The BEST Episodes of The Golden Girls
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Aug 20, 2020
Four previously married women live together in Miami, sharing their various experiences together and enjoying themselves despite hard times.
#1 - Larceny and Old Lace
Season 3 - Episode 21 - Aired Feb 27, 1988
Sophia's latest boyfriend, Rocco claims to have been involved in the mob, so when the girls discover a bag of Rocco's with thousands of dollars in it, they assume he robbed a bank. Meanwhile, Dorothy and Blanche sneak a peak at Rose's diary.
#2 - Old Friends
Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 19, 1987
Sophia befriends an old man on the boardwalk whom she becomes quick friends with. However, his strange behavior signals that he has a medical condition, Alzheimer's disease. Meanwhile, Blanche accidentally gives away Rose's teddy bear at a garage sale.
#3 - Bedtime Story
Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired Feb 7, 1987
When the girls learn that a number of relatives are going to be visiting, they reminisce about times they've had to share a bed and strange places they've had to sleep, including a train station.
#4 - Mixed Blessing
Season 3 - Episode 23 - Aired Mar 19, 1988
Dorothy's son, Michael pays another visit to Miami and this time he has an announcement, he's engaged. However, Dorothy has two more surprises in store, her future daughter-in-law is also black and twenty years older than Michael.
#5 - We're Outta Here (2)
Season 4 - Episode 26 - Aired May 13, 1989
Blanche debates on whether or not to sell the house as her and the rest of the girls recall times they have spent together (via flashbacks).
#6 - Diamond in the Rough
Season 2 - Episode 22 - Aired Mar 21, 1987
While Dorothy and Rose are planning a hospital charity banquet, Blanche falls for Jake, the caterer hired for the event. She quickly learns he's more blue jeans than a black tie which prompts her to foolishly put a stop to their romance.
#7 - Son-in-Law Dearest
Season 2 - Episode 23 - Aired Apr 11, 1987
Dorothy's daughter, Kate is coming for a visit and has a big announcement. Dorothy is excited when she thinks the announcement is going to be that Kate is pregnant. However, when Kate arrives, her announcement is far from exciting. Meanwhile, Blanche and Rose stay up and watch an "I Love Lucy" marathon.
#8 - The Artist
Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Dec 19, 1987
Dorothy, Blanche and Rose each secretly pose nude for a Hungarian sculptor who will unveil the statue at an art show opening at a museum. Meanwhile, Sophia brushes up on practical jokes to get back a prankster at the Senior Citizens Center.
#9 - 'Twas the Nightmare Before Christmas
Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 20, 1986
The girls each plan to spend Christmas with their families but a series of strange occurrences lead them to spend Christmas together in Miami.
#10 - In a Bed of Rose's
Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Jan 11, 1986
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. Even worse, she later discovers he was married.
#11 - Twice in a Lifetime
Season 5 - Episode 20 - Aired Feb 24, 1990
Rose must decide between her boyfriend, Miles or an old boyfriend who has just come to town and asks her to go to Europe with him. Meanwhile, fed up with Dorothy's rules, Sophia decides to move out.
#12 - The Case of the Libertine Belle
Season 7 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 28, 1991
The girls participate in a murder mystery weekend and Dorothy has a ball when she solves a mystery. However, when Blanche is accused committing a real murder, Dorothy will have to use all her keen detective skills to find the real murderer.
#13 - One Flew Out of the Cuckoo's Nest (1)
Season 7 - Episode 25 - Aired May 9, 1992
Blanche's uncle Lucas Hollingsworth is visiting but, to no surprise, Blanche is busy with a date. In order to berid of his intrudence, Blanche tells Dorothy that he desparetely wants to meet a woman of her intelligence. Dorothy agrees to see him but they both later learn that Blanche just lied to get rid of them and decide to get revenge by acting as though they're getting married, much to the dismay of Blanche. As a result, Rose decides she should move on to live with her daughter Kirsten to be the "Sophia of the household" as Blanche finally comes to terms with their idea to wed. Just as Lucas is about to reveal the truth, he decides to pop the question to Dorothy for real...
#14 - A Little Romance
Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Dec 14, 1985
Rose has been dating Dr. Jonathan Newman and begins to think their relationship is leading to the alter. However she begins to have second thoughts especially since he's a midget.
#15 - Sick and Tired (2)
Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 30, 1989
Dorothy continues to seek medical advice and turns to Harry Weston for help. Meanwhile, Blanche goes on a writing binge resulting in a novel that is less then enthralling.
#16 - Rites of Spring
Season 4 - Episode 23 - Aired Apr 29, 1989
A week prior to a friend's annual party, the girls debate on what they should do to improve their appearance. This leads the girls to reminisce about previous attempts to improve their looks.
#17 - Blanche's Little Girl
Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired Jan 9, 1988
Blanche is thrilled by a visit from her daughter, Rebecca, an ex-model who has now gained quite a bit of weight. Also visiting with Rebecca is her oafish beau who constantly puts down her weight. The kicker: she's thinking of marrying him.
#18 - The Truth Will Out
Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Jan 18, 1986
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. Meanwhile, Blanche gets caught up in the tabloids of a society murder.
#19 - Love Me Tender
Season 4 - Episode 14 - Aired Feb 6, 1989
When Sophia sets Dorothy up on a blind date, Dorothy secretly falls for the seemingly simple man, claiming "he's the greatest lover she ever had." Meanwhile, Blanche and Rose join the "Be a Pal" and become pals to two motherless girls.
#20 - The Audit
Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 28, 1987
Dorothy is stunned to learn that Stan's tax problems are her tax problems since Stan is being audited for a number of years when they were still married. Meanwhile, Blanche and Rose take a Spanish class, each for different reasons.
#21 - To Catch a Neighbor
Season 2 - Episode 24 - Aired May 2, 1987
Two police detectives stake out the girls' home to investigate the neighbors whom are believed to be dealers in stolen gems.
#22 - The Mangiacavallo Curse Makes a Lousy Wedding Present
Season 5 - Episode 23 - Aired Mar 31, 1990
The girls attend the wedding of Dorothy's niece who's father was once engaged to Sophia. Sophia thinks that the wedding reception is the perfect spot for revenge after supposedly putting a curse on him years ago.
#23 - There Goes the Bride (2)
Season 6 - Episode 17 - Aired Feb 9, 1991
Totally against Dorothy and Stan's impending nuptials, Sophia vows to not let the ceremony go off. Meanwhile, Blanche begins interviewing for a new roommate since Dorothy is planning to move out.
#24 - Clinton Avenue Memoirs
Season 5 - Episode 16 - Aired Feb 3, 1990
Dorothy becomes alarmed when Sophia forgets the date of her wedding anniversary. This leads Dorothy to face the fact that Sophia is becoming more and more forgetful with age. After visiting a doctor, Sophia decides to regain some of the memories she has lost and decides to take a trip to Brooklyn and their old apartment.
#25 - Love, Rose
Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 13, 1986
Rose places an ad in the personals column and she is let down when she doesn't hear an immediate response. This leads Blanche and Dorothy to begin responding under the name Isaac Newton.