This “Golden Girls” puppet show is our everything and more
Seriously, The Golden Girls Show is a real thing directed by Jonathan Rockefeller (who produced The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show – meaning he’s an awesome human), and it’s opening next week off-Broadway.
If this description on the website isn’t enough to seal the deal, we don’t know what is:
"Calling all girls, gays and grannies! Get set for an evening of cheesecake, laughter, jazzercise, shoulder pads, sex, and the elegant art of the quick-witted put down."
Talking to The Huffington Post, Rockefeller highlighted the ways in which the series was progressive, and it seems like his puppet parody simply piggy-backs off the issues already there.
"They were talking about race, religion, sex, gender – all these things – and I think that’s what made them interesting. They were talking about gay marriage back in 1985, and now we’ve just got that in the past couple of years."
He also talked about how the show portrayed older women in a positive light (one of the reasons why we love it so dearly). “[It showed that] women of a certain age could be sexy and could have wonderful lives, and did it in a humorous, fun and loving way.”
Ready to see the opening sequence, with humorous and fun loving puppets?
We’re on board! No brainer. SO MUCH YESSSSSSSSSS.