As many of you know, I have a special affinity for the show, Golden Girls. I even have an autographed photo of Betty White herself. My college roommate, Brittany McDonald and I spent most of our sophomore year watching episodes of the classic TV program. Well, I had the most fantastic discovery today when I realized that my treasured series has made its way to Espana.
Many shows and movies on the TV here are “dobladas” (dubbed). I have seen some horrible Nicholas Cage/Sean Connery movie, How I Met Your Mother, and Harry Potter & The Sorcerer’s Stone dubbed in Spanish. Golden Girls is not dubbed. It is the exact same show, except remade with Spanish actresses living in Madrid. The show is called “Las Chicas de Oro” (translated: “The girls of gold”) the characters are: Rosa, Blanca, Dorothy, and Sophia. LEGITIMATELY. Their house is strikingly similar to the residence of the ladies in Miami.
When my host “father” pointed out this show to me, I squealed with delight and proceeded to watch two episodes with him. It’s funny because THEY HAD THE EXACT SAME STORY LINES as episodes I have seen before! I knew exactly what was coming.
Here are some fundamental differences:
-They don’t eat cheesecake
-Sophia is not from Sicily
-Rose is not from St. Olaf (but she is ditsy)
-Stan is named “Alberto”
To be honest, no one can replace Betty White, Estelle Getty, Rue McClanahan, and Bea Arthur. But since I’m here, it’ll have to do.
Also, click here for pictures of Sevilla and my weekend trip to Cadiz.
Besos y abrazos,