The misadventures of four women and their handyman running a design firm in Atlanta, Georgia.
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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 (152 episodes, 1986-1993)
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 Charlene Frazier Stillfield (120 episodes, 1986-1991)
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 Suzanne Sugarbaker (118 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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29 September 1986 (USA)  »

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Of the 25 series the major television networks debuted in 1986, Designing Women was the only one to still be on the air for the 1992-3 season. See more »

Quotes

Carlene Frazier Dobber: You know, Allison, you remind me of someone I saw on the Discovery Channel last night.
Allison: And who might that be, Carlene?
Carlene Frazier Dobber: Adolf Hitler.
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Referenced in The Golden Girls: Stan Takes a Wife (1989) See more »

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Georgia on My Mind
by Hoagy Carmichael and Stuart Gorrell
Performed by Doc Severinsen
(seasons 1-5)
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I want to be Julia!
6 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

My mother and I have agreed for years that it is our goal to be the bold, outspoken, opinionated woman of all women that is Julia Sugerbaker. I love this show, always have! It's great for the characters, for the writing, for the subjects in addressed with taste and humor. But you can't help loving a show with such classic moments as the following:

Suzanne: Well, goodnight Anthony, Sleep tight Anthony: Suzanne, it is 20 below out there. Under the circumstances I don't think it's appropriate to say 'good night Anthony, sleep tight.' I think it would be more appropriate to say 'good night Anthony and may God have mercy on your soul!

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(the firm is decorating a nudist colony) MaryJo: Well one thing's for sure--we won't be using wicker!

Women at their most powerful yet feminine, funny yet loving best.


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