Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Arrivederci Sophia

I'm sad to report that the beloved Estelle Getty, Sophia Petrillo of Golden Girls, has passed away, just shy of her 85th birthday. Sophia and Dorothy (Bea Arthur) were always my favorite characters in that show. They both reminded me of my own relatives -- maybe because Italian-Americans and American Jews have a lot in common.

So, there goes our collective hope for a Golden Girls reunion, tentatively titled, Golden Girls Again: This Time With Extra Gold.

9 comments:

Jen said...

That's a shame. Well, as much as a shame as 85 can be. I used to really like that show.

Tiffanie said...

well, that's too bad. i liked her sassy-ness.

congrats btw on your weight loss and keep up the good work:)

here from ICLW

Io said...

So sad - and my friends and I were just arguing last week over whether or not she was still alive.

alicia said...

ahh that is sad. I never watched the show, but I have heard it was quite funny!

here from ICLW

Tricia said...

NOOOO I am so sad. My friend and I love to veg out on the couch and watch GG reruns on tv in college..sniff sniff

Marie said...

Aww that is sad I grew up on that show.

Danifred said...

My girlfriends and I STILL love that show and swear we're going to eventually be the real life Golden Girls. I'm sad she's gone.

bendingbackwards said...

Returning your comment for ICLW.

That's sad. I used to love watching the Golden Girls with my mum and babushka. I am going to do the Flickr Fun today for my post, thanks for the idea.

Karen said...

Oh no!