Ah… The world of The Golden Girls.
If you’re one of the unlucky few who haven’t seen this series, allow me to enlighten you. The show is an award winning, critically acclaimed sitcom starring Beatrice Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan, and Estelle Getty. It was aired from 1985 to 1992. It revolves around four elderly women living in one house, three of whom are widows, and one is divorced.
But that’s not the fun part.
The fun part are the iconic, timeless one-liners that are still as funny now as they were back then. Enjoy the read, and make sure you’re not drinking anything!
#1 The Blanche twist to iconic phrases
#2 The funny yet savage pranks
#3 The timeless Sophia burns
#4 Dorothy’s seamless clap-back
#5 When Blanche asked Sophia about her outfit
#6 When Dorothy channeled all of our emotions in two sentences
#7 The way they put each other in their places
#8 These sassy women throw shade better than most people today
#9 Dorothy got ready for dates like we do, over 25 years later
#10 Firing back faster and hotter than an actual gun can
#11 Sophia loves sauce as much as I do
#12 Blanche had an eventful life
#13 When Rose got the blunt end of Sophia’s sexual frustration
#14 Jesus Christ, the shade, the absolute shade.
#15 When blunt honesty got belly-aching laughter
#16 Blanche is the ultimate wingwoman
#17 Betty Make can make even gibberish funny
#18 When Dorothy needed protection before Blanch could continue her stories
#19 I don’t think anything can make you that jumpy, Blanche
#20 The clap-back from Rose
#21 Rose simply did not want to believe what her eyes saw
#22 Blanche echoed all of our words
There are so many more lines, more than this list can encompass, such as Rose and Dorothy’s exchange over people of colour.
Rose: “What color is black people’s dandruff?”
Dorothy: “Rose, black people don’t have dandruff. God figures they’ve been through enough already.”
Just.. It’s a great show. Go to the nearest video store, and find this glorious set. If you can’t, thank the lord for the internet.