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‘The Golden Girls’ Should Have Moved to St. Olaf

Betty White’s death at 99 years old in December 2021 marked the end of an era. She was the last of the main cast members of The Golden Girls to die, and fans mourned the loss. While White’s death closed the book on the series, her legacy and the legacy of her cast mates, Bea Arthur, Estelle Getty, and Rue McClanahan, live on in perpetuity. We love watching The Golden Girls still. Still, we can’t help but wonder if there was a better story for the cast that was never written. While The Golden Girls spinoff, The Golden Palace, offered an extension to Rose Nylund, Sophia Petrillo, and Blanche Devereaux’s story, it wasn’t the best one that could have been told. We would have loved to see The Golden Girls head to St. Olaf, Minnesota. 

St. Olaf was Rose Nylund’s birthplace in ‘The Golden Girls’

The Golden Girls was set in Miami, Florida, but none of the main characters were from the bustling metropolis. All four had moved to Miami from different parts of the country. Dorothy Zbornak and her mother, Sophia Petrillo, were transplants from New York City. Blanche Devereaux was raised in Georgia before moving slightly south of her home state. 

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