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Enough Wicker: Intellectualizing the Golden Girls

130 EpisodesProduced by Lauren Kelly and Sarah RoyalWebsite

Longtime Golden Girls superfans Sarah Royal and Lauren Kelly rewatch the series from beginning to end from a "scholarly" perspective, analyzing cultural themes, storylines, and why so many people still love the show decades after its finale originally aired.

130 Episodes | 2020 - 2022

Episode 123: Vixen, Story of a Comrade

September 25th, 2022

45:22

In this all-time favorite, Blanche's sister Charmaine and Stan's cousin Magda are both in Miami at the same time. Charmaine and Blanche appear to be …

Episode 122: You're Kidding, Buzz is Here Too?!

September 18th, 2022

28:57

Buzz Mueller, Rose's 'one that got away' is in town! The snappy-dressing showman sweeps Rose off her feet and wants to bring her on tour with his band. Despite things going well with Miles, Rose considers it and asks if …

RE-RUN: Episode 85: Fifty Shades of Clay with Special Guest Chris Gallo!

September 11th, 2022

1:22:46

In a very special episode, we are joined by the only man to ever put his own head on Fifi's body, Chris Gallo of OhShuptUpRose.com and Golden Girls …

Episode 121: It's Time to Get Real, Grandma

September 4th, 2022

52:06

In this frequently-referenced and celebrated episode, Rose learns she may have contracted HIV through a blood transfusion years ago. Our main focus is the the 72 hours, hence the title, between getting tested and …

Episode 120: So Good Enough Wicker Named It Part 2! An Illegitimate Concern

August 28th, 2022

47:21

Barrett and Kay from So Good We Named It are here to help us cut those ribbons at Piggly Wiggly! Yes, it's another Hurricane Saturday, as the four of …

Episode 119: Everybody's Got A Nickname For It

August 21st, 2022

38:20

Blanche has to get a pacemaker put in and is overwhelmed with the fear and anxiety that comes with that. Also, because it's Blanche, physical health=sexuality, so the effect is even deeper. Each of the other girls …

Episode 118: Memories, like the Corners of Clinton-Washington Avenues

August 14th, 2022

25:07

Sophia's memories are fading and so she and Dorothy make a trip up to Brooklyn, where, thanks to a pretty rude version of Sal's ghost and a few sentimental visuals, it all (kind of) comes back. Meanwhile, Blanche …

Episode 117: Mail call! Me, Me, Me, Me, Me

August 7th, 2022

35:45

The government is being kinder, gentler, and supplying Sophia with an extra $170K in social security checks, Blanche is using a rented Mercedez as a …

Episode 116: That Sounds Good, Where Can We Sign Up For that Group?

July 31st, 2022

25:26

Rose signs up for a positive thinking group where the leader won't even tell her she's special. Dorothy buys it for a minute, but a good order of lunch meat and a few days later, she and Melanie Griffith are off it. …

Episode 115: A New President of Knocked Up Single

July 24th, 2022

33:03

Mary, who we've never seen before and never will again, shows up on the Girls' doorstep k-nocked up and svingle. Apparently, she's known them all her life, as they were all very close with her late mother. Fine. Dorothy …

Episode 114: Merry Christmas Enough Wicker Subscriber

July 17th, 2022

39:47

In this holiday-themed episode, the Girls pull names (whose names are they gonna be anyway?!) out of a hat for a gift exchange and decide since they …

Episode 113: A Period or State of Decline

July 10th, 2022

32:35

Big Daddy, Blanche's beloved--if wildly problematic--father has died.  Rue McClanahan delivers a powerhouse of an emotional performance as Blanche works through grief, and we're reminded that Dorothy Zbornak is one hell …

Episode 112: Son of a Zbornie

July 3rd, 2022

23:45

Michael is in town and he is at his most insufferable! Dorothy, encouraged by Blanche, challenges Michael to "grow up" and take control of his life. …

Episode 111: You Call This Tapioca?!

June 26th, 2022

40:18

Dorothy is emotionally rocked when an old high school friend Helen Colquist, known to some as the fat woman with a wooden leg and a hairless cat …

Episode 110: Sheila Patterson's Daughter Lets Her Marry Her Dead Husband's Brother!

June 19th, 2022

21:56

George's younger brother is in town and Blanche, forgetting how much Jamie looks and sounds like George, has fantasies of becoming Mrs. Blanche Devereaux. Meanwhile, Sophia commits grand theft auto using the phonebook …

Episode 109: Martha, I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down

June 12th, 2022

41:15

TW: Talk of suicide and suicidal thoughts. 

In one of the heaviest episodes of the series, Sophia's friend Martha contemplates ending her life as she fears what is to come as she ages. Meanwhile, the rest of the girls …

Episode 108: Speculating....

June 5th, 2022

35:54

Rose, Miles is here! This episode features the return of Harold Gould aka Arnie aka Nicholas Carbone aka Miles Webber, who is Rose's partner at the …

Episode 107: Clowin' Around

May 29th, 2022

23:10

Didn't they almost have it all! In this one, Dorothy is dating a top Miami lawyer™ played by TV Great, Dick Van Dyke. Their chemistry is so palpable, that she even contemplates life as Mrs.KennethWhittingham, but …

Episode 106: No Prudes

May 22nd, 2022

29:57

In this one, Rose asks Enrrrrrique Mas to help her out with an age discrimination case after losing Charlie's pension and ends up with something even better--a job as a production assistant! Meanwhile, Sophia uses her …

Episode 105: A Cow and a Sperm-Pusher Wonder "Where's Mine????"

May 15th, 2022

34:35

Oh boy, we're going to a sperm bank! Blanche's daughter Rebecca is back in town with big news: she's getting impregnated on Monday! Blanche, who spent her mothering years screaming for the governess for nothing, feels …

Episodes 103 & 104: Chronic Illness, Dismissive Doctors, Sleep Deprivation and A Bag of S̶u̶n̶s̶h̶i̶n̶e̶ Egg Yolks

May 8th, 2022

49:57

We're up and running in Season 5!  In the two-part season premiere, we find Dorothy, an otherwise healthy woman whose only medical woes were once digesting raw vegetables and a cracking jaw, feeling exhausted, sick, and …

Episodes 101 & 102: Another Clip Show ft. Wally's Sexual Proclivities

May 1st, 2022

26:10

In a less-than-thrilling send-off to an excellent Season 4, Mr. Yakamora, a wanna-be real estate mogul (played by the late, great Ralph Ahn), makes a …

Episode 100: Middle Aged Bambinas & Dirty Dancin'

April 24th, 2022

26:30

In one of the whackiest of all-time episodes, Sophia's old friends Dominic and Philomena Bosco, aka Freida Claxton and Vincenzo the Contractor …

Thank You For Being a Fan: Enough Wicker Contest Submissions

April 16th, 2022

2:18:34

In honor of Golden Con next week, we are rerunning our fan contribution episode. The Golden Girls is about community, so we hope you all have the …

Episode 99: Charlie Horse!

April 10th, 2022

32:10

Oh boy, a whole episode about body negativity and dieting, wahoo! We kid, we kid. But in this one, the Girls are all dealing with their weight and …

Episode 98: We Are The World

April 3rd, 2022

36:15

In this one, Sophia busts her friend Lilian out of Sunny Pastures, a rundown nursing home struggling in the age of Reagan-era cuts. Meanwhile, Blanche gets a bonus and initially plans to put the money in her bosom …

Episode 97: Tough Holly

March 27th, 2022

23:14

She's mopey, dopey, and full of crap, Rose's sister. In this one, Holly, Rose's flute-playing, philandering, annoying AF little sister comes to Miami …

Episode 96: Perfect Pizza with Pizzazz & a Pill Problem

March 20th, 2022

33:11

In a heavier A-story that is all too timely, Rose confronts an addiction to pills. She reveals her doctor prescribed painkillers for an old farm …

Episode 95: Welcome to the Dorothy Killed Trudy Party

March 13th, 2022

36:02

And she's a teacher too! 

Dorothy's high school best friend Trudy McMahon comes to Miami for their high school reunion and brings along her handsome …

Episode 94: Kid Pepe Later Went On to Have a Very Successful Career in Consumer Reporting

March 6th, 2022

33:23

Rose makes the mistake of trusting Sophia with a large sum of money the Girls intend to use for a joint CD account, and rather than buying a handful …

Episode 93: We're The Laughing Stock of The Ladies Auxiliary

February 27th, 2022

30:53

Dorothy is in charge of finding talent for an upcoming variety show and recruits Rose, Blanche, and Sophia to help. The Donatello Triplets prove to be worthy headliners, even if the one juggling Sklarkievich Brother …

Episode 92: 1000 Points of Light

February 20th, 2022

33:23

Chalk it all up to synergism. In this one, Dorothy and Sophia are shaken up by the rate at which Sophia's friends are dying. Dorothy's response is to …

Episode 91: Fun in the Buff This St. Valentine's Day

February 13th, 2022

31:33

In your classic clip Golden Girls clip show, we've got Sal being a total bagagalupe and Sophia's dad letting him know it, Blanche meeting another gay …

Episode 90: The Eddie Effect

February 6th, 2022

26:26

In this one, Dorothy engages in the age-old practice of #sportnookie with Eddie, whose apparent sexual prowess is hidden beneath an unassuming …

Episode 89: Nothing More Frustrating than Waiting for One of These Suckers to Rise and it Just Won't

January 30th, 2022

28:32

Sophia is called upon to perform a Sicilian act of vengeance while Rose deals with sexual frustration, just another day in the Golden Girls' house. …

Episode 88: Music Lovers for the Win

January 23rd, 2022

25:18

In this episode, Blanche meets a charming, handsome man who knows the ins and outs of high society food pairings. It should be perfect, but John is …

Episode 87: We Will Waste 22 Minutes of Your Time

January 16th, 2022

22:13

Is that an original DeKimmel!? In this one, the roof is leaking and rather than shell out the dough like any normal landlord, Blanche is focused on preserving a towel that never contained baby Skippy. While trying to …

Episode 86: Stan Yells at Some Hospital Staff

January 9th, 2022

37:59

We open this episode by paying tribute to our dearly departed Betty White, who entertained millions with her command of comedy and inspired just as many with her commitment to kindness. Thank you for being a friend, …

Rerun of Episode 36: Merry Christmas Sarah, Merry Christmas Lauren

December 26th, 2021

20:33

What the hell is this, The Waltons?! In the first Christmas episode of the series, the girls do quite a lot. Blanche tries to bong a mall Santa and gets caught, Rose offers counseling to her clients right in front of …

Episode 84: Three Palm Trees & A Real Downer of an Episode

December 12th, 2021

40:04

We revisit Brother, Can You Spare that Jacket, in which each of the girls has their own personal reckoning with the state of things in America. After a brief bit of riding high on a winning lotto ticket, Dorothy, …

Episode 82: Max Weinstock Wastes No Time Getting In (to town!)

December 5th, 2021

59:55

Sophia's getting married, Rose and Blanche are establishing a Miami-based chapter of the Hunka Hunka Burnin Love Fanclub, Dorothy is smoking, and somehow the caterer is still the star! We talk about Sophia's Wedding …

Episode 81: The Power of Stan Compels Sophia

November 28th, 2021

24:59

Dorothy is battling Stan for Sophia's soul and Blanche & Rose are up all night howlin. In the nosebleed seats of a baseball game, Sophia gets …

Episode 80: Never Go to Beaver Falls

November 21st, 2021

34:04

Rose is up for St. Olaf's Woman of the Year! OOOFDAH! There's only one problem, Blanche and Dorothy are back to their Issac Q. Newton/rez-ume ways and they've stretched the truth a bit on her application. Mighty flood, …

Episode 79: Turns Out Virginia WAS the Slut

November 14th, 2021

35:15

Rose and Dorothy assume the roles of Mulder and Scully after seeing what appears to be a UFO. Meanwhile, Blanche attempts a conquest for Ham …

Episode 78: If You Don't Listen You'll Regret it For the Rest of Your Life

November 7th, 2021

33:08

The three younger girls sit around the kitchen table lamenting that Sophia is letting the last of her life slip away. Rose's puritanical work ethic, Blanche's overactive sex drive and Dorothy's grounding nature all …

Episode 77: Fidel Santo Domingo & A Woman Without A Sheepskin

October 31st, 2021

30:51

Season 4 starts with a bang! Fidel Santiago, a snappy dressing cigar heir and all-around charmer dates both Blanche and Sophia. His long teeth raise …

Episode 76: Wasn't Virginia the Slut?

October 17th, 2021

27:12

We've made it to the end of the third season! In this vignette/flashback Mother's Day episode, we see Dorothy play her own grandmother, Rose lie to …

Episode 75: Mister Worse than the Empty Nest Episode

October 10th, 2021

23:51

In what is the opposite of a fan-favorite, Rose dates Mr. Terrific, Dorothy attempts to fix his show and is sexually harassed by a puppet, and Blanche gets a different bed than the one she ordered. We're here to dunk on …

Episode 74: Mixed Blessing(s)

October 3rd, 2021

39:28

We give all of our thoughts on the controversial Mixed Blessings episode, as well as a lament at how bad this show handles issues of race in general. …

Episode 73: Neater Than Hard Salami

September 26th, 2021

26:58

Al, Rose's new boyfriend, just retired from a successful career as a deli owner. While he could be content just sleeping late and watching reruns of …

Episode 72: Middle Aged Daughters Just Don't Understand

September 19th, 2021

29:21

In the ultimate role reversal, Sophia has a new boyfriend that Dorothy can't stand. Rocco, played by Hollywood legend Mickey Rooney, adores Sophia, …

Episode 71: Handle it?! I can't even get to close to it!

September 12th, 2021

36:20

Sophia is feeling bummed as all of her friends her own age have either moved out of town, died, or assumed new identities as Pinky Lee. Dorothy, thinking only of her mother's happiness, starts bringing her along on …

Very Special Episode with Claire from Golden Girls Fashion Corner

September 5th, 2021

1:09:08

Golden Girls Fashion Corner is the place on the web for the clothes of our beloved Golden Girls. The woman behind the blog, Claire Sewell, joins us …

Episode 69 (and 70!): Is That Seafood Medley?

August 29th, 2021

36:02

Golden Moments Parts 1 and 2 aired on the same night, so audiences were treated to a full hour of clips they'd already seen before. Through …

Episode 68: Can you believe that, 68! It's a-me, Angelo.

August 22nd, 2021

28:59

Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to tell a fib. Angelo, Sophia's priest brother, is visiting for the first time in 40 years and Sophia can't bear to tell him Dorothy and Stan are divorced. Using …

Episode 67: This Episode Will Make You Scream, Holler, and Jump for Joy

August 15th, 2021

32:12

In an absolute classic, the Girls head to Hollywood to appear on polyester and teeth-clad Guy Corbin's epic game show, Grab that Dough. This one …

Episode 66: Dorothy Zbornak is [still] the Hero We Need

August 8th, 2021

31:23

Dorothy is in a rut. Between Blanche's celebrity rags and Rose's...well, Rose in general, the Brightest Kid in Brooklyn™ is feeling a little …

Very Special Episode with Dr. Wendy Burns-Ardolino

August 8th, 2021

1:06:40

Dr. Wendy Burns-Ardolino joins us for a very special episode in which we discuss her book, TV Female Foursomes and Their Fans. We talk about the …

Episode 65: Norma Rae Petrillo & A Whole Lot of Gross Fat-Phobia

August 1st, 2021

39:28

In what is perhaps the worst episode of the entire Golden Girls series as it relates to body-shaming and fat-phobia, we meet Rebecca, Blanche's …

Episode 64: Looks Like We're A Hit

July 25th, 2021

24:51

Hold onto your chisels, Laszlo's in town! The Hungarian Hunk initially plans to use Blanche as a nude model for his sculpture, but eventually, he …

Episode 63: The Uncle Fingerbinger Story

July 18th, 2021

24:32

Buddy Rourke, an alleged friend of Charlie's is in town and he (like Jean) has the hots for Rose. The two strike up what seems like a relatively mild romance, but then all of a sudden Rose is packing up and moving to …

Episode 62: That's Definitely Not How Therapy Works

July 11th, 2021

21:16

The Girls have been living together for five years and they have HAD it. From Blanche's Designing Women accent to Rose's seemingly incessant need to sprinkle everyday conversation with Norwegian words, to Dorothy's …

Episode 61: Brother of the Scalp

July 4th, 2021

27:18

Babe, I'm afraid we're being audited. 

Stan's back and this time he's bringing Dorothy down financially. He reveals he's being audited, and because Uncle Sam is going back so many years, that means Aunt Dorothy is too. …

Episode 60: Come on Swen!

June 27th, 2021

32:53

Friends, welcome to the VERY FIRST in-person recording of Enough Wicker. Yes, Lauren and Sarah sit together in the same space to talk about the perils of Little Sven (not to be confused with Big Sven or Big Sven 2). …

Very Special Episode With Dr. TJ West

June 20th, 2021

57:11

What better way to close out Pride Month than with the author of some of the most dynamic, queer-focused Golden Girls content out there! Dr. Thomas …

Episode 59: Yo! Ted-ay!

June 13th, 2021

27:20

Stan's brother is in town and spoiler: he really sucks! Initially, he goes out with Blanche but he's not into it, and the next thing we know he and Dorothy are aggressively hugging on the front step in the morning. …

Episode 58: Then Why Does It Say The Explosion Was So Great it Shattered Windows In The Building Next Door?!

June 6th, 2021

33:01

What is there to say about Gil Kessler that hasn't already been said? This episode hits on a plethora of big issues including sensationalized …

Episode 57: Comrade Rose Attempts to Broker an International Peace Deal--NBD!

May 30th, 2021

44:57

Rose is leading another pseduo-Girl Scout troop and this time she's concerned about nuclear war. In one of the most bizzare episodes, Rose writes to both the American and Soviet governments calling for peace, but only …

Episode 56: (56?!) Fears, Bolts, and a Buzzed Dorothy

May 23rd, 2021

30:06

From public speaking at Aunt Gretchen's funeral, to a totally unheard-of fear of flying, to a completely ridiculous phobia of being surrounded by …

Very Special Episode with Jared Clayton Brown

May 16th, 2021

1:09:01

In this very special episode, we talk to popular culture scholar Jarden Clayton Brown about his paper Sex and the City, Platinum Edition: How The …

Episode 55: Marguerite Deserved Better

May 9th, 2021

35:28

Peak Golden Girls scholarship here! In this episode on The Housekeeper, we praise Paula Kelly's performance as Marguerite, call out a couple of the …

Episode 54: Two Grown Women Record a Podcast about a Pig and He's the One With a Mental Problem?

May 2nd, 2021

28:59

WELCOME BAABYY! This is an off-the-wall episode wherein Rose inherits responsibility for her dear old uncle's pet pig (although, not that dear, since …

Dr. Elizabeth Yuko and the Intersection of Bioethics, The Golden Girls & COVID-19

April 25th, 2021

1:04:40

In this Very Special Episode, we are joined by Dr. Elizabeth Yuko, an award-winning journalist and an adjunct professor of ethics at Fordham University. We found Elizabeth through her 2016 Ted Talk called “Everything I …

Episode 53: ♫ Gonna Stuff a Chicken ♫

April 18th, 2021

22:32

Ah, yes a clip show. The first of Season 3! This is just pure, old-fashioned fun. Plot holes abound as we see the short-lived Miami Mom's Catering, …

Episode 52: Jenny Lewis and The Blues

April 11th, 2021

43:15

In this first episode of the third season, we discuss the adorable relationship between Sophia and Alvin, and reflect on what makes the diagnosis of …

Episode 51: Rita Moreno's Nest Might Be Empty, But Ours Isn't!

April 4th, 2021

52:54

We've made it to the dreaded Season 2 finale--Empty Nests! We're joined by a very special guest Mr. Matt Browning, a writer and the site runner of EmptyNestTV.com. Matt shares with us some behind-the-scenes info that …

Episode 50: Deleted by Authority of the Governor

March 28th, 2021

27:38

What do Cheryl Strayed, Señor Frogs, and DZ Discovery Zone have in common? They’re all mentioned in this episode! This clip show is the penultimate …

Episode 49: George Clooney Gets Shot--Good Thing He's Got Health Insurance!

March 28th, 2021

31:01

A young and hunky George Clooney and his gruff but handsome partner Al are a couple of unconventional (and unethical, seemingly untrained) detectives using the Girls' house for a stakeout location, just like real cops …

Episode 48: It Takes Discipline to Shut The F*ck Up

March 21st, 2021

28:17

Hello Mother Dorothy. Kate and Dennis come back to Richmond Street amid marital discord. Dennis cheated, and Dorothy, still reeling from Stan's habitual infidelity, is heartbroken at first, but that quickly turns to …

Episode 47: Jake is the Sexiest Man Alive

March 14th, 2021

37:32

The girls are putting together a charity banquet for a local hospital and Blanche falls for the hunky, yet unrefined caterer. Why we need to hold …

A Very Special Episode with Meanwhile At The Podcast's George & Kristin

March 7th, 2021

1:13:23

The Golden Girls had a ton of celebrity guest stars, pop-cultural references, repeat guest appearances and more. To help us recall all those who are …

Episode 46: Dorothy Prepares A.C. Slater for Bayside High

February 28th, 2021

31:02

Mario Lopez guest stars in this wildly problematic episode, which has not one, but two offensive and outdated storylines! The A-story features Dorothy tutoring Mario, played by Mario Lopez, a gifted young writer …

Episode 45: Beauty is in the Eye of the Bea-Holder

February 21st, 2021

32:39

Rose is a burgeoning filmmaker in this one and decides her first (and to our knowledge) the only documentary will be a day in the life of her roommates. Sophia sees it as a great opportunity for free publicity (for only …

Episode 44: Aunt Angela is Back & She Fried Count Bessie!

February 14th, 2021

19:36

Guest star Nancy Walker returns as Angela, Sophia's sister, who has decided to move from Sicily to Miami (with only a single piece of luggage). Angela overstays her welcome with the girls as her apartment search becomes …

Very Special Episode with Dr. Kate Browne!

February 7th, 2021

1:30:48

Lauren and Sarah are joined by Dr. Kate Browne, a culture writer and essayist who wrote The Golden Girls edition of the TV Milestone Series. Kate …

Golden Girls Podcast Enough Wicker: Official Trailer

January 31st, 2021

1:06

Enough Wicker takes a scholarly perspective when it comes to dissecting and discussing the greatest TV show of all time: The Golden Girls. New …

Episode 43: Dorothy Tries to Help A Holy Man in that *Special* Way

January 31st, 2021

35:15

Dorothy's romantic escapades are the center of this one. She really should have made that pamphlet. Laying the groundwork for Fleabag, Dorothy …

Episode 42: Sweet Jesus Is This A Weird Episode

January 24th, 2021

25:33

If nothing else, this episode offers shoutouts to Lauren's stepdad, a long-time fan of chipped beef, and our rad friend and unofficial Sicily …

Episode 41: An Abandoned Baby and An Octogenarian Olympic Hopeful

January 17th, 2021

27:48

On the Eve of our Dear Betty White's Birthday, we bring you this LOLfest. Sophia enters a walkathon and while she initially shows a strong performance in the 80+ category, she experiences every runner's worst nightmare …

Episode 40: I Ate Life Once

January 10th, 2021

21:44

Anyone who knows the kind and gentle Rose Nylund knows she would do anything for a friend or a neighbor, even if that included making two wedding …

Episode 39: Mr. Patrick Vaughn Starring In...not Our Town?

December 27th, 2020

21:00

Merry Christmas waterliles! Our gift to you is this LOL-filled episode featuring Mr. Patrick Vaughn, the hunkiest hunk that ever hunked! The Actor is in town to join the cast of what we always thought was a local …

Episode 38: One Episode for Every Year of Marriage

December 20th, 2020

28:15

In this season 2 gem, Blanche dates twins and Stanley undergoes heart surgery. Truly, everyone in the house is doubling up on their vitamins! In this …

Episode 37: The Grudge

December 13th, 2020

22:25

I'd like to write a description here but I hate your mother. Kidding! 

Dorothy recruits Blanche and Rose (reluctantly) to help her surprise Sophia with what she thinks is a great birthday gift--a surprise visit from her …

Episode 35: How DO you spell 'Saskatchewan'?

November 29th, 2020

23:25

There is nothing worse than watching your friend suffer because their romantic life is in the garbage. Well, actually catfishing that friend by assuming the identity of one Mr. Issac Q. Newton, a citrus farmer from …

Episode 34: Gaugins?! What Are You, A Pervert?!

November 22nd, 2020

29:07

Dorothy's job hunt isn't going well, so Blanche insists she comes and works with her at the museum. It sounds great at first, but when their loser boss Mr. Allen asks Dorothy to discreetly work on something, Blanche …

Episode 33: When the Revolution Comes, You'll Be Glad You Don't Got a View

November 15th, 2020

23:17

Ok now everybody SHUT THE HELL UP. We're talking about Vacation, arguably the goofiest episode of the first season. Dorothy, Blanche, and Rose go on a vacation that starts with a skeezy motel and ends with the three of …

Episode 32: Michael and Bridget Share More Than A Cab

November 8th, 2020

25:29

When Dorothy's son Michael and Rose's daughter Bridget visit at the same time, the seemingly inevitable happens, and the two share a night of so-so sex (too much wine) in Blanche's bed. Because this is a sitcom, all …

Episode 31: The Widdah Spencer is Cuter than an Intrauterine

November 1st, 2020

24:44

Happy Halloween! It is the perfect time to get out your bolo tie because Big Daddy Hollingsworth is back in Miami! This time to introduce Blanche to …

Episode 30: Isn't Danny Thomas One?

October 25th, 2020

25:57

Dorothy's college roommate and all-around lovely person Jean is in town for a visit. Though she lives her life out and proud, Rose's fascination with …

Episode 29: RIP Pfreida Claxton

October 18th, 2020

29:45

There is nothing like civic participation. In this episode, we see all four ladies rally together to save an old Oak tree on Richmond Street. While …

A Very Special Episode with Very Special Guest Debbie Macey!

October 14th, 2020

1:08:16

We sat down with the lovely and brilliant Deborah A. Macey, a communications scholar currently teaching at the University of Portland, to talk about …

Episode 28: Feeling Magenta? Eat a BLP!

October 11th, 2020

25:44

Stanley, king of the yutzes, shows up and needs a friend. Since Dorothy is busy with her new naval officer boyfriend, she calls in a favor from Blanche. The two hit it off platonically, but their new-found closeness …

Episode 27: Burt, Butter, and Payback

October 4th, 2020

21:12

In what can only be described as a classic, the girls win three tickets to see Mr. Burt Reynolds (who really appears in this episode and apparently …

Episode 26: Minks, Menopause, and Stuff in a Garage

September 27th, 2020

28:20

In the first episode of the second season, Dorothy and Rose are doing something completely out of character--breeding minks in their garage! While the B-story is whacky, the A-story of Blanche confronting menopause and …

Episode 25: Golden Origins

September 20th, 2020

24:23

In the final episode of the first season, the girls revisit how they met. Mr. Peepers, Madame Zelda, and Rose’s tactic for finding the perfect melon all emerge as unsung heroes in this hilarious wrap-up.

E24: Get Out the Boots, He's Back!

September 13th, 2020

20:04

Big Daddy Hollingsworth is in town with his antebellum lexicon and a gee-tar, as he informs Blanche that he sold the entire estate in order to pursue …

Episode 23: Flying Blind

September 6th, 2020

19:53

Turn on Channel 5, Lily burned the house down! Well, almost. Rose’s sister Lily, who recently lost her sight, comes for a visit, and the rest of the girls prep for the first of many garage sales at 6151 Richmond. The …

Episode 22: Pretty Jumpy About Rose's Career Prospects

August 30th, 2020

21:35

When Rose is laid off from her job as a grief counselor, she does what anyone would do---starts a pro bono 24-hour counseling service out of her home …

Episode 21: The Girls Get The Flu and We Get Our First Vibrator Joke

August 23rd, 2020

21:11

The flu knocks out Blanche, Dorothy, and Rose just in time for the charity event of the season. The girls, sick and irritable, are at each other's …

Episode 20: Bim, Bam, Boom, Sexual Harassment is Still a Huge Problem

August 16th, 2020

22:24

In this one, Blanche is pursuing a [deleted by authority of the Governor] degree at a local community college, and is sexually harassed by the …

Episode 19: Plumbers, Private Jets, and Misogyny

August 9th, 2020

21:31

In this one, uh, Lou,  Dorothy and Rose attempt to re-do their bathroom in the name of feminism, and Blanche contemplates marrying an old, rich man …

Episode 18: A Case of Morton's Neuroma and the Perils of the American Healthcare System

August 2nd, 2020

18:45

Dorothy's dreams of appearing on stage with her tap team, Rose and Blanche, are dashed when she discovers she has a small tumor that needs to be removed. We validate Dorothy's fears of seeking help in a healthcare …

Episode 17: Lucy, Crockett, and Tubbs

July 26th, 2020

26:17

Blanche's niece Lucy is in town and arrives with a bang (literally). The girls become concerned with Lucy's promiscuity, all while debating how to handle a field mouse who has taken up residency in their kitchen. …

Episode 16: Estate Papers, Dickies, and A Snack You Can Panel Your Den With

July 19th, 2020

25:56

In this episode, we break down the 16th episode of The Golden Girls, The Truth Will Out. Rose is forced to have a tough conversation with her …

Episode 15: Rose, the Killer

July 12th, 2020

24:12

Rose wakes up to find Al Beatty dead in her bed, the second time a man has died while having sex with her. The girls help her work up the courage to tell Mrs. Beatty, who experiences all five stages of grief right …

Episode 14: Exploring the Morals of Dating a Married Man and Selling Your Friend a Lemon

July 5th, 2020

26:26

We examine Dorothy's love affair with the first (and lesser, in our opinion) Glen O'Brien and the complicated nature of infidelity. Plus Blanche tries to scam Rose and reminds us that you can take the girl of the …

Episode 13: Shrimp, Short-ribs and a Psychic to the Stars

June 28th, 2020

24:42

In our 13th episode, we take a look at a great love story that never was--Rose Nylund and Dr. Jonathan Newman. Dorothy and Blanche stumble through dinner with this esteemed doctor who also happens to be a little person. …

Episode 12: If Everybody Wants You, Why Isn't Anybody Callin?

June 21st, 2020

26:35

We take a look at the 12th episode of the Golden Girls, which has us exploring the complexity of sibling rivalry and relationships as Gloria swoops …

Bonus! The Golden Girls & Gay Pride: A Very Special Episode

June 14th, 2020

35:26

We are talking about the Girls and the Gays in our first Very Special Episode! In a lot of ways, the show was leaps and bounds ahead of mainstream …

Episode 11: The Return of Stickman aka Big Stan's Return

June 14th, 2020

25:43

Stanley is back in Miami in the 11th episode of the Golden Girls. He came to sell some property but somehow ended up in Dorothy's bed (and …

Episode 10: Scungilli Kills!

June 7th, 2020

22:28

The girls have their first brush with death when Sophia goes from having a bubble in her chest to what she believes is a heart attack. We examine the finer points of this episode, such as Blanche's willingness to step …

Episode 9: Rose and her Older Mother

May 31st, 2020

25:23

We take a scholarly look at the 9th episode in the first season of The Golden Girls, Blanche and the Younger Man. As the title suggests, Blanche has …

Episode 8: Fudge, Yarn and Gun

May 24th, 2020

21:24

We take a look at the 8th episode of The Golden Girls, The Break-In. As the title suggests, the girls' home is broken into and each is left to deal …

Episode 7: Bowling with a Full Heart and Full Bosom

May 17th, 2020

23:01

In the 7th episode of the series, the girls go bowling. Rose takes it too seriously, Blanche just wants to look cute in her bowling outfit, and Dorothy and Sophia make what seems to be a uneven wager.

Episode 6: We Do For Family, We Don't For Rattails

May 10th, 2020

26:19

Blanche's disrespectful grandson David visits Miami and learns important lessons about chores, discipline, and handicapped animals.  

Episode 5: Ask the Towel Lady!

May 3rd, 2020

25:19

In The Triangle, Dorothy's housecall-making doctor boyfriend makes a pass at Blanche, and Blanche is put in the awkward position of having to decide whether to tell Dorothy and risk the repercussions, or watch her close …

Episode 4: Organ Transplants and Water-skiing Accidents: Bigger in the 80s?

April 26th, 2020

20:47

We take a look at the 4th episode of The Golden Girls, Transplant. Blanche's sister Virginia makes her first appearance and comes with a big ask..she …

Rose the Prude and the Great Arnie Injustice of 2017

April 20th, 2020

22:57

Lauren and Sarah relive an agonizing third-place Golden Girls trivia finish and take a scholarly look at the third episode, Rose the Prude. Hear your …

Guess Who's Talking About The Second Episode?

April 20th, 2020

18:02

Sarah and Lauren break down the second episode of The Golden Girls entitled Guess Who's Coming to the Wedding. The episode, which originally aired in …

Pilot on a Pilot

April 15th, 2020

27:15

Enough Wicker debuts with Lauren and Sarah taking a scholarly view at the pilot episode of The Golden Girls. What worked, what didn't, and why the …

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