What can I say about the “Golden Girls” that hasn’t already been said? This is probably one of my top Simple Pleasures probably because it will always represent time I spent with my sister.
“Picture it…..1980’s…”my sister and I were teenagers in the 80’s and it would have seemed unlikely that we would have enjoyed this show, since it was not the typical peer related television show of our generation. Sitcoms like; “The Cosby Show”, “Family Ties” or “Growing Pains” were more suited for our demographic, however, we are huge fans of sarcasm….and great sarcasm at that.
Apparently, we were not alone in our thinking. The show won several awards, including the Prime time Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series, twice; three Golden Globe Awards for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy; each of the four stars received an Emmy Award, making it one of only three sitcoms in the award’s history to achieve this. The series also ranked among the top-10 highest-rated programs for six of its seven seasons. In 2013, TV Guide ranked The Golden Girls number 54 on its list of the 60 Best Series of All Time and in 2014, the Writers Guild of America placed the sitcom at number 69 in their list of the “101 Best Written TV Series of All Time”.
My sister and I have always been close and as we became adults we would always joke and still do that when we become retired old ladies, and if our husbands pass before we do, we will probably be living together somewhere in Florida and living via Golden Girls fashion. I embody Sophia, while my sister personifies Dorothy. We have referenced quotes from the show over the years many times and I have assigned the show’s theme song as my sister’s ringtone on my phone and on more than one occasion, we have gotten together to binge watch some episodes, now that I own the Golden Girls complete series on DVD (thank you my wonderful husband for that Christmas gift!).
When we get together for one of these Golden Girl gab fests, with this classic comedy on in the background we talk about all the usual things, work, dreams, life, kids, food (cheesecake) etc… Currently, my sister and I live in the same city, but on opposite ends, so we are about an hour’s drive away from each other, this may not seem like a big deal to most, but for two sisters who used to share a room while growing up, as well as a highly, dysfunctional family, sometimes it seems like thousands of miles.
At this season of each of our lives, we are both busy and get together when we can. Sure we spend the holidays together with our entire families in tow and while neither of us would trade those times for anything; sometimes we just miss the alone time of just the two of us… Sophia and Dorothy.
So to you, my dear sister: *”Thank you for Being a Friend”!
*”Thank you for Being a Friend”, by Andrew Gold, copyright 1978