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Old 04-18-2017, 03:01 PM   #1
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Default Why did The Golden Girls make so many references to the Gary Hart scandal?

*The episode "Strange Bedfellows" was a parody of the scandal

*Dorothy jokes about someone being Gary Hart's campaign manager

*Blanche refers to herself as the most eligible woman in Miami "now that Miss Donna Rice has moved to Hollywood."

*The name of Doctor Halperin's book was "Monkey Love"

and I'm sure there are a few more
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At least by the time Designing Women ramped up for Bill Clinton, these political bits passed from sitcom writing to product placement. I don't know, but I'd check to see who Susan Harris was supporting around that time.
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"At least by the time Designing Women ramped up for Bill Clinton, these political bits passed from sitcom writing to product placement. I don't know, but I'd check to see who Susan Harris was supporting around that time."



Not really sure what all that means, Alan Brady's Hair, but I suspect it's not quite that sinister or complicated. My guess is they glommed onto current events at the time, as we still see done today. IE: Saturday Night Live's non-stop bits about the Clinton/Trump run for office, and now mocking Trump's behavior. It's just what's on people's minds right now, so it makes sense to run with it.
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