Posted in TV | music | video on July 6, 2009

Conor Oberst & Jenny Lewis in Battery Park on July 4th (more by Chris La Putt)
Conor Oberst and Jenny Lewis

The Golden Girls had a loyal fan base that still exists to this day, thanks to reruns. The show was often controversial, as its main characters were 4 single older women who lived together, but were still sexually active, and up-to-date with pop culture. Mild profanity and sexual innuendo were common on the program. The effects of Sophia's stroke, which, according to Dorothy, "rendered her totally annoying" and "a complete burden", enabled the character to get away with much more than the other women.

The show often tackled topics that were not frequently aired on TV. These included: the coming out of Blanche's brother and his gay marriage, menopause, gun control, impotence, drug addiction, safe sex, empty nest syndrome, infidelity, interracial marriage, racism, transsexualism, homophobia, age discrimination, organ donation, fixed income, domestic violence, problem gambling, suicide, cross-dressing, lesbianism, plastic surgery, child abandonment, euthanasia, chronic fatigue syndrome, pregnancy, homicide, veganism, cocaine addiction, artificial insemination, health care, agoraphobia, homelessness, immigration, sexual harassment, illegal immigration, and senility. Perhaps the most provocative episode involved Rose getting tested for HIV years after receiving an untested blood transfusion. [Wikipedia]

As Jenny Lewis' music career continues and she gets more famous (for her music), many probably forget or never realized that she started out as a child actress. I was reminded the other day when I was watching a 1987 episode of The Golden Girls where Jenny played an evil girl scout named Daisy. Check out video clips from the show, below...

Jenny Lewis played a big NYC show on July 4th. Pictures HERE.

Jenny Lewis - 2009 Tour Dates
Jul 6 - Headliners Music Hall Louisville, Kentucky
Jul 7 - George's Majestic Lounge Fayetteville, Arkansas
Jul 9 - Twilight Concert Series, Gallivan Center Salt Lake City, Utah
Jul 11 - Marquee Theatre Tempe, Arizona
Jul 12 - Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles, California
Jul 25 - Wanderlust Festival North Lake Tahoe, California
Aug 7 - Summer Sonic Tokyo
Aug 8 - Summer Sonic Osaka

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Comments (16)

Any footage of Jenny portraying a naughty schoolgirl???

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2009 1:31 PM

Vive la Golden Girls!!!!!!!!

WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE.

anybody wanna dress up like GG and get stoned...holla!

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2009 1:37 PM

This show is always funnier than I think it is.

From the days when they used to make sitcoms with actual jokes in them. Instead of people doing "crazy" things and talking all cutesy with dopey doop do do "hey isn't this funny music" underneath every line.

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2009 1:58 PM

don't forget the episode of "Murder, She Wrote" where she plays a piano virtuoso.

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2009 2:46 PM

"Any footage of Jenny portraying a naughty schoolgirl???"

You mean at the same age she was in the above clip? YOU FUCKING PERVERT!

Posted by Law & Order: Brooklyn Vegan | July 6, 2009 3:06 PM

"Any footage of Jenny portraying a naughty schoolgirl???"

"You mean at the same age she was in the above clip? YOU FUCKING PERVERT!"

Any RECENT footage of Jenny portraying a naughty schoolgirl?

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2009 4:33 PM

Any footage of Jenny portraying anything naughty, period?

I'm all by myself tonight and I have hours to kill.

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2009 4:51 PM

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2009 4:51 PM

The sound quality is on par with the quality of the comedy: shrill, boring and endlessly stupid.

Posted by Crosseyed Sniper | July 6, 2009 7:16 PM

4:51
I luld.

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2009 8:51 PM

looks like i wasn't the only one watching that mini marathon this weekend haha.

Posted by b | July 6, 2009 11:47 PM

What time does Daft Punk go on?

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2009 12:34 AM

Hey I think Regina Spektor is a Golden Girl.

I think I recall that girl somewhere in my many hours wasted watching the idiot box.

Posted by Jase | July 7, 2009 1:08 AM

don't forget her movie appearance in the classic, 'Troop Beverly Hills'. Hip-stas should be all over that shit.

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2009 1:17 AM

do you think 20years from now when people look back at indie music scene and hipsters, they will point and laugh like we do now to rickrolled

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2009 5:58 PM

They already do, 5:58. They already do.

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2009 12:21 AM

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