The Golden Girls is based on the lives and interactions of four older women who 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
The writers of the show always tried to give Sophia the raciest lines. They did this because her character had a stroke earlier in life, which made her unable to control the things she was able to say. See more »
Depending on the episode, Dorothy either had no date for the prom and got pregnant by Stan, went to the prom with Stan and then got pregnant, or had another date to the prom who didn't show up and got pregnant by Stan. (Any way you look at it, though, Dorothy got pregnant by Stan.) See more »
It's wonderful dating in Miami. Every single man under eighty sells cocaine.
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Even though the 1980's was a pretty barren decade as far as television was concerned, this is one of the few rare gems that came out during that time. This show featured one of the best ensemble casts in the history of television and the four leads made this show a Saturday night staple. I especially liked the irony of the fact that Rue McClanahan and Betty White essentially switched their trademark characterizations. For years McClanahan played the dim bulb Vivian on "Maude" and White played the man hungry vamp Sue Ann on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show". However, on this show McClanahan played the vamp and White played the dim bulb and this wound up making the characters of Blanche and Rose two of the most unforgettable in the history of television. Also, let's not forget Estelle Getty's memorable portrayal of Sophia. She was probably the best thing about the show and really what made this show a classic and it was her interaction with the other three, especially Rose and, of course, Dorothy that made this one of the most beloved shows of the 1980's.
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