's Prized Pupil (3/14/1987)
  22. Diamond In The Rough (3/21/1987)
  23. Son-In-Law Dearest (4/11/1987)
  24. To Catch A Neighbor (4/25/1987)
  25. A Piece Of Cake (5/9/1987)
  26. Empty Nests (5/16/1987)

The Third Season

  1. Old Friends (9/19/1987)
  2. One For The Money (9/26/1987)
  3. Bringing Up Baby (10/3/1987)
  4. The Housekeeper (10/10/1987)
  5. Nothing To Fear But Fear Itself (10/24/1987)
  6. Letter To Gorbachev (10/31/1987)
  7. Strange Bedfellows (11/7/1987)
  8. Brotherly Love (11/14/1987)
  9. A Visit From Little Sven (11/21/1987)
  10. The Audit (11/28/1987)
  11. Three On A Couch (12/5/1987)
  12. Charlie's Buddy (12/12/1987)
  13. The Artist (12/19/1987)
  14. Blanche's Little Girl (1/9/1988)
  15. Dorothy's New Friend (1/16/1988)
  16. Grab That Dough (1/23/1988)
  17. My Brother My Father (2/6/1988)
  18. And Ma Makes Three (2/20/1988)
  19. Larceny And Old Lace (2/27/1988)
  20. Rose's Big Adventure (3/12/1988)
  21. Mixed Blessing (3/19/1988)
  22. Mister Terrific (4/30/1988)
  23. Mother's Day (5/7/1988)
  24. Golden Moments - Part 1 (5/14/1988)
  25. Golden Moments - Part 2 (5/14/1988)

The Fourth Season

  1. Yes, We Have No Havanas (10/8/1988)
  2. The Days And Nights Of Sophia Petrillo (10/22/1988)
  3. The One That Got Away (10/29/1988)
  4. Yokel Hero (11/5/1988)
  5. Bang The Drum, Stanley (11/12/1988)
  6. Sophia's Wedding - Part 1 (11/19/1988)
  7. Sophia's Wedding - Part 2 (11/26/1988)
  8. Brother, Can You Spare That Jacket (12/3/1988)
  9. Scared Straight (12/10/1988)
  10. Stan Takes A Wife (1/7/1989)
  11. The Auction (1/14/1989)
  12. Blind Date (1/28/1989)
  13. The Impotence Of Being Ernest (2/4/1989)
  14. Love Me Tender (2/6/1989)
  15. Valentine's Day (2/11/1989)
  16. Two Rode Together (2/18/1989)
  17. You Gotta Have Hope (2/25/1989)
  18. Fiddler On The Ropes (3/4/1989)
  19. Till Death Do We Volley (3/18/1989)
  20. High Anxiety (3/25/1989)
  21. Little Sister (4/1/1989)
  22. Sophia's Choice (4/15/1989)
  23. Rites Of Spring (4/29/1989)
  24. Foreign Exchange (5/6/1989)
  25. We're Outta Here - Part 1 (5/13/1989)
  26. We're Outta Here - Part 2 (5/13/1989)

The Fifth Season

  1. Sick And Tired - Part 1 (9/13/1989)
  2. Sick And Tired - Part 2 (9/30/1989)
  3. The Accurate Conception (10/14/1989)
  4. Rose Fights Back (10/21/1989)
  5. Love Under The Big Top (10/28/1989)
  6. Dancing In The Dark (11/4/1989)
  7. Not Another Monday (11/11/1989)
  8. That Old Feeling (11/18/1989)
  9. Comedy Of Errors (11/25/1989)
  10. All That Jazz (12/2/1989)
  11. Ebb Tide (12/9/1989)
  12. Have Yourself A Very Little Christmas (12/16/1989)
  13. Mary Has A Little Lamb (1/6/1990)
  14. Great Expectations (1/13/1990)
  15. Triple Play (1/27/1990)
  16. Clinton Avenue Memoirs (2/3/1990)
  17. Like The Beep Beep Beep Of The Tom-Tom (2/10/1990)
  18. An Illegitimate Concern (2/12/1990)
  19. 72 Hours (2/17/1990)
  20. Twice In A Lifetime (2/24/1990)
  21. Sisters And Other Strangers (3/3/1990)
  22. Cheaters (3/24/1990)
  23. The Mangiacavallo Curse Makes A Lousy Wedding Present (3/31/1990)
  24. All Bets Are Off (4/28/1990)
  25. The President's Coming! The President's Coming! - Part 1 (5/5/1990)
  26. The President's Coming! The President's Coming! - Part 2 (5/5/1990)

The Sixth Season

  1. Blanche Delivers (9/22/1990)
  2. Once, In St. Olaf (9/29/1990)
  3. If At Last You Do Succeed (10/6/1990)
  4. Snap Out Of It (10/13/1990)
  5. Wham, Bam, Thank You, Mammy (10/20/1990)
  6. Feelings (10/27/1990)
  7. Zborn Again (11/3/1990)
  8. How Do You Solve A Problem Like Sophia (11/10/1990)
  9. Mrs. George Devereaux (11/17/1990)
  10. Girls Just Wanna Have Fun... Before They Die (11/24/1990)
  11. Stand By Your Man (12/1/1990)
  12. Ebbtide's Revenge (12/15/1990)
  13. The Bloom Is Off The Rose (1/5/1991)
  14. Sisters Of The Bride (1/12/1991)
  15. Miles To Go (1/19/1991)
  16. There Goes The Bride - Part 1 (2/9/1991)
  17. There Goes The Bride - Part 2 (2/9/1991)
  18. Older And Wiser (2/16/1991)
  19. Melodrama (2/23/1991)
  20. Even Grandmas Get The Blues (3/2/1991)
  21. Witness (3/9/1991)
  22. What A Difference A Date Makes (3/23/1991)
  23. Love For Sale (4/6/1991)
  24. Never Yell Fire In A Crowded Retirement Home - Part 1 (4/27/1991)
  25. Never Yell Fire In A Crowded Retirement Home - Part 2 (4/27/1991)
  26. Henny Penny -- Straight, No Chaser (5/4/1991)

The Seventh Season

  1. Hey Look Me Over (9/21/1991)
  2. The Case Of The Libertine Belle (9/28/1991)
  3. Beauty And The Beast (10/5/1991)
  4. That's For Me To Know (10/12/1991)
  5. Where's Charlie? (10/19/1991)
  6. Motherload (10/26/1991)
  7. Dateline -- Miami (11/2/1991)
  8. The Monkey Show - Part 1 (11/9/1991)
  9. The Monkey Show - Part 2 (11/9/1991)
  10. Rose Loves Miles (11/16/1991)
  11. Room Seven (11/23/1991)
  12. From Here To The Pharmacy (12/7/1991)
  13. The Pope's Ring (12/14/1991)
  14. Old Boyfriends (1/4/1992)
  15. Goodbye, Mr. Gordon (1/11/1992)
  16. The Commitments (1/25/1992)
  17. Questions And Answers (2/8/1992)
  18. Ebbtide VI: The Wrath Of Stan (2/15/1992)
  19. Journey To The Center Of Attention (2/22/1992)
  20. A Midwinter Night's Dream - Part 1 (2/29/1992)
  21. A Midwinter Night's Dream - Part 2 (2/29/1992)
  22. Rose: Portrait Of A Woman (3/7/1992)
  23. Home Again, Rose - Part 1 (4/25/1992)
  24. Home Again, Rose - Part 2 (5/2/1992)
  25. One Flew Out Of The Cuckoo's Nest - Part 1 (5/9/1992)
  26. One Flew Out Of The Cuckoo's Nest - Part 2 (5/9/1992)

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