The Golden Girls

Season 7 Episode 27

The Golden Girls: Their Greatest Moments

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The Golden Girls: Their Greatest Moments
This 90-minute special broadcast on the Lifetime network in June 2003 served as a reunion show for 3 of the 4 Golden Girls. Estelle Getty was unable to attend due to illness. This special episode has clips and music from the Girls' favorite show moments, as well as some never before seen bloopers and outtakes from the show. It also featured interviews with the Girls, executive producers Paul Junger Witt and Tony Thomas, and creator/writer Susan Harris.moreless

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  • RIP Estelle and Bea!

    For fans of the 80s, the show on Saturday to watch was the "Golden Girls." Dubbed Miami Nice, due to the violence Miami Vice on NBC also. These told the stories of four ladies that were middle aged. And living in a house. As they shared their life experiences and downfalls. Too bad that Estelle who would, succomb to Parkinson's in 2008, couldn't make it. As also, Beatrice would die in 2009 of cancer. But these women helped make NBC what it was in the golden age of tv in the 1980s. A show that we would never, ever see again.moreless
Betty White

Betty White

Host/Flashbacks as Rose Nylund

Guest Star

Bea Arthur

Bea Arthur

Host/Flashbacks as Dorothy Zbornak

Guest Star

Rue McClanahan

Rue McClanahan

Host/Flashbacks as Blanche Devereaux

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Blooper of Betty White:

      Rose: Well, scoff if you must, but... I, , screwed it up!

    • Bea Arthur:(at the end)...and a very special thanks to Estelle Getty, who can't be with us tonight. We love ya, ma!

    • Betty White: I haven't been this depressed since I was rejected by Uncle Sam.
      (no response from audience)
      Rue McClanahan: (laughs): I thought they were gonna laugh, and they didn't.
      Betty White: They didn't the last time, why should they now? You didn't before, and you shouldn't again. I haven't been this depressed since I was rejeted by Uncle Sam.
      (she opens her blouse, makes noise, there's a huge laughter from the audience, then:)
      Terry Hughes (O.S.): Settle down, please.
      Rue McClanahan: Now don't laugh this time, 'cause I'm not waiting.

    • Rose: I never had PMS. I had a BMW, though.

    • (As heard on the Bloopers and Outtakes portion)
      Sophia: "It was a fad. During the Great Depression... Oh sh(beep)!"

      Dorothy: "I was such a creep!"
      Blanche: "I know!"
      Dorothy: "I don't know how to explain it... I can't explain it... I don't know my lines!!"

      Rose: "Bea screwed up!"
      Dorothy: "Yes, I did!"

  • NOTES (9)

    • Estelle Getty died in 2008

    • The theme song ("Thank You for Being a Friend") and the song "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" were remixed and added to this special. They were given a more pop-ish touch to them.

    • There have been interviews with Estelle Getty from 1986 and 1992. The 1992 interview was Estelle's thoughts about the series finale, and her memories of the show.

    • This special was aired once more on November 12, 2005 to celebrate the 20-year anniversary of the show.

    • In addition to episode clips and interviews, you can see original bloopers, backstage footage, 1980's press footage, and taping of an England stage performance. Also the interview with Susan Harris is dated from 1989.

      Now, why can't the makers of the season 1,2,3 DVD sets use some of this archive footage if Lifetime could for this special?

    • It is mentioned that Estelle had retired from acting.

    • Following the original airing, Lifetime aired the first and then the last episodes of The Golden Girls.

    • Estelle Getty was unable to appear due to her severe Parkinson's disease. However, she can be seen in flashback sequences as Sophia Petrillo.

    • This special aired on Lifetime, and reunited the Golden Girls, on June 2nd, 2003.