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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Complete series cast summary:
Delta Burke ...  Suzanne Sugarbaker 12 episodes, 1995
Teri Garr ...  Sissy Emerson 12 episodes, 1995
Patricia Heaton ...  Natalie Hollingsworth 12 episodes, 1995
Jonathan Banks ...  Jim Sugarbaker 6 episodes, 1995
Valerie Mahaffey ...  Jennifer Malone 5 episodes, 1995
Lisa Rieffel ...  Veda Walkman 5 episodes, 1995
William Newman ...  Dave 5 episodes, 1995
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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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Look out, Newt! The mouth from the South is coming to your House! See more »

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USA

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English

Release Date:

4 January 1995 (USA) See more »

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(13 episodes)

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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There are a few music substitutions which differ from the original CBS broadcasts on the 2018 DVD release by Questar, Inc. See more »

Quotes

Natty: Miss Sugarbaker, I want you to know we were all absolutely devestated over your husband's untimely death.
Suzanne: Well, I'm not sure how untimely it was - he was 76! Anyway, there's no reason to be sad. He lived a wonderful life and never suffered unless I wanted him to.
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Never had a chance
29 July 2004 | by MikurtisSee 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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