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Recast Golden Girls and Win a Prize!

Every Wednesday on BuzzSugar, I post a Recast challenge, where I ask you to choose new actors for a classic TV show or movie. The reader who submits the best cast wins a BuzzSugar t-shirt!

If you could recast this 1985-1992 TV show with new actors, who else could capture the charm and pep of these funny ladies in their "golden" years? Who could play the flirty Southern belle Blanche, sweet Rose, no-nonsense Dorothy and her wisecracking mother Sophia?

Leave your entry in the comment section below, and I'll pick one winner to feature Tuesday, November 20, complete with a "new" cast photo.

To see a list of characters to recast and a photo of the BuzzSugar t-shirt,


Characters to recast:
Dorothy Petrillo Zbornak (Beatrice Arthur)
Rose Nylund (Betty White)
Blanche Devereaux (Rue McClanahan)
Sophia Petrillo (Estelle Getty)

If you need more of a refresher — or just a sweet trip down Memory Lane — check out the opening to Golden Girls. "Thank you for being a friend!"

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sugarkatt sugarkatt 9 years
Dorothy-Gena Davis Rose-Suzanne Somers Blanche-Kim Cattrell Sophia-Sally Fields
kateaustin456 kateaustin456 9 years
Dorothy Petrillo Zbornak-Glenn Close Rose Nylund-Melanie Griffith Blanche Devereaux-Jane Fonda Sophia Petrillo-Estelle Harris (George Costanza's mom)
MisterPinkNoTip MisterPinkNoTip 9 years
I was going to make them all Sex and the City characters, but y'all beat me to it!
Allie1138 Allie1138 9 years
Hi there! How about the recast of Golden girls with supermodels, "The Golden Supermodels" Sophia: Janice Dickenson Blanche: Lauren Hutton Dorothy: Ru Paul Rose: Cheryl Tiegs This is FUN!! Love to do more :-)
windycindy windycindy 9 years
Hello! Well, here is my take on recast the "girls" of "The Golden Girls!" Dorothy: Shirley Maclaine Rose: Mary Tyler Moore Blanche: Meryl Streep Sophia: Kathy Bates Thanks for sponsoring such a fun contest! Cindi :) jchoppes@hotmail.com
raphael845 raphael845 9 years
Dorothy – Dolph Lundgren Rose – Arnold Schwarzenegger Blanche – Sylvester Stallone Sophia – Bruce Willis
prbeachbum prbeachbum 9 years
Dorothy Petrillo Zbornak (Beatrice Arthur): Kristen Johnston (she'll need some makeup and a wig, but she is SO Dorothy!) Rose Nylund (Betty White): Gena Rowlands Blanche Devereaux (Rue McClanahan): Ellen Burstyn Sophia Petrillo (Estelle Getty): Ellen Albertini Dow
sfwork sfwork 9 years
what the heck is going on? this is 2007 (almost 2008) all of these ladies need some major aging makeup Dorothy: Wanda Sykes Rose: Rita Moreno Blanche: Christine Baranski Sophia: Megan Mullally (she has an affair with a black panther... you get the picture)
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
Thank you for being a friend.. travel down the road and back again your heart is true your a pal and confidant and if you threw a party, invited everyone you knew well you would see the biggest gift would be from me and the card attached would say Thank you for being a friend. all from memory ladies...
yipon yipon 9 years
ok here goes: Blanche- Suzanne Somers Rose- Ellen Bursten Dorthy- Judith Light* Sophia- Katherine Helmond* *I loved the two of them togther on Who's the Boss a reunion would be great!
ChrissyBaby ChrissyBaby 9 years
Younger version.....The cast from Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Dorothy - America Ferrera Rose - Alexis Bleidel Blanche - Blake Lively Sophia - Amber Tamblyn I'm such a Golden Girls fan. I might just submit another cast tomorrow! :-)
kmitch1128 kmitch1128 9 years
Dorothy: Diane Keaton Rose: Goldie Hawn Sophia: Liz Sheridan ( Jerry Seinfield's mom) Blanche: Susan Sarandon
elizabelle elizabelle 9 years
oh... looking at the past castings, I really like Lily Tomlin in the mix — great choice
elizabelle elizabelle 9 years
Dorothy: Jane Fonda Rose:Susan Sarandon Blanche: Stefanie Powers Sophia: Doris Roberts
Lindsb Lindsb 9 years
I love mamaseacat's idea - SAC girls would make perfect GG's!!
ChrissyBaby ChrissyBaby 9 years
Dorothy Petrillo Zbornak - Helen Mirren Rose Nylund - Ellen Burstyn Blanche Devereaux - Shirley MacLaine Sophia Petrillo - Frances Bay (The Marble Rye Lady from Seinfeld!)
girllovewarrior girllovewarrior 9 years
Blanche; Sophia Loren (http://imdb.com/name/nm0000047/) Sophia; Maggie Smith (http://imdb.com/name/nm0001749/) Rose; Angela Lansbury (http://imdb.com/name/nm0001450/) Dorothy; Tom Selleck ;) (http://imdb.com/name/nm0000633/)
alynn alynn 9 years
Dorothy - Kelly Bishop Rose - Goldie Hawn Blanche - Lena Olin Sophia - Ellen Albertini Dow (rapper in the wedding singer)
sfmastiffmom sfmastiffmom 9 years
Dorothy Petrillo Zbornak (Stockard Channing) Rose Nylund (Goldie Hawn) Blanche Devereaux (Melanie Griffith) Sophia Petrillo (Shirley MacLaine)
Martini-Rossi Martini-Rossi 9 years
Younger cast: Dorothy - Meryl Streep Blanche - Hilary Duff Rose - Hayden patten (sp?) Sophie - Nicole Richie I love this show!!! I still watch the reruns on lifetime.
amh678 amh678 9 years
One of the best shows ever! :P
mamaseacat mamaseacat 9 years
I like where Kristin DaBomb is going with this... why not make them all from Sex In the City. Dorothy Petrillo Zbornak - Sarah Jessica Parker Rose Nylund - Kristin Davis Blanche Devereaux - Kim Cattral (she's the one who sleeps around) Sophia Petrillo - Cynthia Nixon (she is kind of mothering) For a younger version... Dorothy Petrillo Zbornak - Lindsay Lohan Rose Nylund - Paris Hilton Blanche Devereaux - Britney Spears Sophia Petrillo - Dina Lohan
terryt18 terryt18 9 years
i'ma have to think about this one..........
mrskrismendoza mrskrismendoza 9 years
I love the Golden Girls. :] Dorthy- Sarah Jessica Parker Blanche- Jean Smart Sophia- Cynthia Nixon Rose- Blythe Danner
lickety-split lickety-split 9 years
lol, here is MY cast: Dorothy Petrillo Zbornak: jennav Rose Nylund: dulce skye Blanche Devereaux: shilo jolie pitt Sophia Petrillo: myopinion
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