Designing Women

Miss Trial

Season 5, Ep 4, Aired 10/15/90
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  • Episode Description
  • Julia's dinner plans with former President Jimmy Carter and his wife are put on hold when her slow-moving jury gets sequestered.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Meshach Taylor

    Anthony Bouvier

  • Dee LaDuke

  • Mark Alton Brown

  • David Trainer

  • Ellen Albertini Dow

    Tight Lips

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  • Quotes (2)

    • Julia: Alright, that's 7 to 4; who didn't vote? (Janice raises hand) Well, Janice, what is the problem? Did you intend to mime your vote? Janice I'm just not comfortable making a decision yet. Julia: I see. And yet you are perfectly comfortable smearing your face with white grease paint and annoying pedestrians all over Atlanta. Interesting. No really, Janice, I think it's time you came to a decision. As a matter of fact, I think it's time you all came to a decision. We've been here almost three days, and apparently you people have nothing better to do then to sit around here hogging up the tax payers' money, eating baskets of friend cheese, and staying at the Fair Price Motel. Which, I understand some of you think is the nicest place you've stayed in a while. (Woman grunts) Well, let me tell you something, it is not the nicest place I've been in a while. And for your further information, I'm having dinner with a former president and first lady of the United States tonight, because we are all going to be out of here. And the reason we're all going to be out of here, is that this case is very simple. Did any of you listen to the judge's instructions? He practically told us to acquit. The case is frivolous! The defendant was not negligent. Case closed! Q.E.D.! Over and out! Hit the road Jack and don't you come back no more, no more! Go up to the table and mark your ballets, and if you don't mark them right, I'm going rip that fire extinguisher off the wall and blow your over-fed, under-read, simple- minded butts out onto the Fair Price Motel parking lot! Woman I don't think jury members are supposed to threaten each other. I don't appreciate that. Julia: Oh, really? Well, I don't appreciate you leaving you big 'ole box of June Allison bladder pads on my night stand for all the maids and bellboys to see! Of course, you don't care if you never get out of here; you don't even have to get up to go to the bathroom! Now, I am passing these slips for the final ballet, and I want to tell you right now, read my lips: Mark your slip wrong, and I will wrap it around a fried cheese ball and shove it down your throat!

    • Julia: Hello, Charlene. I just wanted to thank you again for turning me into the judge. Now, the whole jury is sequestered till Lord only knows when. And I am here in Motel Hell, sharing a room with a women with no lips. Charlene: Julia, I had to do it. We violated that law. By the way, I don't think your supposed to be making telephone calls. I'd hate to have to report this, too. Julia: If you are so all fire, heaped up about turning people in; I believe you'll find some overdue library books in my upstairs den. Why don't you just report that too and maybe you'll get your merit badge, you big 'ole donkey girl scout! Charlene: Now, Julia, you sound overwrought. Julia: Yeah, well, you're gonna think overwrought. If I miss my dinner with Jimmy and Rosalind Carter because of this; you're going to pay and pay big. I'm going to find you and hunt you down like a dog! I'm talking about you running through the woods in the snow with blood hounds ripping your clothes off! And remember, Charlene, I have your address. You'd be wise to ask yourself 'Do I know where my baby is?'!

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