The winning (or should I say loser?) sister turned out to be Holly Lindstrom (Inga Swenson), who is also the younger sister of Rose Nyland (Betty White) in The Golden Girls. Although the character has only made one appearance on the show in seven seasons, she has clearly made a big impact, with 208 out of 371 Redditors voting her as the worst of the show’s various siblings.
If you know the episode in which Holly came to town (titled “Little Sister”), you know she probably deserved some of that hate, as she wasn’t particularly kind to the soft-hearted Rose. As Holly is scolded by Golden Girls fans for her actions, the comments section of the poll is filled with harsh words about the character, including u/Golden Grlzpost that says:[Holly is] manipulative and gaslighter and just awful around.” u/TrulyKristen claimed that it was extremely easy to vote for Holly, while one mystery user was almost on the same page, commenting: “Holly was so unbearable. She wasn’t a sister, she was a mean high school girl!”
However, there is a downside to Holly’s horror, as u/RaspberryMobile2554 noted, praising Rose for finally putting Holly in her place at the end of the episode. “Of course Holly,” the user wrote, “I’m glad Rose stood up to her!”
A few other names have naturally popped up in the discourse, and Dorothy Zbornak’s older sister Gloria Harker (Doris Belacek and Dena Deitrich) has also earned her share of the vote and everyone’s annoyance. But shamefully manipulative sister Rose is the obvious choice as the worst sibling on the show.