When Big Guy Beck dies, the heirs to his estate are given a stipulation (via a pre-recorded video will) before they inherit his wealth. They have to live with Big Guy's illigitimate son, ... See full summary »
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1983   1982  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »
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 Carlotta Beck (15 episodes, 1982-1983)
Charles Frank ...
 Stanley Beck (15 episodes, 1982-1983)
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 Wild Bill Weschester (15 episodes, 1982-1983)
Michael Lombard ...
 Marshall Beck (15 episodes, 1982-1983)
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 Winona 'Mother B' Beck (15 episodes, 1982-1983)
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 Bootsie Weschester (15 episodes, 1982-1983)
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 Kathleen Beck (15 episodes, 1982-1983)
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When Big Guy Beck dies, the heirs to his estate are given a stipulation (via a pre-recorded video will) before they inherit his wealth. They have to live with Big Guy's illigitimate son, Wild Bill Westchester and his wife Bootsie, and they have to learn to accept the Westchesters as their own family. Of course, this does not bode well with the snooty Becks, and petty rivalries and catfights soon ensue in this sitcom spoof of '80s primetime dramas. Written by Anonymous

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The show with no shame! See more »

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9 August 1982 (USA)  »

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Lo zio d'America  »

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The pilot "Filthy Rich" originally taped at The Burbank Studios (Warner Brothers Studio) with a studio audience. The sets were placed into storage at the studio. The set dressings (furniture, window treatments/drapery, rugs, dressing props) were "tagged HOLD for Hub Braden" in the Warner Brothers property department. Braden's tags became an issue with other outside decorators wanting to use the furniture. WB Property House Rules would not allow the furniture to be rented! After the pilot finally sold, the sets and set dressing/props were set up at the ABC TV (Prospect and Talmadge, Hollywood Studio lot) where more shows were taped, with a live audience. See more »

Quotes

Mother B: I always hated makin' love to Big Guy 'cause he insisted I say "cheese." I got so tired of that. "Cheese, cheese, cheese!"
Marshall: Mother, you are confusing having sex with having your picture made.
Mother B: Oh.
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Featured in The Designing Women Reunion (2003) See more »

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It was a great beginning for a great team!
6 April 2002 | by (Madison, WI) – See all my reviews

I thought Filthy Rick was the beginning of a great pairing with Linda Bloodworth Thomason, Delta Burke and Dixie Carter. I've always thought that anything Dixie Carter did was golden, and she delivered here as the vile Carlotta Beck! :) Carlotta was classy but she was so bent of doing in the Westchesters and she was fantastic! :)

And naturally that set her up as the indomitable head of the Sugarbaker Design Firm on Designing Women.

Delta's portrayal of Kathleen Beck was the beginning of who would become the one and only Suzanne Sugarbaker! :)

And Nedra Volz, (Mother B) was also making an appearance on Designing Women when she played the mother of one of the bone-headed construction workers who were insulting and humiliating the women! :)


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