To mark the occasion, Dunham and her Girls colleagues shot what they billed as a spoof of The Golden Girls, the long-running, mid-’80s/early-’90s NBC sitcom that starred Betty White, Bea Arthur, Rue McClanahan and Estelle Getty as four older women sharing a home in Miami. It was just like that, only R-rated, and the cast all had Steve Bannon skin and lacked Golden Girls cast’s genius for comedic timing.
It’s not the first time Dunham has courted the comparison. During TCA in January 2014, Girls stars Dunham, Allison Williams, Jemima Kirke and Zosia Mamet took a stab at figuring out which of the Golden Girls their Girls characters most resemble. That day, Dunham revealed how tired she gets working eight hours a day, noting her admiration of the Golden Girls cast. “Those ladies were not young, and they were keeping it fresh on set,” she said. “I want what they’re having.”