The Golden Girls Favorites

I’ve always been a Golden Girls fan.  Recently, Hulu released the whole series onto their service, and that has created a monster. Having now re-watched the entire series in the matter of a week (Shut up. My mom thinks I’m cool) I have a new respect for what the show stood for and the extra laughs I got now that I’m an adult watching this show. When you are a kid, you miss a lot of the jokes.

Anyway, having come out of the other side of that rewatch with a renewed view of the show, I have found my top three favorite episodes. Keep reading to find out what they are!


“The Case of the Libertine Belle” – Aired September 28, 1991


 Blanche hosts a company event at the Maltese Falcon Club Mystery Nights. However, Blanche gets into some hot water after her boss is found murdered in her room.

Why is it Great?

This is a classic because of how everyone played a part in this episode. Usually, there is one plot, and everyone veers off to little plots, but this one was focused on one place.  It made the jokes sharper, and for once, Rose got the upper hand over her roommates. The mystery is a lot of fun too.

Favorite Quote


Sophia Petrillo: Not part of the show, people! Not part of the show!

“Brother, Can You Spare That Jacket?” – Aired December 3, 1988


The girls $10,000 scratch-off ticket is left in Blanches new jacket which is accidently given away to charity. They chase the jacket down to a homeless shelter where they spend the night.

Why is it Great?

This episode always bored me as a kid. I always thought the song at the end was corny as well. However, as an adult, that episode just broke my heart. Not only does the show break the stereotype of what people consider a homeless person to be, but they also point out that we don’t seem to try and take care of these people. It must have been big for a sitcom to highlight these people and highlight that we aren’t doing enough to help them live as a productive person in society.

Favorite Quote


Ida: The retirement home costs money, the doctors cost money, medicine costs money. I always thought it was so sad I’d outlived my whole family, but I didn’t know that it was going to be a punishment.

“Mrs. George Devereaux” – Aired: November 17, 1990


Blanche’s husband comes back from the dead, faking his death to take down his business partner. Meanwhile, Dorothy has two celebrities chasing after her affections.

Why is it Great?

This episode lets us go beyond the ‘sex-pot’ image and see that she does miss her husband.  She does dream that he is alive and she could continue her old life with him.  Breaks my heart when it turns out to be a dream. Though, all the little subplots within the dream are hilarious. Dorothy being fought over by two celebrities and Sophia admitting she was a spy is something fun to see. By the way, I’d totally buy Sophia being a spy in real life. It makes sense.

Favorite Quote


There is so much to love when it comes to The Golden Girls. You can now watch those episodes and more on Hulu.

What are your favorite episodes? Tell me below in the comments section or shoot me a tweet. I love to talk television with anyone.


Stick around for more Golden Girls fun while I nitpick at some Golden Girls plot holes! Until next time.


Hey! Hey! We’re the Monkees!


Welcome back to the randomness and our fake band month! As I wrote yesterday, The Monkees are one of the first television bands to grab my attention.  The Monkees is a dorky, silly and full of schemes that would make Lucy Ricardo say…wow.

Regardless how dated the show is to modern audiences it still has its charms.  I have seen enough episodes to start having favorites.

Before I go into my favorites here are some things to keep in mind:

  • You can start watching anywhere. Not much of a plot line. Just make sure you know their names. They explain everything else.
  • The shows are chock full of random advertisements like Kellogg’s and aftershave. It is fun to find the references in all the episodes (ok. They are very blatant. At least television hides it better now).
  • Mike and Peter are my favorites so a good amount of my favorite episodes revolves around them.

Now that is out of the way, here are my top three favorite Monkee television episodes! Why only three? Do you want to be here all day? After you read this you should find the episodes to watch (cough youtube cough).

The Royal Flush – (September 12, 1966)

What is it about?

Davy saves a princess at the beach and learns that the princesses uncle is trying to kill her before her 18th birthday to become the king.  It is up to the guys to keep her Uncle Otto and his henchman from killing the princess and themselves!

*wah wah plays in the distance*

Favorite Moment


Why this episode?

This episode has a ton of funny little sight gags running through it. It also has one of the weirdest surreal sword fight at the end that gets funnier the longer it goes on. Especially the way the guest react.  They are treating it like a baseball game including getting out some popcorn to watch!

My favorite gags are when the guys keep the uncles henchman distracted by running him around the beach so they can dig a hole for him to fall into later in the episode and trying to get the henchman to stand on the X so a safe could fall on his head.

It is also awesome people the show has a very satisfying ending. Sometimes episodes just end without any real closure. At the end the princess turns 18 and gets the uncle arrested.  Also enjoyed this episode because the princess wasn’t in love with Davy. It was a refreshing since from this point on…girls fall at his feet.

Monkees on the Line (March 27, 1967)

What is this one about?

The Monkees end up working for an answering service just so they can use the service for free. They are to follow only one rule, do NOT get involved with the clients. Mike comes across a suicidal caller. Obviously…they get involved with the clients. Chaos ensues.

Funny Moments


Why is this awesome?

Not too many talk about this episode but I love it. This episode reminded me of one of my favorite musicals Bells are Ringing’. According to the Monkees TV Vault, I was not wrong. It was based on that movie.

I love the manic nature of the episode. It is fast paced and meant for you to try and keep up. That kept me interested in the episode.  The Monkees managed to stop someone from committing suicide, stopped a mobster and started a fight over a misdirected message! This episode relies on funny gags to pull itself through but my favorite one is when Micky asks the audience if he should push the red button on the wall after Davy says not too.

This episode never fails to make me laugh and even react when the cast breaks the fourth wall.

Fairy Tale – January 8, 1968

What is this one about?

A break from their format, the guys tell a story from Fairy Tale Land where Peter rescues a princess (which was played by Mike) from her fiancée (it is as silly and creative as it sounds).

Favorite Moment


Why is this one awesome?

This episode is a complete break from the regular format this show fell into by this point and they did such a great job breaking away.  The show was on one stage with a limited set because they went over budget with the previous episode. I find that when the means to tell a story are limited that is when the show shines.

All the guys playing different fairy tale characters makes you laugh so hard it will make you cry.  Even better when one of the other guys makes fun of their other characters they get very defensive. I love Mikes defense of the princess he plays. “She is a groovy chick…” The use of groovy alone.

Best gag to look out for? When the knights won’t stop eating so they end up giving them tables, chairs and even the set lights and cameras! They even had a sign to tell people where the mud was supposed to be!

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I have so many more favorite episodes but this blog would be ten pages long! I highly suggest you go watch the show for yourselves if you haven’t before! *cough youtube cough*

That closes out Monkee week here at the random blog! Coming next week is another analysis of another great fake band!

Hint? ‘We all gonna hang…together….’

See you all next week and hope you enjoyed the Monkee week!

The randomness has ended. Go forth and do some good in the world.