BRB, imagining a crossover episode in an alternate timeline.
To all the people that are streaming The Golden Girls in the late Betty White's honor, there's a tidbit you may not know about the beloved mid-'80s sitcom.
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Why were they considered old?!
While the series was inconsistent with their ages throughout its run, it's established that Blanche is the youngest at around 50, with both Rose and Dorothy being somewhere in their 50s at the start of Season 1. Only Sophia is 79.
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At that time, Betty and Bea Arthur were 63, and Estelle was actually a year younger than her onscreen daughter, Bea. Only Rue McClanahan, who was 51, was close to her depicted age.
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Although fan-favorite Samantha (Kim Cattrall) is not in the reboot, she would likely be in her early 60s, given that 2008's Sex and the City celebrated her 50th (IRL, Kim is 65). So...what I'm hearing is that she's the series' Sophia?
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"Is that so crazy?” Hoda Kotb said on Today. “Now when you think of 54 and 55, or people in their 50s, you don’t think about The Golden Girls. You don’t think about a bunch of ladies in a community.”
It's not the first time women's ages in Hollywood have been completely fuddled — Carla Gugino played a mom on Spy Kids at 28, while Jennifer Lawrence portrayed a mid- to late- 30s widower in Silver Linings Playbook at 22.
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Oh, and let's not get started with 30-year-olds playing teens in high school!
But truly...I'm trying to reconcile this difference. Can you imagine Carrie being a grandma? Or Sophia pulling a Che Diaz and lighting up in an elevator?
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Much to think about...
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