Rest in Peace, Golden Girl

Goodbye to Bea Arthur, who died this weekend of cancer at 86.

This Jewish balabusta
danced, she sang, she stirred big belly laughs with the driest of wit and an arched eyebrow, she championed women’s and gay rights long before I was born, all in her famous deadpan deep voice.

Am I right that there’s been nothing on television that comes close to being as incisively funny and socially relevant since Maude?

One thought on “Rest in Peace, Golden Girl

  1. I loved watching Maude when I was a lil kid – it was grown up and funny, altho’ I’m sure I missed alot of the innuendo, I think Bea Arthur’s character’s outspokenness made an impression on me, in a good way.

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