History YMMV / TheGoldenGirls

17th Jan '17 9:19:47 PM LavenderCat
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* BrokenBase: Are Sophia's jibes funny? Or is she just too mean-spirited to be enjoyable? A lot of people get annoyed pretty quickly at her shabby treatment of her roommates, especially her daughter, while using ScrewPolitenessI'mASenior as a perpetual excuse.

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* BrokenBase: Are Sophia's jibes funny? Or is she just too mean-spirited to be enjoyable? A lot of people get annoyed pretty quickly at her shabby treatment of her roommates, especially her daughter, while using ScrewPolitenessI'mASenior ScrewPolitenessImASenior as a perpetual excuse.
17th Jan '17 9:18:32 PM LavenderCat
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* BrokenBase: Are Sophia's jibes funny? Or is she just too mean-spirited to be enjoyable? A lot of people get annoyed pretty quickly at her shabby treatment of her roommates, especially her daughter, while using ScrewPolitenessI'mASenior as a perpetual excuse.
17th Jan '17 9:14:43 PM LavenderCat
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** A big contention in the first act of "Blanche Delivers" is Blanche's daughter Rebecca wanting to have her baby in a birthing center as opposed to a hospital. None of the girls think its a good idea, and the entire place is played off as new-age nonsense run by a [[SoapboxSadie moralistic]] [[GranolaGirl hippie]]. Becky opts out when she hears a woman screaming while in labor. Nowadays, more women are coming forward about poor treatment and outright abuse by their obstetricians, and the number of women giving birth at centers almost identical to the one Becky goes to is on the rise.
8th Jan '17 11:28:43 AM SeptimusHeap
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* FreudWasRight: When Blanche (temporarily) gives up sex, she spends a lot of time eating popsicles.
13th Dec '16 12:09:31 AM Green_lantern40
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* ValuesDissonance: For all its progressive approaches to things like AIDS and homosexuality, there are a few things that come across differently nowadays where (perhaps ironically, for a show centering on the lives of women) feminist and women's issues are concerned. It's both in-universe and meta, since the girls would have grown up around the 1940's and 50's.
** Blanche cheerfully mentions several relationships she had as a teenager with older, middle-aged men, including one with the father of one of her fellow cheerleaders, and it's presented as just Blanche being her energetic, oversexed, egocentric self, just younger and sillier. Today, that's considered statutory.
** Dorothy describes her first time with Stan [[CanonDiscontinuity a few different ways]]: being unconscious and waking up to him carving a notch in his dashboard after being drugged (and her mother says she never believed it), or being coerced because Stan said he was being shipped off to Korea and "it would mean so much", and various jokes about Stan being a bad lover in general, but Dorothy always ends up pregnant at 16 from her first time with Stan, in the backseat of his car, and it was terrible for her. In the show, it's played for laughs, but today, we call that ''date rape''.
--> '''Rose''': Maybe we should sign Mary up for some natural childbirth lessons.
--> '''Dorothy''': You know, that's not a bad idea! I wish I'd known about them when I was pregnant. I didn't know what to do, except scream at Stan never to touch me again, and call him every name in the book.
--> '''Rose''': Rough labor?
--> '''Dorothy''': Rough ''conception''.
** When Rose loses her job at the grief center, she struggles to find a new one, and eventually settles on applying as a hospital administrator with nothing on her resume but a community college degree in home economics and 32 years as a housewife, and with some careful rephrasing, Dorothy declares it fit for submission, and now Rose's biggest hurdle is... ageism. In today's much more competitive and narrow job market, the idea of anyone with Rose's qualifications even managing to get an interview, much less the job, seems much more like a dream than a possibility.
8th Dec '16 8:39:49 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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** Jokes about Sophia's forgetfulness felt very different after Estelle Getty's Alzheimer's diagnosis.

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** Jokes about Sophia's forgetfulness [[ScatterbrainedSenior forgetfulness]] felt very different after Estelle Getty's Alzheimer's diagnosis.
16th Nov '16 10:02:23 PM glickmam
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** 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''.
24th Aug '16 2:44:41 PM Green_lantern40
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** In "Room 7," Sophia [[ItMakesSenseInContext climbs to the roof of Blanche's grandmother's old home]] to jump into a haystack. The "Sophia" who leaps off the roof is plainly a dummy dressed in Estelle Getty's costume.

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** In "Room 7," Sophia [[ItMakesSenseInContext climbs to the roof of Blanche's grandmother's old home]] to jump into a haystack. The "Sophia" who leaps off the roof is plainly a dummy dressed in Estelle Getty's costume. To add insult to injury, its wig gets caught on a tree branch.
23rd Aug '16 9:30:57 PM Gravidef
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* SpecialEffectsFailure: As a sitcom largely based in reality, it didn't have many special effects moments, but occasionally, this shows up.
** In "One for the Money," the girls reminisce about [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4hNLNuysl4 participating in a dance marathon]]. Dorothy and Blanche do a solo dance with their partners, and Rose then steps up to do a few steps all by herself--namely, cartwheels and splits. However, despite the cameras pulling back and the choreography largely hiding the actress's face from view, the woman doing the dancing is ''clearly'' not Betty White: her legs are longer, the wig she's wearing is the wrong color (a fact that becomes obvious when the camera cuts back to White sitting on the floor), and the brief times we do see her face make it obvious that it's a young woman.
** In "Room 7," Sophia [[ItMakesSenseInContext climbs to the roof of Blanche's grandmother's old home]] to jump into a haystack. The "Sophia" who leaps off the roof is plainly a dummy dressed in Estelle Getty's costume.
19th May '16 4:45:38 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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** Mario Lopez made an appearance on the show before ''SavedByTheBell'' aired.

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** Mario Lopez made an appearance on the show before ''SavedByTheBell'' ''Series/SavedByTheBell'' aired.
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