After All These Years, Still Laughing... Lifetime Television Celebrates Twentieth Anniversary of 'The Golden Girls' With Gala Party Beginning Friday, November 11
'I am obsessed with The Golden Girls. I should be president of the fan club.
My girl friends have decided that I have the feistiness of Sophia but the
random stories and weird anecdotes of Rose. I'm definitely not like Blanche.'
Jennifer Love Hewitt
'Ooh, I love Golden Girls...' Venus Williams
- Comedians Mo Rocca and Judy Gold Host On-Air Roundtable Discussion -
- Lifetimetv.com Trivia Game and Special Cell Phone Download Features -
- New DVD Releases: November 8 'The Golden Girls: A Lifetime Intimate
Portrait Series' and November 22 Series' Third Season -
NEW YORK, Oct. 31 -- Twenty years -- and still laughing! To
celebrate the 20th anniversary of the "The Golden Girls," one of television's
most beloved and enduring sitcoms, Lifetime Television is throwing a gala
on-air, on-line, wireless party beginning Friday, November 11 from 12noon-11PM
(ET/PT) showcasing the series' 20 greatest episodes, followed by an encore
presentation of "The Golden Girls Reunion" -- the network's highest-rated
Lifetime's celebration of "The Golden Girls," where more than 16 million
people watch the series on Lifetime in any given week -- and which boasted
"Desperate Housewives" creator Marc Cherry as a writer for three seasons --
includes a trivia game at http://www.lifetimetv.com along with innovative
wireless features that fans can download onto their cell phones, such as:
-- Ringtones -- The theme song, "Thank You For Being a Friend," available
as a ringtone
-- Voicetones -- Funny lines from each of the Girls available as both
ringtones and ringbacks
-- Original voicemail greetings -- Bea Arthur, Betty White and Rue
McClanahan have recorded special greetings fans can send as gifts, such
as an Arthur 'Happy Birthday' message
-- Graphics -- The cast of The Golden Girls and series logo accessible as
cell phone wallpaper
Additionally, during "The Golden Girls Reunion," fans will have the
opportunity to text in their "shout out" which will be scrolled on screen
throughout the program.
As well, comedians Mo Rocca and Judy Gold, along with Michael D. Craig,
author of Thank You for Being a Friend: A Golden Girls Trivia Book, host an
on-air roundtable discussion aired as interstitials throughout the day. These
interstitials feature the most 'obsessed' "Golden Girls" real life fans
expressing their love for this classic sitcom by singing the theme song,
showing off their memorabilia and even doing a dance inspired by the Girls.
Often called the original "Sex and the City," "The Golden Girls," which
starred Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan and Estelle Getty (all of whom
won Emmy Awards), bowed on NBC in 1985 and joined Lifetime's lineup in 1997.
During its seven year run on NBC, the series featured a treasure trove of
famous guest stars, such as George Clooney, Rita Moreno, Mickey Rooney,
Quentin Tarantino, Merv Griffin, Ruby Dee, Dick van Dyke, Jeffrey Tambor,
Debbie Reynolds, Martin Mull, Mario Lopez, Alan Rachins, Park Overall, Julio
Inglesia, Alex Trebek, and Leslie Nielsen.
Leading up to the anniversary day, lifetimetv.com is sponsoring a text-to-
win sweepstakes where the winner and a guest will travel to New York City,
have lunch with Rue McClanahan and receive tickets to see McClanahan star in
the Broadway musical "Wicked."
On November 8 Warner Home Video, in partnership with Lifetime, will
release a special DVD package "The Golden Girls: A Lifetime Intimate Portrait
Series," featuring the Intimate Portrait profiles of Arthur, White, McClanahan
and Getty, while on November 22, Buena Vista will release "The Golden Girls"
third season on DVD.
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