Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

We Are All 25 Years Older Than The Golden Girls Were Back Then

I would feel absolutely remiss if we did not make note of a very special anniversary of extreme significance to so many of you out there: It has been a quarter of a century to the day since the premiere of "The Golden Girls," a show that spoke to such a diverse constituency and still empowers so many. Here is what America looked like a short time after the program's debut. Compare and contrast with the way America is now. Also, RIP for all the dead ladies and best wishes to Betty White.

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cinetrix (#47)

Yes, but at this hour shouldn't you be off the interwebs and on your fire escape, smoking, drinking brown liquor, and weeping?

jolie (#16)

I like to imagine that Our Alex was sitting peacefully in his recliner with 'Putey, unwinding with a game of online cribbage, when the Google Alert for 'Golden Girls' one of the interns set up interrupted his leisure time. Unable to get a hold of Choire, who was out on his evening rounds ("WELL SOMEONE HAS TO CHECK FOR THE CROP CIRCLES ALKHSFLKFSHLKH"), he sighed, put down his tea cup with a shaky hand and got to work with a heavy heart, knowing that come the morning Young David would have a thing or two to say about the missed pageview opportunities their collective negligence on the Golden Girls beat cost the site.

And somewhere in the darkness, Nick Denton french kissed a field mouse and laughed at the folly of his former wards.

C_Webb (#855)

Jolie, did you plan to have that last sentence scan to the tune of "The Gambler?"

jolie (#16)

Ha, totally unintended (and awesome) consequence. And now I'm going to go spend my day composing Nick Denton's "The Blogger" ("You never count your pageviews until they're posted on the brag board").

keisertroll (#1,117)

HA! NEW COKE!!! Now, where's Coco the gay housekeeper?

mathnet (#27)

Oh dear, and RIP, Rose Nyland's boyfriend. Sweet Harold Gould.

keisertroll (#1,117)

Oh, I forgot about him. Between Harold Gould and Kevin McCarthy, this is not a good week for old people best known for playing characters named Miles.

shawn (#1,859)

Golden Girls love is kitschy, but that show is still funny today. Mostly because those ladies were comedy PROS.

Bittersweet (#765)

Remember when the networks hadn't given up on Saturday night? Good times.

City_Dater (#2,500)


A whole generation learned soooo much from Saturday night television, courtesy of parents who had a standing weekend date night and hired inattentive babysitters.

The whole idea of staying up later was centered on which TV shows you would be able to watch. It was divine.

During the week, it seemed like all the best shows (Moonlighting) came on at 9:30. And GUESS WHAT MY BED TIME WAS.

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