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Enough Wicker: Intellectualizing the Golden Girls

140 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.


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

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 formerly estranged daughter, and her douchebag boyfriend, Jeremy. Jeremy--who ranked #2 on our list of Golden Girls villains-- is verbally abusive to Becky and every other line from all the characters except for Dorothy (the hero we need) seems to be a crack about Rebecca's body. It is not good. The B-story, however, has Sophia essentially unionizing Pecos Pete's Chow Wagon, and that, we can get into. 

PS. Listen until the very end to hear Lauren try and do Becky's accent--it's not great! 

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