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Wonder Betty: Golden Lasso Girl

wonder betty mt c15By Michael Fitzgerald Troy


Two of the loves of my life are Wonder Woman and The Golden Girls. Hey, if that makes me super gay, I don’t want to be straight.

After my parents’ lovely divorce, we went to live with my grandmother in North Las Vegas. Needless to say, it was a departure from Klinger’s Hometown in the Midwest.

I remember being very young, and my siblings and I would climb into bed with our grandmother. (Or, “Nana” as her youthful ego mandated we address her.) My brother and sister and I would climb into bed in our pj’s, my grandmother reeking of Vick’s Vapo Rub.

And, jungle gardenia. Yum. We would huddle together and watch The Golden Girls. None of us kids were old enough yet to understand why those perverted old broads were so damned funny. Yet, we laughed just as hard, if not harder, than Nana. Not long after, Nana died and we didn’t really have grandparents. I soon rediscovered The Golden Girls and those four perverted old broads, and the memories of watching them with Nana filled the void left by my grandmother. In essence, The Golden Girls became my grandmothers. To this day, the theme song can cheer me up like nobody’s bidness. A sentiment my heart surely shares with many a queen. Like Wonder Woman, The Golden Girls have always been there as a sort of comfort in my life.

With all of the controversy of who should play Wonder Woman (It would be impossible to fill the boots of Lynda Carter in my opinion.), why not get Betty White? December marks the 70th anniversary of Wonder Woman, so she certainly is old enough to play the part. Enjoying a resurgence of popularity in recent years (Don’t call it a come back!), it would be a box office smash for sure. With Wonder Woman’s sparkling blue eyes and embodying truth, justice, and the golden way, I vote Betty White for Wonder Woman! I know it’s a long shot, but, hey… Anyway, Betty, thanks for being a friend. And, a grandma. Wink!






Michael Troy is a deeply superficial person. Born in the midwest in the ’70s, Michael came to Los Angeles to pursue his bi-polar career path as an actor and artist. 2005 saw the release of Michael’s first published book, Homo-Hero’s Big Book of Fun and Adventure ( Michael has contributed to the Lady Gaga comic book from Bluewater Productions and has his hand in various other upcoming projects. Michael has performed stand-up comedy at all of the major comedy clubs in Los Angeles and is making his triumphant return to the main stage of The Comedy Store in September. Michael offers an off-beat sense of humor as the star of such youtube cult classics As The Gays on Film (, A Minute With Margot, a loving tribute to Superman legend Margot Kidder (, and currently hosts a vlog style series Lethally Blonde over at Sitting alongside industry heavyweight Phil Jimenez at the “Divas and Lassoes” panel for the 2010 San Diego comic-con, Michael maintains and cherishes his “underground” status. A staunch believer in Blonde Ambition, Michael hopes his new comic about shallow blonde super heroes in Los Angeles, The Blonde Squad, will set the world on fire (or at least brighten it a bit). Check out Michael Troy and Lethally Blonde updates here!!!




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