Designing Women (1986–1993)

Killing All the Right People 

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The ladies plan a funeral for a fellow designer who is dying of AIDS.


Harry Thomason


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Episode complete credited cast:
Delta Burke ... Suzanne Sugarbaker
Dixie Carter ... Julia Sugarbaker
Annie Potts ... Mary Jo Shively
Jean Smart ... Charlene Frazier Stillfield
Meshach Taylor ... Anthony Bouvier
Tony Goldwyn ... Kendall
Alice Ghostley ... Bernice Clifton
Camilla Carr ... Mrs. Salinger
Joan Roberts ... Carolyn Johnson
Peggy Walton-Walker ... Mrs. Jarvis
Hugh Karraker Hugh Karraker ... Man
Susie Scherer Susie Scherer ... Woman


The ladies plan a funeral for a fellow designer who is dying of AIDS.

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Release Date:

5 October 1987 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Linda Bloodworth-Thomason came up with the idea for the episode's plot and title while caring for her mother Claudia, who had contracted AIDS from a tainted blood transfusion and died of the disease shortly before Linda wrote the episode, the title of the episode came from a comment "The good thing about AIDS is that it's killing all the right people.", which was paraphrased in the show's script. See more »


Julia Sugarbaker: I tell you something that makes me mad about the whole thing.
Mary Jo Shively: You about to get fired up?
Julia Sugarbaker: Just a little. I was reading yesterday's papers about how all these Hollywood producers who are NOW going to depict people not sleeping around because of AIDS. What I want to know is, what was wrong with not sleeping around before AIDS? I mean, God forbid that anybody would be sexually discriminating because it's virtuous, or loyal or classy. No. Now it's as if they found a whole new reason for people to ...
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