Blanche compares Rose to Mary Lou Retton, Sophia and Dorothy compare Blanche to a human luge and one of the Girls causes an Olympic torch to be delayed.
We begin Season Three with a look at the Golden Girls and tennis, starting with the time Dorothy killed her friend on the court.
From joining an expensive ladies gym to shaping up to date a younger man, the Girls were no strangers to sweat and leotards. We'll also uncover Estelle Getty's own exercise video and the show's connection to the Power Rangers.
More horse racing references from The Golden Girls, plus the history of the sport and the career of actor Jack Gilford
Dorothy relapses into her addiction to gambling on horses, and we look at the life and career of Beatrice Arthur.
A look at the cheerleading past of Mrs. Blanche Devereaux, and at the history and future of the sport. With some mascots and fight songs thrown in.
A look at jokes about running, jogging and biking from The Golden Girls. Also: the history of the exercise bike, the birth of the Tour de France, and a detour into the career of actor Mickey Rooney.
For our third feature episode, we highlight the unusual career of Estelle Getty, who went from part time actor and housewife to Broadway phenom to instant TV legend, despite suffering with anxiety and memory issues during her years on The Golden Girls.
Sophia reveals that she used a Sicilian curse that may have helped the NY Jets beat the Baltimore Coles in Super Bowl III. We'll also talk about the career of Joe Namath, his brief time with the LA Rams, and venerable football coaches John Madden and Don Shula, all of which were also used as punchlines on The Golden Girls.
To open our second season, GOLDEN GIRLS SPORTS will spotlight the games of St. Olaf, like ice skating, ice fishing and logrolling, which wasn't just athletic competition, but also a means of legal mediation and a bellwether of personal beauty. We'll also talk about Olympians that were referenced on the show including Sonja Henie, Jesse Owens and Jim Thorpe.
Golden Girls Sports finishes its first season by looking at "Feelings," the episode in which Dorothy is under pressure to pass a lazy football player, played a future Spider-Man. We'll also discuss Golden Girls jokes about Dick Butkus, Marcus Allen and Merlin Olsen, all of which had Hall of Fame careers in the NFL.
Starting with the Golden Girls episode in which Blanche and a ball player satirize Bull Durham, we'll look at Rue McClanahan's long career, complex love life and natural zest for performance.
An addendum to Episode 5, "Sam Snead with a Hormone Problem." There was one more golf joke on the show that wasn't really compatible with a podcast. Also, maybe we'll do an eSports episode? I don't know.
Like most Floridians, golf was a frequent pastime of The Golden Girls. Beyond just the golf dates they went on with boyfriends during the course of the show, there was also the time they dressed in drag to sneak into a golf club to meet Mr. Bob Hope, a legend of the game himself. We'll also talk about the career of the great Sam Snead, whose name was referenced during the Bob Hope episode.
Hockey is my primary sport as a fan and this is the only shot I'll get to talk about the sport in this podcast. A Golden Girls garage sale and a hockey stick that Dorothy won't sell means talking about Bobby Hull. And talking about Bobby Hull means talking about highlight reel plays and records right alongside all of the shitty things he's done in his life like spousal abuse, Nazi sympathizing, racism and generally acknowledged regrettable parenting.
Our first feature episode is all about the one-and-only Betty White, whose life mirrors the very evolution of the medium of television. From her childhood in Hollywood to her many hits before The Golden Girls and her continuing career after it, we'll recall and celebrate her incredible career. But first, we'll analyze a Golden Girls episode in which Rose and Dorothy coach a youth football team, leading us to notes about Dwight Eisenhower, Amos Alonzo Stagg, Billy Barty and Benito Mussolini.
Sophia still follows the Dodgers 30 years after they left Brooklyn, but before Tommy Lasorda slimmed down with Slim-Fast. We also talk about estimable actress Nan Martin, who guested on two Golden Girls episodes, and Sid Melton, who played Sophia's deceased husband Salvidore and represented his hometown of Brooklyn in a long career in Hollywood.
Welcome to the first official episode of Golden Girls Sports. To kick things off, we'll look cover boxing, Don King, Mike Tyson and Smokin' Joe Frazier.
Why would a person make a podcast in which he discusses the sports references on The Golden Girls in detail? Well, I explain that here in about seven minutes or so.