Sex And The City: A 2nd Rate Golden Girls?

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Is Betty White a Charlotte or a Carrie? Which Golden Girl are you?

"Thank you for being a friend."

This may seem a little out there but The Golden Girls is the Ur-Sex And The City. Despite Sex And The City being based on Candace Bushnell's experiences in the big bad city, there are too many similarities between the 30s and 40s of the Manhattan and the 50s, 60s and 70s of Miami, Florida to not investigate further. Read: 5 Things To Blame On Sex And The City

"If you threw a party. Invited everyone you knew."

Though it would have been contrived for the Sex And The City girls to live together like The Golden Girls, their lunch, shopping and drinks interaction put them in contact as much as the ladies of Richmond Street. And, while the characters are a touch stock-y, it's pretty easy to see the analogue and precedence of each character (I'll forego pretending not to know the names of the SATC characters):

The Acidic Voice Of Reason: Sophia (Estelle Getty) is literally a mother figure to the GGs and is able to provide direction and sourpuss wisdom for the crew. Miranda (Cynthia Nixon) is also a tough, cynical cookie. She provides Carrie (and the other ladies, to a lesser extent) with a shoulder to lean on and is loath to admit it when she needs help. Miranda has a lot of years to live to be able to match Sophia's sharp tongue.

The Jovial Man-Eater: These fan favorites have quite a bit in common. Blanche (Rue McClanahan) didn't let little things like divorce, retirement and three judgmental best friends get in the way of her man-hunger. It's almost as if she used male affection to fill some emptiness. Samantha (Kim Cattrall), on the other hand, builds a tough façade and uses men to fill her needs but is secretly lonelier and gentler than she lets on. While Samantha claims she'll "try anything once," she's got decades before she can compare to Blanche Devereax's knowledge of the boudoir.

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