The Golden Girls: Season 3
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Your favorite young-at-heart women return for another helping of laughter, misadventures, and cheesecake in the third season of one of television's most highly acclaimed sitcoms ever, THE GOLDEN GIRLS. Dorothy, Sophia, Rose, and Blanche are the four mismatched housemates living together in Miami. While these very different women don't always get along, deep down they really love one another. A perennial award winner, this laugh-filled season garnered three Emmy(R) Awards and a Golden Globe(R). Now you can enjoy all 25 episodes from this unforgettable year on this complete DVD set. Included is the original and unedited "Golden Moments" episode where the girls reminisce about their times together, plus hilarious bonus features that will have you laughing for hours. It's proof positive that good comedy never grows old.
While it might seem like something out of another dimension given the world we're living in now, this prime-time show that aired from 1985 to 1992 about the hilarious exploits of four single women of a certain age living out their semi-retirement in Miami still stands up. The plots are mostly predictable, and the set never changes, but this ensemble cast really comes into its own in the third season--one that earned them three Emmys and a Golden Globe. Blanche is just as man-crazy as ever, Sophia works her brutal honesty and "picture Sicily stories" to perfection, Dorothy remains the eternal stalwart straight man without compare, and Rose's dull-witted reveries always make for a great gag. Standout episodes in this season include "A Letter to Gorbachev," where Rose pens a letter urging Gorbachev to end the Cold War with the West; in a terrific dream sequence, she imagines herself addressing a huge crowd in Red Square against a backdrop featuring the faces of Marx, Lenin, and of course, herself. "The Housekeeper" tackles stereotypes as the girls hire a Caribbean woman as their new housekeeper and suspect she's put a curse on them. "Grab That Dough" sees the girls on a fictional game show where they allow greed and ambition to come between their friendships and predictably, no one wins. "Three on a Couch" is one of those convenient midseason flashback episodes, the premise being that the girls are so sick of each other that they try to get professional help to solve their problems; the therapist's frank advice is that they get as far away from each other as possible. Although the season is on the whole is a perfect collection of sharp one-liners, there is depth to this show that isn't afraid to discuss Alzheimer's disease in "Old Friends," or the crushing financial complications of being old and single in "The Audit." Extras include "Golden Moments," a great montage of the funniest lines in the season and "The Golden Girls Scrapbook" that comprises each girl's best lines. These two extras could be enough to satisfy any Golden Girls fan, who perhaps doesn't have the time to indulge in all 25 episodes. --Gabi Knight
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The acting is superb, of course, with the such great names playing the leading ladies and the stories well written. If you have been so unfortunate as to have never seen this show or you were too young, I recommend it to you! Simply amazing!
LOVE The Golden Girls! Still relevant to this day!
"Letter to Gorbachev" - Rose writes a letter to said Russian leader to urge him to destroy his bombs. He is so moved he decides to meet with her to discuss nuclear peace!
"Three on a Couch" - The girls get psychiatric help when their fighting gets out of control. The psychiatrist asks them specifically what it is that they can't stand about each other.
"The Artist" - Blanch poses nude for a handsome Hungarian sculptor in an attempt to get her hands on him. However, Dorothy and Rose end up modeling for him too, resulting in a showdown among the housemates.
"Mixed Blessings" - Dorothy's son comes to visit, and he has an announcement: He's getting married! Oh, and his fiance is Black. And the same age as Dorothy!!
"A Visit from Little Sven" - Rose's betrothed cousin Sven comes to visit Miami from Scandinavia. Everything is fine until he announces that he wants to call off his marriage...for Blanche!
"Dorothy's New Friend" - When she's hit with an episode of boredom, Dorothy makes a new friend, a local author. However, Dorothy's friendship with her housemates starts to suffer when it becomes clear that her new friend thinks she's better than Blanche and Rose.
"Blanche's Little Girl" - Blanche's fashion model daughter finally comes to visit her mother after not speaking to her for 4 years. However, everyone is shocked to find that she's not so little anymore, and has in tow a verbally abusive boyfriend.
"One for the Money" - The girls discuss their previous attempts to make a quick buck. The dance contest segment is CLASSIC!
"The Audit" - Stan's back, and this time he has bad news: he and Dorothy are being audited by the IRS. And it's all Stan's fault.
"Strange Bedfellows" - Blanche is publicly accused of having an affair with a politician that the girls have been supporting. Blanche denies it, the politician says that it happened, and Blanche's friendship with her housemates is compromised. The ending revelation is hilarious!
Good season, can't wait to purchase Season 4! :-)
1. "Old Friends"
Sophia befriends an old man on the boardwalk whom she becomes quick friends with, but his actions seem a little strange. Also, Blanche accidentally gives away Rose's favorite teddy bear at a garage sale.
2. "One for The Money"
The girls reminisce about times they've tried to quickly make money after Sophia attempts a get-rich-quick plot.
3. "Bringing Up Baby"
Rose's dead uncle leaves a pig with her and the girls. The only thing keeping the girls from killing Rose is the money they get when Baby dies.
4. "The Housekeeper"
The girls hire, then fire a housekeeper who may have magical powers, when it seems as though the girls may be cursed.
5. "Nothing to Fear But Fear Itself"
Rose has to conquer her biggest fear: Public speaking. This prompts Dorothy and Blanche to reminisce about their greatest fears.
6. "Letter to Gorbachev"
When Rose writes a letter to Mikhail Gorbachev about nuclear war, she becomes stunned when she finds out Gorbachev wants to personally speak to her.
7. "Strange Bedfellows"
The girls partake in a campaign to help a local man get elected to office. However, Blanche's sexual desires seem to have a way to mess that up.
8. "Brotherly Love"
Blanche attempts to go for the stereotypical rich doctor. Sadly for her, the only one he's interested in is Dorothy.
9. "A Visit From Little Sven"
Before his marriage, Rose's cousin pays her a visit. But, when Sven goes ga-ga for Blanche, will the marriage hold up?
10. "The Audit"
When Dorothy gets a visit from Stan, it's never pleasant. This time, when taxes are involved, it becomes a lot worse.
11. "Three on a Couch"
During a visit with a therapist, the four reminisce about times they've argued and bickered.
12. "Charlie's Buddy"
An old friend of Rose's husband stops by for a visit. But, is it more than just that?
13. "The Artist"
The girls pose nude for an artist who will unveil his sculpture at a gathering.
14. "Blanche's Little Girl"
When Blanche's overweight daughter comes to visit, she notices something a little off about her daughter's soon-to-be-husband.
15. "Dorothy's New Friend"
Dorothy befriends an author who really displeases the other girls.
16. "Grab That Dough"
The girls go on a game show together. But, after the events before that, they'll need all the luck in the world.
17. "My Brother, My Father"
Sophia's religious brother pays a visit. However, he has no knowledge that Dorothy and Stan are seperated.
18. "Golden Moments, Part One"
Sophia plans on moving in with Phil. This makes the girls reminisce about all the times they've shared.
19. "Golden Moments, Part Two"
The girls continue reminiscing as Sophia is contemplating on where to go.
20. "And Ma Makes Three"
When Dorothy feels sorry for Sophia, she lets her tag along on one of her dates. Now, that's all she ever does.
21. "Larceny and Old Lace"
The girls become suspicious of Sophia's new boyfriend, claiming he's a thief.
22. "Rose's Big Adventure"
When Rose's boyfriend retires, he turns into a couch potato when she wants to do a lot more than lie around.
23. "Mixed Blessing"
When Dorothy's son comes to town to announce his engagement, it's not so bad until two bombshells are dropped.
24. "Mr. Terrific"
Rose begins to date, of all things, a local kid's show host.
25. "Mother's Day"
The girls wait for phone calls wishing them a good Mother's Day. While waiting, they remember past Mother's Days.
The extras for this set are:
- Golden Moments: a montage of humorous moments from Season Three
- The Golden Girls Scrapbook: a collection of hilarious clips from each Golden Girl
Altogether, this a wonderful show. And, if the first two sets are any indication, this season should be a wonderful set.