Since we know that you only read FSR, I’m going to assume that you haven’t even heard yet that Golden Girl Bea Arthur passed away over the weekend. She was 86. And today’s Daily Diversion is presented in her honor.

Beatrice Arthur, born in New York, star of 180 episodes of The Golden Girls and 141 episodes of Maude in the 1970s, was known best for her raspy voice and her wit. She was a truly amazing woman who once said “after being in the business for such a long time, I’ve done everything but rodeo and porno.” And as you will see in the video above — a clip from Bea’s appearance at the Comedy Central Roast of Pamela Anderson — she was a damn funny lady. No matter how you remember her — though most of us will remember her as Dorothy Zbornak — I think we can all agree that she will be missed.

For more daily video goodness, check out our Daily Diversion archive. To submit a video for us to scrutinize and then maybe post, send it via electronic mail to And now for a special bonus, some of Bea Arthur’s best Golden Girls moments:

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