The Golden Girls

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  • TV-PG
  • 1985
  • 7 Seasons
  • 8.2  (46,598)

The Golden Girls, which aired on NBC from 1985 to 1992, follows the lives of four senior women living together in Miami, Florida. The core group consists of Dorothy (Bea Arthur), a divorced substitute teacher; Rose (Betty White), a sweet and naive widow from St. Olaf, Minnesota; Blanche (Rue McClanahan), a southern belle and serial dater with a reputation for being promiscuous; and Sophia (Estelle Getty), Dorothy's mother who is known for her sassy wit despite her diminutive size.

Throughout the series, the four women navigate the ups and downs of life, including romantic relationships, family dynamics, and health issues, all while maintaining their close friendship and humorous banter. The show is famous for its quick-witted humor, tackling topics that were often taboo in the 80s and early 90s such as homosexuality, aging, and sexual promiscuity.

The Golden Girls has become a beloved classic due to its lovable characters, relatable storylines, and timeless humor that still resonates with audiences today. It has been praised for its portrayal of older women as vibrant and independent, breaking down stereotypes about aging and proving that life can still be exciting and fulfilling no matter one's age.

The show was also groundbreaking in its representation of the LGBTQ+ community. While there weren't many shows at the time that included LGBTQ+ characters, The Golden Girls had several. In particular, Blanche's brother Clayton was revealed to be gay and also living with HIV in a 1991 episode, which was a significant moment for representation on television.

Overall, The Golden Girls is a must-watch for anyone who loves humor, strong female friendships, and stories that deal with real-life issues in a relatable and often hilarious way. It's no wonder that the show's popularity has endured over the years, with fans still discovering new reasons to love the ladies of Miami. Watch The Golden Girls Online and experience the joy and laughter that they bring to our screens.

The Golden Girls is a series that is currently running and has 7 seasons (180 episodes). The series first aired on September 14, 1985.

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One Flew Out of the Cuckoo's Nest, Part 2
26. One Flew Out of the Cuckoo's Nest, Part 2
May 9, 1992
Six months later, Dorothy and Lucas go ahead with their nuptials. Rose plans to move in with her daughter after Dorothy and Lucas leave for Atlanta, while Sophia plans to go with them, leaving Blanche alone. But can they really plan to stay apart for very long?
One Flew Out of the Cuckoo's Nest, Part 1
25. One Flew Out of the Cuckoo's Nest, Part 1
May 9, 1992
Blanche, going on another one of her dates, learns her uncle Lucas is dropping by for a visit, and cons Dorothy into going out to dinner with him. At the restaurant, Dorothy and Lucas find out about Blanche's scheme, and vow revenge by planning to make her think they're getting married. However, Lucas's fake marriage proposal may turn out to be real.
Home Again, Rose (2)
24. Home Again, Rose (2)
May 2, 1992
The girls fear for Rose's life after they learn she must have open heart surgery. They're not the only ones worried sick: Kirsten, Rose's daughter, comes down to see her mother, and actively voices her dislike of the girls.
Home Again, Rose (1)
23. Home Again, Rose (1)
April 25, 1992
Feeling down about having missed her high school reunion, Rose is soon recruited by Blanche, along with Dorothy and Sophia, to crash a reunion being held at a local high school. There, Blanche keeps getting rejected by the local graduates and Dorothy is mistakenly elected Queen of the reunion, but Rose soon suffers a heart attack.
Rose: Portrait of a Woman
22. Rose: Portrait of a Woman
March 7, 1992
Rose plans to get Miles a golf club for his birthday, but Blanche, being Blanche, suggests she give him naughty pictures instead. When she gives the gift to Miles, he inadvertently opens it in front of attendees at his party, and an embarrassed Rose storms out. Meanwhile, Dorothy speaks at the school's Career Day event, leading her to land a new job.
A Midwinter Night's Dream, Part 2
21. A Midwinter Night's Dream, Part 2
February 29, 1992
Things keep getting stranger and stranger: Blanche falls in love with a former thief who she later suspects of stealing her jewelry, Dorothy tries to break the news of her and Miles' accidental kiss to Rose, and Sophia continues to try to break the "curse" over Dorothy, possibly getting herself into trouble while doing so.
A Midwinter Night's Dream, Part 1
20. A Midwinter Night's Dream, Part 1
February 29, 1992
A full moon falls upon the household, and a leap year's full moon at that, leading Blanche to host a Moonlight Madness party at the house. True to its name, strange happenings abound: all the men are attracted to Dorothy while none are attracted to Blanche, Sophia believes a curse has been placed on Dorothy and goes through all the necessary steps to try and release her from it, and Rose wins a honeymoon vacation to Paris, France, leading Miles to propose.
Journey to the Center of Attention
19. Journey to the Center of Attention
February 22, 1992
Blanche drags a lonely Dorothy down to her usual hangout spot, the Rusty Anchor, for a night of excitement. This ends up having some unforeseen consequences, however: namely, the fact that Dorothy and her singing soon become a bigger hit with the boys than Blanche.
Ebbtide VI: The Wrath of Stan
18. Ebbtide VI: The Wrath of Stan
February 15, 1992
Rose does a television news report on the horrible, bug-infested living conditions of Dorothy's Uncle Angelo's apartment, which spells bad news for Dorothy and Stan, who serve as Angelo's landlady and lord, and are ordered to spend one night in the building. Meanwhile, Sophia makes her annual trip to buy shoes.
Questions and Answers
17. Questions and Answers
February 8, 1992
Dorothy learns that auditions for the TV game show "Jeopardy!" are coming to Miami, and she plans to try out for it. Later, she dreams of a bizarre game of Jeopardy! which pits her against Rose and her neighbor Charlie Dietz.
The Commitments
16. The Commitments
January 25, 1992
Dorothy gets wrapped up in "Beatlemania" and begins dating a Beatles impersonator.
Goodbye, Mr. Gordon
15. Goodbye, Mr. Gordon
January 11, 1992
Dorothy's old high school teacher, Mr. Gordon, plagiarizes something she wrote.
Old Boyfriends
14. Old Boyfriends
January 4, 1992
While shopping through the personals column, Sophia finds someone she believes to be quite a catch. Things get complicated, however, when he arrives, bringing along someone whom he claims to be his sister, who accompanies them on all of their dates. Meanwhile, an old boyfriend of Rose's, Thor Anderson, visits from St. Olaf, but Rose cannot remember who he is.
The Pope's Ring
13. The Pope's Ring
December 14, 1991
The pope is in town, and Sophia intends to get him to bless her dear friend Agnes in the hospital. When she bends down to kiss his ring, however, it slips off, and he accidentally leaves it with her. Meanwhile, Blanche tries to one-up Dorothy's birthday gift to Rose by giving her a detective to spy on Miles.
From Here to the Pharmacy
12. From Here to the Pharmacy
December 7, 1991
A solder returning from the Persian Gulf finds Blanche and tries to reconnect with her, hoping that she will be his and only his, which she apparently promised him she would before she left. One problem: Blanche has no recollection whatsoever of this man or his promise. Meanwhile, Sophia decides to write her will, and enlists Rose as her lawyer.
Room 7
11. Room 7
November 23, 1991
Blanche is in shock after learning her grammy's plantation is scheduled for demolition, leading to her and the others making a trip to Georgia to pay the building one last visit -- during which, Blanche handcuffs herself to the building's radiator, claiming they'll have to blow the house up with her in it. Meanwhile, an afterlife experience has Sophia "living for the moment," doing some truly outlandish things.
Ro$e Love$ Mile$
10. Ro$e Love$ Mile$
November 16, 1991
Fed up with Miles and his frugality, Rose decides to act on the advice of Blanche and cheats on him, going out on a double date with her and some big spenders. Trouble soon arises, however, when Miles spots her on their date. Meanwhile, Dorothy goes on a cruise, leaving Blanche in charge of Sophia, who sneaks out behind Blanche's back and travels to Sicily to make amends with Guido Spirelli, the man whom she stood up at the alter several years prior.
The Monkey Show, Part 2
9. The Monkey Show, Part 2
November 9, 1991
Dorothy is outraged when she finds Stan in bed with her sister Gloria, but is even more steamed when she finds out that Sophia is the one who pushed the two together. She gets into a heated argument with Sophia, who storms off into the storm as a result. Meanwhile, Blanche and Rose's telethon to save the McKinley Lighthouse proves to be a failure.
The Monkey Show, Part 1
8. The Monkey Show, Part 1
November 9, 1991
On the eve of a hurricane, Dorothy's sister Gloria drops by for a visit, newly-flat broke. At the same time, Stan reappears to announce to Dorothy that thanks to his therapy sessions, he's moved on from her with a makeshift monkey (read: a traffic cone covered with a sock puppet), but Dorothy soon discovers that Stan's even moved on from the monkey... Meanwhile, Blanche and Rose hold a telethon to save an old lighthouse.
Dateline: Miami
7. Dateline: Miami
November 2, 1991
It's Saturday night and the normally-dateless Dorothy appears to be the only one with a date. While she gloats and goes off and has a wonderful time, the other three recount the worst romantic experiences they've ever had.
Mother Load
6. Mother Load
October 26, 1991
Blanche begins dating Jerry Kennedy, a local newscaster, but soon finds herself having to deal with his overprotective mother. Meanwhile, Stan comes by and announces he's seeing a psychiatrist, and invites Dorothy to one of his sessions, where she learns that Stan may actually want her back -- but there may be something else he wants.
Where's Charlie?
5. Where's Charlie?
October 19, 1991
Miles gives Rose a "friendship ring" as a symbol of their relationship. Soon after, however, something happens that makes Rose think her late husband Charlie is trying to contact her from beyond the grave about the ring, a situation that Sophia soon takes advantage of. Meanwhile, Blanche dates a baseball player, whom she "coaches" by having him wear her underwear while playing.
That's For Me to Know
4. That's For Me to Know
October 12, 1991
Looking through a box of Sophia's old belongings, Dorothy finds an old picture of her mother as a young bride... with someone different than her father as the groom. Meanwhile, Blanche has to bend over backwards to get a hot tub installed, which could mean losing one of the others as a renter.
Beauty and the Beast
3. Beauty and the Beast
October 5, 1991
Blanche's granddaughter Melissa comes to town for a visit, and Blanche soon gets ideas of entering her into the Little Miss Beauty Pageant, which Melissa secretly doesn't take to very well. Meanwhile, Dorothy hires a nurse to take care of Sophia, one who soon makes the other girls' lives a living hell.
The Case of the Libertine Belle
2. The Case of the Libertine Belle
September 28, 1991
Blanche invites the other three to attend a "Murder Mystery Weekend" up at a hotel, where Dorothy, a self-admitted mystery novel fanatic, soon proves herself to be quite a keen detective when she solves the supposed murder mystery. However, a man appears to have been actually murdered soon after, and Blanche is the prime suspect.
Hey, Look Me Over
1. Hey, Look Me Over
September 21, 1991
While going through some of her old belongings, Rose discovers a camera that once belonged to her late husband Charlie. The camera contains undeveloped film, which she soon has developed, and while looking through the pictures makes a shocking discovery: Charlie, it seems, slept with Blanche. Meanwhile, Dorothy becomes concerned about Sophia's hearing.
Where to Watch The Golden Girls
The Golden Girls is available for streaming on the NBC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Golden Girls on demand at Amazon, Hulu, Vudu, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    September 14, 1985
  • IMDB Rating
    8.2  (46,598)