What it was like Growing Up in the Eighties (1980s)
  • Tue. Apr 23rd, 2024

The Golden Girls – 80s TV Sitcom

The Golden Girls is a 80s sitcom that aired on NBC from September 14, 1985, to May 9, 1992. The show stars Beatrice ArthurBetty WhiteRue McClanahan, and Estelle Getty as four older women who share friendship and a home in Miami, Florida.



  • Bea Arthur
  • Betty White
  • Rue McClanahan
  • Estelle Getty

Series Run

September 14, 1985 – May 9, 1992

Broadcast History



The show had an ensemble cast and the plot revolves around four older single women (three widows and one divorcée) sharing a house in Miami. The owner of the house is a widow named Blanche Devereaux (McClanahan), who was joined by fellow widow Rose Nylund (White) and divorcée Dorothy Zbornak (Arthur), after they both responded to an ad on the bulletin board of a local grocery store a year before the start of the series. In the pilot episode, the three are joined by Dorothy’s 80-year-old widowed mother, Sophia Petrillo (Getty), after the retirement home where she has been living has burned down

More info at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Golden_Girls

Theme Song

Thank You for Being a Friend“, performed by Cynthia Fee

The Golden Girls Theme Song Lyrics

Thank you for being a friend,
Travelled down the road and back again.
Your heart is true, you’re a pal and a confident.

And if you threw a party-,
Invited everyone you knew-,
You would see the biggest gift would be from me
And the card attached would say,
Thank you for being a friend-.