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I Love This TV Show

I Love This TV Show

By Noelle
I love The Golden Girls!!! And they are the first season of this podcast (I'll include The Golden Palace too). I also love Hot in Cleveland which is season 2. And season 3 is beloved Mama's Family. Please note, episode format will now include an episode summary (I write the recap/summary for every episode), favorite quotes, and a discussion. One episode for each show every month.
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The Golden Girls S3Ep12 - Charlie's Buddy
A man arrives and leads the ladies to believe he served with Charlie in the war. Dorothy is suspicious and when she looks into him she learns he never served, he worked in the pension office for 40 years. Dorothy and Blanche are worried that he is trying to scam Rose out of money. Does Buddy scam Rose out of money or does Rose figure out the scam?
April 28, 2022
The Golden Girls S3Ep11 - Three on a Couch
The four ladies are constantly at each others throats. They go to a psychiatrist for help. Each talk about how the others annoy or upset or frustrate them. In the end he concludes they are incompatible and should not live together. What do the ladies do?
April 14, 2022
The Golden Girls S3Ep10 - The Audit
Stanley comes over with bad news: he and Dorothy are being audited by the IRS. Stanley fudged on their tax returns far more than he should have. How bad will it be? Will Stan and Dorothy go to jail? Rose wants a promotion at work but has to be bilingual. She signs up for a Spanish class and Blanche joins her to meet men. Do they finish the class? Does Blanche sleep with the teacher? 
March 31, 2022
The Golden Girls S3Ep09 - A Visit from Little Sven
Rose's cousin is coming to town for a few days before he goes to St. Olaf to meet the bride that has been arranged for him. The guy Blanche is dating, or trying to date, keeps cancelling on her and hurting her feelings. Sophia wants to get a drivers license again because not having a current one makes her field old. But Blanche takes Sven out on the town and kisses him to make the other man jealous. It works but causes another problem. Sven falls for Blanche. Does Blanche fix the Sven problem? Does Sophia learn how to drive again? Does Blanche get her man?
March 17, 2022
The Golden Girls S3Ep08 - Brotherly Love
Stan's brother, Ted, comes to visit. Blanche throws herself at him but doesn't get the outcome she expected. Rose hasn't slept in days and is walking around like a zombie. Sophia comes up with a few solutions but none are successful. Dorothy and Ted seem to hit it off. Blanche is furious because she thinks Dorothy stole him from her. What is Ted's actual intentions for Dorothy? Why is Stan so jealous? Does Rose ever get to sleep?
March 03, 2022
The Golden Girls S3Ep07 - Strange Bedfellows
The girls decide to go into politics. They support and help campaign for Gil Kessler for City Council. Trouble arises when Blanche is accused of having an affair with him. She denies the affair. He says it happens. Who do you believe?
February 17, 2022
The Golden Girls S3Ep06 - Letter to Gorbachev
Rose is worried about nuclear war because members of her Sunshine Cadet's group is. She decides to write a letter to Gorbachev and Presiden Reagan. She gets a response back from the Russian Premier but not Reagan. She gets a press conference and an offer of a trip to Moscow. But it all unravels when they learn that the Russian's think Rose is only 9 years old. The truth will out.
February 03, 2022
The Golden Girls S3Ep05 - Nothing to Fear But Fear Itself
This episode is all about fear. Dorothy's fear of flying. Rose's fear of public speaking. Blanche's fear of being trapped in a small space with a bunch of bald men (really? Blanche afraid of men? Shouldn't it be the other way around?) And Sophia's fear of losing a cooking contest. Do they face their fears or let their fears win?
January 20, 2022
The Golden Girls S3Ep04 - The Housekeeper
While Sophia is away at her granddaughter's wedding (Phil's daughter not Dorothy's) the girls decide to hire a housekeeper. During her first week they have all kinds of good things happen. Blanche gets a love potion from her during the interview. They attribute all these good things to Margareet. They elevate her in their minds to that of a good witch or a good luck charm. However, Dorothy thinks her cleaning skills are horrible and insists on firing her. Upset at being fired, Margareet tells them they'll regret it. The week after so many bad things happen that they think Margareet cursed them. They are so afraid they think hiring her back will reverse the curse. Sophia comes home in time to sort it all out. Did Margareet curse the girls?
January 07, 2022
The Golden Girls S3Ep03 - Bringing Up Baby
Rose is left a baby. The girls decide to raise it together. It turns out to be a pig named Baby. She is also left $100,000 to take care of the pig until it passes. Rose is overjoyed but the girls only get on board when she offers to split the money. As always Rose puts the welfare of the animal first and ultimately sends it back to the farm because it is home sick. I recorded this episode on 12/31/2021. Betty White also passed today. This is more a tribute to her and what an amazing person she is. This episode she played Rose as herself in regards to the animals health and well being. Betty White was an amazing advocate for animals and humans in marginalized communities. She loved humans and animals the same. She was an excellent human being and role model. Earth has lost a wonderful person but heaven has gained an amazing angel. The Golden Girls are once again united. Rest in peace, Betty White Ludden. Thank you for all the joy and laughter and kindness you brought to the world.
January 01, 2022
The Golden Girls S3Ep02 - One For The Money
Sophia is up to her old tricks with get rich quick schemes. The girls tell some stories we see in flashbacks. First, the wedding planning business they had. Second, back in the 1950's when Sophia and Dorothy were trying to do extra work to buy each other a tv. Third, the dance marathon where the winner received $1,000.
December 09, 2021
The Golden Girls S3Ep01 - Old Friends
Sophia makes a new friend at the boardwalk named Alvin. She doesn't realize that he has Alzheimer's. The second story is about Rose and her teddy bear. Blanche accidentally gives it away and has trouble getting it back. Does Blanche succeed in getting Fernando the teddy bear back or does Rose have to take matters into her own hands?
December 02, 2021
The Golden Girls S2Ep26 - Empty Nest
This doesn't really feel like a Golden Girls episode. It's the pilot for the Empty Nest spinoff. We meet George, Renee, Oliver and Mr. Fixit.
November 25, 2021
The Golden Girls S2Ep25 - A Piece of Cake
The girls are preparing for a surprise birthday party for Roberta who is turning 88. While they get ready they each tell a story about a birthday they have had. The party turns out to be for Blanche's birthday, even though its not for another week. Men pour in from the lanai to greet Blanche. Let the conga begin!
November 18, 2021
The Golden Girls S2Ep24 - To Catch a Neighbor
The girls have new neighbors, the McDowells. But soon they learn that they are jewel thieves. Two police officers want to do a stake out from the girls house. Dorothy has the hots for Mullins. Do they catch the thief's in the act? How do the girls cope when the stake out goes from fun and games to life and death?
November 11, 2021
The Golden Girls S2Ep23 - Son-in-Law Dearest
Kate is coming to visit. She has big news. Even Stan comes. Everyone thinks she is going to announce that she is pregnant. She arrives and tells them that Dennis cheated on her and she has left him. Everyone is shocked. While everyone is still reeling from the news, Dennis arrives. He wants to talk. What does Kate do? How does everyone react? How do they advise her?
November 04, 2021
The Golden Girls S2Ep22 - Diamond in the Rough
Blanche starts dating Jake. He becomes the caterer for the banquet they are arranging. She has issues with who he is and how he acts, even though he is a good guy. Can they survive or will their differences tear them apart?
October 28, 2021
The Golden Girls S2Ep21 - Dorothy's Prized Pupil
Dorothy is tutoring a student named Mario. She loves his essay so much she enters it in a contest. The essay wins but there are unforeseen consequences.
October 21, 2021
The Golden Girls S2Ep20 - Whos Face is This, Anyway?
Rose is making a film about her room mates for her class. Each girl has different feelings about participating. Dorothy thinks she will look horrible. Sophia is happy to do naked sex scenes. She also tries to turn the video into an advertisement for her recipes. Blanche thinks its a sex tape. Blanche also has a sorority reunion upcoming. How does Rose's film come out? Does Blanche have a good time at her reunion?
October 14, 2021
The Golden Girls S2Ep19 - Long Day's Journey into Marinara
Sophia's sister Aunt Angela comes to visit. Dorothy invites her to move to Miami. Aunt Angela winds up moving in. Rose is babysitting a chicken named Count Bessie. One night Angela makes fried chicken. Count Bessie goes missing that same day and they all assume Angela killed and fried the chicken. After three weeks of living with the ladies, she finally finds a place. She's going to rent a room. However, her new room mate Tony is also Sophia's boyfriend. Tensions are already high, but it now turns into a full blown fight. Sophia goes to Tony's to confront Angela but gets a surprise from Tony instead. Is Tony cheating on Sophia? Do the two sisters finally make up or kill each other?
October 07, 2021
The Golden Girls S2Ep18 - Forgive Me, Father
Dorothy has a small crush on another teacher at the school she is teaching at. She's nervous and at Rose's suggestion invites him to the house for dinner. When he arrives, it is revealed that Frank, is actually Father Frank Leahy, a priest. To quote Sophia, "It's bad luck to date a priest."
September 30, 2021
The Golden Girls S2Ep17 - Bedtime Story
The girls have two houseguests coming but are not sure where they will fit them. As they discuss the situation over food we also get told four different stories that we see in flashbacks.
September 23, 2021
The Golden Girls S2Ep16 - And Then There Was One
Sophia is entering a charity walkathon. Rose has volunteered the rest of the girls to babysit participants kids. The babysitting doesn't go too badly, but one baby named Emily doesn't get picked up. The girls have no idea who or where her parents are. They can't locate them and neither can the walkathon. They keep the baby overnight. Blanche bonds with her and sees her a second chance. She actually hopes that they will get to keep the baby. Does Blanche get her second chance or do Emily's parent(s) finally come to claim her?
November 17, 2020
The Golden Girls S2Ep15 - Before and After
Rose has been so busy helping others that she hasn't taken care of herself. She winds up collapsing and ends up in the hospital. Here she tells the girls she died and went to heaven and also got a message to live her live to the fullest. She takes up with a new group of friends, the beach crowd. She and the girls get in a fit and Rose moves out. Does Rose come back?
November 03, 2020
The Golden Girls S2Ep14 - The Actor
Sophia has a job and a saber, and Dorothy is not happy about either. Meanwhile, Patrick Vaughn is coming to town to be in their play, Our Town. Turns out Patrick Vaughn is not as sweet as he appears to be. He dates not only all three girls but most of the cast of the play. It all comes to a head opening night.
October 20, 2020
The Golden Girls S2Ep13 - The Stan Who Came To Dinner
Stan is back as he is in trouble. He needs bypass surgery. Dorothy gets stuck taking care of him during his recovery.
October 06, 2020
The Golden Girls S2Ep12 - The Sisters
It's Sophia's birthday and Dorothy has a big surprise for her. She's bringing Sophia's sister Angela over from Sicily. However, the two sisters have been feuding for 30some years. The feud ruins the party and Dorothy is furious. She forces the two to talk and it turns into a massive fight. Are they able to work it out?
September 22, 2020
The Golden Girls S2Ep11 - 'Twas the Nightmare Before Christmas
Christmas is coming. The ladies are all going home for Christmas. They have a small Christmas celebration at the house before leaving. Rose has to work Christmas Eve morning though so they have to pick her up at the counseling center. While waiting for her to finish a man in a Santa suit comes in and takes them hostage. He wants to have Christmas with them.
September 08, 2020
The Golden Girls S2Ep10 - Love, Rose
Rose is in a dry spell for dates. Blanche and Dorothy convince her to do a personals ad. She cautiously agrees. However, no one responds. Rose finally gets a letter and she is interested in it.  However, Blanche confides in Dorothy that she wrote the letter. Dorothy helps Blanche continue the letters. However, when they decide he's going to move away, Rose looks up his name in the phone book and finds him and calls him to ask him out. Blanche and Dorothy don't find out until the night of the date. Is it a disaster?
August 25, 2020
The Golden Girls S2Ep09 - Joust Between Friends
Rose brings a lost dog home. Dorothy has a conniption fit about it. She's also upset because she is a on a ten week mandatory vacation and can't find a part time job. Blanche gets her on at the museum. However, Dorothy is assigned the closing banquet for Blanche's first ever art show. Blanche cannot control her anger and jealousy about the situation. The situation deteriorates rapidly until Sophia steps in.
August 18, 2020
The Golden Girls S2Ep08 - Vacation
The three ladies go on vacation while Sophia chooses to stay home. She wants to go out with the gardener. The ladies hate the hotel room. It's not what they paid for. They then discover they have to share a bathroom with three from another room. Later, all six go out on a sailing trip, but they wind up getting shipwrecked. Rose, of all people, takes charge. She was right though, the rock formation she sent the guys off too was a waterfall but it was also connected to a good hotel.
August 11, 2020
The Golden Girls S2Ep07 - Family Affair
Dorothy's son Michael shows up out of the blue. Rose's daughter Bridget is also visiting before she heads off to Oxford. Blanche has also thrown her back out, but in an unexpected way. She winds up giving the two "kids" a pair of tickets to the Symphony. This leads to them do a lot more than just listening to music. It causes pandemonium in the house and everyone is fighting. 
August 04, 2020
The Golden Girls S2Ep06 - Big Daddy's Little Lady
Big Daddy is coming to town and he has a surprise. He's getting married and she's younger. How will Blanche take it? Dorothy and Rose are entering a song writing contest about Miami as well. Do they win?
July 28, 2020
The Golden Girls S2,Ep05 - Isn't It Romantic?
Dorothy's friend Jeanne is coming to visit. Her partner of 8 years passed away and she's struggling with the loss. Some of the girls are not aware that Jeanne is a lesbian. Each learns at a different time in the episode and reacts differently. But when Jeanne tells Dorothy she has fallen in love with Rose, Dorothy becomes very concerned and worried.
July 14, 2020
The Golden Girls S2Ep04 - It's a Miserable Life
The city wants to widen the street the girls live on. To do so they have to remove a 200 year old oak tree on Mrs. Claxton's property. They start a petition to save the tree. Mrs. Claxton is the only one who won't sign the petition. They wind up having to go to a hearing of sorts of try and save the tree. Rose stands up to Mrs. Claxton in this hearing and Mrs Claxton suffers a heart attack and dies during this verbal altercation. Rose feels extremely guilty. They wind up doing a small funeral for Mrs. Claxton. Only one person comes. However, she came to the wrong funeral. To make matters worse, Mrs. Claxton was accidentally cremated. She's given to the girls. What becomes of Mrs. Claxton's ashes? Do Rose and the girls manage to save the tree?
July 07, 2020
The Golden Girls S2Ep03 - Take Him, He's Mine
Dorothy is dating a naval officer. Stan arrives sad and pathetic and wants Dorothy to cancel her plans to cheer him up. She won't have it and bribes Blanche to go out with Stan. However, they seem to hit it off. Dorothy becomes extremely jealous accusing Blanche of sleeping with her husband. Sophia cons Rose into a sandwich business with her selling bacon, lettuce and potato sandwiches. The run into a problem with another food vendor. Is Blanche sleeping with Stan? Do Dorothy and Blanche stop fighting about Stan? Is Sophia and Rose's business a success?
June 30, 2020
The Golden Girls S2Ep02 - Ladies of the Night
The ladies house has to be tented for bug extermination and they are forced to move out for two days. Blanche wins three tickets to a new Burt Reynolds movie premiere. She also wins three passes to the after party when Burt Reynolds and other celebrities will be in attendance. Sophia is very upset because Blanche couldn't get a ticket for her. Blanche finds them a hotel to stay in while the exterminator works. While the three have a drink at the bar the police come in and raid the hotel. They arrest every woman as a prostitute, the girls included. Sophia bails them out. Who gets to meet to Burt? How were the girls mistaken for ladies of the night? 
June 23, 2020
The Golden Girls S2Ep01 - The End of the Curse
Blanche is in a panic as she thinks she pregnant. Dorothy and Rose have purchased minks to breed for fur. Is Blanche pregnant or is something else going on? Do Rose and Dorothy wind up with mink coats?
June 16, 2020
The Golden Girls S1Ep25 - The Way We Met
The girls have watched Psycho and now they cannot sleep. They sit around the table and talk about how they met. Rose had a cat and Dorothy's mother had come with her. We also learn where the cheesecake came from.
June 09, 2020
The Golden Girls S1Ep24 - Big Daddy
Blanche's father is coming to town. He's got a surprise for Blanche, but it's not a gift like she would prefer. He's become a singer. They also have a storm and a neighbors palm tree gets knocked into their yard. He doesn't want to take care of it. His wife steps in quietly to try and help. How does Big Daddy's show go? Does the bad neighbor finally take responsibility for his tree?
June 02, 2020
The Golden Girls S1Ep23 - Blind Ambitions
Rose's sister Lily comes to town. She's recently lost her ability to see and is not coping well to this change in her life. She nearly sets the girls house on fire with a grease fire. Lily asks Rose to come and live with her to take care of her. Rose is shocked. What is Rose to do?
May 26, 2020
The Golden Girls S1Ep22 - Job Hunting
Rose loses her job at the grief counseling center. Her clients start showing up at the house. Dorothy meets up with someone from high school. Blanche is trying to lose some weight. Milton takes a shine to Blanche. Does Rose manage to get another job? Does Milton become Blanche's new boyfriend?
May 19, 2020
The Golden Girls S1Ep21 - The Flu
The girls are getting ready for a big banquet. Rose, starts sneezing and she gives them all the flu. The girls fight, Rose gets drunk and Sophia finally finds a date. They decide to go to the banquet event though they are diagnosed with the Flu. Who wins the big award?
May 12, 2020
The Golden Girls S1Ep20 - Adult Education
Dorothy is desperate to get tickets to see Frank Sinatra. Blanche is having trouble with her psychology class. The girls wind up with 10 tickets to the concert from various means. Blanche's professor offers to give her an A if she sleeps with him. What is Blanche to do? How does Dorothy's concert go?
May 05, 2020
The Golden Girls S1Ep19 - Second Motherhood
Dorothy and Rose's bathroom has some kind of plumbing issue. The two decide to fix it themselves. They also install a new toilet. Blanche is dating Richard, who is also very rich. He wants to introduce Blanche to his family. She expected a little older Mama but instead meets two kids, aged 7 and 9. He proposes. But does she marry Richard? Is the plumbing fixed?
April 28, 2020
The Golden Girls S1Ep18 - The Operation
The girls are preparing for a tap dance recital. Dorothy's foot start to act up. She doesn't want to do anything but finally goes to the doctor. They tell her she has a small tumor on her foot. She doesn't want to get it fixed because is very afraid of hosptials, but Sophia steps in and makes her. Rose and Blanche have to put on the show without her as the Two Merry Widows. They're a hit.
April 21, 2020
The Golden Girls S1Ep17 - Nice and Easy
Blanche's favorite niece Lucy is coming to town to check out colleges. The girls quickly discover she's checking out more than colleges and help her.
April 14, 2020
The Golden Girls S1Ep16 - The Truth Will Out
Rose's daughter Kirsten and granddaughter Charley are coming to visit. Rose is also going to go over her will with Kirsten and she's worried.
April 07, 2020
The Golden Girls S1Ep15 - In A Bed of Rose's
Rose is going out with a new man. She decides to bring him home late one night. Sadly, he doesn't survive their tryst. He has a heart attack and dies. She learns after his death that he has a wife. She breaks the news to her.
January 14, 2020
The Golden Girls S1Ep14 - That Was No Lady
Dorothy as a new man, Glen O'Brien. He's a handsome gym teacher. After going out with him for three weeks she finds out he's married and ends its. But due to missing him, she gets back together with him. Can Dorothy be the other woman? Blanche plans on getting a new car, but needs to sell her current one. She lets Rose test drive it for two weeks. During the test drive period it gets stolen.
November 26, 2019
The Golden Girls S1Ep13 - A Little Romance
Rose has been dating a new man for 5 weeks. She won't tell Dorothy or Blanche anything about this guy except his name and that he is a psychiatrist at her grief counselling center. Blanche takes it upon herself to invite Dr. Jonathan Newman to dinner. Rose is very angry. When he arrives they find out why. He's a little person and she's been a bit embarrassed by that even though she likes him. After he leaves, Rose tells the girls she thinks he is going to propose. Does Rose get a proposal? And if so, does she accept?
November 19, 2019
The Golden Girls S1Ep12 - The Custody Battle
Dorothy and Sophia have a big fight. Gloria comes to visit. She also tries to steal Sophia away. But who does Sophia choose? Meanwhile, Blanche and Rose are tying out for parts in MacBeth. Blanche wants the role of Lady Macbeth. She goes out with the director in an attempt to snag it. But does she get it?
November 12, 2019
The Golden Girls S1Ep11 - Stan's Return
Stan is back. Just like a bad penny. He's in town to sell a property that he and Dorothy bough on their honeymoon. He lets slip that Chrissy has left him. He and Dorothy wind up getting together that night. He thinks they are getting back together. But does Dorothy agree?
October 22, 2019
The Golden Girls S1Ep10 - The Heart Attack
Sophia is not feeling well after a party they host. She thinks she's having a heart attack. We also learn how Rose's husband died. Is Sophia having a heart attack? 
October 15, 2019
The Golden Girls S1Ep09 - Blanche and the Younger Man
Blanche's jazzercise instructor asks her out, but he's a lot younger than her. She'll only admit to a five year age different but it's a lot more than that, like decades. Does she go out with him? Rose's mother is also coming to visit. But it doesn't go well because Rose treats her like a child instead of an adult and woman. Will Rose and her Mom ever get along?
October 08, 2019
The Golden Girls S1Ep08 - Break In
The girls discover their house has been broken into while they were at a concert. Everyone handles it differently. Rose takes it the hardest and becomes debilitated. Does she recover?
October 01, 2019
The Golden Girls S1Ep07 - The Competiton
Sophia's ex-finance, Augustine Bagatelli, is coming to visit. It's also bowling tournament time. Rose will do anything to win.
September 24, 2019
The Golden Girls S1Ep06 - On Golden Girls
Blanche's daughter Janet and her husband are having serious trouble in their marriage. They decide to go on a second honeymoon to try and work it out. But they aren't taking their 14-year-old, David, with them. He's going to stay with Blanche, his grandmother. How will they all get along?
September 17, 2019
The Golden Girls S1Ep05 - The Triangle
Dorothy gets a doctor to make a house call for Sophia. She winds up asking him out and they hit it off. However, he's also attracted to Blanche. He makes a pass at her the first chance he gets. When Blanche tells Dorothy, Dorothy calls her a number of names. This causes a major fight between the two.
September 10, 2019
The Golden Girls S1Ep04 - The Transplant
Blanche's sister Virginia comes to visit. The two don't get on well so Blanche assumes that Virginia wants something. She's right. Virginia tells her she is going into renal failure and will die without a kidney transplant. She asks Blanche for a kidney.
September 03, 2019
The Golden Girls S1Ep03 - Rose the Prude
Blanche gets Rose to go on a double date with her. Blanche's date turns out to be a dud, but Rose and Arnie hit if off.
August 27, 2019
The Golden Girls S1Ep02 - Guess Who's Coming to the Wedding?
Dorothy's daughter Kate has big news, she's getting married. They plan to elope but Dorothy insists on having the wedding here. This means her ex-husband Stanley Zbornak is going to come as well. 
August 20, 2019
The Golden Girls S1Ep01 - The Pilot
The very first episode of The Golden Girls. Let's meet them! Blanche, Dorothy, Rose and Sophia. Blanche is dating a live one who proposes to her. Sophia's rest home burns down and she comes to live with the girls.
August 13, 2019
Golden Girls Teaser
Coming soon...The Golden Girls. All seven seasons and also the one season of The Golden Palace.
July 07, 2019