July 22, 2008

Thank you for being a friend

Picture it, New York, 1988, a mother racing home on a Saturday night so that her young daughter can watch The Golden Girls. Talk about a role reversal.

I was very saddened today to hear about Estelle Getty's passing at age 84. Being Italian myself, I loved that fiery Sicilian, Sophia Petrillo. I loved her sassy comebacks and her special mother-daughter relationship with Dorothy (Pussycat). Estelle, this post is for you.

One of my favorite scenes:

Blanche: I treat my body like a temple.
Sophia: Yeah, open to everyone, day or night.

Sophia: Blanche, a terrible thing has happened to you. But when life does something like this, there are a couple of things you got to remember. You got your health, right?
Blanche: Yeah.
Sophia: You can still walk, can't you?
Blanche: That's true.
Sophia: Great, go get me a glass of water.

News: AP- Estelle Getty of 'Golden Girls' dies at 84
LAist-So Long, Sophia: Estelle Getty 1923-2008

11 comments

  1. what a great quote. definitely going to miss her.

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  2. newyorkvolleyballJuly 23, 2008 at 2:39 AM

    I can still hear my mother's laughter from one of Sophia's one line zingers. We'll miss ya

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  3. newyorkvolleyballJuly 23, 2008 at 2:39 AM

    I can still hear my mother's laughter from one of Sophia's one line zingers. We'll miss ya

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  4. Aw, I thought about you when I saw the headline.

    V. sad, she was great!

    ~SL

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  5. I just loved The Golden Girls, especially Sophia. I was so saddened to hear of her passing yesterday.

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  6. I still laugh at this show when I see reruns on Lifetime! She will be missed.

    V

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  7. I am an absolute fan of "Golden Girls", as are many of my gay friends. Therefore, it was quite culturally devastating for us to hear about Estelle's death :).

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  8. Ha! We apparently have the same style of memorializing Golden Girls.

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  9. I loved the Golden Girls too. I am sitting here laughing out loud at the clip you posted! She was such a perfect Sophia.

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  10. I loved the Golden girls too. I was about 12 at the time and used to dress like Bea Arthur. (Yes, I was so cool)

    RIP Estelle Getty. You were wonderful.

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