Designing Women

Season 4 Episode 22

Foreign Affairs

Aired Monday 9:30 PM Apr 30, 1990 on CBS
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Foreign Affairs
When her maid, Consuela, is threatened with deportation, Suzanne puts Anthony in a dress and pays him to impersonate the terrified woman. Sugarbakers get stuck with a custom ordered bed when the couple refuses delivery.

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  • Anthony tries to help keep Consuela from being deported. Only 'help' may not be the right word.

    Suzanne's housekeeper Consuela has been served the most dreaded notice: she will be deported unless she can show cause why she should be allowed to remain in the country. Although it may not always look this way, Suzanne does have a heart, and decides to fight back.

    Sugarbaker fears the attempt might not succeed if Consuela makes the appearance in person. Solution?

    A friend indeed is a friend, well, in a dress.

    Suzanne recruits Anthony to stand in for the maid. He does so, driven by equal parts friendship and fear. Anthony dons an oversized smock, a head scarf and, to top it all off, fake teeth. He is determined to bluff his way through the hearing with Immigration Services.

    The INS clerk, by contrast, is determined to do something else--get to know whom he thinks is a woman, in a much more personal way.

    All's well that ends well, but not before much craziness ensues.

    The hilarious misadventure is one of the most clever episodes in the series.moreless
Meshach Taylor

Meshach Taylor

Anthony Bouvier

Annie Potts

Annie Potts

Mary Jo Shively

Delta Burke

Delta Burke

Suzanne Sugarbaker (Seasons 1-5)

Dixie Carter

Dixie Carter

Julia Sugarbaker

Jean Smart

Jean Smart

Charlene Frazier Stillfield (Seasons 4-5)

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  • QUOTES (2)

    • Charlene: I wonder what's keeping Anthony and Suzanne.
      Julia: Charlene, are you serious? A six foot black man dressed like Hazel just left here with Suzanne, his co-conspirator to defraud and deceive the United States government. And you're wondering what's keeping them? Well, it's been three and a half hours. I don't think you have to wonder anymore. I think it's pretty obvious. They are in prison.

    • Anthony: (disguised as Consuela) Excuse me, my teeth are enormous.

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