Summer doesn’t happen very often in Madison, Wisconsin, and it’s practically over as soon as it began. Today, the first of August, is the beginning of the end; prelims are due in 2 weeks, and school starts 2 weeks after that. I wanted to start a new, fun, multi-person blogsperiment or something, but I think I found something that will a) substitute, for now, and b) encourage me to post more, with better quality.
The idea? Soothing Summer Series.
Every day (or when I remember/get the idea), I will post something that eases my tension and pain and helps my mental/emotional health.
For today, August 1, I choose…The Golden Girls. Two hours every night on Hallmark channel is good for the heart, soul, and whatever bodily process causes you to laugh. My grandmother loved the show, she always said that “they always have something interesting to say.” I don’t know about that, but despite being an 80s-90s show, it’s still relevant, and, in a ironic twist, not dated for its age. The episode that’s on right now is the one where Rose, Blanche, and Dorothy all get the flu before this big charity banquet, and includes the epic line “if they can make cinnamon-flavored dental floss, how come they can’t cure the flu?” If you want to be wrapped up in some grandmotherly warmth but still laugh at jokes about sex, I prescribe The Golden Girls.
My all time favorite exchange is from the episode entitled “Stand By Your Man.”
Morning. ROSE and DOROTHY are sitting in the kitchen. SOPHIA enters, all dressed up.
SOPHIA: Come on, get dressed, we’re going to be late for temple.
DOROTHY: Ma, it’s Tuesday…and we’re Catholic.
SOPHIA: Oh. ::beat:: In that case, bacon and eggs.
Probably the funniest part of that sequence is the fact that the actresses who played Sophia and Dorothy (Estelle Getty and Bea Arthur) were both Jewish in real life.
Here’s an animated gif from the show to entertain you.