29. What’s In A Name, Really?
The episode titled, “Wham, Bam, Thank You, Mammy,” revealed Blanche’s name as “Blanche Marie Hollingsworth,” but a later episode says her name is “Blanche Elizabeth Deveraux.” No one on the show ever provided a reason for the unexpected change.
30. Eisner Demanded Changes Before The Show Was Picked Up
Disney president Michael Eisner loved the idea for the show but said he wanted a younger female to broaden the appeal. Writers went back and added Sophia first, then Dorothy came along. The Golden Girls was given the go-ahead shortly after.
31. An International Sensation
The show’s massive success transferred over into 60 other countries and versions of the program were made in England, Russia, and Greece. The show still runs in syndication today.
32. That’s Out Of This ‘World’
In one episode, Blanche wants to watch Another World, a soap opera where McClanahan played Blanche in several appearances. This was a gift to fans to really help personalize the actresses.