While it’s sad the final season of HBO’s Girls will end soon, thankfully Lena Dunham and gang gave us good indication where their characters would end up: in a retirement home together. The segment played on Wednesday night’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! and was a clear homage to The Golden Girls.
Though set in 2067, the characters’ aging hasn’t dulled their quirky habits and petty mannerisms. Yes, Marnie is still self-centered; yes, Jessa poses with hip ironic detachment; yes, Shoshanna still delivers Grade-A flustered tirades; and yes, Hannah gets naked. Would you expect (or want) anything less?
The visual gag comes when Andrew Rannells’ Elijah appears halfway through, not looking a day older. It’s a double joke, considering Rannells in real life is 38 years old. (He’s not the oldest male on the show—Alex Karpovsky, who plays Ray, is 41.)
All in all, this was a neat treat. But it reminds us once again how much we’ll miss these characters when they’re gone.
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