There’s only two episodes left in the final season of HBO’s hit series Girls, and for viewers of the millennial-led show, it may seem feel like not enough time to wrap up the story lines of characters who have been developing over the past six seasons. Thankfully, there’s always hope for a spin-off, but what would that look like?
Thanks to the power of prosthetic skin and Jimmy Kimmel, we now know. This week the cast of Girls, including Allison Williams, Jemima Kirke, Zosia Mamet, Andrew Rannells and series creator and head writer Lena Dunham appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live to star in a remake of Golden Girls, emphasis on the ‘Girls’.
In the future, Mamet’s Shoshana still speaks at the same breakneck speed, but this time she actually may break her neck, saved only by her blinged-out Hello Kitty-adorned walker.
Kirke’s recovering drug addict Jessa has given up sobriety for a life of recreational morphine, which aside from the occasional spell of passing out in the grocery store and coming home with a bag of cigarettes in place of food, doesn’t seem to have that much of a downside.
Williams’ narcissistic Marnie hasn’t changed a bit, rallying her frienemies to celebrate her 63rd birthday, her divorce and her successful and necessary surgery. Actually, she’s turning 77, she’s been divorced as many times as Elizabeth Taylor, and she just had knee surgery around her face. There’s the Marnie we know and love/loathe.
As for Dunham’s Hannah, she’s still writing about her personal life, most recently covering a recent herpes outbreak in her senior living facility. She’s just as naked as ever and still hoping for her parents to bail her out. As for the baby she’s pregnant with in Season 6, his fate is to turn into a stripper named Officer Sausage, played by Kimmel.
And Andrew Rannel’s Elijah? Hasn’t aged a day. That one doesn’t surprise us at all.
Speaking of Rannels, the Tony and Grammy winning actor inspired this week’s homage to Golden Girls back in 2016. The actor appeared on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert and dished on what it’s really like to be on the set of Girls. Apparently, there’s a lot of talk about bone density and dairy intolerance. We can’t think of better topics to discuss over the early bird special.
The final season of Girls airs Sundays at 10 pm ET on HBO Canada.