As a girl who spent 6 months of my life writing a 12,000 word thesis on Golden Girls and watching all 7 season about 10 times (and there’s more to come), I can safely say that I know by heart every insult and funny line from the show. What is considered to be one the top 5 best sitcoms of all time and the most progressive and LGBTQ friendly and feminist series of all time, Golden Girls is more present than ever. Sex and the City and Girls were immensely influenced by the Golden Girls and even though they were created many years later, they didn’t manage to reach the progressiveness of their prior. One of the reasons we love Golden Girls, even though 31 years have passed from its premiere and almost all protagonists have passed away (not Betty White) is the viciousness of the insults that the characters threw at one another.
1. That joke stuck to me from the very first time that I watched that episode.
If you don’t follow the show, Blanche is the slut. And a proud one!
2. No, that’s not what Dorothy meant, but Blanche’s answer came so natural.
And why should she?
3. Rose is the ditchy Scandinavian blonde, who makes Joey Tribbiani look like an amateur when it comes to expressing dumb questions.
That’s a third degree burn right there!
4. Just ‘cause Sophia is 80, it doesn’t mean that she can’t have a romantic and even sexually active life.
Well, that makes sense.
5. Insults were always Dorothy’s strongest game and gladly Rose never got mad at her for ‘decorating’ her with so many negative comments.
I mean, there might be a chance that she just never got the insults.
6. Blanche’s answer is not necessarily and generally wrong, just wrong in this specific instance.
Truer words have never been spoken.
7. Obviously Blanche is the one who identifies as a matured 35-year-old woman, when the truth is that she’s passed that age long ago.
8. I live and breathe for Rose’s stories from St. Olaf. Extremely high praise to the writing team!
The Golden Girls have taught me everything that school will never teach kids about society and its pressing matters including sexuality, acceptance, feminism and respect about all human beings. It may be old, but not at all outdated, since its teachings can prove lifesaving in today’s kids and our failing society.