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Women of the House 

Suzanne Sugarbaker of Designing Women (1986) rocks the U.S. Capitol when she takes over her recently-deceased husband's seat in Congress.
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Following her husband Ray's death, Suzanne Sugarbaker moves to Washington to fill her husband's seat in Congress, dragging along her developmentally-disabled brother Jim, and adopted daughter Desi. When she arrives, the only ones willing to work under her are Sissy the drunk, Natty the square, and Malone the frail homemaker. Written by Television Junkie

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Release Date:

4 January 1995 (USA)  »

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(13 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Delta Burke made her first entrance on the show, she expected to stop for a brief moment for applause and then continue the scene. Instead she was met with a standing ovation from the audience - which stretched on so long that she broke character, walked off, grabbed creator Linda Bloodworth-Thomason's hand and dragged her on stage to show that they had made amends. See more »


Natty: There is no such thing as a little mistake in Washington. It doesn't matter that George Bush was never mystified by a supermarket scanner, or that Bill Clinton's haircut never held up any aiplane. All that matters is that it's repeated over and over again until it becomes fact and/or sells enough newspapers and the retractions are printed on page 78!
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Spun-off from Designing Women (1986) See more »

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Never had a chance
29 July 2004 | by See all my reviews

Okay, it wasn't as funny as "Designing Women" but this was a funny show. It had an excellent cast... had it been given more of a chance, it may actually have been better than the show it spun off from. Suzanne Sugarbaker was back and was better than ever! The rest of the characters were pretty much darker versions of the characters on "DW". Teri Garr was a recovering alcoholic and journalist... with a sarcasm similar to Mary Jo. Malone was a wide-eyed innocent divorced Charlene with two children who idolized the Menendez Brothers. Natalie was Suzanne's adviser... she exuded the class and sophistication of Julia but was a Conservative... and had an affair with a married Congressman who was now in jail.

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