History Series / GoldenPalace

28th May '16 6:15:49 PM DesertDragon
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The series is often forgotten or even unknown except to die-hard ''Golden Girls'' enthusiasts, and never quite lived up to the standards set by its predecessor. There were several things working against it: the show aired on Creator/{{CBS}} during its one-season run, rather than the original show's home of Creator/{{NBC}}, and was placed in what was known at the time as the "death slot" on Friday nights against ''Series/FamilyMatters''. The show's radically-changed premise from ''The Golden Girls'' -- a misguided attempt by creator Susan Harris to put a "fresh new spin" on said series -- also alienated longtime ''Golden Girls'' fans and snapped new viewers' WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief. Further, ratings for ''The Golden Girls'' had already began to slip in the final few seasons of its run, and many felt that the network (and to a certain extent, the remaining ladies) were just milking a cash cow. Perhaps the biggest blow to the series was the undeniable absence of Bea Arthur...the show was funny, but never truly reached the comedic heights it once did without Bea as DeadpanSnarker Dorothy.

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The series is often forgotten or even unknown except to die-hard ''Golden Girls'' enthusiasts, and never quite lived up to the standards set by its predecessor. There were several things working against it: the show aired on Creator/{{CBS}} during its one-season run, rather than the original show's home of Creator/{{NBC}}, and was placed in what was known at the time as the "death slot" on Friday nights FridayNightDeathSlot against ''Series/FamilyMatters''. The show's radically-changed premise from ''The Golden Girls'' -- a misguided attempt by creator Susan Harris to put a "fresh new spin" on said series -- also alienated longtime ''Golden Girls'' fans and snapped new viewers' WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief. Further, ratings for ''The Golden Girls'' had already began to slip in the final few seasons of its run, and many felt that the network (and to a certain extent, the remaining ladies) were just milking a cash cow. Perhaps the biggest blow to the series was the undeniable absence of Bea Arthur...the show was funny, but never truly reached the comedic heights it once did without Bea as DeadpanSnarker Dorothy.
25th Aug '15 3:56:32 PM Green_lantern40
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The successor to the now-classic TV series ''TheGoldenGirls'', sans Creator/BeaArthur as Dorothy Zbornak. The Golden Palace saw Rose Nylund, Blanche Devareaux, and Sophia Petrillo sell their Miami home and move to South Beach to become the owners of an upscale hotel. What they didn't know is that the hotel was in dire straits financially and only two employees were kept on by the previous owners to run the entire hotel: the jack-of-all-trades manager Roland (played by a then-unknown Don Cheadle), and a wisecracking Mexican cook named Chuy (played by Cheech Marin). Adding to the chaos is Oliver, a pre-teen boy who lives at the hotel and is fostered by Roland. Everybody is at odds with each other at first, but they all find a way to work things out as the series progresses and eventually become one big, happy family...for the most part.

The series is often forgotten or even unknown except to die-hard ''Golden Girls'' enthusiasts, and never quite lived up to the standards set by its predecessor. There were several things working against it: the show aired on Creator/{{CBS}} during its one-season run, rather than the original show's home of Creator/{{NBC}}, and was placed in what was known at the time as the "death slot" on Friday nights against ''Series/FamilyMatters''. Furthermore, ratings for ''The Golden Girls'' had already began to slip in the final few seasons of its run, and many felt that the network (and to a certain extent, the remaining ladies) were just milking a cash cow. Perhaps the biggest blow to the series was the undeniable absence of Bea Arthur...the show was funny, but never truly reached the comedic heights it once did without Bea as DeadpanSnarker Dorothy.

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The successor to the now-classic TV series ''TheGoldenGirls'', ''Series/TheGoldenGirls'', sans Creator/BeaArthur as Dorothy Zbornak. The ''The Golden Palace Palace'' saw Rose Nylund, Blanche Devareaux, and Sophia Petrillo sell their Miami home and move to South Beach to become the owners of an upscale hotel. What they didn't know is that the hotel was in dire straits financially and only two employees were kept on by the previous owners to run the entire hotel: the jack-of-all-trades manager Roland (played by a then-unknown Don Cheadle), and a wisecracking Mexican cook named Chuy (played by Cheech Marin). Adding to the chaos is Oliver, a pre-teen boy who lives at the hotel and is fostered by Roland. Everybody is at odds with each other at first, but they all find a way to work things out as the series progresses and eventually become one big, happy family...for the most part.

The series is often forgotten or even unknown except to die-hard ''Golden Girls'' enthusiasts, and never quite lived up to the standards set by its predecessor. There were several things working against it: the show aired on Creator/{{CBS}} during its one-season run, rather than the original show's home of Creator/{{NBC}}, and was placed in what was known at the time as the "death slot" on Friday nights against ''Series/FamilyMatters''. Furthermore, The show's radically-changed premise from ''The Golden Girls'' -- a misguided attempt by creator Susan Harris to put a "fresh new spin" on said series -- also alienated longtime ''Golden Girls'' fans and snapped new viewers' WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief. Further, ratings for ''The Golden Girls'' had already began to slip in the final few seasons of its run, and many felt that the network (and to a certain extent, the remaining ladies) were just milking a cash cow. Perhaps the biggest blow to the series was the undeniable absence of Bea Arthur...the show was funny, but never truly reached the comedic heights it once did without Bea as DeadpanSnarker Dorothy.
27th Mar '15 5:19:34 PM Green_lantern40
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* FakingTheDead: One of the last episodes revealed that Stan, Dorothy's ex-husband, was doing this to escape the IRS for tax fraud.
16th Feb '14 6:43:44 AM m8e
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* SharedUniverse: With the other ''Golden Girls'' spinoffs, ''Empty Nest'' and ''Nurses''. (Once this show left the air, Estelle Getty's Sophia became a regular on ''Empty Nest''.)

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* SharedUniverse: With the other ''Golden Girls'' spinoffs, ''Empty Nest'' and ''Nurses''. (Once this show left the air, Estelle Getty's Creator/EstelleGetty's Sophia became a regular on ''Empty Nest''.)
16th Feb '14 6:30:44 AM m8e
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The successor to the now-classic TV series ''TheGoldenGirls'', sans BeaArthur as Dorothy Zbornak. The Golden Palace saw Rose Nylund, Blanche Devareaux, and Sophia Petrillo sell their Miami home and move to South Beach to become the owners of an upscale hotel. What they didn't know is that the hotel was in dire straits financially and only two employees were kept on by the previous owners to run the entire hotel: the jack-of-all-trades manager Roland (played by a then-unknown Don Cheadle), and a wisecracking Mexican cook named Chuy (played by Cheech Marin). Adding to the chaos is Oliver, a pre-teen boy who lives at the hotel and is fostered by Roland. Everybody is at odds with each other at first, but they all find a way to work things out as the series progresses and eventually become one big, happy family...for the most part.

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The successor to the now-classic TV series ''TheGoldenGirls'', sans BeaArthur Creator/BeaArthur as Dorothy Zbornak. The Golden Palace saw Rose Nylund, Blanche Devareaux, and Sophia Petrillo sell their Miami home and move to South Beach to become the owners of an upscale hotel. What they didn't know is that the hotel was in dire straits financially and only two employees were kept on by the previous owners to run the entire hotel: the jack-of-all-trades manager Roland (played by a then-unknown Don Cheadle), and a wisecracking Mexican cook named Chuy (played by Cheech Marin). Adding to the chaos is Oliver, a pre-teen boy who lives at the hotel and is fostered by Roland. Everybody is at odds with each other at first, but they all find a way to work things out as the series progresses and eventually become one big, happy family...for the most part.
14th Jul '13 9:30:47 AM JIKTV
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* AcquiredErrorAtThePrinter: Blanche orders pens for the hotel that read "This pen is compliments from us to you." The printers [[PenIsLand leave out the space between "pen" and "is".]]

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* AcquiredErrorAtThePrinter: Blanche orders pens for the hotel that read "This pen is compliments from us to you." The printers [[PenIsLand [[TheProblemWithPenIsLand leave out the space between "pen" and "is".]]



* HeyItsThatGuy: Several.
** A relatively then-unknown Don Cheadle played the role of Roland, the hotel manager.
** [[CheechAndChong Cheech Marin]] played Chuy Castillos, a fiery Mexican cook that gets teamed up with Sophia quite often (and the inevitable Mexican vs. Italian conversation ensues).
** A young JackBlack made an appearance as a taxi driver in episode 9.
** JoelyFischer played the role of Oliver's mom in episode 14.
** Another then-unknown, Creator/BillEngvall, played Blanche's son in an episode that also featured a cameo by George Burns.
24th Mar '13 8:23:47 PM DoctorSerenitySquid
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** Another then-unknown, BillEngvall, played Blanche's son in an episode that also featured a cameo by George Burns.

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** Another then-unknown, BillEngvall, Creator/BillEngvall, played Blanche's son in an episode that also featured a cameo by George Burns.
23rd Mar '13 7:10:02 PM Green_lantern40
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* CousinOliver: Oliver, natch. Eventually the writers realized just how much of a [[TheScrappy Scrappy]] he was and wrote him out of the series.
25th Oct '12 9:42:19 AM Green_lantern40
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* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: Dorothy visits and decides to take Sophia home with her against Sophia's wishes. When she belittles Rose and Blanche's opinions, Rose eventually [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech reads Dorothy the riot act]] and tells her that Sophia has the right to make her own decisions and that she must respect them. Dorothy asks what'll happen if she doesn't and Rose hits her on the head with a newspaper.
* CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming: Blanche's mentally handicapped brother Tad comes to visit and falls in love with Rose. Blanche is furious with Rose and admits to her that the reason she kept Tad a secret from the others is because she is ashamed of him. As Tad is leaving, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkW_DPY23jU#t=8m10s Rose apologizes to Tad about how they can't be boyfriend and girlfriend, but asks if he would like to be her valentine and hands him a card. Rose explains that the card is ''very'' special and was given to her by someone who loved her very, very much. She goes on to say that you only give a valentine to someone who means everything to you and who you are very glad to have in your life. After thinking for a second, Tad asks Blanche if she'd be his valentine.]]
29th Sep '12 12:19:21 AM Green_lantern40
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The successor to the now-classic TV series ''The Golden Girls'', sans BeaArthur as Dorothy Zbornak. The Golden Palace saw Rose Nylund, Blanche Devareaux, and Sophia Petrillo sell their Miami home and move to South Beach to become the owners of an upscale hotel. What they didn't know is that the hotel was in dire straits financially and only two employees were kept on by the previous owners to run the entire hotel: the jack-of-all-trades manager Roland (played by a then-unknown Don Cheadle), and a wisecracking Mexican cook named Chuy (played by Cheech Marin). Adding to the chaos is Oliver, a pre-teen boy who lives at the hotel and is fostered by Roland. Everybody is at odds with each other at first, but they all find a way to work things out as the series progresses and eventually become one big, happy family...for the most part.

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The successor to the now-classic TV series ''The Golden Girls'', ''TheGoldenGirls'', sans BeaArthur as Dorothy Zbornak. The Golden Palace saw Rose Nylund, Blanche Devareaux, and Sophia Petrillo sell their Miami home and move to South Beach to become the owners of an upscale hotel. What they didn't know is that the hotel was in dire straits financially and only two employees were kept on by the previous owners to run the entire hotel: the jack-of-all-trades manager Roland (played by a then-unknown Don Cheadle), and a wisecracking Mexican cook named Chuy (played by Cheech Marin). Adding to the chaos is Oliver, a pre-teen boy who lives at the hotel and is fostered by Roland. Everybody is at odds with each other at first, but they all find a way to work things out as the series progresses and eventually become one big, happy family...for the most part.
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