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      Season 2 – The Golden Girls

      1986 Comedy List
      100% 5 Reviews Tomatometer 90% Fewer than 50 Ratings Audience Score Four mature women live together in Miami and experience the joys and angst of their golden years. Strong-willed Dorothy, spacey Rose, lusty Southern belle Blanche and matriarch Sophia, Dorothy's mom, occasionally clash but are there for one another in the end. After all, when the show's theme song is titled "Thank You for Being a Friend," the ladies have to remain friendly with one another. Read More Read Less Watch on Vudu Premiered Mar 02 Buy Now

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      Episodes

      Previous Episode 1 Aired Sep 27, 1986 End of the Curse Blanche fears she may be pregnant, but is actually going through menopause. Details Episode 2 Aired Oct 4, 1986 Ladies of the Evening Dorothy, Rose and Blanche are mistakenly arrested for prostitution while vacationing in Miami Beach. Details Episode 3 Aired Oct 11, 1986 Take Him, He's Mine Dorothy begs Blanche to go out with her ex-husband, Stan, but becomes jealous when the couple hits it off. Details Episode 4 Aired Nov 1, 1986 It's a Miserable Life A neighbor dies shortly after having a heated argument with Rose. Details Episode 5 Aired Nov 8, 1986 Isn't It Romantic Rose befriends Dorothy's former college buddy (Lois Nettleton), not knowing that the woman is a lesbian. Details Episode 6 Aired Nov 15, 1986 Big Daddy's Little Lady Blanche has trouble dealing with her father's plan to marry a much younger woman. Details Episode 7 Aired Nov 22, 1986 Family Affair Rose's daughter and Dorothy's son visit their mothers at the same time. Details Episode 8 Aired Nov 29, 1986 Vacation Rose, Blanche and Dorothy take a vacation at a resort that is not all it is cracked up to be. Details Episode 9 Aired Dec 6, 1986 Joust Between Friends While Dorothy is laid off from teaching, she finds work at the same museum where Blanche is employed. Details Episode 10 Aired Dec 13, 1986 Love, Rose? Dorothy and Blanche contrive an answer to Rose's personal ad. Details Episode 11 Aired Dec 20, 1986 'Twas the Nightmare Before Christmas Sophia takes action when a depressed, gun-toting Santa Claus (Terry Kiser) threatens to ruin Christmas for her and her housemates. Details Episode 12 Aired Jan 3, 1987 Sisters Sophia's acerbic sister, whom she hasn't seen or talked to in 30 years, pays an unexpected visit. Details Episode 13 Aired Jan 10, 1987 The Stan Who Came to Dinner Following his major surgery, Dorothy allows her ex-husband, Stan (Herb Edelman), to recuperate in her bedroom. Details Episode 14 Aired Jan 17, 1987 The Actor The roommates swoon over a TV actor (Lloyd Bochner) who is appearing at their community theater. Details Episode 15 Aired Jan 24, 1987 Before and After Rose becomes convinced she is dead after suffering an esophageal spasm. Nat Bernstein and Deborah May guest star. Details Episode 16 Aired Jan 31, 1987 And Then There Was One Dorothy and Rose agree to baby-sit a group of children, but one set of parents fails to claim its child. Details Episode 17 Aired Feb 7, 1987 Bedtime Story The roommates reminisce about the adventures they have shared. Details Episode 18 Aired Feb 14, 1987 Forgive Me, Father Dorothy becomes romantically interested in a fellow teacher (John McMartin) whom she later discovers is a priest. Details Episode 19 Aired Feb 21, 1987 Long Day's Journey Into Marinara Angela Petrillo (Nancy Walker) pays a return visit to Miami, making her sister's life miserable. Details Episode 20 Aired Feb 28, 1987 Whose Face Is This, Anyway? After attending a sorority reunion, Blanche considers having a face lift. Details Episode 21 Aired Mar 14, 1987 Dorothy's Prized Pupil One of Dorothy's pupils may be deported, and she feels responsible. Details Episode 22 Aired Mar 21, 1987 Diamond in the Rough Blanche announces that she is canceling a date with her latest boyfriend, because he does not meet her standards. Details Episode 23 Aired Apr 11, 1987 Son-In-Law Dearest Dorothy's daughter (Deena Freeman) leaves her unfaithful husband (Jonathan Perpich). Details Episode 24 Aired May 2, 1987 To Catch a Neighbor Two policemen (Joe Campanella, George Clooney) set up a stakeout at Blanche's house to trap neighborhood jewel thieves. Details Episode 25 Aired May 9, 1987 A Piece of Cake Through a series of flashbacks, the housemates reminisce about their birthday celebrations. Details Episode 26 Aired May 16, 1987 Empty Nests The women try to help a neighborhood couple (Paul Dooley, Rita Moreno) patch up their faltering marriage. Details Next
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      Critics Reviews

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      Previous Molly Eichel AV Club The Golden Girls had a penchant for taking on social issues not often discussed in primetime during its era. "Isn't It Romantic?," the second-season episode, featured an out and proud lesbian and nodded to the Sapphic subtext of the series itself. Sep 17, 2018 Full Review Jeff Jarvis People Magazine An update: I still like The Golden Girls... But I am getting tired of variations on only one theme. I expected to see more imagination in the scripts and more than one side to each of these great characters. A- Sep 17, 2018 Full Review Steve Butts IGN Movies Though some of the plots are a bit repetitive and formulaic, the hilarious writing and inspired acting still carries you through. 8/10 Sep 17, 2018 Full Review Joe Reid Decider Not only does the show nail the kind of devastatingly dry shade-based humor that gay viewers tend to flock to, but the show was a beacon in the 1980s for network television dealing with gay themes in even a halfway progressive manner. Sep 17, 2018 Full Review Chris Hicks Deseret News (Salt Lake City) More funny stuff from those great ladies in a Miami retirement community - Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan and Estelle Getty. They are all talented comic actresses, and this is a funny series. Aug 29, 2018 Full Review Next
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      Previous Cyrus K My personal favorite TV show of all time, and my favorite season of the show, But too bad the season finale is the worst episode of the series. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 10/02/22 Full Review Audience Member One of the best shows of all time. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review dave d The can't help but marvel at the genius of the show and the characters and actors who get the most out of them. Each individual episode is so basic, yet there are always 3 + big laughs a show. Incredible. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Stand out episodes: Episode 2 - arrested for prostitution, Episode 4 - mean old neighbour, Episode 12 - Angela comes to visit, Episode 22 - the hunk named Jake Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review andrew k One of the best-written sitcoms ever. An absolute gold standard for the form, while also being a departure at the time. Great show. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Next Post a review

      Season Info

      Director
      Terry Hughes, David Steinberg, Jay Sandrich
      Screenwriter
      Barry Fanaro, Kathy Speer, Winifred Hervey, Russell Marcus, Christopher Lloyd, Susan Harris, Jeffrey Duteil, Scott Spencer Gordon, Bob Rosenfarb, Jan Fischer, Patt Shea, Mort Nathan, Terry Grossman, William Weidner, Harriett Weiss
      Network
      NBC
      Rating
      TV-PG (D)
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date
      Sep 27, 1986
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