For over three years, now, many Golden Girls fans (including myself) have been requesting this. Now, that dream has finally come to fruition. All twenty-five original episodes are on this set. Below are the listings of the episode summaries and special features for this DVD.
01: “The Engagement (Pilot Episode)”
The debut of the series entails Sophia, Dorothy’s mother, moving in with the girls after the retirement home she had stayed at burned down. Blanche’s latest boyfriend, Harry, proposes marriage, but it gives the girls a bad feeling.
02: “Guess Who’s Coming to the Wedding?”
Dorothy’s daughter, Kate, comes to Miami with an announcement. She’s engaged to a podiatrist named Dennis. Dorothy is thrilled but her happiness quickly turns to anger when she realizes that ex-husband, Stan, is going to be invited.
03: “Rose the Prude”
Having not dated since her husband died, Rose reluctantly agrees to go on a blind date. This date turns into a serious relationship when she is invited on a cruise which would involve sharing a stateroom.
Blanche’s sister, Virginia, comes to Miami for a visit and Blanche is convinced she’s after something. Later, while out to dinner, she learns just what Virginia is after: Blanche’s kidney.
05: “The Triangle”
Dorothy is dating Dr. Elliot Clayton. Dr. Clayton makes a pass at Blanche, but Dorothy doesn’t believe her when Blanche tells her about it. After a fight over the subject, Blanche orders Dorothy to leave the house.
06: “On Golden Girls”
Blanche’s 14-year old grandson comes to Miami for a visit and brings a new meaning to the term “generation gap”, by doing more than his share of provocation.
07: “The Competition”
In a bowling competition, it’s Dorothy and Blanche verses Rose and Sophia. If Sophia and Rose win, Dorothy will allow Sophia to go back to Sicily for a visit with an old beau and if Dorothy and Blanche win Sophia will give her a pair of antique earrings.
After a concert, the girls arrive home, one evening, to discover their house has been broken into. This leads the girls to seek out means to heavily protect themselves, including Rose buying a handgun.
09: “Blanche and the Younger Man”
Blanche goes all out to try to look good for her latest boyfriend, her aerobics instructor, half her age.
10: “Heart Attack”
After a dinner party, Sophia suffers an apparent heart attack with a heavy storm delaying the paramedics.
11: “The Return of Dorothy’s Ex”
Dorothy’s ex-husband, Stan shows up to settle a piece of land they bought on their honeymoon. This leads to Dorothy and Stan spending the night together.
12: “The Custody Battle”
Dorothy’s sister, Gloria, comes to Miami for a visit and asks Sophia to come live with her in California.
13: “A Little Romance”
Rose has been dating Dr. Jonathan Newman and begins to think their relationship is leading to the altar. However, she begins to have second thoughts especially since he’s a midget.
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14: “That Was No Lady”
Dorothy latest boyfriend Glen gives her a shock when he tells he he’s married. She surprises herself when she finds herself sneaking around to be with him.
15: “In a Bed of Rose’s”
Late one evening, Rose brings a man home and they spend the night together. However, in the morning she finds that he has passed away in his sleep.
16: “The Truth Will Hold Out”
Rose is apprehensive about a visit from her daughter and granddaughter, since their reason for coming is to settle Rose’s late-husband’s will.
17: “Nice and Easy”
Blanche’s visiting niece is a chip right off the old block, when she three different men in the three nights she has been there.
18: “The Operation”
Dorothy is hesitant about having foot surgery just as she was scheduled to tap dance with Blanche and Rose at a dance recital.
19: “Second Motherhood”
Blanche is romanced by a wealthy suitor who she learns has several small children. This fact dampens his proposal of marriage.
20: “Adult Education”
Blanche’s psychology professor sexually harasses her when she goes to him for help on a difficult test. He offers her extra credit in a sexual way.
21: “Flu Attack”
A week before an awards ceremony, Blanche, Dorothy and Rose each come down with a nasty flu, which compounds their arguing over who will win a prestigious award.
22: “Job Hunting”
When Rose looses her job at the grief center, she begins searching for other sources of work, but realizes the world doesn’t need an older employee.
23: “Blind Ambitions”
Rose’s sister, Lily must deal with life as a blind person after…
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After reading other reviews i see that i’m not the only Golden Girls freak! I, like many others have been waiting a looooong time for this DVD to be released. (Gee, now if we could only see Mary Tyler Moore season two come to fruition). What a wonderful Christmas gift this would be for a friend who loves The Golden Girls or as a present for yourself! This show is is an all time classic, winning Emmys for each Golden Girl and best comedy! Shows of this caliber don’t come along that often. Golden Girls fans REJOICE!!!!! *******And the new gets better!!! I just read on the Ultimate Disney website that SEASON TWO of The Golden Girls is to be released in the spring of 2005!!!!!*******
What Episodes Are Included in this DVD Release:
1st Season 1985
Blanche has been dating a wonderful man named Harry, whom the others suspect is about to propose to her.
“Guess Who’s Coming to the Wedding?”
Another planned marriage gives Dorothy a rare opportunity for revenge. When daughter Kate decides to marry a podiatrist, Dorothy is forced to invite her despised ex-husband Stan.
“Rose the Prude”
Rose has qualms about sharing her stateroom on an upcoming cruise to the Bahamas with a man she likes.
Blanche is dreading a visit from her hated sister Virginia, who always took everything that meant anything to Blanche.
The doctor who comes to treat Sophia’s high blood pressure captivates both Dorothy and Blanche.
“On Golden Girls”
A visit from Blanche’s undisciplined 14-year-old grandson David, whose parents are on a second honeymoon in an attempt to patch up their shaky marriage, gives new meaning to the term “generation gap.”
It’s Sophia and Rose vs. Dorothy and Blanche in a bowling tournament.
Terrified by a burglary, the girls explore means to protect themselves, including a dog, an alarm system, Mace and a gun.
“Blanche and the Younger Man”
Blanche dates her very much younger aerobics instructor and gets a new lease on youth.
After a party Sophia suffers an apparent heart attack, complaining of “Pavarotti sitting on my chest,” and the girls nervously await paramedics who are delayed by a storm.
“The Return of Dorothy’s Ex”
Sophia is upset to hear that Dorothy, Blanche and Rose are planning a vacation together without her. Meanwhile, Dorothy’s ex Stan appears unexpectedly to ask her to sign papers regarding the land they bought together on their honeymoon.
“The Custody Battle”
Dorothy’s wealthy kid sister Gloria arrives with a proposal that’s hard to refuse: she wants Sophia to live with her in California.
“A Little Romance”
Rose’s large interest in a very small man is completely reciprocated, so her only hang-up is more a difference in altitude than attitude.
“That Was No Lady”
Dorothy falls for Glen, a handsome gym teacher at her school, then discovers he is married.
“In a Bed of Rose’s”
Rose’s bed is no bed of roses for Al, the man she spends the night with: he’s dead of an apparent heart attack when she wakes up in the morning. Since her late husband also died after sex, this convinces her that she has the “kiss of death” and must remain celibate forever.
“The Truth Will Out (a.k.a. The Will)”
Rose is strangely apprehensive about a visit from her daughter Kirsten and granddaughter Charley to discuss her will — which turns out to be strangely modest, given that Kirsten believes her father left her a wealthy widow.
“Nice and Easy”
When it comes to dating, Blanche runs a poor second to her visiting niece Lucy, who’s out with a new man all night every night: a doctor she met on the plane, a college interviewer who flies her to the Bahamas, and a trendy vice squad cop.
Dorothy is having trouble facing minor surgery to her foot after a tap-dancing injury trying to do a “six-count Cincinnati riff with a double pull-back.”.
Blanche is romanced by millionaire suitor Richard, but is uncertain about becoming a second mother to his young children. Meanwhile, Rose and Dorothy do battle with the bathroom plumbing — and with chauvinistic plumbers.
Blanche fails her psychology midterm and asks her professor for help, and is shocked when he offers her an unorthodox way of passing his course; Dorothy tries everything to get tickets to a sold-out Sinatra concert.
“Flu Attack (a.k.a. The Flu)”
Dorothy, Blanche and Rose vie to receive an award at the annual charity banquet for “best Friends of the Friends of Good Health,” but all except Sophia come down with influenza just before the big night — at which there is a big surprise.
Rose loses her job when the grief counseling center closes — but not her clients, who drive the others crazy by calling at all hours while Rose searches for new employment, Blanche diets, and Dorothy prepares to meet her old high school crush Barry Glick.
Rose’s visiting sister Lilly, having been independent all her life, can’t accept the fact that now she’s blind and needs help — until a kitchen fire shows her that there are limits to anyone’s independence.
Blanche is thunderstruck to learn that her father has sold everything he owns to launch a…