Defying the TV-industry "rules" that A) no viewer is interested in watching a situation comedy with an all-female cast and B) no viewer wants to see anybody over the age of 34, The Golden Girls was one of the few sitcoms in which all of the regulars were women, and none was under the age of 50 -- and it turned out be NBC's biggest hit of the 1985-1986 season.
This 90-minute special broadcasted on the Lifetime network in June 2003 served as a reunion show for 3 out of the 4 golden girls. Unfortunately, Estelle Getty could not attend because of her Parkinson's disease. Basically, this show has clips from the girls' favorite musical and show moments, as well as some never before seen (and unfortunately censored) bloopers and outtakes from the show. In addition to the aforementioned, the special contains the girls' favorite scenes and music numbers as well as interviews with the girls, executive producers Paul Junger Witt and Tony Thomas, and creator and talented writer Susan Harris. The special earned Lifetime an all time high rating. After the special originally aired, Lifetimed broadcasted the pilot and finale episodes. Please be aware that syndication requires more commercial time, so you may notice that two or three minutes of dialogue and/or scenes may be missing. Other than that, the special was very interesting and very well done.
DVD bonus: A look back and 15' of shared memories of Bea, Betty and Rue, post 2000.