The Golden Girls was one of the most incredibly progressive shows of the 80s. Back in 1985, the popular sitcom first aired on TV. Many famous faces such as Betty White, Estelle Getty, Bea Arthur were seen during its seven seasons and 180 episodes long run. The timeless sitcom from that era has aged quite well. The Golden Girls was a rare show that never stuck to stereotypes and its main characters were all played by women in their 50s or older. And without these major personalities, it’s hard to match the flair of the original. However, along with these key cast members, Golden Girls has featured many other famous faces as their guest appearances. In case, some of you have forgotten here are some of the famous celebs we all forgot made guest appearances in Golden Girls.
13-Year-Old Mario Lopez Appeared in Dorothy’s Prized Pupil
One of his earliest roles was as a student of Dorothy’s in Season 2 episodes of Golden Girls. He appeared as Mario Sanchez, a young student of Dorothy who wrote an essay about the spirit of America and won the prize for it. Dorothy even enters him into a local writing contest which he wins.
Young George Clooney
Now the famously known actor and director once made a humble appearance as a cop on Golden Girls. Back then George Clooney was almost a struggling actor who wanted to be featured in a show with Bea Arthur and Betty White. In the 2nd season of The Golden Girls, he made a guest appearance and was almost unrecognizable in his young days.
Dick Van Dyke Appeared as a Lawyer Who Willingly Wanted to Become a Clown
The iconic actor appeared as one of Dorothy’s love interests during the 5th season of Golden Girls. He played the character of attorney Ken Whittingham and appeared in only one episode.
Alex Trebek Was Notoriously for his Guest Appearances as Himself
The iconic host of a classic show Jeopardy! is also notorious for making guest appearances in films and shows as himself. He made a short cameo in an episode of The Golden Girls called “Questions And Answers”. Since his appearance was so brief, a lot of fans might have forgotten his arrival.
Mickey Rooney Appeared as Rocco, A Retired Gangster
The late actor had a nine-decade career and appeared in more than 300 Hollywood movies. He made a guest appearance as Sophia’s new boyfriend in an episode entitled “Larceny and Old Lace”. Moreover, his whole storyline on The Golden Girls revolves around Sophia and it was quite a brief one.
Sonny Bono Appeared as Himself
The Golden Girls did have a great variety of big-name actors who made guest appearances during their time on TV. Sonny was one of the popular faces as well. In the episode called “Mrs. George Devereaux”, Bonno’s appearance revolved around Dorothy as he was pursuing Dorothy in the dream.
Burt Reynolds Appeared as Himself and Confused The Girls for Prostitutes
Being one of the most popular movie stars of all time Burt once made a guest appearance in the sitcom. In an episode titled “Ladies of the Evening”, the girls went on a wild adventure and met Burt at his movie premiere party. However, things got weird when girls were mistaken for prostitutes at a hotel bar.
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