The NBC series, of course, has amassed a cult following in its years of syndication. Since the show wrapped in 1992, fans eager for more “Golden Girls” have found solace in drag parodies, a podcast, a coloring book, a long-running puppet show and even a restaurant.
Soon you’ll be able to enjoy Dorothy, Blanche, Sophia and Rose in your living room once again ― albeit not on your television screen. The fab foursome will star in a new incarnation of the classic board game Clue, which hits stores in June, Nerdist reported Tuesday.
“Clue: The Golden Girls” swaps the original’s New England mansion setting for the girls’ iconic Miami home. The object of this version of the game may be even more exasperating than solving a murder for “Golden Girls” fans: figuring out who ate the last piece of cheesecake.
“There is little in this life that is as endearing to people as ‘The Golden Girls,’ but seeing the ruthless side of those salty octogenarians in this high-energy game is the best part,” representatives from USAopoly Inc., which is producing the game under license from Hasbro and ABC, said in a press release. “Trust us when we tell you that you’ll solve the crime, but getting there is half (or all!) the fun ... and as anyone who loves cheesecake knows, there’s no stopping until this heinous atrocity gets the justice it deserves.”
In addition to the four women, the suspects include Dorothy’s ex-husband, Stan, and Rose’s longtime beau, Miles, both of whom were series regulars. A feathered slipper, a bathrobe, a tube of lipstick and even Sophia’s purse are among the “weapons” that the suspects may have used to consume said cheesecake.
Still, if “Clue: The Golden Girls” doesn’t give you incentive to get your holiday shopping started early, we don’t know what will.
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