So Good We Named It!May 13, 2022
Episode 77: Well don't give her any cake!
We're back baby! After a long hiatus we've returned with a review of the Season 5, episode 15: Triple Play where we have 3 stories intertwined. Miles' daughter comes to visit, Sophia steals money from the GoverNment & Blanche hatches an elaborate scheme to meet men with a rental car!
More importantly we have a very important announcement!
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Episode 76: Intimate Portrait: Isabel Omero
While Kay was busy accepting the "Woman of the year award" back in her hometown, I had the honor of being joined by former Golden Girls script supervisor & writer, Isabel Omero! We discuss her career highlights & personal stories from The Golden Girls as well a peek into the little known cartoon spin off that almost got made during the show's original run!
Episode 75: Seventyyyy Five, this episode is PRET-TY damn good!
We review season 4, episode 10, The Auction. In this episode the girls bid on fine art to offset the cost of repairing Blanche's dilapidated roof!
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Episode 74: Live from The Golden Girls Kitchen - Part 2
Just in time for National Golden Girls Day!
The second half of our LIVE episode taping from The Golden Girls Kitchen in Chicago!
Episode 73: Live from The Golden Girls Kitchen! - Part 1
We were LIVE at the Golden Girls kitchen in Miami because they wanted to get our thoughts on women's issues!
Episode 72: Regal Black Woman, Winifred Hervey
I'm joined by Michelle who has a top secret project about Golden Girls, although I know what it is & we discussed Golden Girls writer Winifred Hervey & her impact on the development of the characters & their stories, specifically Dorothy's. We also talk about what impact her being black may have had on her writing. Meanwhile, Kay is busy being the senate majority whip under the Carter administration.
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Episode 71: You forbid Big Daddy???
Back by popular demand, we review another episode while being Pothead with Stan. (Big News, tear out the front page!)
In this episode we discuss season 1, episode 24, "Big Daddy". This is the first time we meet Blanche's old fashioned southern (aka racist) father as he comes to town to announce that he is becoming a singer. Meanwhile Sophia puts a curse on their neighbor that we've never heard of before & never hear of again as Blanche leaves her tenants to deal with her property damage.
Episode 70: Anything over a 9 is excellent!
We’re joined by my friends & the creators of “The Blacktor” (which I edited half of the episodes for), Justin & Ashley also known as “The Farleys” to discuss season 6, episode 7 “Zborn Again” in which Stanley attempts to woo Dorothy yet again. Meanwhile, Rose is dealing with a needy coworker who won’t leave her alone!
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Episode 69: The Golden Girls with Melanin! - A special interview with Alyson Fouse, creator of "Act Your Age"!
We’re joined by Hollywood legend, Alyson Fouse to discuss the return of her show “Act Your Age” which is being called “The New Golden Girls but with melanin”. We also discuss the importance of writers & why the WGA strike is so important!
Act Your Age stars Kym Whitley, Tisha Campbell & Yvette Nicole Brown as 3 friends sharing a home together in their next chapter of their lives now that they have no kids or husbands at home & can just focus on enjoying what life has to offer.
Basically they’re who Lorraine’s mother & aunt would be in 2023!
New episodes premiere on Bounce June 3rd at 7/8c!
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Episode 68 - Blanche is doing more than just getting arrested in Chattanooga!
We review episode 21 of The Golden Palace “Tad”, where we meet Blanche’s secret brother from Chattanooga. We’re joined by our loyal listener & image consultant Jessica to talk about how they dealt with the topic of having someone developmentally challenged in your family & how Blanche responded. I also lean what 4H means! “What Fun!”
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Episode 67: Shawn, be Serioouusss!!!
We’re joined by extra-special guest Shawn Schepps aka Blanche’s daughter Rebecca “Becky” Devereaux #1 to talk about her experience working on the show both on & offscreen. We also discuss what it was like for her to be at Goldencon 2023 & what she’s been working on since as a movie writer & former child actress in the 70s & 80s!
Episode 66: Goldencon 2023 Recap!
We give our take on the most recent Golden Girls fan convention! We also give some exciting updates on things we have planned along with another special announcement about the podcast. Lastly we discuss some of the controversies surrounding some of The Golden Girls FB pages & it's members!
Episode 65: Live from Goldencon 2023!
Recorded in front of a live studio audience from The Rusty Anchor stage! We asked our listeners for some Golden hot topics before the con so we chose some of those to discuss with our audience as well as letting them get in on the conversation!
Episode 64: Have you ever seen a more moving piece of art??
In our last episode before Goldencon 2023, we're joined by 3D artist Dwayne Burgess who created the 3D artwork of the Golden Girls set which has been featured at the Betty White auction, Goldencon 22 & more importantly, our social media! We talk about his inspiration behind creating it as well as other Golden Girls endeavors he's ventured into. Plus find out how to get free stuff from us at Goldencon 2023!
(or stuff that you can buy from me as well at our booth!)
Episode 63: Blanche the racist???
We unpack episode 11 of The Golden Girls Spin off, The Golden Palace “The camp town races aren’t neatly as fun as they used to be”, where Blanche invites a racially insensitive group to stay at the hotel causing Roland to quit after she refuses to take his concerns seriously. Meanwhile Rose becomes obsessed with their guests marital statuses.
In discussing this we ended up having a more in-depth (& long) conversation about race relations in general & how to better educate & understand one another & ourselves!
Also get a special sneek-peak at some of what we have planned for Goldencon!
Episode 62: Too warm & too tingly & too hot!
We (attempt to) review the Golden Girls episode, “The Artist” (s3 ep13) while being pothead. Unfortunately little Lamar/Roger joined us which delayed her being able to join, but it certainly didn’t stop me! If you were able to make it through the end & can actually follow the conversation, please let me know @SoGoodWeNamedIt
In this episode, the girls all pose nude for an artist & all hope to take their relationships with him to the next level! Meanwhile Sophia fucks with Dorothy.
Episode 61: Boy, when the mask falls off, it really makes a thud!
In our first show that we've recorded since Kay gave birth, we review episode 7x19, “Journey to the center of attention” where we finally see the Rusty Anchor & just how popular Blanche is with its patrons. That is until Dorothy becomes the breakout star with her singing causing Blanche to become jealous. Meanwhile, Sophia decides to give herself a wake while she is still alive.
We also unpack more of Blanche’s trauma & perhaps a bit of our own! Including Kay’s story of how she gave birth in a rather non traditional set up that was not quite a Laura Ashley Showroom!
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Episode 60: Blanche, the miniseries!
We’re joined by Grant Drager, also known as the Blanche from “The Golden Girls: The Lost episodes”! We discuss how he got involved with Hell in a Handbag productions & why he identifies so much with Blanche as we unpack the complexities of her character….and Kay almost goes into labor…what fun!!
Episode 59: You're only gonna sit in an inch of water???
We unpack Episode 4x1, “Yes we have no Havana’s” where Blanche & Sophia fight over the same man. Meanwhile Rose takes a class where Dorothy is the teacher.
We’re joined by Andrew who previously sent in a clip to the show about why Dorothy is his favorite Golden Girl.
Episode 58: All that & Cappuccino too??
We’re joined with Chris from The “BS’ing with Chris Podcast” to discuss “Love Me Tender”, episode 26 from Season 4. In this episode Dorothy gets a friend with benefits while Blanche & Rose join the “Be a pal program”.
Episode 57: So Good you hosers named it, Eh? - An EXCLUSIVE interview with The Nova Scotia Golden Girls!
Live from Canada, the one & only Duane aka Penlightboy aka The Nova Scotia Golden Girls on TikTok & Facebook!
Nurse & dad to teens by day & Viral Golden Girls impersonator by night! We learn how he started making videos, his connection with The Golden Girls & how his teenage sons feel about their dad’s hobby!
Episode 56: I said no reefers!!!
We review episode 12, season 1 of the Sitcom “Whoopi” entitled “American Woman” where Rue guest stars as Marian. A sex charged senior who is staying at Mavis’ hotel so that she & her friends can get high. Meanwhile one of her friend’s becomes paranoid that Naseem who works at the hotel is a terrorist because he is Persian as he studies for his U.S. citizenship test & calls the police on him.
Also, Mavis’ brother Courtney appoints himself to rid the hotel of Marian & her friends as he does not approve of drugs. In another scene Mavis & her multi-cultural group of friends discuss immigration issues & how “illegals” are stealing their jobs & should come to this country the “right” way.
While this episode aired 19 years ago, many of the themes mentioned are still relevant today which of course caused us to have many side bars aside from just reviewing the episode.
Shows like this are important as they display ignorant beliefs, however the problem is many people in real life think the way some of these characters do & don’t see anything wrong with it!
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Episode 55: From the Gulf Coast to the Atlantic, from the Keys to the Okefenokee, with the 6 AM News, this is Mario Hilario!
We’re joined by NBC 10, WJAR’s very own Sunrise Anchor & host of Studio 10, Mario Hilario, 39!
Find out why he loves The Golden Girls as well as what he’s really wearing behind the anchor desk!
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Episode 54: My White & Kids
To start off 2023, we decided to try something different! We discuss episode 4x26 of My Wife & Kids, “The Maid”. In this sitcom about a black middle class family, Betty White guest stars as the family’s new maid that everyone falls in love with, which ends up making the wife & mother (Jay) quite Jealous because Betty’s character June is so perfect at everything!
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Episode 53: The So Good We Named It Christmas Special!
Just in time for Christmas, we review episode 2x11 of The Golden Girls, “Twas the night before Christmas”, where the girls have their holiday plans ruined, but in the end learn what Christmas is all about!….after being held hostage at gun point by a mad man & almost getting run over in a rainy intersection…
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Episode 52: The official scoop on Goldencon 2023 with Zack Hudson!
Alright this is all you’re gonna get from me, no matter how many times you hit me!
That’s right, you heard it hear first folks, get the exclusive scoop about Goldencon 2023 directly from Zack Hudson who is one of the amazing people behind Goldencon!
You’ve all been asking me since the last Goldencon when the next one will be, where it will be, what they have planned…and now you can finally get the big reveal!
You can also get a sneak peak of who they’re hoping to get as Golden Guests as well as some of the fun things we’ll be doing!
This will be even better than a trip to the World of Wool!!
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Episode 51: I'm Pussycat 1, you're Pussycat 2!
We're joined by not 1, but 2 divorced substitute teachers! That's right, Heklina aka Dorothy from "The Golden Girls Live" (San Francisco) & David Cerda aka Dorothy from "The Golden Girls: The Lost Episodes" (Chicago).
Hear about their own connections to The Golden Girls, what made them both identify with Spamoni Face as well as some background about their respective Golden Girls drag shows.
You can even go see both shows yourself as they're each currently performing just in time for the holidays! So once you're done spreading wise men on crackers you can go buy your tickets!!
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Episode 50: Picture it...An Exclusive Interview with Estelle Getty's former assistant & good friend, Richard Weaver
We're joined by former assistant & friend of Estelle Getty's Richard Weaver who lived with her for over 15 years & became more than just an assistant but a true pal & a confidant to the comic genius behind Sophia Petrillo. Hear rare stories about life with Estelle & how she really felt about portraying the raisin in sneakers for a decade!
Episode 49: I'm Who Mi! You're Hey Yu!
We’re joined by our new friend of the show Johanna to discuss The Golden Palace episode 4, “One old lady to go” where Sophia starts selling Chinese take out, featuring Margaret Cho.
As an Asian American, Johanna adds her views on Asian representation as it pertains to The Golden Palace, but specifically this episode as it is the only time in Golden Girls or Golden Palace where the entire episode centers around Asians & as usual they fall into many tropes that today may be seen as problematic.
Episode 48 - What about Little Mei Ling? Hasn't she suffered enough?
We’re joined by Candace & Aditya to discuss how they as people in the Asian community feel about Asian representation on The Golden Girls. While the show was ahead of it’s time in many ways, it’s no secret to avid fans that when it comes to race, they did not always handle it the best & the Asian community is no exception!
Episode 47: Travel down the road & back again! - Our EXCLUSIVE Interview with Cindy Fee!
In this episode we have an exclusive interview with the iconic songstress Cindy Fee! She is beloved by many but particularly, Golden Girls fans as she is the voice behind the theme song “Thank you for being a friend”.
Find out how she became the voice of the show’s theme as well as what it’s like being known for singing not just this theme but other well known jingles. We also discussed some of her other projects & how she became apart of Goldencon!
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Episode 46: Do you have any idea how weird you are?
Episode 45: This reminds me of that one time....
Episode 44: Scream 4 The Governess! - So Good We "Maimed" It Halloween Special!
To celebrate Halloween we are joined by Hillary & Meg who both had viral Halloween Golden Girls displays! We discuss what inspired their creations & how they combined their loves of Halloween & The Golden Girls! Listen to this episode before you have your dart gun confiscated because you're unaware of the Ninja Turtles craze!
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Episode 43: It sounds like there's a mommy on fire!
We review Season 6, Episode 1, “Blanche Delivers” where Blanche’s daughter Rebecca gives birth to little Oreo after her visit to the 5th floor, the sperrrrm floor!
We also have a special clip from one of our listeners & a huge announcement from us as well!
Additionally we discuss our thoughts on our Judge Mathis Show appearance after it aired & some of the feedback we have gotten about it.
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Episode: 42 - The justice system in America is an imperfect and sluggish piece of antiquated machinery!
Like Blanche, we can’t stay 42 forever! But we had to postpone our original episode 42 to record this one instead!
In this special episode we breakdown the behind the scenes details that lead us to our upcoming appearance on The judge Mathis Show as well as what it was like filming our episode & when you can watch it!
Also get some details about some of our upcoming episodes!
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Episode 41: Put it behind your ears Rose!
We host another LIVE episode featuring our loyal listeners & friends of the show chiming in as we discuss season 2, episode 1 - End of the Curse where Blanche thinks she may be pregnant!
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Episode 40: We're Crazy Nuts about this episode!
We’re joined by Golden Girls Super fan Mirage as we dive into season 2, episode 24: “To Catch a Neighbor” where the girls lend their home to cops on a stakeout involving their new neighbors! “Wow, tough neighborhood!”.
We also discuss the relationship many black Americans have with the police & racial profiling in general. As well as what types of cops we would be.
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Episode 39: Live from New York, it's Saturday night!
We’re joined by Golden Girls Fandom Royalty & slow moving Winnebago Enthusiast David Mathews to discuss details of how he was able to get Betty White on Saturday Night Live!
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Episode 38: We lost Butter Queen, haven't we suffered enough??
Warning!!! This episode is NSFW & contains language not suitable for minors or prudes! Listener Discretion is Advised!
We’re joined by Gem, a real life “lady of the evening” to give her take on Season 2, Episode 2, “Ladies of The Evening” where the girls are mistakenly arrested for prostitution Gem shares with us some real life struggles faced by sex workers as well as how the issue was handled on the show.
We also address the passing of Queen Elizabeth II & the reaction many are having due to the controversial history of the British Monarchy.
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Episode 37: THE BIGGEST GIFT! - An Exclusive Interview with Aaron Scott aka "Finally Aaron".
In his first podcast interview EVER, we are joined by the one & only Aaron Scott, the voice behind the “Golden Girls Gospel” remix that became a viral sensation!
He tells us how the video came, what it was like being a viral video star as well as getting to sing with the original singer from the show Cindy Fee at Goldencon. He also reveals a surprise announcement about an upcoming project!
Episode 36 - "So Good Enough Wicker Named It" Crossover Event! - Part 1
Much like when The Golden Girls, Empty Nest & Nurses would all have special nights where all 3 shows had interweaving storylines & they would guest star on each other's sitcoms, on this very special crossover spectacular event of an episode, we are joined by the hosts of Enough Wicker, the podcast that made me want to start our podcast! That’s right! Lauren & Sarah discuss our mutual love for The Golden Girls & how our two shows intertwine. We also give you a sneak peak at Part 2 where we deep dive & review an episode of The Golden Girls. You won’t want to miss it!
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Episode 35 - Would You Rather? - Golden Girls Edition
We’re joined by Chelsea Lucas from the Bucket List Duo to play “Would you rather: Golden Girls edition”. Tell us some of your answers for these questions as we’d love to hear how everyone agreed with all of Barrett’s superior selections! Kay’s were ok too, but she doesn’t write the episode descriptions! We also learn some shocking revelations about chickens, almost as shocking as a chicken playing the piano!!
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Episode 34 - I want you to take me Biff!!!
We breakdown Episode 2x14 of The Golden Girls - “The Actor”, where Dorothy, Rose, Blanche & Sophia all get played the same man. (Who knew community theater had so much drama OFF the stage!) What a dirt bag!!!
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Episode 33 - So Good We Named It- LIVE!
In our first ever LIVE episode! (Recorded via Twitter Spaces which like with China made us learn the hard way that it’s not always the best for consistent & clear audio recording)
We’re joined by several of our past co-hosts & friends of the show including Goldencon contest winners, Lauren from Enough Wicker, Chris from Golden Girls Posters, 2 of the GoldenGaysNYC & more!
Get our take son hot button issues such as which of the characters would have stormed the capitol on Jan 6th as well as a heated debate about Blanche & her sister Virginia!
You’ll also find out who has the best Queso dip & what happened to the missing infant whose parent’s were killed 40 years ago! (That’s my pussycat, fun fun fun!)
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Episode 32 - An Exclusive interview with Dorothy Zbornak herself, Lynnie Green!
Just in time for Golden Girls Day, an exclusive interview with Lynnie Green aka “Young Dorothy” who appeared on the show on 4 different occasions. Find out how she got the role, what she has done since & the experience with Bea that she’s always regretted.
Also we have a secret special guest & a special segment from one of our loyal listeners! Yahooo!
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Episode 31: The Return of the Golden Gays NYC!
The Golden Gays NYC are Back & better than ever! Grab a slice of cheesecake as we chat with Dorothy, Rose, Blanche & Coco (Sophia was busy having a Maalox moment) Find out where they’ll be performing next, how you can get them in your city & get a preview of their new game show, The Golden Games!
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Episode 30 - Live from the Mortimer Club with Bonnie Bartlett!
A So Good We Named It Exclusive!
We are joined by the one & only “Barbara Thorndyke” herself, 93 year old Hollywood Icon & Emmy winner Bonnie Bartlett. Find out some behind the scenes info about her time on The Golden Girls, her personal connection to one of the actresses, what she is currently working on, special surprises & much more!
Episode 29: You've lost that Pro-Life Feelin!
We discuss Golden Palace Episode 18, "You've Lost that Livin Feelin" where the girls have a series of unfortunate events when an esteemed dood critic visits the hotel. We also side bar quite a bit, including about the recent overturning of Roe V. Wade. "What Fun!"
Episode 28: They don't need to know you have no life!
Along with fellow super fan Elysium whom we met at Goldencon, we break down more of the random quirks & inconsistencies that only a true super fan (with no life) would notice! And YES we talk like this on dates!.....it just shucks it right off!!
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