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      Season 3 – The Golden Girls

      1987 Comedy List
      Reviews 89% 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

      Episode 1 Aired Sep 19, 1987 Old Friends Sophia's new friend, an elderly gentleman, has Alzheimer's disease. Details Episode 2 Aired Sep 26, 1987 One for the Money The housemates recall some of their outrageous moneymaking schemes. Details Episode 3 Aired Oct 3, 1987 Bringing Up Baby The housemates could earn $100,000 if they "adopt" an elderly pig. Details Episode 4 Aired Oct 17, 1987 The Housekeeper Courtesy of their new housekeeper's "magic potions," Blanche's social life perks up and Dorothy wins the battle against insomnia. Details Episode 5 Aired Oct 24, 1987 Nothing to Fear But Fear Itself The women confront their phobias on a flight to the Bahamas to attend a funeral. Details Episode 6 Aired Oct 31, 1987 Letter to Gorbachev Rose, concerned about the nuclear arms race, mails a letter to Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev. Newsman Edwin Newman guest stars. Details Episode 7 Aired Nov 7, 1987 Strange Bedfellows A political candidate (John Schuck) announces that he had an affair with Blanche -- a contention that she denies. Details Episode 8 Aired Nov 14, 1987 Brotherly Love Dorothy makes her ex-husband (Herbert Edelman) jealous when she has an affair with his brother (McLean Stevenson). Details Episode 9 Aired Nov 21, 1987 A Visit From Little Sven Rose's cousin (Casey Sander) falls madly in love with Blanche. Details Episode 10 Aired Nov 28, 1987 The Audit Dorothy hocks an expensive ring to pay off the debt she and her ex-husband owe to the Internal Revenue Service. Details Episode 11 Aired Dec 5, 1987 Three on a Couch Dorothy, Rose and Blanche seek professional help when living with one another becomes unbearable. Details Episode 12 Aired Dec 12, 1987 Charlie's Buddy Rose decides to move in with one of her deceased husband's former buddies (Milo O'Shea). Details Episode 13 Aired Dec 19, 1987 The Artist Blanche agrees to pose in the nude for a suave European sculptor (Tony Jay). Details Episode 14 Aired Jan 9, 1988 Blanche's Little Girl Blanche is reunited with her daughter (Shawn Schepps) after a four-year estrangement. With Joe Regalbuto and Scott Menville. Details Episode 15 Aired Jan 16, 1988 Dorothy's New Friend Blanche and Rose despise Dorothy's pompous friend, novelist Barbara Thorndyke (Bonnie Bartlett). Details Episode 16 Aired Jan 23, 1988 Grab That Dough A trip to Hollywood to compete on their favorite game show turns sour for the roommates. Details Episode 17 Aired Feb 6, 1988 My Brother, My Father Sophia encourages Dorothy and Stan to pretend they are still married -- at least until Sophia's clergyman brother leaves town. Details Episode 18 Aired Feb 13, 1988 Golden Moments The women reflect on their years spent together when Sophia announces she is going to live with her son. Details Episode 19 Aired Feb 13, 1988 Golden Moments The women reflect on their years spent together when Sophia announces she is going to live with her son. Details Episode 20 Aired Feb 20, 1988 And Ma Makes Three Sophia is a third wheel when Dorothy and her new boyfriend plan a trip without her. Details Episode 21 Aired Feb 27, 1988 Larceny and Old Lace Sophia's new boyfriend (Mickey Rooney) robs a bank and makes her an unsuspecting accomplice. Details Episode 22 Aired Mar 12, 1988 Rose's Big Adventure Rose's boyfriend (George Coe) buys a boat and asks her (Betty White) to accompany him on a cruise around the world. Details Episode 23 Aired Mar 19, 1988 Mixed Blessing Dorothy's son (Scott Jacoby) is getting married, and the mothers (Virginia Capers) of the bride and groom are concerned. Details Episode 24 Aired Apr 30, 1988 Mister Terrific Rose's new boyfriend (Bob Dishy) gets Dorothy a job, but her recommendations get him fired. Details Episode 25 Aired May 7, 1988 Mother's Day In flashbacks, the housemates reminisce about Mother's Day celebrations. Details

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      Ashley Ray-Harris AV Club The heart of The Golden Girls was always the experiences and emotions shared by this group of women. The sex puns and St. Olaf references were grounded by the show's dedication to honesty around its central characters. Sep 17, 2018 Full Review

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      Cyrus K My personal favorite TV show of all time! 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 So simple, yet so perfect, Season 3 continues on a path of big laughs and lots of fun. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 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 Post a review

      Season Info

      Director
      Terry Hughes
      Screenwriter
      Kathy Speer, Christopher Lloyd, Winifred Hervey, Fredric Weiss, Jeff Abugov, Robert Bruce, David Nichols, Terry Grossman, Jeffrey Ferro, Martin Weiss, Barry Fanaro, Mort Nathan
      Network
      NBC
      Rating
      TV-PG (D)
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date
      Sep 19, 1987