Thursday, June 3, 2010

We'll Miss You Rue!

I am a huge Golden Girls fan! This chick was even into the less popular Golden Palace (which also featured Don Cheadle) you can imagine my sorrow when I learned that Rue McClanahan had passed.

I grew up cracking up at Blanche's sexually suggestive character on Golden Girls, even though I had no clue what the lady was talking about! I just knew I liked her, along with the rest of the gals.

I own the DVDs, thanks to Stephanie of Thoughts From Cali, and have seen all of the episodes. Today at work we were talking about the show and I could tell my co-workers what happened in specific episodes they asked about. Yup, I am serious when I say I have seen all of them.

Another pal, Elana of Good Girl Gone Shopping, pointed out that the Golden Girls is my Sex in the City. I'll take it a step further to state the obvious, SATC is a ripoff of Golden Girls. Our generation may be all about Samantha, but before Samantha there was Blanche.

Just think...if we have three best friends that we have great relationships with when we are in our 50s, we'll be blessed. I want to be a golden girl when I get older. Cue the theme song...

Thank you for being a friend
Traveled down the road and back again
Your heart is true you're a pal and a confidant.

And if you through a party
Invited everyone you ever knew
You would see the biggest gift would be from me
And the card attached would say thank you for being a friend.

Rest in peace Rue McClanahan. You will be missed.

Photo courtesy of: US


bananas. said...

while i don't think SATC is a rip off of golden girls, i do see the similiarities and blanche was DEFinitely the cougar before cougars became cool.

may she RIP and be always remembered!

Leah said...

May she rest in peace... I love Her character in the Golden Girls. xoxo

Laetitia said...

The Golden Girls! I did´nt know it...

marian said...

i loved her character in the Golden girls!
May she rest in peace

Audrey Allure said...

It's so sad :( She was my favorite Golden Girl - I used to watch that show with my grandma all the time.

Sweety P said...

I used to watch Golden Girls with my mother when I was younger. Rue was my fave Golden Girl. So sad to hear about her passing. RIP.

Couture Carrie said...

Lovely tribute, darling!

RIP Rue.


Valerie said...

I also love Golden Girls! May she rest in peace. Beautiful post.


Cafe Fashionista said...

She was always one of my favorite characters on Golden Girls. RIP Rue! :(

Anonymous said...

Very nice tribute! I definetly remember Golen Girl from back in the days!

Lovely Scribbles said...

Love this post, Leeann!