How can it be 31 years ago when Golden Girls premièred. I remember it like it was yesterday when my mom watched a new TV show on a Saturday night on NBC that had her hysterical laughing. We’re talking bursts of thunderous laughter followed by hiccups.
Grab your cheesecake because I have news for you. “Picture it”…
Jonathan Rockefeller’s That Golden Girls Show!: A Puppet Parody will have a New York City run this fall at the DR2 Theatre. It will run from September 19-December 11, with opening night set for October 3.
That Golden Girls Show! is the ultimate Golden Girls experience. Set in a sassy Miami house in 1985, it parodies classic episodes with new razor-sharp gags and put-downs, from Sophia’s get-rich-quick schemes to Rose’s tales from St. Olaf. Devoted fans will fondly remember the four women from Miami, and for the first-timers, it will be a joyful introduction to the brilliance of that television series.
Rockefeller is the Drama Desk Award-nominated creator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show. The Golden Girls starred Beatrice Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan, and Estelle Getty. It ran from 1985-1992 on NBC and won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series twice during its run.
To me, Golden Girls was the original Sex and the City girls. They showed America that older women still got it and by got it, that includes a voracious sex drive. This was before Viagra and T-Swifts girl squad.
Be honest: Did you spend Saturday nights watching this foxy foursome? Who is your favorite character?