It might be 25 years since The Golden Girls went off the air, but the love for our favorite foursome is as strong as ever: Just days after an homage to the show’s theme song appeared on The Goldbergs, Dorothy, Rose, Blanche and Sophia appeared on this weekend’s episode of Cartoon Network’ The Amazing Adventures Of Gumball.
In the Season 6 episode “The Lady,” Gumball and Darwin think their dad, Richard, is having an affair. Using a day off from school as an opportunity to spy on him, they actually uncover his real secret: that he’s been dressing up as a woman to make friends.
Richard’s feminine alter ego, “Samantha,” is basically Blanche Devereaux with a name change.
The tribute is complete when, at the mall, Samantha runs into Dorothy, Rose and Sophia. (Well, almost—the characters are slyly renamed Angela, Violet, and Maria.)
It’s a wacky case of mistaken identity, and gender play, and sassy one-liners. And, of course, hilarity ensues!
But would 9-year-olds who watch Gumball get the decades-old references?
I’M WATCHING AN EPISODE OF GUMBALL AND THE DAD IS CROSSDRESSING AS BLANCHE FROM GOLDEN GIRLS!!! pic.twitter.com/hzwF5TYrMC
— Uchiha Shaina (@JustShaina_) January 7, 2018
GUMBALL DID A GOLDEN GIRLS PARODY IM LITERALLY SCREAMING
— ice ☆ (@ice_jsuirya) January 7, 2018
I feel like the Golden Girls are even more popular now than when they were on. Here the ladies make an extended appearence on the Amazing World of Gumball (a cartoon for 9year olds) pic.twitter.com/h35Xxsl2bf
— Purple Reigns (@53rdCard) January 7, 2018
Just when I thought The Amazing World of Gumball couldn't get better, it played off of my love for The Golden Girls. Thank you @cartoonnetwork and @BoulderMediaLtd for keeping life interesting. pic.twitter.com/AWL6qwnWbS
— Kaitlin Stringer (@KaitNString) January 6, 2018