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Beatrice "Bea" Arthur (1922-2009) was an American actress known for her role in the television series The Golden Girls (1985) and Maude (1972). A caricature of her has made numerous appearances in every Animaniacs-related production except Pinky, Elmyra and the Brain and Wakko's Wish.

She debuts in "Taming of the Screwy," telling Danny DeVito that she will be making a swimsuit calendar, much to his disgust. This was mentioned by Dot earlier in the episode.

Bea Arthur later appears in the Pinky and the Brain episode "The Megalomaniacal Adventures of Brainie the Poo" as the Queen Bee. She is described as “the scariest, most intimidating bee of all”.

After her passing, she is mentioned in "Reboot It!" when the Warners talk about how The Golden Girls would be darker if Arthur is resurrected, with Dot and Wakko holding a pretend seance and Yakko emerging up from the ground dressed as her. At the end of the song, her ghost is seen parodying Disney's Tinker Bell to close out the song


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  • Dr. Scratchansniff seems to be very fond of her, as he expressed interest in her swimsuit calendar.