‘Golden Girls’ appears to get better with pop culture age

Alexandra Wilkinson was only 2 months old when “The Golden Girls” ended its TV run in 1992.

But she became a fan last year while taking a course called “Women and Aging: Lessons from the Golden Girls” at California State University, Long Beach. The class is the latest example of the surprising pop culture longevity of Dorothy, Blanche, Rose and Sophia.

The sitcom, which followed four women of a certain age living together in Miami, aired on NBC from 1985 to 1992. Nearly 35 years later, it continues to gain new fans and has inspired a wave of merchandising.

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