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An illustration of Betty White, Bea Arthur, Rue McClanahan, and Estelle Getty beside black text on a yellow background.

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The lyrics, “traveled down the road and back again,” are from The Golden Girls’ theme song, “Thank You for Being a Friend,” written by Andrew Gold and performed by Cynthia Fee. The Golden Girls was a television sitcom series that first aired on September 14, 1985. It ran for almost 7 years, ending with its final episode on May 9, 1992. The Golden Palace was an unsuccessful spin-off that was cancelled after only one season on the air. Besides Bea Arthur, it starred the same cast as the original with Betty White, Rue McClanahan, and Estelle Getty all reprising their roles in the single season. The Golden Girls received critical acclaim and was an NBC hit. The show won many awards, including American Comedy Awards, ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards, BMI Film & TV Awards, Directors Guild of America Awards, Emmy Awards, Golden Globe Awards, TV Land Awards, Viewers for Quality Television Awards, Writers Guild of America awards, Young Artist Awards, and others. Even after its original run on television, The Golden Girls continued to receive recognition and popularity.


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