“Oh Snap! ‘Golden Girls’ Is On!” 15 White Shows That Black Folks Love–Past And Present

December 27, 2012 ‐ By Cecily Michelle

The Golden Girls

The Golden Girls

With Rose’s slow-wit, Blanche’s sultriness, Dorothy’s toughness and Sophia’s wise-cracking sarcasm, these four set the ‘80s ablaze. You loved them and so did your momma, your aunties, uncles and all your cousins too! Without a doubt, “The Golden Girls” were the hottest set of senior citizens on TV.

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  • Keekee

    They left out my favorite crazy import, ‘Are You Being Served?’ It used to come on PBS I think…

  • Erica

    How could forget Gabrielle Union?! She acted with Will Smith, Morris Chestnut, and the ever-so-fine Idris Elba in Daddy’s Little Girls (BET will NOT let that movie go). 🙂

  • who cares

    Here we go again with another stupid topic. White or black who the hell caRes its entertainment. Society annoys the hell out of me

  • keqi77

    So loved the list although I never watched sex in the city, curb your enthusiasm, friends or real housewives of oc. Roseanne is probably my favorite show on the list outside of Entourage because I loved Turtle the blackest white guy ever nothing but jogging suits, jerseys, fitted caps and j’s were his entire wardrobe and smoking weed and playing video games his past time. I do think that you forgot Family Ties who didn’t love Micheal J Fox and Growing Pains Kirk Cameron was the cutest thing.

  • BahamianEmpress

    I liiiiiiiiiiiiive for Golden Girls and Law&Order SVU. When Blanche (Rue McClanahan) died, my friend called me and was like “Girl I just heard! Are you alright?!” Dead.

  • crazychris

    whAT about black shows whites love.

    • When whites love a tv show it stays on the air for more than 1 season…..take your pic from a very long list.

    • Jeff Christianson

      The Cosby show was the best show in the 1980’s.

  • Candacey Doris

    You lost me at Mob Wives. Those reality shows are not something i ever watched more than one episode of. Why not put something good on like King of Queens, Frasier, or How I Met Your Mother?

  • ariesdollface

    Did anyone watch Arrested Development? one of the funniest shows ever to hit television imo!!!

    • scorpioarmylover

      i just caught up on all three seasons on netflix, i was literally in tears the entire time. Gob, Buster & Tobias are idiots! lol

  • Robbie

    Seinfeld?? Should have been tops…

  • Fantastic List! maybe i’m the only one but I was addicted to ‘Will and Grace’ and invested in a collectors DVD set for the entire show lol! especially because of Jack and Karen (a hot lovable mess)! I also liked 90210, Charmed and Seinfeld. New obsessions: The Good Wife, Modern Family, Desperate Housewives, and The Office (Dwight Shrute? omg! how crazy is that fool?)

  • umm?

    Modern Family?! and the Office! Am I the only one watching those? Little House on the Prairie, Bewitched. Alias with Jennifer Garner? Although its a game show but the price is right, or the people’s court. I was forced to watch all of these things. what about any of the soaps?

  • IllyPhilly

    Roseanne and Malcolm in the middle imo had tons of situations that I know my Black family could relate to.

  • guest510

    One of the first songs I ever learned was the theme from Married with Children. That show is a classic! So relatable and just hilarious. love Roseanne. Rules of Engagement is good too

    • I’m just getting into Rules of Engagement. It is pretty good.

    • I love rules of engagement. omg patrick warburton is my man.

  • Miss_Understood

    I LIVE for Golden Girls! I have to watch it every night or else I can’t sleep, it reminds me of being with my grandma although she wasn’t white lol

  • rentho

    thats a good list, the list needs: modern family,big bang theory& will and grace

    • Lov3lyLady32

      YES!!!! Will and Grace should be on that list!!!

  • heyheynow

    frasier? love that show
    and everybody loves Raymond is cool too

    • Yes! I LOVE ELR and Frasier. I also loved King of Queens as well.

  • whitley.grant27@gmail.com

    does anyone like Frasier? that’s my ish I love, love, love that show
    every now and then I watch everybody loves raymond

    • TinaChris

      Frasier is my ish!!!! Funny as hell!

    • Tamz

      I STILL watch reruns!! I actually thought Niles and Frasier were brothers in real life for the longest. Lol

    • ariesdollface

      absolutely LOVED Frasier. & i watch Everybody Loves Raymond…great shows

    • Candacey Doris

      Frasier is still one of my favs. No one can do a pompous windbag like Kelsey Grammar. Probably because it’s so close to reality.

  • Also “The Office”. (A show without black women or *attractive* Black men is a “White” show to me haha.) I liked Mindy Kaling and Steve Carell on that show.

    • Lov3lyLady32

      Yes! The Office is very funny! One of my faves until Steve left 🙁

  • Loved this list!! Friends is my favorite show! I’ve seen every episode and have every season on DVD but I still laugh every time haha. I never watched SATC until after the 1st movie, but that’s one of my favorite movies. I’d much rather watch Orange County than ATL. Don’t want to see my people acting a fool, but I will watch those rich, catty, botox, implants, hot mess Orange County women all day lol.

    I also loved Gossip Girl and Seinfeld 🙂

  • MImi

    This list is so on point!!! Some of these shows I still watch till this day. My all time favorite is Rosanne. I could relate to this show so much. Oh yeah Golden Girls.Though this is a good list there are a few shows not on this list….such as Seinfield, Kings of Queens and Everybody Loves Raymond. These are great shows.

  • Chassie

    Seinfeld, Friends, Frasier, How I Met Your Mother, Diagnosis Murder, Golden Girls, wooo

  • Niceman

    How can you forget SEINFELD? The best WHITE show with a constantly all white cast.In my humble opinion one of the best shows ever.

    • Niceman

      comedic show ever***

    • mlw1924

      great show tht I still watch..

      • heyheynow

        I could never get into seinfeld because the guy made some racist comments once

        • Miss_Understood

          I know I don’t watch the re-runs too much because I always think of that…if it’s any consolation, he showed his a s s years AFTER the show had ended

    • That show is the most overrated and boring show to ever hit television. No it is NOT one of the best shows ever. And who puts Friends on here?

      • Niceman


      • Lov3lyLady32

        I was with you until you threw shade on “Friends”. That show is a classic! If you didn’t watch it, sorry to say you missed out on some good laughs!

        • J J

          So true I love friends and still watch re-runs

      • IllyPhilly

        YES indeed!

      • Miss_Understood

        You have to have a certain type of humor to enjoy shows like Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm or Absolutely Fabulous (English show) otherwise it will come off as boring or dry

  • princess courtenay

    i watch these shows daily!!! except boy meets world and the wonder years…..idk what it is…i cant deal with them savage brothers

  • sweet_yams

    King of Queens is a hilarious ” white show”

    • heyheynow

      exactly I watch it every night before I fall asleep and the black best friend good show

    • Just Sayin

      But not totally because Doug’s best friend and coworker Deacon, and his wife and boys, appeared often on the show. But I get it. I love King of Queens. HIGHlarious!

    • guest510

      That’s my show!!! I watch reruns and laugh like they’re new. Arthur is hilarious!

      • Miss_Understood

        Arthur is definitely the funniest on that show, I didn’t realize that lady that has a crush on him (Spence’s mom) is his wife in real life until recently

        • guest510

          Yea and his daughter has also made appearances.

    • Allie

      Still watch that show religiously lol I think I’ve seen every episode they’ve put out but it never gets old to me

    • Suchalady


    • love that show.

  • Jazzy

    I watched every single show on the list!

  • mike from BR

    You forgot I Love Lucy.

  • baddvixentype

    ROSEANNE hands down!!!!

  • TraceFace

    Some of these shows I can’t relate to as “white shows”, like Law & Order. How and when did that become labeled a “white show”? It’s just a good show on TV that reaches many different audiences. But I did love Wonder Years, Married with Children, and Boy Meets World. I never watched Curb Your Enthusiasm, Entourage, and any of the “reality” TV shows. Ugh! I never enjoyed or watched Friends! Could not relate at all!

    • MImi

      I agree…I guess they are looking at the main cast is majority white. But the show touches all races. So yeah I wouldn’t categorize it at a “white show”.