Any television show that features plot lines about topics like gay marriage, AIDS, women's sexuality, death, and immigration could be considered controversial. But a television show that debuted in 1985 -- in the middle of Ronald Reagan's presidency -- tackling those topics? That's downright radical.
And that's exactly what "The Golden Girls" was -- radical. But it was also incredibly human in the way it went about discussing subject matter that in many instances had rarely been talked about before on prime time television.
Case in point: the above clip that began making the rounds on the Internet yesterday after President Obama declared his support for same-sex marriage.
In the clip, Sophia, a devoutly Catholic matriarch, explains to her roommate Blanche why everyone deserves the chance to get married -- and she did it over twenty years before Obama said the exact same thing.
It's just one of the show's many moments that explains why almost three decades later "The Golden Girls" is as beloved as it was the night it premiered.
Watch the clip, share it with a friend, and then tell us why you love "The Golden Girls" in the comments section below.
Below, see a slideshow of reactions to Obama's support of same-sex marriage from celebrities and other notable names:
BEFORE YOU GO
How to vote
Vote-by-mail ballot request deadline: Varies by state
For the Nov 3 election: States are making it easier for citizens to vote absentee by mail this year due to the coronavirus. Each state has its own rules for mail-in absentee voting. Visit your state election office website to find out if you can vote by mail.Get more information
In-person early voting dates: Varies by state
Sometimes circumstances make it hard or impossible for you to vote on Election Day. But your state may let you vote during a designated early voting period. You don't need an excuse to vote early. Visit your state election office website to find out whether they offer early voting.My Election Office
General Election: Nov 3, 2020
Polling hours on Election Day: Varies by state/localityMy Polling Place