Designing Women (1986–1993)

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Outspoken feminist Julia Sugarbaker runs a design firm out of her Atlanta home, along with her shallow ex-beauty queen sister, Suzanne, divorced mother Mary Jo, and, naive country girl ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 14 wins & 24 nominations. See more awards »

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 Julia Sugarbaker (163 episodes, 1986-1993)
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 Mary Jo Shively (163 episodes, 1986-1993)
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 Anthony Bouvier (151 episodes, 1986-1993)
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 Suzanne Sugarbaker (120 episodes, 1986-1991)
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 Charlene Frazier Stillfield (120 episodes, 1986-1991)
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Outspoken feminist Julia Sugarbaker runs a design firm out of her Atlanta home, along with her shallow ex-beauty queen sister, Suzanne, divorced mother Mary Jo, and, naive country girl Charlene. Black ex-con Anthony helps deliver furniture for the business and voices his unique opinion on whatever the women are discussing. Episodes typically revolve around the work, personal, and love lives of these four women. Written by Kristen <mouse15@webtv.net>

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Dixie being Republican didn't always agree with Julia's Liberal views. So she and the show's producers came to an agreement: whenever Julia would go off on something that Dixie didn't quite agree on she would get to showcase her singing in a future episode. See more »

Quotes

Mary Jo: Anthony, where have you been all morning?
Anthony: The question should be, "Where have I been all night?" I'll tell you where I've been. I was locked in the basement of Suzanne's house!
Allison: Oh, were you locked in there? I thought I heard something.
Anthony: Did it sound anything like someone shouting "Let me out of here, bitch!"?
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Spoofed in 30 Rock: The C Word (2007) See more »

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Georgia on My Mind
by Hoagy Carmichael and Stuart Gorrell
Performed by Ray Charles
(seasons 6-7)
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A witty and wonderful show
3 August 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This show had a lot of wit and humor. It was such a greatly written show about issues that were (and still are) important. They were brought to light for others to learn and understand.

Additionally, the comedy was hilarious. I found the women to be fantastic characters and the actresses did such wonderful jobs. I loved the speeches Julia fired upon people, the useless stories Charlene recalled, the wit that Mary Jo displayed, and the way that Suzanne was ignorant and it was done in such a humorous and revealing way. I just think this show was ingenious!


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