Twenty-nine years ago, The Golden Girls premiered and blessed us mortals with its greatness. Truly, we were and are still unworthy. But aside from it being a bingeable show, perhaps the most important part of The Golden Girls premiere and subsequent success was that it gave four older women the opportunity to storm the scene and prove that humor wasn't bound by gender or age. So in honor of such a monumental occasion, let's look back at just what made The Golden Girls beloved by nearly all. You know, other than the girls. And impeccable comedic timing.
A Little Old Lady Named Sophia
Sophia is spelled S-A-S-S-Y.
The Wit, Damn It
So damn quick.
Oh, The Campy-ness
Wouldn't be the same without it.
Okay, so we’re not in our golden years, and don’t have the pleasure of hanging out with the four coolest ladies to grace our television sets, but still. Been there.
And we could vomit knowing we’ll never be half as clever as Dorothy.
Fun With Stereotypes
Equal opportunity jabs at literally EVERYONE.
It Gave Older Women The Chance To Shine
Because they’re magnificent.
The Descriptive Language
And that’s exactly what’s part of Golden Girls’ charm.
St. Olaf Anecdotes
I remember asking my mother if I could go to St. Olaf as a child.
They Were Spot On About New York Bred Italians
We love our sauce. We love it more than ourselves.
And Italian Mothers
They just want to make sure you won’t die alone because they care.
So many shoulder pads, so little time.
Dorothy's Dry Humor
No one can deadpan like Dorothy can.
‘Nuff said again.
It Asked The Important Questions
And answered them.
Accurately Portrayed Mother-Daughter Relationships
Like you haven’t done this before.
The Girls Were Quick On Their Feet
Proving that just because you got your AARP card, doesn’t mean you’re not still as sharp as a tack.
They Understood The Importance Of Cheesecake
It is this world’s lifeblood.
Her perplexing, stupefying innocence.
It Spoke To Its Audience
Who hasn’t wanted to do that before?
It Practiced Safe Sex
Listen to your elders, kids.
The Word Play
Sophia serving it up cold.
They Knew How To Have Fun
Sounds like a plan.
I’d invest in that dictionary.
If the four complete opposites could not only stay friends but coexist, it proved we ALL could.