Maude was a really great show, too. And she was great as the Femputer on Futurama. And on that one episode of Malcolm In The Middle where she lip-synched "Fernando" with the youngest kid. The roast of Pamela Anderson where she read excerpts from her book. And pretty much everything else she ever did.
RIP Bea - I loved you way more than a 29 year old heterosexual male should.
I'm going to miss that woman. She was to Hollywood what Moolah was to wrestling. And with "The Golden Girls", I think she helped to prove that if the show is well-written and well-performed, it can cross demographic lines and amuse everyone.
Another 20something male here, and another Bea Arthur/Golden Girls fan. I knew she was around the same age as Estelle Getty but I didn't realize she was pushing 90. Wow. She will be missed, but luckily it isn't too hard to get my Golden Girls fix everyday.
Another one who loves watching 'The Golden Girls' on Lifetime when I was younger. She also was great to watch in 'All In The Family': her fighting with Archie Bunker was some of the best back-and-forth comedic banter I ever saw on TV. Definitely one of the all time great comedic actresses on TV. RIP
I thought season three got off on the right foot- I was expecting something totally outrageous to happen with "Hands" in bed with Joanna, but surprisingly, it didn't end as over the top as I expected. And that's a good thing.