History Trivia / TheGoldenGirls

5th May '16 3:49:50 PM VoxAquila
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* 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
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* 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
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* 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
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** Dorothy finally gets her happy ending by marrying [[TheNakedGun Lieutenant Frank Drebin]], Series/PoliceSquad

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** Dorothy finally gets her happy ending by marrying [[TheNakedGun [[Film/TheNakedGun Lieutenant Frank Drebin]], Series/PoliceSquad
20th Mar '16 5:57:49 PM LokieLug
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*** Rue [=McClanahan=] had previously appeared in a famous episode of ''Series/Series/Series/Series/Series/Series/Series/Series/Series/Series/Series/AllInTheFamily\+++++++++++' as the exhibitionist wife in a swinger couple whom Edith invites to the house after misunderstanding their personal ad.

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*** Rue [=McClanahan=] had previously appeared in a famous episode of ''Series/Series/Series/Series/Series/Series/Series/Series/Series/Series/Series/AllInTheFamily\+++++++++++' ''Series/AllInTheFamily'' as the exhibitionist wife in a swinger couple whom Edith invites to the house after misunderstanding their personal ad.
9th Mar '16 8:22:20 AM Hossmeister
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*** Rue [=McClanahan=] had previously appeared in a famous episode of ''AllInTheFamily'' as the exhibitionist wife in a swinger couple whom Edith invites to the house after misunderstanding their personal ad.

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*** Rue [=McClanahan=] had previously appeared in a famous episode of ''AllInTheFamily'' ''Series/Series/Series/Series/Series/Series/Series/Series/Series/Series/Series/AllInTheFamily\+++++++++++' as the exhibitionist wife in a swinger couple whom Edith invites to the house after misunderstanding their personal ad.
7th Feb '16 10:25:46 PM Green_lantern40
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** In "Ladies of the Evening," Rose lists off some of the celebrities that will be attending the premiere of Burt Reynolds's new movie. Charles Nelson Reilly is on the list; Betty White made several appearances on ''The Match Game'' with Reilly.

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** In "Ladies of the Evening," Rose lists off some of the celebrities that will be attending the premiere of Burt Reynolds's new movie. Charles Nelson Reilly is on the list; Betty White made several appearances on ''The Match Game'' ''Series/MatchGame'' with Reilly.Reilly during the 1970s and '80s. Also, the later episode "Grab That Dough" sees the girls going on the game show of the same name, and Rose compares the host, Guy Corbin, to several other famous game show hosts of the era; one such host is Gene Rayburn, who hosted the aforementioned ''Match Game''.
14th Nov '15 12:05:21 AM Green_lantern40
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** In an early episode, the girls are suffering from a flu and argue over which soap opera they should watch; Blanche wants to see ''AnotherWorld.'' Rue [=McLanahan=] appeared on that particular soap in her younger years.

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** In an early episode, the girls are suffering from a flu and argue over which soap opera they should watch; Blanche wants to see ''AnotherWorld.''Series/AnotherWorld.'' Rue [=McLanahan=] [=McClanahan=] appeared on that particular soap in her younger years.for one season, from 1970-1971.



** Sylvester Stallone clearly exists in the Girls' universe, as Rose mentions ''RockyIV'' in one episode. Stallone appeared with Estelle Getty, who played Sophia, in the infamous flop ''Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot!''

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** Sylvester Stallone clearly exists in the Girls' universe, as Rose mentions ''RockyIV'' ''Film/RockyIV'' in one episode. Stallone appeared with Estelle Getty, who played Sophia, in the infamous flop ''Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot!''



** Blanche's various love interests have included [[Series/ISpy Alexander Scott]], [[Series/{{MASH}} Col. Henry Blake]], and [[Film/{{UHF}} R.J. Fletcher.]]

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** Blanche's various love interests have included [[Series/ISpy Alexander Scott]], Kelly Robinson]], [[Series/{{MASH}} Col. Henry Blake]], and [[Film/{{UHF}} R.J. Fletcher.]]
14th Nov '15 12:01:38 AM Green_lantern40
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** In two different episodes, Dorothy, played by Bea Arthur, sings a few bars of songs from ''FiddlerOnTheRoof''. Guess who played Yente the Matchmaker in the original Broadway production?

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** In two different episodes, Dorothy, played by Bea Arthur, sings a few bars of songs from ''FiddlerOnTheRoof''.''Theatre/FiddlerOnTheRoof''. Guess who played Yente the Matchmaker in the original Broadway production?



** [[{{Series/Maude}} Maude and Vivian]] are now living together, [[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 [[TheNakedGun Lieutenant Frank Drebin]], Series/PoliceSquad
** Don't forget [[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]].

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** [[{{Series/Maude}} Maude Series/{{Maude}} has gotten her teaching certificate and Vivian]] are is now living together, 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. sister.
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Dorothy finally gets her happy ending by marrying [[TheNakedGun Lieutenant Frank Drebin]], Series/PoliceSquad
** Don't forget [[SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet [[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]].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 Alexander Scott]], [[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]].
29th Sep '15 9:33:44 PM heretoeditisall
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* NamesTheSame: To the show itself- Galoob Toys had a very brief run in 1984 with a toy line called ''Golden Girl'' that was something of an attempt to knock off the ''He-Man'' franchise for girls. Needless to say, it's relatively obscure and this series is much more well known.
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