Some may minimize The Golden Girls as a silly show about four old ladies. But the NBC series was a huge critical and commercial success. Over seven seasons, it racked up 68 Emmy nominations, 11 wins and ranked consistently as one of highest-rated programs during its run. Plus, the late Betty White practically stole every scene as the lovable Rose Nylund.
Looking back on the series in the 29 years since its finale, the show was surprisingly progressive. They took on issues of the time that are still relevant today—gay rights, aging, dying with dignity—in ways that felt real and relatable. So in honor of White, we're revisiting all the times the Girls really went there.