was a popular and award winning comedy that ran from
1985 to 1992 on NBC. This show was based on the
relationships of four retired/divorced/widowed women
living together in Miami. There was Dorothy (Bea
Arthur), Rose (Betty White), Blanche (Rue McClanahan),
and Sophia (Estelle Getty). Many of you will remember
their neighbors, the Weston family, who NBC used to
create a spin-off series called Empty Nest. By series
end, it had one a couple of Emmy Awards and a number of
of the show will remember that the episodes were
primarily about the dynamics between the girls, their
neighbors, and other characters of the show. Each
character has a distinct personality and lives a full
life. For example, the first episode had Blanche (McClanhan)
at the alter to be married to her boyfriend, only to
find out in the nick of time that he was a polygamist.
In another episode, the girls try to cope with a
burglary at their home, fearing the burglars will return
and wondering what happened to their prized valuables.
The final episode has the ladies making plans to find
new living arrangements, as Dorothy gets married again.