History Trivia / TheGoldenGirls

6th Jul '17 5:24:54 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Rue [=McClanahan=] and Betty White were supposed to play Rose and Blanche, respectively. They suggested switching around. Betty White was well-known for playing "Happy Homemaker" Sue Ann Nivens on ''TheMaryTylerMooreShow''. Outside of her TV persona, Sue Ann was cruel and man-hungry, the antithesis of Rose. Rue, meanwhile, had played sweet but scatterbrained Vivian Harmon on ''Series/{{Maude}}'', as well as prissy spinster Aunt Fran on ''Series/MamasFamily''.

to:

** Rue [=McClanahan=] and Betty White were supposed to play Rose and Blanche, respectively. They suggested switching around. Betty White was well-known for playing "Happy Homemaker" Sue Ann Nivens on ''TheMaryTylerMooreShow''.''Series/TheMaryTylerMooreShow''. Outside of her TV persona, Sue Ann was cruel and man-hungry, the antithesis of Rose. Rue, meanwhile, had played sweet but scatterbrained Vivian Harmon on ''Series/{{Maude}}'', as well as prissy spinster Aunt Fran on ''Series/MamasFamily''.
21st May '17 11:47:55 AM creader
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* TheCastShowoff: Bea Arthur got to sing in a few episodes. Not to mention Betty and Rue get to show off their dancing skills.

to:

* TheCastShowoff: TheCastShowoff:
**
Bea Arthur got to sing in a few episodes. Not to mention Betty and Rue get to show off their dancing skills.



* FakeNationality[=/=]CastingGag: In keeping with the precedent set by the casting of Dorothy and Sophia, every prominent Italian on the series was played by a Jewish actor.

to:

* FakeNationality[=/=]CastingGag: FakeNationality: In keeping with the precedent set by the casting of Dorothy and Sophia, every prominent Italian on the series was played by a Jewish actor.



* RealLife/MeanCharacterNiceActor: Bea Arthur said that Herb Edelman was nothing like Stan (the character he portrayed in the series).
3rd May '17 1:41:10 PM teeveetropes
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* RealLifeRelative: Blanche's grandson David was played by David Jayne/Jacoby, brother of Scott Jacoby, who portrayed Dorothy's son Michael; then in the finale, the characters are related when Dorothy marries Blanche's and David's Uncle Lucas.

to:

* RealLifeRelative: Blanche's grandson David was played by David Billy Jayne/Jacoby, brother of Scott Jacoby, who portrayed Dorothy's son Michael; then in the finale, the characters are related when Dorothy marries Blanche's and David's Uncle Lucas.
10th Mar '17 1:54:16 PM NWolfman
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* WorkingTitle: ''Miami [[IncrediblyLamePun Nice]].'' [[Series/MiamiVice Get it??]]
30th Sep '16 8:27:43 PM Green_lantern40
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* RecycledSet:
** The girls' kitchen was recycled from Susan Harris' earlier short-lived sitcom ''It Takes Two''.
** The show frequently made use of a "lobby" set in several episodes, including "Grab That Dough" and "Valentine's Day", usually dressed for use as a hotel lobby. It was even featured in an episode of ''The Series/GoldenPalace'' as the set for Shady Pines.
17th Aug '16 6:04:42 PM Green_lantern40
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ActorAllusion: In "Brotherly Love", Dorothy recounts how while on a double date with Stan and his brother at a soda shop, Stan "entertained" them by sticking straws up his nose and pretending to be a walrus. In the "Cousin Maude" episode of ''Series/AllInTheFamily'', Arthur's character Maude recalls Archie Bunker doing the same thing on a double date with her cousin Edith and herself.

to:

* ActorAllusion: ActorAllusion:
** In "Second Motherhood", Blanche mentions how her latest beau insisted on having her meet his family, which she took to mean "his little ol' gray-haired momma and his spinster aunt"[[note]]but actually meant his two very young kids[[/note]]. Rue [=McClanahan=]'s previous series, ''Series/MamasFamily'', featured a little ol' gray-haired Mama and a spinster aunt as two of its main characters, with [=McClanahan=] playing the spinster aunt (Aunt Fran).
**
In "Brotherly Love", Dorothy recounts how while on a double date with Stan and his brother at a soda shop, Stan "entertained" them by sticking straws up his nose and pretending to be a walrus. In the "Cousin Maude" episode of ''Series/AllInTheFamily'', Arthur's character Maude recalls Archie Bunker doing the same thing on a double date with her cousin Edith and herself.
5th May '16 3:49:50 PM VoxAquila
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* OldShame: In later years, Bea Arthur declined interviews to talk about the show, claiming it was from "an unhappy period" in her life, and much preferred to speak about her work on ''Series/{{Maude}}.''
30th Apr '16 3:23:59 PM toongrrl1990
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* RealLifeRelative: Blanche's grandson David was played by David Jayne/Jacoby, brother of Scott Jacoby, who portrayed Dorothy's son Michael; then in the finale, the characters are related when Dorothy marries Blanche's and David's Uncle Lucas.
29th Apr '16 2:20:25 AM Freshmeat
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* HeyItsThatGuy: In addition to an array of guest stars that included the likes of Dick Van Dyke and Leslie Nielsen, some young stars who [[RetroactiveRecognition weren't yet famous]] made appearances in episodes, including [[SavedByTheBell Mario López]] as [[TheDanza Mario]], a prized student of Dorothy's in danger of deportation, and child-star-turned-indie-rock-star [[RiloKiley Jenny Lewis]] as Daisy, a Sunshine Cadet who holds Rose's beloved childhood teddy bear hostage. [[Series/StarTrekVoyager Robert Picardo]] plays a surgeon with a terrible bedside manner. Creator/GeorgeClooney, Creator/QuentinTarantino, [[TheGeorgeLopezShow Valente Rodriguez]], and BobHope also make appearances.
** Series/{{Maude}} has gotten her teaching certificate and is now living with Vivian, who turned into a ''huge'' slut. Meanwhile, [[TheMaryTylerMooreShow Sue Ann Nivens]] is dating [[TheMaryTylerMooreShow Rhoda's father]], and [[TheMaryTylerMooreShow Rhoda's mother]] is Sophia's sister.
** Dorothy finally gets her happy ending by marrying [[Film/TheNakedGun Lieutenant Frank Drebin]], Series/PoliceSquad
** Don't forget [[Theater/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet Sweeney Todd himself]] showing up to play Foxy Loxy in a grade school production in "Henny Penny: Straight, No Chaser." Humorously, [[ActorAllusion Foxy eats Henny Penny, Goosey Loosey, and Turkey Lurkey in the show]].
** [[Theatre/TheOddCouple Murray the Cop]] (the 1968 film version, anyway) is Dorothy's ex-husband.
** [[Series/{{Batman}} The Joker]] ends up being one of Sophia's boyfriends, who doesn't quite reciprocate her love for him. Before that, she'd married (and eventually separated from) [[Film/{{Cocoon}} Bernie Lefkowitz]].
** Blanche's various love interests have included [[Series/ISpy Kelly Robinson]], [[Series/{{MASH}} Col. Henry Blake]], and [[Film/{{UHF}} R.J. Fletcher.]]
** Blanche's gay brother Clayton was TV's less-popular Franchise/PerryMason (the one after Raymond Burr).
** In his first appearance, Dorothy's once-married suitor Glen O'Brien was [[Film/TheGodfather Moe Green]]; in his second, he was [[Series/LawAndOrder Det. Lennie Briscoe]].
** Also applies behind the scenes as well.
*** Barry Fanaro and Mort Nathan wrote 24 episodes. Both men are best known as creators and executive producers of ''Series/TheSecretDiaryOfDesmondPfeiffer''.
*** Winifred Hervey wrote 15 episodes. Hervey is best known as creator and executive producer of ''Series/TheSteveHarveyShow'', and, as Winifred Hervey-Stallworth, wrote a good chunk of episodes for ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir''.
*** Tracy Gamble co-wrote 14 episodes. Gambie is best known as creator and executive producer of ''Series/EightSimpleRules''.
*** Christopher Lloyd wrote 11 episodes. Lloyd is best known as co-creator and co-executive producer of ''Series/ModernFamily''.
*** Marc Cherry co-wrote 11 episodes. Cherry is best known as creator and executive producer of ''Series/DesperateHousewives'' and ''Series/DeviousMaids''.
*** Mitchell Hurwitz wrote seven episodes. Hurwitz is best known as creator and executive producer of ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'' and as developer and executive producer of ''WesternAnimation/SitDownShutUp''.
*** Kevin Abbott wrote four episodes. Abbott is best known as developer and executive producer of ''Series/MalibuCountry''.
*** James Berg and Stan Zimmerman wrote three episodes. Both men are best known as creators and executive producers of ''Series/RitaRocks''.
*** Russell Marcus also wrote three episodes. Marcus is best known as creator and executive producer of ''WesternAnimation/BrandyAndMrWhiskers''.
*** Eric Cohen wrote two episodes. Cohen is best known as co-creator and executive producer of ''Series/SoLittleTime''.
*** Jeff Abugov wrote an episode. Abugov is best known as creator and executive producer of ''WesternAnimation/FuggetAboutIt''.
*** Don Reo also wrote an episode. Reo is best known as creator and executive producer of ''Series/WizardsAndWarriors'', ''Series/{{Blossom}}'', and ''Series/TheJohnLarroquetteShow'', and as co-creator and executive producer of ''Series/MyWifeAndKids''.
22nd Mar '16 4:46:39 PM StFan
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Dorothy finally gets her happy ending by marrying [[TheNakedGun Lieutenant Frank Drebin]], Series/PoliceSquad

to:

** Dorothy finally gets her happy ending by marrying [[TheNakedGun [[Film/TheNakedGun Lieutenant Frank Drebin]], Series/PoliceSquad
This list shows the last 10 events of 56. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Trivia.TheGoldenGirls