I’d Surely Buy You a Cadillac

Do you remember “The Golden Girls”?

Of course you do.

From 1985 to 1992, “The Golden Girls” presented us with the antics of Rose, Dorothy, Sophia and Blanche as they navigated retirement and widowdom in late 1980s Miami.

And, if you remember the show, you certainly remember the theme song:

What you might not know is that the theme song, “Thank You For Being a Friend”, wasn’t original to the show. While the show’s version was recorded by noted singer Cynthia Fee, it’s actually a condensed version of a 1978 recording by Andrew Gold:

As hinted in this dispatch’s title, the line “if it’s a car you lack, I’d surely buy you a Cadillac” has always kind of bothered me; manly because I can’t imagine having a friend so close and important that I’d buy them a Cadillac. Maybe a 16-year-old Corolla, but not a Cadillac.

That said, “The Golden Girls” rejoinder music has always been super-relaxing to me, so I put together a long version of it just in case anyone else finds it as relaxing as me:

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