Golden Girls fans, today is a great day, for today is the day that we can watch every single episode of The Golden Girls on Hulu. We found out earlier this year that Hulu would be streaming all seven seasons starting February 13, and we have been counting the days, nay, the minutes until this very moment. And it’s finally here. We don’t know about you, but we’re going in for our second slice of cheesecake and planning a joyful marathon of some of our favorite episodes. But where to begin?? Frankly, every episode is our favorite. If you’re having trouble choosing which episodes to start with, have no fear, because we’ve put together a list of some iconic gems that will make your day:
1. “Pilot,” Season 1, Episode 1
There’s nothing better than going back to the very first time we met Sophia, Blanche, Dorothy, and Rose. It’s a wave of nostalgia that all Golden Girls fans will appreciate. It’s the very beginning, yet we feel like we’ve known them forever.
2. “The Flu,” Season 1, Episode 21
There’s nothing like seeing the girls in fine evening wear, sneezing, coughing, and trying to pretend like they aren’t sick, at the Friends of Good Health’s Best Friend of the Year award banquet.
3. “A Piece of Cake,” Season 2, Episode 25
One of our favorite quotes from this episode is classic Sophia: “In 45 minutes I can bake two cakes, and knit you a sweater.” Later on in the episode, Rose takes Dorothy to Mr. Ha-Has for her birthday, and we seriously cannot stop laughing at how much Dorothy does not like Mr. Ha-Has.
4. “Old Friends,” Season 3, Episode 1
Blanche gives Rose’s teddy bear, Fernando, to a young girl named Daisy by mistake. Daisy will not give Fernando back, and delivers some serious sass to the girls. Rose is not having it and an epic fight to get Fernando back ensues. It’s the best.
5. “Three on a Couch,” Season 3, Episode 11
This episode is full of many memorable one-liners, as the girls decide to see a therapist to deal with their constant bickering. It’s hilarious, and reminds us to thank all of our friends for being friends.
6. “Grab That Dough,” Season 3, Episode 16
Dorothy and Blanche go up against Rose and Sophia in the game show “Grab That Dough” and hilarious shenanigans and zingers occur. We would watch the Golden Girls on any game show, any day of the week.
7. “Valentine’s Day,” Season 4, Episode 15
Valentine’s Day is tomorrow, and this episode is one of our favorite ways to celebrate with our loved ones. The girls all are left without dates for the night, and thus many hilarious flashback stories of past Valentine’s Days occur.
8. “Henny Penny,” Season 6, Episode 26
You haven’t lived until you’ve watched Dorothy, Blanche, and Rose dressed up like birds to tell the story of Henny Penny, while Sophia narrates with a giant feather in her hat. There’s singing, there’s dancing, there’s pure Golden Girls joy.
9. “Journey to the Center of Attention,” Season 7, Episode 19
If you haven’t seen this episode yet, it’s a must. Both Dorothy and Blanche sing at the Rusty Anchor throughout the episode. Blanche’s outfit during her performance ranks high on our list of favorite Blanche moments, and on our list of most sparkling Blanche outfits.
Celebrate today, Golden Girls fans, because now we have reason to have a lot more of The Golden Girls in our lives. Cheesecake for everyone!
Which episodes of The Golden Girls are you planning on streaming first? Tell us in the comments!