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For example Thank you for being a friend Golden Girls shirt, when Bea Arthur did a Cher imitation, it was funny in its own right, but it was even funnier for gay men who know that plenty of drag queens imitate Cher, too. Finally, just about every gay man has a slutty friend like Blanche or is the Blanche in his circle of friends. Her character actually makes more sense if you think of her as an honorary gay man. It ultimately went to Rue McClanahan as the producers decided to switch things up on The Golden Girls.