Prepare to be surprised.

By Perri Ormont Blumberg
July 13, 2019
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Many fans of The Golden Girls likely feel Blanche, Dorothy, Sophia, and Rose are family. Just like fans of Friends feel like Monica, Rachel, Phoebe, Chandler, Joey and Ross are their tribe. But super fans, did you know that you know the sets of these two iconic shows have a connection?

Well here's a piece of trivia — courtesy of House Beautiful — that may surprise you: "Friends and Golden Girls both had the same production designer. It's true: John Shaffner, the very man who helped bring Blanche Devereaux's Martinique banana leaf-covered bedroom to life also worked on Monica Geller's famously purple apartment," writes Candace Braun Davison. Well, what do you know?

Whether Monica's lavender walls or Blanche's banana leaves are more your thing, it's safe to say both sets play an important role in each of the series and make us feel ready to jump through our TV screens and grab a seat "at home." Read the full article on House Beautiful here.

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