Golden Girls - The Complete First Season

The Golden Girls - The Complete First Season

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Director: Gary Shimokawa, Jack Shea, Jay Sandrich

Cast: Bea Arthur, Gary Shimokawa, Jack Shea, Jay Sandrich

     
 
Susan Harris' situation comedy The Golden Girls was awarded the Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series for its very first season. This set contains all 25 episodes from that year. The show featured Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan, and Estelle Getty as four women who negotiated the problems associated with growing older as they shared a house in

Overview

Susan Harris' situation comedy The Golden Girls was awarded the Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series for its very first season. This set contains all 25 episodes from that year. The show featured Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan, and Estelle Getty as four women who negotiated the problems associated with growing older as they shared a house in Florida.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Christina Urban
The television powerhouse trio of Paul Junger Witt, Susan Harris, and Tony Thomas hit gold again with their creation of The Golden Girls, a sitcom that truly broke the mold when it debuted on NBC in 1985. Rather than rely on the typical sitcom fare of the time such as comedy at work, (Cheers), or with kids, (The Cosby Show), The Golden Girls had the novel idea to tell the story of four spunky female senior citizens in Miami that all lived together. Starring Maude Emmy-winner Bea Arthur as Dorothy Zbornak, The Golden Girls revolved around Dorothy and her mother, Sophia Petrillo, played by Broadway actress Estelle Getty, and their friendship with Blanche Deveraux (Rue McClanahan from Maude and Mama's Family), and Rose Nylund (The Mary Tyler Moore Show vet and Emmy-winner Betty White). Each Girl had their own particular brand of comedy: Dorothy was the practical member of the group, Rose was the air-headed one, Blanche the sexual vixen, and because she had had a stroke, Sophia got the rudest -- and often the best -- lines. The synergy between the actresses and their roles shows up in the series' hallmark quick-witted quips and hilarious scripts, all of which remain just as funny as when the show first aired. From the jokes about Dorothy's height and wardrobe to Rose's long-winded, absurd St. Olaf stories, and from Blanche's male conquests to Sophia's old country "picture it" reminisces, The Golden Girls proved it was a comedy juggernaut, remaining in the Nielsen Top 10 from 1985 until 1991. Season 1 introduces us to the Girls, and in the series opener, "The Engagement," Sophia moves in with Dorothy and the gals after Sophia's rest home, Shady Pines, burns down. Dorothy's cad of a husband, Stan (Herb Edelman) shows up for the first time in "Guess Who's Coming to the Wedding?" and worms his way back into Dorothy's life in "The Return of Dorothy's Ex." Rose decides to date for the first time since her husband died in "Rose the Prude," and may be headed to the altar in the Emmy-winning "A Little Romance." Blanche gets a taste of her own medicine when she is sexually harassed by her professor in "Adult Education," and we meet her father, Big Daddy Hollingsworth, (Murray Hamilton), in the very funny "Big Daddy." For sassy comebacks and downright laugh-out-loud moments, there are few sitcoms that can match the silver-tongued comedy of The Golden Girls.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/23/2004
UPC:
0786936249286
Rating:
NR
Source:
Touchstone / Disney
Region Code:
1
Time:
10:17:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Fashion commentary -- Joan and Melissa Rivers provide their own unique brand of fashion critique in a hilarious featurette that pays tribute to the crazy, kitschy wardrobes of the Golden Girls

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The Golden Girls - The Complete First Season 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I LOVE THE GOLDEN GIRLS, THE SHOW HAS BEEN MY FAVORITE EVER SINCE IT AIRED IN THE '80S, I GLADLY WELCOME THE DVD SET INTO MY COLLECTION! :)
Guest More than 1 year ago
All I can say is 'Yay! About time!' I love the Golden Girls and the station that show's them is getting skimpy on their shows. Now I can watch it anytime I want!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have been wishing for lifetime to put the golden girls on dvd and it is finally coming- i cant wait- thank you
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have been looking all over the internet, for the Golden Girls all together on dvd and I can't belive it's finally happened!
Guest More than 1 year ago
What took them so long. This is one of the best shows of all times. Let's hope the other seasons will out soon.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I finally can enjoy my favorite girls whenever I want. After getting to know these girls you have to admit; 'they are part of the family'. The more you watch the show, the more it'll grow on you. I can watch the GG over and over, and everytime I notice something else.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I never tire of The Golden Girls. I find them funny, sassy, and for some reason very comforting. I will be very happy to purchase the DVD. Now what about Falcon Crest? Anybody interested in seeing this released on DVD? Cheers!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have been looking out for this for so long. I am so ready for the next seasons to come out on dvd.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I HAVE WATCHED THE GOLDEN GIRLS SINCE THEY 1ST AIRED IN THE MID 80'S. I WATCH THE RERUNS OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND HAVE EVERY LINE MEMORIZED. FINALLY I CAN RELIVE THEM ALL AT ONCE IN DVD FORMAT!! I'M ON MY WAY BACK FROM ST OLAF TO PURCHASE IT TODAY!! AND REMEMBER IT'S NOT A REFUND IF THE IRS GUY LEAVES 2 TWENTIES ON YOUR NIGHT STAND... LET'S ROLL !!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was in it's time the funniest show in primetime television.It's an even bigger hit today.Watch as these 4 women go through the prime of their life.Watch as they eat chessecake and talk about dirty sex and hot men.This is a must have.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is a pretty good show and you can just watch it either when nothing else is on or just with friends and or family. this is the mis adventures of 4 completely different friends but have the best and worst of times. my favorite girls were dorothy and blanche. sophia is awesome and rose can be annoying sometimes but still sweet.
Guest More than 1 year ago
You're heart is true, you're a pal and a confidant. I honestly admit that I love this show and like how its something different especially where it centers on old women (no offense Blanche) and how four women different live together under the same roof. Fave out of the four girls has to be Blanche with her many and weird dates and of course Dorothy sarcasms (though of course Sophia's are just as cool as well). Fave eps of the first season have to be: transplant, the triangle, the competition, break in, heart attack, the operation, the flu, and the season finale the way we met. And if you threw a party, invited everyone you knew, you would see the biggest gift would be from me and the card attached would say thank you for being a friend.
DAVIDLCOLEATGMAILDOTCOM More than 1 year ago
HEY MR BRARNES AND MR NOBLE ROSE HERE - I ORDERED THE FIRST 2 SEASONS - AND MUST SAY. I WAS SURPRISED THAT THE DELIVERY MAN FOUND MY PLACE IN ST OLAF. WELL BLANCHE DID SLEEP WITH HIM ONE TIME SO I GUESS HE REMEMBERED. WE ARE REALLY HAVING A FUN TIME WATCHING THE SHOWS AGAIN. I JUST HAD A HARD TIME GETTING THE PORN DVD THAT SOPHIA GOT STUCK IN THE MACHINE. YOU KNOW, I NEVER UNDERSTOOD PORN TO MUCH - OUCH THAT HURT DOROTHY.... WELL, BACK TO WATCHING THE SHOW.........
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Each GG disc set includes the entire season of shows including and deleted scene that didn't make it to TV. These DVD's are awesome if you're a true GG fan!
gpat More than 1 year ago
I bought this as a gift for my daughter's birthday. She is very grateful.
Katla More than 1 year ago
What can one say...? Second to none. Sublime actresses delivering excellent lines. The comedic timing has never been better than this. 1st ladies of television. A MUST own.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I purchased this as a Christmas gift for my daughter and she said that it was the best gift that she received this year!
gris43 More than 1 year ago
Though years have passed, they still make me laugh. And daily laughter is a must.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this collection. I watch it over and over. It so funny to look at.
NimueKR More than 1 year ago
Incredibly funny, addicting and thoroughly captivating. I'm getting the entire collection.
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