Your favorite young-at-heart women return for another helping of laughter, misadventures, and cheesecake in the third season of one of television's most highly acclaimed sitcoms ever, THE GOLDEN GIRLS. Dorothy, Sophia, Ros... more »e, and Blanche are the four mismatched housemates living together in Miami. While these very different women don't always get along, deep down they really love one another. A perennial award winner, this laugh-filled season garnered three Emmy(R) Awards and a Golden Globe(R). Now you can enjoy all 25 episodes from this unforgettable year on this complete DVD set. Included is the original and unedited "Golden Moments" episode where the girls reminisce about their times together, plus hilarious bonus features that will have you laughing for hours. It's proof positive that good comedy never grows old.~« less
Actor:Betty White Genres:Comedy, Television Sub-Genres:Comedy, Comedy Studio:Buena Vista Home Entertainment Format:DVD - Color - Closed-captioned DVD Release Date: 11/22/2005 Original Release Date: 09/14/1985 Theatrical Release Date: 09/14/1985 Release Year: 2005 Run Time: 10hr 14min Screens: Color Number of Discs: 3 SwapaDVD Credits: 3 Total Copies: 0 Members Wishing: 7 Edition: Box set MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated) Languages:English See Also:
"This is the third season of the 1980s-1990s hit show, "The Golden Girls." There are twenty-five episodes, with a total runtime of appx. 550 minutes (9 hours and 10 minutes). Below are summaries of the shows written by myself:
1. "Old Friends" Sophia befriends an old man on the boardwalk whom she becomes quick friends with, but his actions seem a little strange. Also, Blanche accidentally gives away Rose's favorite teddy bear at a garage sale. 2. "One for The Money" The girls reminisce about times they've tried to quickly make money after Sophia attempts a get-rich-quick plot. 3. "Bringing Up Baby" Rose's dead uncle leaves a pig with her and the girls. The only thing keeping the girls from killing Rose is the money they get when Baby dies. 4. "The Housekeeper" The girls hire, then fire a housekeeper who may have magical powers, when it seems as though the girls may be cursed. 5. "Nothing to Fear But Fear Itself" Rose has to conquer her biggest fear: Public speaking. This prompts Dorothy and Blanche to reminisce about their greatest fears. 6. "Letter to Gorbachev" When Rose writes a letter to Mikhail Gorbachev about nuclear war, she becomes stunned when she finds out Gorbachev wants to personally speak to her. 7. "Strange Bedfellows" The girls partake in a campaign to help a local man get elected to office. However, Blanche's sexual desires seem to have a way to mess that up. 8. "Brotherly Love" Blanche attempts to go for the stereotypical rich doctor. Sadly for her, the only one he's interested in is Dorothy. 9. "A Visit From Little Sven" Before his marriage, Rose's cousin pays her a visit. But, when Sven goes ga-ga for Blanche, will the marriage hold up? 10. "The Audit" When Dorothy gets a visit from Stan, it's never pleasant. This time, when taxes are involved, it becomes a lot worse. 11. "Three on a Couch" During a visit with a therapist, the four reminisce about times they've argued and bickered. 12. "Charlie's Buddy" An old friend of Rose's husband stops by for a visit. But, is it more than just that? 13. "The Artist" The girls pose nude for an artist who will unveil his sculpture at a gathering. 14. "Blanche's Little Girl" When Blanche's overweight daughter comes to visit, she notices something a little off about her daughter's soon-to-be-husband. 15. "Dorothy's New Friend" Dorothy befriends an author who really displeases the other girls. 16. "Grab That Dough" The girls go on a game show together. But, after the events before that, they'll need all the luck in the world. 17. "My Brother, My Father" Sophia's religious brother pays a visit. However, he has no knowledge that Dorothy and Stan are seperated. 18. "Golden Moments, Part One" Sophia plans on moving in with Phil. This makes the girls reminisce about all the times they've shared. 19. "Golden Moments, Part Two" The girls continue reminiscing as Sophia is contemplating on where to go. 20. "And Ma Makes Three" When Dorothy feels sorry for Sophia, she lets her tag along on one of her dates. Now, that's all she ever does. 21. "Larceny and Old Lace" The girls become suspicious of Sophia's new boyfriend, claiming he's a thief. 22. "Rose's Big Adventure" When Rose's boyfriend retires, he turns into a couch potato when she wants to do a lot more than lie around. 23. "Mixed Blessing" When Dorothy's son comes to town to announce his engagement, it's not so bad until two bombshells are dropped. 24. "Mr. Terrific" Rose begins to date, of all things, a local kid's show host. 25. "Mother's Day" The girls wait for phone calls wishing them a good Mother's Day. While waiting, they remember past Mother's Days.
The extras for this set are:
- Golden Moments: a montage of humorous moments from Season Three - The Golden Girls Scrapbook: a collection of hilarious clips from each Golden Girl
Altogether, this a wonderful show. And, if the first two sets are any indication, this season should be a wonderful set."
The Right Way To Do Dvd
B. A. Burch | greater Charlotte | 08/13/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It seems like here of late that many television shows put out on dvd contain the syndicated episodes, but not The Golden Girls. We should all commend Buena Vista for doing an excellent job of putting out a dvd set that contains the COMPLETE and UNCUT episodes of The Golden Girls. If you have ever watched the reruns on Lifetime, you know that the parts they cut out for syndication can add up to a lot of missing material. In one instance, a whole scene from an episode of season 2 was cut out because of syndication.
While it wouldn't hurt for this set to have more in the way of extras, I will gladly take no extras, if it meant getting the complete episode."
I WANT THIS BABY IN MY HANDS ON NOVEMBER 22 ASAP!!!!!
Tamra J. Gibson | Los Angeles,CA | 08/18/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Needless to say I will "not" be pre-ordering the Golden Girls Season 3 because I've got to have this baby in my hands the minute the stores open on November 22nd!!!! Season One and Two were great, but the Golden Girls third Season was truly outstanding!!! Each Golden Girl should have recieved Emmy's for Lead Actress in a Comedy Series if it were possible, because this was one of their best seasons and each Golden Girl shined their brightest with such memorable episodes like when the girls take care of a pig for money, Blanche's "little girl", Dorothy dating Stans brother(truly funny, but a major scene was cut out for syndication),their attempts at making fast money ( the dance contest was priceless!!!), and many more!!! Well, I'll be at the Best Buy as soon as the doors open to purchase this long awaited dvd set!!!!!"
The Golden Girls - The Complete Third Season
Snicker Snack | Anaheim, CA United States | 03/17/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I enjoyed every minute of this DVD. The ladies in the cast are of my generation and I can relate to the situations that they experience. If you're down-in-the-dumps and want to shake off the blues, laugh yourself back to happiness with this Golden Girl DVD."
Golden Girls: Season Three
Joseph Haggard Jr. | 02/23/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
""The Golden Girls" was back in full comic form for Season Three and it did not disappoint. And while it's just a tad notch down from Season Two, it's on par with Season One with its quality of great acting, terrific writing, and top-notch directing by Terry Hughes (who directed every episode of Season Three).
SEASON THREE (1987-88) "The Golden Girls" continued to dominate in the laughs department with Season Three. Some of the memorable episodes include: Sophia befriending an old black man who turns out to have Alzheimer's disease; the girls agreeing to let an old pig live in the house so that they can inherit a fortune; the girls hiring a housekeeper who seems to have mystical powers; the girls conquering their fears when they have to go to a funeral for Rose's aunt; Rose writing a letter to Russian President Gorbachev about the concerns of nuclear war; Dorothy and Stan being audited and having to come up with a huge amount of money to pay off their taxes; the girls posing nude for a Hungarian artist; the girls flying to Hollywood to appear on the game show "Grab That Dough"; Sophia's Sicilian priest brother Angelo paying a visit, and making Dorothy and Stan pretending that they're still married so that her brother won't be upset; Dorothy's son preparing to marry a woman who's black and twice his age; and the girls flashing back to memorable Mother's Day experiences.
For the third season in a row, "The Golden Girls" won the Golden Globe for Best Comedy Series. And even though it failed to three peat in this category at the Emmy Awards, it did win 3 more well-deserved Emmys. Most notably: Beatrice Arthur winning the Emmy for Best Actress in a Comedy Series for her brilliant role as Dorothy, and Estelle Getty winning the Emmy for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her outstanding scene stealing role as Sophia. After the Emmys were handed out in 1988, all four actresses on "The Golden Girls" had won an Emmy for their roles on the show. It became only the second show in television history (after "All in the Family") where all the regular cast members of a TV show won Emmys for their work. That's not an easy task to accomplish. Since then, only one other show has been able to do this ("Will & Grace").
Memorable guest appearences during Season Three of "The Golden Girls" include: Paula Kelly (from Season One of "Night Court") as the strange woman the girls hire to be their housekeeper in the episode titled appropriately enough "The Housekeeper"; McLean Stevenson (from "M*A*S*H") as Stan's brother who begins a relationship with Dorothy in the episode "Brotherly Love"; Joe Regalbuto (from "Murphy Brown") as the verbally abusive fiance to Blanche's daughter in the episode "Blanche's Little Girl"; Bonnie Bartlett (from "St. Elsewhere") as Dorothy's new friend who Rose and Blanche can't stand in the episode "Dorothy's New Friend"; Mickey Rooney as Sophia's con artist boyfriend in the episode "Larceny and Old Lace"; Alice Ghostly ("Designing Women") and Geraldine Fitzgerald ("Wuthering Heights") in separate segments of the episode "Mother's Day" as Stan's mother and an old woman Rose meets at a bus stop, respectively.
"The Golden Girls": The Complete Third Season is an absolute treasure. I'm sure big time "Golden Girls" fans (like myself) own this DVD of the third season, as well as DVD's to Season One and Season Two. TV shows never got better than this! "