Stay Golden has decided to rank all of The Golden Girls episodes from worst to best over the next 8 weeks. Hope you’ll join us as we count down!
The Golden Girls ran for seven seasons with a total of 180 episodes. Like any show, some episodes are better than others. Some moments are funnier. While this ranking is not scientific by any means, it comes from life-long fandom and Golden expertise.
is such a man-magnet that Rose’s engaged cousin Sven has fallen in love with
her and willing to leave it all behind to be with Blanche. Granted, she probably shouldn’t have used him
to play that trick on her real boyfriend, causing Sven to fall in love, she
should know her womanly powers by now, right?
(looking at the cake Rose baked): WHOA OH!
Blanche: Why Rose Nylund, Why that cake is in the
cops are using the girl’s house for a stakeout of some jewel thieves. The women don’t normally have long-term male
guests, let along strapping, hand-cuff carrying men. Rose trying to follow the neighbor around the
grocery store to track her every room.
Dorothy falling in love with a cop, of course.
has a major choice here: fail her adult
education class OR sleep with the teacher and pass. She tries to go to the Dean of the school
about it, but he doesn’t offer much help.
Instead he asks her, why are you doing this to me! Which, given the reality of sexual harassment
issues, seems like a potentially spot-on, realistic answer someone would
give. Overall a fun episode and also
amusing, that classroom she takes her class in seems to pretty much be every
classroom setting ever for the rest of the series.
Fun fact! This is the first episode where Rose mentions
her hometown, St. Olaf!
over the two and a quarter seasons the girls’ relationship started to
disintegrate. Which is a little
difficult to believe considering how friendly and supportive and fine they seem
every other episode – so clearly we are not seeing what is REALLY happening on
that lanai. The episode provides some
flashbacks about times they did get along but the shrink believes at the end
they should not live together? No.
is a strange episode topic. The death of
a former classmate makes Dorothy decide to pursue her life-long dream of
stand-up comedy. Granted, Dorothy is
funny (but she is also a written character), but not like, her dream. Also amusing in this episode is Blanche being
audited because she never declared income from the girls playing rent. GOOD FOR HER, I say. Sticking it to the man in a different kind of