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The Golden Girls

Weekends
12pm/11c

Estelle Getty

Sophia Petrillo

Actress Estelle Getty stars as Sophia Petrillo on the hit show The Golden Girls.

Getty was born in 1923 in New York. Her career began with a part in the 1978 film Team-Mates, and she landed the famous role of Sophia while she was in Los Angeles on tour for the play Torch Song Trilogy, in which she played Harvey Fierstein's mother.

Getty reprised her Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning role of Sophia on The Golden Palace and Empty Nest. Some of her other television credits include Newhart, Blossom, Mad About You and Cagney & Lacey.

She appeared in films such as Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot with Sylvester Stallone, Mask with Cher, Tootsie, Mannequin, and Stuart Little.

Estelle Getty passed away in 2008 in Los Angeles.

The Golden Girls TV Schedule

Saturday
September 20
10:48am
Yokel Hero
Rose is running for St. Olaf Woman of the Year and with a little help from Blanche and Dorothy, altering her list of qualifications on the entry form, she's a sure winner. Meanwhile, a heat wave strikes Miami and the girl's air conditioning goes out.
TV-PG
11:24am
Bang the Drum, Stanley
At a baseball game, Sophia gets beaned. This prompts Stan to talk her into filing a lawsuit for payment on her severe injuries, which he gets her to fake. Meanwhile, Blanche and Rose prepare for roles in the play "Cats."
TV-PG
12:00pm
Sophia's Wedding
The death of a close friend, Esther Weinstock, brings Sophia face to face with Esther's husband a man whom she vowed never to speak to again due to things that happened in the past. However, when Dorothy prompts them to make up they get a little to close and wind up in bed together.
TV-PG
12:30pm
Sophia's Wedding 2
Sophia and Max come back from their honeymoon with no place to stay so Blanche, Dorothy and Rose put them up until they can find a place. Meanwhile, Sophia and Max decide to restart the old business Max had with Sophia's late husband, a pizza knish stand. However, Dorothy begins smoking again!
TV-PG
1:00pm
Brother, Can You Spare That Jacket?
When Sophia accidentally places Blanche's aviator jacket (with the winning lottery ticket in the pocket!), the girls do a little searching. The end up trying to get it back from a homeless shelter. In the end, after noticing how badly the people need the money, they decide to give the winning ticket to the shelter.
TV-PG
1:30pm
Scared Straight
Blanche's brother, Clayton, comes to Miami for a visit, and Blanche goes all out fixing him up on blind dates. However, Rose learns the truth: Clayton is gay and is afraid to tell Blanche the truth about himself.
TV-PG
Sunday
September 21
11:00am
Brother, Can You Spare That Jacket?
When Sophia accidentally places Blanche's aviator jacket (with the winning lottery ticket in the pocket!), the girls do a little searching. The end up trying to get it back from a homeless shelter. In the end, after noticing how badly the people need the money, they decide to give the winning ticket to the shelter.
TV-PG
11:36am
Scared Straight
Blanche's brother, Clayton, comes to Miami for a visit, and Blanche goes all out fixing him up on blind dates. However, Rose learns the truth: Clayton is gay and is afraid to tell Blanche the truth about himself.
TV-PG
12:12pm
Stan Takes a Wife
Stan breaks the news that he's engaged to be married - something Dorothy at first seems to accept. However, after Sophia falls ill, Stan comforts Dorothy which sparks old feelings in her and she contemplates trying to get back together with Stan.
TV-PG
12:48pm
The Auction
The girls try to cough up enough money to pay for a new roof. Meanwhile, Sophia's volunteer job at the hospital is what brings the girls a piece of inside information that could give them enough money for a new roof and money left to spare.
TV-PG
1:24pm
Blind Date
After being dumped by her boyfriend, Blanche befriends a man at a bar and makes a date with him. Unknown to her, he's blind. Meanwhile, Dorothy and Rose try their hand at coaching a kids' football team.
TV-PG
Saturday
September 27
10:48am
The Impotence of Being Ernest
Rose is crazy about her latest boyfriend, Ernie, but can't understand why he doesn't approach the subject of sex. When she forces the subject, she learns the truth that he's impotent.
TV-PG
11:00am
 
TV-PG
11:24am
Love Me Tender
When Sophia sets Dorothy up on a blind date, Dorothy secretly falls for the seemingly simple man, claiming "he's the greatest lover she ever had." Meanwhile, Blanche and Rose join the "Be a Pal" and become pals to two motherless girls.
TV-PG
11:30am
 
TV-PG
12:00pm
Valentine's Day
It's Valentine's Day, and the girls are all excited until each one of their dates cancels at the last minute. This leaves them to reminisce about Valentine's Day past.
TV-PG
12:30pm
 
TV-PG
12:36pm
Two Rode Together
Dorothy wants to spend some "quality" time with Sophia so she takes her away for the weekend to Disney World. However, her attempts fail when a fed up Sophia storms out. Meanwhile, Rose and Blanche try their hand at writing children's stories.
TV-PG
1:00pm
 
TV-PG
1:12pm
You Gotta Have Hope
Dorothy is in charge of a hospital charity show and things aren't going her way. She can't find any talent for the talent show and her emcee has just cancelled. Rose's solution for her problem makes things worse when the girls scour Miami in hopes of getting Bob Hope to perform in the show.
TV-PG
1:30pm
 
TV-PG