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      Season 4 – The Golden Girls

      1988 Comedy List
      Reviews 96% 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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      Episode 1 Aired Oct 8, 1988 Yes, We Have No Havanas Blanche and Sophia get caught up in a battle for the affections of a Cuban cigar mogul. Details Episode 2 Aired Oct 22, 1988 The Days and Nights of Sophia Petrillo Sophia's roommates, bored with themselves, are unaware of her active daytime life. Details Episode 3 Aired Oct 29, 1988 The One That Got Away Blanche encounters a former schoolmate (John Harkins) who is the only man to ever turn her down. Details Episode 4 Aired Nov 5, 1988 Yokel Hero Rose competes for St. Olaf's Woman of the Year honors. Richard Mulligan guest stars. Details Episode 5 Aired Nov 12, 1988 Bang the Drum, Stanley Sophia cries foul after being hit with a fly ball at the stadium. Herb Edelman guest stars. Details Episode 6 Aired Nov 19, 1988 Sophia's Wedding Sophia decides to marry her late husband's business partner (Jack Gilford). Details Episode 7 Aired Nov 26, 1988 Sophia's Wedding Sophia and Max (Jack Gilford) return from their honeymoon and open a food stand on the boardwalk. Details Episode 8 Aired Dec 3, 1988 Brother, Can You Spare That Jacket? Blanche's tattered jacket, containing a winning lottery ticket, is given to charity. Details Episode 9 Aired Dec 10, 1988 Scared Straight Blanche learns that her brother is gay after he claims to have slept with Rose. Details Episode 10 Aired Jan 7, 1989 Stan Takes a Wife Dorothy wants her ex-husband (Herb Edelman) back when he becomes engaged to another woman (Elinor Donahue). Details Episode 11 Aired Jan 14, 1989 The Auction The roommates buy a dying artist's painting, hoping to sell it for a profit. Details Episode 12 Aired Jan 28, 1989 Blind Date Blanche has reservations about dating a blind man (Ed Winter) since he cannot see her physical attributes. Details Episode 13 Aired Feb 4, 1989 Impotence of Being Ernest Rose feels inadequate when her new boyfriend experiences impotency. Details Episode 14 Aired Feb 6, 1989 Love Me Tender Sophia disapproves of the man Dorothy is dating. John Fiedler guest stars. Details Episode 15 Aired Feb 11, 1989 Valentine's Day The women remember terrible Valentine's Day experiences. Cameo appearance by Julio Iglesias. Details Episode 16 Aired Feb 18, 1989 Two Rode Together Dorothy takes Sophia to Disney World for quality time; Rose and Blanche write a children's book. Details Episode 17 Aired Feb 25, 1989 You Gotta Have Hope Rose finally gets to confront her fantasy that Bob Hope is her father. Details Episode 18 Aired Mar 4, 1989 Fiddler on the Ropes Sophia invests her roommates' money in a prizefighter (Chick Vennera) who is a gifted violinist. Details Episode 19 Aired Mar 18, 1989 'Till Death Do Us Volley Dorothy and her former tennis rival (Anne Francis) play practical jokes during a reunion. Details Episode 20 Aired Mar 25, 1989 High Anxiety Dorothy and Blanche try to help Rose overcome a 30-year dependency on prescription medication. Details Episode 21 Aired Apr 1, 1989 Little Sister Rose thinks her visiting sister is trying to steal her friends. Details Episode 22 Aired Apr 15, 1989 Sophia's Choice Sophia and Rose help a friend (Ellen Albertini Dow) escape from an inadequate nursing home. Details Episode 23 Aired Apr 29, 1989 Rites of Spring Flashbacks recall previous attempts by the roommates to lose weight. Details Episode 24 Aired May 6, 1989 Foreign Exchange Sophia learns that Dorothy may have been switched at birth with another baby. Details Episode 25 Aired May 13, 1989 We're Outta Here Blanche decides to sell her house, and the roommates prepare to go their separate ways. Details Episode 26 Aired May 13, 1989 We're Outta Here Blanche decides to sell her house, and the roommates prepare to go their separate ways. Details

      Critics Reviews

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      Steven Shehori AV Club The Golden Girls was a heck of a lot racier, funnier, and more socially conscious than we tend to recall. Sep 17, 2018 Full Review Shelby Fero AV Club The Golden Girls' appeal lies in its transcendence of novelty. They're not just "old women saying outrageous things for laughs," because these "old women" are never the butt of the joke, but fighters in the ring throwing out the punches. Sep 17, 2018 Full Review Nikki Tranter PopMatters Golden Girls' fourth season is all about the silly... It's enough to make your young heart swell. Sep 17, 2018 Full Review

      Audience Ratings

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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 So funny. Blanche is my queen. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review dave d If you don't laugh three times an episode then you don't have a pulse. 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
      Steve Zuckerman, Terry Hughes
      Screenwriter
      Barry Fanaro, Kathy Speer, Christopher Lloyd, Robert Bruce, Richard Vaczy, Eric Cohen, Winifred Hervey, Harriet Helberg, Mort Nathan, Terry Grossman, Martin Weiss, Tracy Gamble, Sandy Helberg, Kevin Abbott
      Network
      NBC
      Rating
      TV-PG (D)
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date
      Oct 8, 1988