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The Golden Girls...

  1. torimari profile image67
    torimariposted 8 years ago

    are epic~

    Yea, my guy friend had an obsession with the show and introduced me to is last year. At first I was: "It's an old show, and I hate 80's sitcoms. And, it's about old ladies...what's great..."

    I was wrong. neutral

    I watch three episodes in a row today because it is...that great.

    Yea, I'm 22, but I am already planning to be just like 'em when I am 55. I figure I'll be a mix of Dorothy since my voice is on the way to be liking hers, and than Blanch. Ya know, after menopause hits me and being my sexless self, I'll just slut out. Perfecttt.

    But, regardless, Sophia and Rose are my favorites.

    So, who loves this show (still) and who is your favorite character?
    And, why? big_smile

  2. Uninvited Writer profile image83
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    I used to love watching that show. I liked Dorothy smile

    1. torimari profile image67
      torimariposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I loved her witty, monotone humor...a favorite really is a tough decision here, I must say.

  3. Aqua profile image81
    Aquaposted 8 years ago

    I love the Golden Girls!!!

    I think the casting on the show was brilliant. I love the super clever one liners and GG is one of the only sitcoms that makes me laugh. I've heard people say Sex and the City is a modern version of GG but I don't see that at all. I'd watch GG anytime but I rarely, if ever, watch Sex and the City. Just FYI - I think all the actresses were well over 55 when the show was filmed. smile

    1. torimari profile image67
      torimariposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yea, I got bored one day and went on imdb to check. All of them were over 55 except Blanch who was like...12 years younger than all of them.

  4. Aqua profile image81
    Aquaposted 8 years ago

    Yes, and the actress who played Sophia was actually *much* younger in real life, by decades if I remember correctly. She did such a great job on that show - my favorite character of all, although I really like Dorothy's sarcasm as well.

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    ralwusposted 8 years ago

    Blanche was mine. the old lady was hilarious. Great show.

  6. thranax profile image51
    thranaxposted 8 years ago

    I saw a few episodes of that show, its funny indeed. I like it, it also has some really well planned out themes within the episodes.


  7. ScarletRyan1970 profile image54
    ScarletRyan1970posted 8 years ago

    Could you guys get it sent over here.
    Blanche was my favorite.
    From the Golden Girls to the Golden age.

  8. SunShineSnow profile image70
    SunShineSnowposted 8 years ago

    Love the Golden Girls, can't pick a favorite they all were. I have always been more like Rose but here recently Dorthy has taken over.

  9. Lisa HW profile image72
    Lisa HWposted 8 years ago

    My son and my sister's son (both in their 20's now) liked the Golden Girls even when they were kids.  There's something about that show that apparently strikes a lot of young guys as funny.  I thought it was a good show too.  I have to say, though, that I always assumed they were way older than 55.  Just to point out what 50 really looks like (to those of you who are 22 and think 50 means looking like Bea Arthur in Golden Girls  lol)...

    Caroline Kennedy is over 50.  Condoleeza Rice is too.  So are Katie Couric and Anne Curry.  Christie Brinkley is past 50.  Sharon Stone's another over-50.  Sally Field is in her early 60's.  Valerie Bertinelli is very close to 50.  Sarah Palin's a mere 5 years away from being 50.   (I just had to "defend" "over-50" to "a certain person" who used the terms, "55" and "old ladies" in the same post.  mad   lol  It's ok, torimari.  Those of us on here who have seen our 50th birthday remember being 22 and thinking how old 50 was.   lol  Then you get here and discover you can still have your own light brown hair, the very same voice you've always had, the same energy level, and pretty much the same face you've always had (with, admittedly, a few relatively minor signs of aging on it).  (I don't know about other over-50 people, but I have not yet resorted to slutting it up or otherwise acting like a tough old bird.  lol  lol  lol  )

    1. torimari profile image67
      torimariposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yea, I was rather inconsiderate there. More like middle-aged ladies for the show at least.  xD

      It's good to see other's love for the show and charaters ya'll.

      1. Lisa HW profile image72
        Lisa HWposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        You weren't inconsiderate.   You were being 22.   smile  (a little misguided about how old 50 really looks, maybe, but not inconsiderate  smile  )  I do kind of find your idea about slutting up once there's little left to lose kind of interesting, though.  Maybe I'll think about that in about 20 years.  lol

  10. AEvans profile image77
    AEvansposted 8 years ago

    They are on right now where we are and my mother is downstairs watching them! It is a hilarious show and now she has got me hooked. smile

  11. Aqua profile image81
    Aquaposted 8 years ago

    I'm hooked too. Watching GG is my late night guilty pleasure. I should be sleeping, but NO! I'm eating ice cream and watching GGs smile

  12. missalyssa profile image57
    missalyssaposted 8 years ago

    I am hooked on the Golden Girls...Hallmark channel runs a marathon every week night and I'm addicted! At 2, my friends think I'm a little weird...but those ladies are freakin' hilarious!

    1. Aqua profile image81
      Aquaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yep - me too. Hallmark Channel is where it's at late nights LOL smile

  13. Lisa HW profile image72
    Lisa HWposted 8 years ago

    It seems to me that young guys seem to get the biggest kick of Sophia, but I think Dorothy made the show.  Bea Arthur had that way of making that dead-pan face while being sarcastic.

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    nicoleissofunposted 8 years ago

    Hey, I just created this account to add to this!  I'm watching the Golden Girls now and googled Rue McClahan's (Blanche, the young one) age, and she was born in 1934.  The show started in 1985.  So she was 51 when the show came out.  50-something has gotten a lot sexier in the last 20 years (just think... Kim Cattrall of SATC is 53!).  Just love this show, and so does my mid-20's husband!

    Just googled the other actors... Bea Arthur (Dorothy) and Betty White (Rose) were both born in 1922 and the "old lady" Sophia (Estelle Getty) was born in 1923!

    Wish there was a show like this on again, but at least we have a ton of reruns!

  15. Aqua profile image81
    Aquaposted 8 years ago

    Hi Nicole! Welcome to HubPages ~

    So, Rue McClanahan was in her early 50's when the show was filmed. Interesting info about all their ages. I think only Rue and Betty White are still alive.

    Well now that you have joined, you should try your hand at writing a hub!

  16. Megavitamin profile image80
    Megavitaminposted 8 years ago

    It is a sad world to live in with only two Golden Girls still living!  I loved that show as a kid, and I still love it today.  It's impossible for me to pick a favorite!

    What's your favorite episode?