The Golden Girls

1985 TV-PG 3 seasons

The Golden Girls

1985 TV-PG 3 seasons
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Leading ladies Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan and Estelle Getty all won Best Actress Emmys for their work in this beloved sitcom about four fun-loving older women -- Dorothy, Rose, Blanche and Sophia -- who share a home in Miami. Whether they're eating cheesecake at midnight or dishing about life's ups and downs, the women constantly celebrate their unique friendship. The show also picked up two Emmys for Outstanding Comedy Series.
Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan, Estelle Getty
  • SEASON  1
  • SEASON  2
  • SEASON  3

Summary of Season 1 (1985) - 3 discs

Bea Arthur, Rue McClanahan, Betty White and Estelle Getty star in this Emmy-winning sitcom as a quartet of disparate Florida seniors who share a house, their dreams, more than a few boyfriends and a boatload of cheesecake. In Season 1, Rose (White) and Dorothy (Arthur) move in to Blanche's (McLanahan) Miami home. Soon, they're joined by Dorothy's mother, Sophia (Getty), who may or may not have burned down her retirement home, Shady Pines.
Full Screen 1.33:1
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
TV-PG - This program contains material that parents may find unsuitable for younger children.
age 13+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 13+
age 13+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this series' adult humor revolves around the friendships between a group of older women. It's filled with sexual innuendo and comical descriptions of sexual acts that will most likely go over the head of younger viewers, but parents may still want to exercise caution. Parents should also know that the show offers a positive look at women and senior citizens and raises awareness about the issues that seniors face in today's society.

Sexual Content

Strong suggestive dialogue, sexual innuendo, and comical discussions of sexual activity. Some making out, but no simulated sex.


Not applicable


Mild: "damn," "slut," "floozy," etc.

Social Behavior

It's a comedy, but it sends an upbeat and positive message about aging while highlighting some of the problems people inevitably face as we get older. Serious topics like AIDS, gambling, and adultery are discussed.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Some adult consumption of alcohol and tobacco products. One episode deals with prescription drug abuse.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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