One of Mr. B.'s favorite sitcom when he was younger is The Golden Girls. Why a young man would find the adventures of 4 old women living together in Miami and concern themselves with nothing but dating men, I could never understand. But Mr. B. said it's all fun and it has given him lots of laugh as well as insight into the minds of older people. More importantly, I believe Mr. B. learned some of his sarcastic attitude from watching Dorothy, Rose, Sophia and Blanche's zingers and one liners.
The Golden Girls is one of the very rare TV sitcom where all lead actresses won the Emmy. The opening theme, sang by Cynthia Fee also became quite popular and even hit the Billboard chart.
Last year, Estelle Getty, who played the Sicilian mother Sophia passed away due to dementia. Just yesterday, Bea Arthur, who played her daughter Dorothy died peacefully due to cancer.
To Estelle Getty and Bea Arthur, may you both rest in peace.