Monday, April 27, 2009

"Thank you for being a friend."

Bea Arthur had some of the best comedic timing in the business. I barely remember the show "Maude". Most of it went over my young head but I LOVED "Golden Girls". That show was hilarious and a little scandalous for back in the day. Of course GG would never get a green light to air on network TV now. Neither would "Murphy Brown".

Ms. Arthur also won an Tony for her role in a Broadway production of MAME.


a. said...

hands down, the golden girls is my FAVORITE SHOW! i was devastated when estelle died, and im sad now that bea's dead too... sigh

C.T. said...

OOohh yes! I made sure I had the remote control in my hand every time The Golden Girl were on TV.
The rest of the day, I'll have this song in my head:..."thank you for being a friend".....
Thx ;-)

Skywalker said...

Granted the show was an ensemble cast - Bea Arthur made it worthwhile. Good times!

J.Doe said...

The Golden Girls were a little risque for their time but since was a bunch of cute old ladies the producers let them do more than the 80s morals would allow.
RIP Bea Arthur

milanesemasala said...

Oh Bea! I remember watching her in Maude (Yes, I'm that old!). But I grew to love her as Dorothy. As you mentioned, she had impeccable comedic timing
"Shady Pines, Ma!"

Anonymous said...

SO SAD. I had no idea she was sick. I always loved her, and wished I could hang out with her on the lanai. :( RIP bea.

Great theme song too. Just loved this show. And it WAS riske!


michelle | bleeding espresso said...

Loved all the GG; what a fabulous group of women! I still love when I catch reruns :)

babyboyla said...

It is sad losing Bea, I was sad when i heard the news :-( I still watch the show now over here.
No matter how many times I've seen it , it still makes me laugh :-) and lord knows the world could use a little laughter .
I still love that show and still watch it when I can.
Hey arlene is it on over there???
can I get my fix? LOL