Writers have in the past admitted that Sophia had some racist tendencies, but they attributed her outbursts to a stroke that she’d had a few years back.
The show’s creators thought that it would be okay to let her deliver some of the controversial lines, as long as it could be blamed on her condition.
Don’t you love it when TV shows have inside jokes and references? The Golden Girls did just that. In one of the episodes, Blanche watches the soap opera, Another World. This was a show in which Rue had actually appeared as a guest star quite a few times.
The creators of the show thought that fans would get a real kick out of this. It also helped characterize the actresses quite a lot
Golden Girls: An All-Male Show
Fans and audiences alike were in for quite a surprise, when in 2003, an all-male cast put on a live off-Broadway rendition of the show. Susan Harris, one of the original creators of the legendary series was reportedly unimpressed.
In fact, she started making phone calls, calling for the immediate cancellation of the production. Her wish was granted, and the men were forced to cease their efforts.
Rose Nylund Makes Her Rounds
Everybody treasured Betty White’s character, Rose Nylund. In fact, Rose was so loved that she was constantly invited to do random appearances and cameos on an array of different shows. In 1988 she appeared on “Empty Nest,” and in “Nurses” at the end of 1991. She also guest-starred on the CBS show “The Golden Palace” in 1992.
Betty White was clearly the world’s favorite Golden Girl.
The Southern Belle Accent
Everyone adored Blanche’s sweet southern accent, it also seemed very genuine, especially as the show progressed and she grew into her role. However, Rue McClanahan threw the accent in on her own. One day, she just started using it and producers asked her to keep it up.
Her accent added a “southern belle” aspect to Blanche that everybody just fell in love with. Can you imagine Blanche without that accent?