75 percent of the Golden Girls (Betty White, Bea Arthur and Rue McClanahan) got together for a rare public appearance at the TV Land Awards in Santa Monica yesterday. The beautiful old trio was hugging and laughing and generally being just as adorable as you’d expect. Sadly, the gang wasn’t all there, as Estelle Getty now suffers from severe dementia and can’t attend events. But rest assured, her heart remains true, she’s still a pal and confidante (and she always will be).


Jun 9, 2008 · posted by Cord Jefferson, MollyGood · Link · 15 Responses
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Comments (15)

No. 1 Luz says:

This almost brings a tear to my eye…I love the Golden Girls, and yeah, I watch it every time I have a weekday off work. Thinking about Sofia, I mean Estelle, makes me sad.

Posted: Jun 9, 2008 at 10:02 am
No. 2 Stephanie says:

Thank you for this!!!!!

Posted: Jun 9, 2008 at 10:24 am
No. 3 Kitchy says:

That was such a great show. Sophia was the best.

Posted: Jun 9, 2008 at 11:01 am
No. 4 halfsmoke says:

Looking at Teh Golden Girls makes me love life.

Posted: Jun 9, 2008 at 11:08 am
No. 5 Keeblerkahn says:

Thats too bad about Estelle Getty.

Posted: Jun 9, 2008 at 11:33 am
No. 6 mr. me says:

The lady that Cord and I worked for during college always reminded me of Blanche, sans the sluttiness. Althought I believe she would have slept with Cord.

Posted: Jun 9, 2008 at 11:52 am
No. 7 Alex the sea turtle says:

I saw an episode a week back that dealt with Blanche’s brother’s gay wedding. It was amazing and it was done in 1987. I love these women and everyone who helped put this show on the air!

Posted: Jun 9, 2008 at 11:57 am
No. 8 maria says:

Was the theme song for this show something about “thank you for being a friend”?

Posted: Jun 9, 2008 at 12:02 pm
No. 9 Kitchy says:

Thank you for being a friend
Travel down the road and back again
Your heart is true
You’re a pal and a confidante
And if you threw a party
Invited everyone you knew
You would see the biggest gift would be from me
And the card attached would say “Thank you for being a friend”

Posted: Jun 9, 2008 at 12:09 pm
No. 10 Luz says:

I had a fried who had never heard of The Golden Girls (I KNOW, RIGHT?) & I gave her a birthday card and I wrote part of the theme song inside. It went over well.

Posted: Jun 9, 2008 at 1:28 pm
No. 11 fleabag says:

I can’t think of too many shows (or characters) that are as beloved as the Golden Girls. I love these ladies!!! I remember having Golden Girls “cheesecake nights” at midnight shift change at work, and that was only a few years ago!!! I’ll raise a piece of cheesecake any time for these women. Love them!!!

Posted: Jun 9, 2008 at 2:33 pm
No. 12 accidentalsexiness says:

I love the Golden Girls! They are the original Sex and the City girls!

Posted: Jun 9, 2008 at 4:04 pm
No. 13 Mammoth says:

What a lovefest in here! Everyone loves the Golden Girls.

My favorite GG memory? At the dyke bar around the corner from where I used to live, my friend and I went in just before last call with quarters we had scraped up from our change jars to buy one beer to split. Almost everyone was gone, but an episode of the Golden Girls has just started. We perched our butts down, sipped that delicious beer, and laughed our asses off as the bartender tried to close.

I guess they thought it would make people leave. Little did they know.

Posted: Jun 9, 2008 at 4:44 pm
No. 14 blah says:

Aw, I adore these women! I love that everyone else loves them also. Thier show was truly monumental and addressed a lot of issues that no one bothers to think about. They make the idea of getting older something to be enjoyed, not feared.

Posted: Jun 9, 2008 at 5:17 pm
No. 15 Kow says:

Well said, Blah.

Just looking at that picture makes me feel warm all over. Golden Girls always makes me miss my grandmother though. The stories she could tell about pickled herring and red hots . . .

Posted: Jun 9, 2008 at 11:37 pm
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