|The Golden Girls
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Go ahead now and take my man card. I am a middle aged man and I love watching Golden Girls reruns. I have loved the show since it first premiered back in 1985. I was 12 years old then and I have fond memories of watching the show every Saturday night. That probably tells you something about my social life back then.
My best memory of watching the original run of the show is spending time with a special woman we all referred to as Granny. Granny was actually a friend of the family and a grandmother figure to a lot of kids I knew growing up. We would go over to our friends' house, where Granny lived, and hang out. It felt like we were there nearly every Saturday night as our parents would be spending time together too. Golden Girls became almost like a bonding experience across generations.
Picking a favorite is difficult to do. I say I like all four of them equally, but for different reasons. Even though I've seen each episode God knows how many times, I still chuckle when I watch. One thing I never understood though was why they were always wearing long pants and long blouses in Miami. But then again, the world probably couldn't take a bikini clad Bea Arthur either.
|Artwork by Sam Carter