The Golden Girls

Season 1 Episode 1

The Engagement (a.k.a.) The Pilot

Aired Unknown Sep 14, 1985 on NBC

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  • And we're off....

    As a rule, I never really like pilot episodes as much as the rest of any series. This is due to the fact that there are usually many disconnects between the pilot and the rest of the story that is told as a series unfolds. However, the pilot episode of The Golden Girls does a nice job introducting us to the four ladies that would go to create one of the most successful sitcoms in television history. We meet the sarcastic Dorothy, the naive Rose, the wisecracking Sophia and the self-absorbed Blanche. Sophia's character is quite different in this episode, seeming much older and disconnected than she does in the rest of the series. Overall, this pilot sets the stage for hours of comedic genius!