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Dawn Marie
Oct 23rd, 2007, 09:50 AM
Hi, I was watching some old Golden Girl episodes and I am laughing my ass off. This is one of my favorite sitcoms of all time. I always laugh when I watch this show. Dorothy is my top five favorite sitcom characters of all time. If you enjoy this show which one is your favorite? I would like to add that this show had excellent writing. Everytime I watch them I laugh all over again and find something new in each episode.

When I am feeling down this is a great way to make one laugh. Dorothy's intelligent one liners crack me up.

Williamsser
Oct 23rd, 2007, 11:41 AM
Hi, I was watching some old Golden Girl episodes and I am laughing my ass off. This is one of my favorite sitcoms of all time. I always laugh when I watch this show. Dorothy is my top five favorite sitcom characters of all time. If you enjoy this show which one is your favorite? I would like to add that this show had excellent writing. Everytime I watch them I laugh all over again and find something new in each episode.

When I am feeling down this is a great way to make one laugh. Dorothy's intelligent one liners crack me up.

I like Dorothy best, then Rose.

Xander
Oct 23rd, 2007, 11:48 AM
Rose. :lol: I can't get enough of her St. Olaf stories. ;)

CondiLicious
Oct 23rd, 2007, 12:02 PM
I loved all of them. But if I have to pick one it would be Dorothy.

samn
Oct 23rd, 2007, 12:41 PM
Which character did Beatrice Arthur play? Was it Dorothy? I liked her the best. Ms Arthur could deadpan like no one else on that show. The one who played her mother was the most irritating and cloyingly fake character in that foursome.

CondiLicious
Oct 23rd, 2007, 01:23 PM
The one who played her mother was the most irritating and cloyingly fake character in that foursome.

http://userpic.livejournal.com/37388839/974141

Infiniti2001
Oct 23rd, 2007, 01:29 PM
Loved all, but picture this Sophia Patrillo and Dorothy Zbornak are dearest to me. The interaction between them is so enjoyable :lol:

CrossCourt~Rally
Oct 23rd, 2007, 02:37 PM
Blanche ( aka B.E.D. :lol: ). I have never done drag before, but i would like to go as the Golden Girls with my friends one Halloween and i would be her. I could be a slut for 1 night and just say that i was in character :devil:

CondiLicious
Oct 23rd, 2007, 02:42 PM
Blanche ( aka B.E.D. :lol: ). I have never done drag before, but i would like to go as the Golden Girls with my friends one Halloween and i would be her. I could be a slut for 1 night and just say that i was in character :devil:

http://userpic.livejournal.com/64385087/1304676

Infiniti2001
Oct 23rd, 2007, 02:58 PM
I caught some of it on Lifetime earlier :lol:

Dorothy
http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/1125/10230937417go0.jpg
All the girls
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Rose
http://img518.imageshack.us/img518/56/10230940272uw7.jpg
Blanche
http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/646/10230937414vw6.jpg
Sophia
http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/9468/10230937412bn5.jpg

Zombielicious
Oct 23rd, 2007, 03:52 PM
SOPHIA. :haha:

Rose gets pretty annoying though...

Cam'ron Giles
Oct 23rd, 2007, 04:15 PM
My fave episode is when Rose talked them into going on her talk show as roommates without telling them it was about lesbians...:haha:

Wigglytuff
Oct 23rd, 2007, 04:39 PM
Rose. :lol: I can't get enough of her St. Olaf stories. ;)

:worship: :worship: :worship: few things bring me joy like her saint olaf stories. the shit was fucking wilds.

Wigglytuff
Oct 23rd, 2007, 04:40 PM
My fave episode is when Rose talked them into going on her talk show as roommates without telling them it was about lesbians...:haha:

:eek: :eek: never saw this but would love to now.

Rising Sun
Oct 23rd, 2007, 04:46 PM
Dorothy, for sure. :lol:
I crack up everytime she says, "Whoa!". It's too bad she stopped saying it after Season 4. :sad:

Rose is probably my least favourite.

What are your fave episodes?

Philbo
Oct 23rd, 2007, 04:55 PM
I wake up every sat and sun morning to an hour of the golden girls and I fucken LOVE IT!!!

Its so hard to choose a fave. I guess my fave moments are when Dorothy makes a smart arsed reply to either Rose's St Olaff stories, or strories about Blance being a slut...

If i had to choose one though it would be Rose - the writing of some of those St Olaf stories was just brilliant..

Sally Struthers
Oct 23rd, 2007, 05:14 PM
It's a toss up between Dorothy and Blanche.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyhlnL0AbmI

:haha:

Cam'ron Giles
Oct 23rd, 2007, 05:21 PM
I love the episode when they went on a trip to St Olaf...and during the hayride Dorothy suggested that Rose gave her best friend a call...Rose got up and started hollering her name and the friend hollered back. Also, When Rose knocked at Sophias door and Sophia pretended to be an answering machine..."leave a message at the beep...beeeeepppp..." Rose: " Sophia, it's me Rose..."

Martian KC
Oct 23rd, 2007, 05:35 PM
Dorothy by far.

But when Rose had those crazy batshit moments, it made for good tv.

Cam'ron Giles
Oct 23rd, 2007, 05:36 PM
It's a toss up between Dorothy and Blanche.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyhlnL0AbmI

:haha:


I was crying at my desk at work...:haha: :haha: :haha:

Cam'ron Giles
Oct 23rd, 2007, 05:38 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YGlELpQKmw

Here is the one about the lesbian TV show...:lol:

Sally Struthers
Oct 23rd, 2007, 05:57 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YGlELpQKmw

Here is the one about the lesbian TV show...:lol:

:lol:

Sally Struthers
Oct 23rd, 2007, 06:11 PM
damn... I didn't realize Bea and Betty were 85

Max565
Oct 23rd, 2007, 06:30 PM
Sophia without a doubt... There should be a poll for this ;)

DemWilliamsGulls
Oct 23rd, 2007, 06:47 PM
Blanche is my favorite...;) she reminds me of me sometimes lol but Rose crazy ass is the funniest.

Helen Lawson
Oct 23rd, 2007, 08:59 PM
I used to love this show, now I find it unwatchable and just grating.

Here's how I'd "off" each of the girls:

(1) Throw Sofia into a pit with crocodiles to be eaten alive. Let's see her wisecracking then!
(2) Blanche picks up Mr. Wrong and gets slashed and dismembered and her dead body posed in a seedy motel for the cops to find.
(3) Dorothy is stalked by someone who mistakes her for a transsexual and when he realizes she's not, it's a murder-suicide.
(4) Rose gets a horrible disease, but all the girls are dead so she has to go to a nursing home where the nurses hate her and gag her not to listen to her dumb stories and she dies all alone with the gag still in her mouth!

CrossCourt~Rally
Oct 23rd, 2007, 11:41 PM
damn... I didn't realize Bea and Betty were 85


Yeah :eek: .Both of them are in pretty good shape. Betty White will be guest starring on 'UGLY BETTY' next month playing herself ;) :bounce:

sfselesfan
Oct 23rd, 2007, 11:53 PM
Dorothy and Blanche are pretty much a dead heat for me. Blanche because she reminds me of my childhood in the south and the older women I grew up around. Dorothy because I love the way her character plays off the other women on the show.

Sophia was a great supporting character.

Rose was my least favorite, but I still liked her.

That was a great show.

I like these clips.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jkol2CawGSM - Particularly the one with the mirror.

An example of why I like Blanche. - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1jvlIUJ2xU - (not the mention that's the gayest midget I've ever seen.) And the follow-up... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZuiO4mBOYY - LOL (southerners should find the follow-up funny, I did.

Why I like Dorothy - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WVMGOWmgjU

SF

Rtael
Oct 24th, 2007, 02:47 AM
Sophia fo' sure! She's the bomb. :)

StarDuvallGrant
Oct 24th, 2007, 03:42 AM
Dorothy and then Blanche. Rose was too annoying.

VeeReeDavJCap81
Oct 24th, 2007, 05:25 AM
Dorothy :bounce:

cometz9
Oct 24th, 2007, 06:49 AM
i'm watching it right now :lol: Rose is my fave character. They have like 3 hrs reruns each day on Lifetime.

Haute
Oct 24th, 2007, 06:57 AM
I don't know if I could pick just one. :lol:

I love Blanche for being a whore, Dorothy for showing that intelligence can be sexy, Rose for her comic relief :rolls:, and Sophia for being Sophia. :hearts:

RJWCapriati
Oct 25th, 2007, 06:06 AM
Probably Dorothy :)

CrossCourt~Rally
Oct 25th, 2007, 02:24 PM
How about your favorite guest star or recurring character. My fave guest star was Sheree North ( twice ) as Blanches sister Virginia :worship: My fave recurring character was Stan :p
I also really liked Sophias sister ( Angela ) and Anne Francis who played Dorothys high school friend Trudy McMann.. "Till Death Do Us Volley" =-)

~Eclipsed~
Oct 26th, 2007, 02:47 AM
It's hard to pick just one, but if i had to i would say Dorothy with Rose being a close second.

I also have a lot of favorite episodes so i can't pick just one.

As far as favorite guest star was Becky(Blanche's daughter). I cried i was laughing so hard when i watched this episode. The one where Becky's fiance makes a ton of fat jokes about her and Sophia as well. I felt bad, but it's only a show. Too bad i can't find the clip.:sad:

Here's a funny clip that i found though: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-qy26gTLPg

Randy H
Oct 26th, 2007, 03:12 AM
Dorothy has always been my favourite, she's sharp and I just love her dry sense of humour :)

Blanche is a close second though ;)

Randy H
Oct 26th, 2007, 03:21 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-3QTMjZvN4

The condoms scene is probably my all-time fave, but here's another one I like too :)

CrossCourt~Rally
Oct 26th, 2007, 04:09 AM
8]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-3QTMjZvN4

The condoms scene is probably my all-time fave, but here's another one I like too :)


" the blonde one will take a lambskin, in BLACK " :haha:

!Gio!
Oct 26th, 2007, 04:56 AM
I love Blanche, she is my favorite. What a Slut of a woman, I love her.

Hannah-Louise
Oct 26th, 2007, 04:05 PM
SOOOO hard to choose! I love them all! probably Rose, but only just.

Bijoux0021
Oct 26th, 2007, 04:35 PM
It's not fair to pick just one favorite character, because all of them are funny in their own way. But if I were forced to pick one, it would be Dorothy.

Rising Sun
Oct 26th, 2007, 06:02 PM
Does anybody else crack up whenever Dorothy slams the door on Stan's face? It's so obvious that she's gonna do it, yet it's still so hilarious every time. :lol:

Also whenever Dorothy smacks a newspaper on Rose's head. :lol:

Oizo
Oct 26th, 2007, 10:53 PM
The Condom scene and the Lesbian Interview scene are deadly :haha:

Oizo
Oct 26th, 2007, 11:12 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54y-Mjxz9vw

:haha: :rolls:

CrossCourt~Rally
Oct 27th, 2007, 12:55 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54y-Mjxz9vw

:haha: :rolls:

:bowdown:

VeeReeDavJCap81
Nov 7th, 2007, 02:04 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-3QTMjZvN4

The condoms scene is probably my all-time fave, but here's another one I like too :)

"Condoms Rose, condoms, condoms, condoms" :haha:

eugreene2
Nov 7th, 2007, 03:35 AM
Sophia has to be the fav ... The funny thing is she's the youngest of them in real life. LOL When they did the reunion - she was sick. I hope they are all doing well. Dorothy was the most versatile though. She could sing as well. My favorite episode is the alzheimers one. The teenage girl threatening them over a teddy bear. Classic. LOL

What's funny to me is like alot of people, I only got into this show recently. It must have been ahead of its time because it can compete with anything out today.

Sally Struthers
Nov 7th, 2007, 04:09 AM
What's funny to me is like alot of people, I only got into this show recently. It must have been ahead of its time because it can compete with anything out today.

tv today is crap. There are no good sitcoms out there anymore.

Xander
Nov 29th, 2007, 04:07 PM
7 Things You Probably Don’t Know about The Golden Girls
by Kara - November 28, 2007 - 3:03 PM

1. Where did the idea actually come from?
Former NBC wunderkind Brandon Tartikoff got the idea for the series while visiting an elderly aunt. His aunt’s neighbor was also her best friend, and he was amused at how they constantly bickered with one another, but yet they always remained pals.

2. Looking for Bea Arthur in all the Wrong Places
When casting the show, Lee Grant was first offered the role of Dorothy, but she refused to play a woman old enough to have grandchildren. Even though the original production notes describing Dorothy Zbornak listed her as “a Bea Arthur type,” it took some time before the producers got the bright idea of actually offering the part to actress Beatrice Arthur. A Golden Girls fact: Bea Arthur (Dorothy) was actually a year older than the actress who portrayed her mother on the show.

3. Why wasn’t Betty White the sexy one?
When Rue McClanahan and Betty White were first hired for the series, it was with the intent of Betty playing man-hungry Blanche, and Rue the naïve Rose. However, both actresses felt that those roles were too similar to characters they’d recently played: Rue’s Vivian on Maude and Betty’s Sue Ann Nivens on The Mary Tyler Moore Show. They asked the producers if they could switch roles, and after the first table reading it was agreed that the change was a brilliant idea.

4. What happened to the flamboyant cook?
The pilot episode featured a flamboyantly gay cook named Coco (played by Charles Levin) who worked for the Girls. By the time the series was picked up, though, his part had been eliminated for two reasons. One was that the writers noted that in many of the proposed future scripts the main interaction between the women occurred in the kitchen while preparing and eating food, and a separate cook would distract from that camaraderie. In addition, the character of Sophia had originally been planned as an occasional guest star, but Estelle Getty had tested so strongly with preview audiences that the producers quickly made Sophia a regular character (and chief chef), which made Coco superfluous.

5. The Gay and Lesbian factor
A 2005 study by Simmons Market Research determined that more gays and lesbians watched The Golden Girls than the general population in any given week. Admittedly, the show touched on homosexuality more than once: Blanche’s brother came out as gay in one episode, Dorothy’s college friend was a lesbian, and then there was that time that clueless Rose was trying to prove herself on her first day on the job as a production assistant on a local Miami TV talk show…

6. “Jealousy is an ugly thing, Dorothy. And so are you in anything backless.” (A couple words on Sophia)
Estelle Getty was 47 years old before she first appeared on stage, so it was no wonder that she felt intimidated by her veteran co-workers. Since Sophia was a last-minute addition as a regular character, who would’ve thought that she would ultimately become the most popular Golden Girl? Part of her charm was the stroke that had damaged the part of her brain that censored her speech, which allowed the writers to give her some classic cutting lines:

BLANCHE (trying to entice a suitor): I’m going to take a long, hot steamy bath, with just enough water to barely cover my perky bosoms.

SOPHIA: You’re only going to sit in an inch of water?

Estelle seemed to fluff her lines more often than not, and had to resort to using cue cards or script pages taped to the kitchen table. Some of her co-stars felt a bit put out that they had to do so many re-takes because of Estelle, yet she was the cast member that received the most fan mail. As time went on, Estelle had some other odd medical problems that ultimately led to a misdiagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease. Sadly, the medications she was given (in error) further exacerbated the problem. It wasn’t until the mid-2000s that she was finally diagnosed as suffering from Lewy Body Dementia. Betty White keeps in touch with Estelle and has described her current health situation as “a curtain wafting in and out” – she has her good days when she’s active and communicative, and other days when she does nothing more than doze in her favorite chair.

7. “Cheesecake,” and the real Golden Girls’ appeal
A large part of the Golden Girls’ appeal was that they were all women over age 50 who were still actively working, volunteering in the community, and, yes, dating and having sex. They showed the world that menopause didn’t automatically equal resigning oneself to knitting afghans and baking cookies. This was brilliantly illustrated when the Girls were preparing to go on a Valentine’s Day cruise with some gentlemen friends and Dorothy suggested that they should perhaps bring along some “protection.” Of course, Rose got it all wrong…

CrossCourt~Rally
Dec 1st, 2007, 04:17 AM
:lol:

Libertango
Dec 1st, 2007, 11:41 AM
Dorothy!! But really, 4 AMAZING characters!

In The Zone
Dec 3rd, 2007, 08:30 PM
A Golden Girls thread! I did not know we had this!

:D :angel: Yay!

I love each girl equally ( not Sophia, she gets annoying sometimes :o ). Rose is so naive, Blanche is so slutty and Dorothy's faces and her sad life get me everything. :D

Sir Stefwhit
Aug 6th, 2012, 07:17 AM
Dorothy- but she took me a whie to like. i nioticed she got the best lines...

Andy.
Aug 6th, 2012, 09:47 AM
Definitly Blanche the Whorish southern belle. Rose is a very close second. I didnt care too much for the other two.

tennisboi
Aug 6th, 2012, 05:06 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImbBAhU9dHQ&feature=relmfu

1.Dorothy
2.Blanche
3.Sophia
4.Rose

Love Love Love them all but Bea Arthur's delivery was pure brilliance

Mary Cherry.
Aug 6th, 2012, 05:39 PM
Sophia :worship:

LeRoy.
Aug 6th, 2012, 06:40 PM
Sophia. She had the best zingers ! Blanche was not a very convincing character because the person playing her wasn't beautiful at all and overacted way too much. :help: Rose was the second best. Bea Arthur, having a theater background, was also overacting too many times for my liking.

Super Dave
Aug 6th, 2012, 07:29 PM
1. Blanche
2. Rose
3. Dorothy
4. Sophia

Stamp Paid
Aug 6th, 2012, 08:01 PM
Sophia Petrillo. She taught me how to shade.

Saori Kimura Fan
Aug 7th, 2012, 08:24 PM
Dorothy

tennisboi
Oct 8th, 2012, 06:24 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBkAi-giu-g&feature=g-like

This was bloody hilarious:worship:

égalité
Oct 8th, 2012, 07:49 PM
Dorothy :worship:

Rose's St. Olaf stories though :hysteric:

Helen Lawson
Oct 9th, 2012, 12:51 AM
I used to love this show, now I find it unwatchable and just grating.

Here's how I'd "off" each of the girls:

(1) Throw Sofia into a pit with crocodiles to be eaten alive. Let's see her wisecracking then!
(2) Blanche picks up Mr. Wrong and gets slashed and dismembered and her dead body posed in a seedy motel for the cops to find.
(3) Dorothy is stalked by someone who mistakes her for a transsexual and when he realizes she's not, it's a murder-suicide.
(4) Rose gets a horrible disease, but all the girls are dead so she has to go to a nursing home where the nurses hate her and gag her not to listen to her dumb stories and she dies all alone with the gag still in her mouth!

Five years later, this post still holds up. The only thing I'd add would be that all that's left after Sofia is eaten alive is her purse and glasses, sitting on a dirt mound.

CrossCourt~Rally
Oct 9th, 2012, 01:54 AM
Five years later, this post still holds up. The only thing I'd add would be that all that's left after Sofia is eaten alive is her purse and glasses, sitting on a dirt mound.

It does :lol:

I caught a few episodes over the past couple weekends on Hallmark. One of my faves is the Stan "Monkey Traffic Cone" episode :happy:

LeRoy.
Oct 9th, 2012, 01:59 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBkAi-giu-g&feature=g-like

This was bloody hilarious:worship:

I wouldn't mind watching a updated version of GG with four gay guys living together. Call it "Golden Gays" and have a skinny queen, a muscle head, a nerdy gay bear and a vapid queen.

Lord Choc Ice
Oct 9th, 2012, 03:11 AM
I'd have to say Blanche :lol:.

Yoncé
Oct 9th, 2012, 03:35 AM
Rose :rolls: but with Blanche a close second. Gotta love them all though

CrossCourt~Rally
Oct 9th, 2012, 05:32 PM
I'd have to say Blanche :lol:.

Did you know Blanche's initials spell out BED :lol:

Blanche Elizabeth Devereaux :happy:

Lord Choc Ice
Oct 10th, 2012, 01:53 AM
Did you know Blanche's initials spell out BED :lol:

Blanche Elizabeth Devereaux :happy:
Devereaux surname sounds so redneck :tears:.

Stamp Paid
Oct 10th, 2012, 01:57 AM
Devereaux surname sounds so redneck :tears:.Well she was born in Atlanta, gerl :lol:

Lord Choc Ice
Jul 30th, 2013, 11:26 AM
My sister and Mum have been obsessed about this show again. On second thought, Blanche isn't my favourite. Sophia I think got all the best lines/jokes.

Londoner
Jul 30th, 2013, 11:33 AM
It's being repeated in the UK on a cable channel. It's still fantastic. The actresses were all of the era of great experience, characterisation and timing. I love them all. I'm a firm believer that American comedies wipe the floor with the lame British shit we get.

Punky
Jul 30th, 2013, 11:51 AM
Sophia is THE queen!!!!!!

Blanche: [to Rose] You don't have to worry about me, I'm very healthy. I treat my body like a temple.
Sophia Petrillo: Yeah, open to everyone, day or night.

:lol::lol:

one of my all time fav quotes

Punky
Jul 30th, 2013, 12:02 PM
i had to add

Blanche Devereaux: ...there was a time in my life when I tried quittin' somethin'.
Dorothy Petrillo-Zbornak: Blanche, you don't mean...
Blanche Devereaux: Sex, Dorothy. I tried quittin' sex.
Dorothy Petrillo-Zbornak: Obviously you fell off the wagon.
Sophia Petrillo: And onto a naval base.



Sophia: Jean is a lesbian.
Blanche: What's so bad about that?
Sophia: You're not surprised?
Blanche: Well I haven't known any personally but isn't Danny Thomas one?
Dorothy: Not Lebanese, Blanche. Lesbian.


[Dorothy and Sophia come home after Sophia's best friend's funeral]
Sophia: Well, I guess Phyllis Glutman will be my new best friend.
Dorothy: I thought you hated Phyllis Glutman.
Sophia: I do, but at the rate my friends are going, I won't have to spend too much time with her.

Bonfire
Jul 30th, 2013, 05:35 PM
haha, I love all of them but Dorothy is my favorite character...Bea Arthur :worship:

CrossCourt~Rally
Jul 30th, 2013, 08:53 PM
haha, I love all of them but Dorothy is my favorite character...Bea Arthur :worship:

So you'd have to dress up as an english lawyer if they had Golden Girl drag night at the club :lol: I'm sticking with Blanche :angel:

Bonfire
Jul 30th, 2013, 09:36 PM
^:lol:
http://data.whicdn.com/images/5877360/tumblr_le5l2pBpKo1qa35ka_large.gif

Foot_Fault
Jul 31st, 2013, 01:34 AM
Nice Thread...I've always thought they Complimented Each Other...no 1 standout...as a UNIT They Worked! SO FUNNY!!!