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Watch the Crazily Familiar Opening Credits for the Dutch Version of The Golden Girls

We’ve sort of gone gaga for Golden Girls today on Vulture: The show took on Friends in our Sitcom Smackdown, and we also talked to former GG scribe Marc Cherry. And now we bring you proof that the Girls remain golden around the globe: Series creator Susan Harris last year lent her blessing (and name) to a Dutch version of the show. Take a look at the opening credits, which even feature a Dutch remake of “Thank You for Being a Friend.”

Folks in the Netherlands may be experiencing the latest clone of GG, but the Dutch certainly aren’t the first to enjoy localized antics of geriatric gals. Here’s Spain’s Las Chicas De Oro (we assume the ladies all gather in the kitchen to enjoy tres leches cake):

There’s also been a Russian version, but instead of a balmy beachside locale, it’s set in a snow-bound house. And everyone seems very gloomy. Very Russian:

We don’t understand anything going on in the Greek version, but it’s kind of funny that Sophia keeps her name (but it’s spelled “Sofia”):

Finally, we couldn’t find video of the Turkish remake of GG, but we did find this still image of the cast. We’re guessing Sofia is very religious:

See the Credits for the Dutch Golden Girls