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An Emmy Award winner for Outstanding Comedy Series in its very first year, THE GOLDEN GIRLS has become a landmark in television history and an all-time fan favorite. Beatrice Arthur, Rue McClanahan, Betty White, and Estelle Getty star as four South Florida seniors sharing a house, their dreams, and a whole lot of cheesecake. Bright, promiscuous, clueless, and hilarious, these lovely mismatched ladies form the perfect circle of friends. Experience all 25 laugh-packed episodes of Season One in this spectacular 3-disc set, including the series pilot and an exclusive bonus feature that offers a whole new look at the show. It's all the provocative fun and entertainment you remember ... and so much more.
Launched during the neon-lit 1980s, The Golden Girls shed light on a side of Miami ignored by Miami Vice. In other words, no drugs, no murder--just four women of "a certain age," spending their golden years in the sun. Like the theme, "Thank You for Being a Friend," the long-running sitcom was about friendship (not crime). As for the "girls," they were tart-tongued Dorothy (Beatrice Arthur), former farm girl Rose (Betty White), Southern belle Blanche (Rue McClanahan), and Dorothy's salty Sicilian mother Sophia (Estelle Getty). All were widows, with the exception of the divorced Dorothy. Created by Emmy-winning producer Susan Harris (Soap), The Golden Girls re-ignited the careers of 1970s TV veterans Arthur (All in the Family, Maude) and White (The Mary Tyler Moore Show). At the same time, it made stars of McClanahan (who co-starred on Maude), by playing a comic version of A Streetcar Named Desire's Blanche Dubois, and the scene-stealing Getty, made to look older than her actual age (she and Arthur were born the same year).
Notable guests to lend their talents to the first season include Star Trek: Voyager's Robert Picardo ("The Operation"), Alice's Polly Holliday ("Blind Ambitions"), and WKRP in Cincinnati's Gordon Jump ("Big Daddy"). In addition, Harold Gould (Rhoda), who appears in "Rose the Prude," would return as a (different) recurring character five years later.
The Golden Girls ran for seven seasons and spawned spin-off The Golden Palace (without Arthur) and a British version called The Brighton Belles. By the end of its run in 1992, it had garnered numerous awards, including two Emmys for best comedy series. In addition, each of the four actresses received a well-deserved Emmy for her efforts. --Kathleen C. Fennessy
This is a great series. I have trouble sleeping. These light and entertaining shows help me unwind. However, I don't like that I have to manually start each episode after the... Read morePublished 23 hours ago by insomniac
I can't tell you how many times I've seen every episode of the golden girls. Since Netflix refuses to play this I had to start buying them. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Mrs Pryor
If you have never seen this show, you absolutely should. It's just simply hilarious and such a classic!Published 11 days ago by Natascha
Just love it, as well as all the other seasons! Can't tell anymore how many times I've run these discs.Published 11 days ago by Elvio J. Nascimento
I got my DVD on time with no problem everytime I order something from Amazon I was get my order on timePublished 14 days ago by Tiffany bennett
I watch The Golden Girls every night; it's one of those genuine, pure comedy shows that you never get tired of, thanks to genuine and pure actresses. Read morePublished 15 days ago by J.K.
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|Alternate choice to have played Rose (sorry to all you Betty White fans)||
What does it matter if you thought that Van Patten was prettier? I appreciate the fact that you thought she may have played the character better, but it shouldn't be based on her looks.
May 3, 2008 by M. Green | See all 2 posts
|May Bea rest in peace||
Amen. She was a "wonderful old broad" as they said back in the day! Can't believe she has been gone so long!
May 8, 2013 by DC | See all 2 posts
|May Rue rest in peace||
I remember Rue also as Maude's friend on the old tv series. They seemed just as close as Lucy and Viv was on The Lucy Show.
Jun 4, 2010 by Bill Mobley | See all 2 posts
|Rest in Peace Ms. Estelle Getty||
The Golden Girls is the only thing that can automatically bring a smile to my face, thanks for the laughs, RIP.
Jul 22, 2008 by Michael Griswold | See all 4 posts
|A future project?||
I completely agree! I love love love The Golden Girls series. Their characters are like my best friends! (Even though that makes me sound like a loser- haha!)
But, seriously, The Golden Girls series was full of good, clean fun, with sexual innuendos, girl humor, and hysterical moments about... Read More
Mar 23, 2009 by KMG | See all 2 posts
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