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    Sunflower923

    [1]May 30, 2006
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    Mine has to be Reservations For 8. I love the men vs women fight they have when they're snowed in. It's incredibly funny. 
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    boromirbeauty

    [2]Jun 6, 2006
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    I think my favorite episode was the one where Mary Jo's daughter is in the beauty pagent. It has my favorite Julia rant where she tells the Miss Georgia off. "And that dear Marjorie, so you will know... and your children will someday know, is the night THE LIGHTS WENT OUT IN GEOR-GIA!" The best ever!
    Edited on 10/12/2006 2:28pm
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    jkdowney

    [3]Jun 13, 2006
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    boromirbeauty wrote:
    I think my favorite episode was the one where Mary Jo's daughter is in the beauty pagent. It has my favorite Julia rant where she tells the Miss Georgia off.

    "And that dear Marjorie, so you will know... and your children will someday know, is the day THE NIGHTS WENT OUT IN GEOR-GIA!"

    The best ever!


    That episode was classic. It's hard to choose just one, but I found the one where they addressed Suzanne's weight gain ("They Shoot Fat Women, Don't They?") to be a very memorable one.
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    Lokar

    [4]Jun 30, 2006
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    Many, but I'll narrow it down to these two for the moment:

    (I'm not good on titles, sorry)

    • A preacher comes over and starts to talk about how women shouldn't do this or that, and Bernice hits him with the quote about "In Jesus Christ there is neither male nor female, Jew nor Greek, slave nor free." Ta-da!
    • Everyone goes to a ski lodge for the weekend. Two couples fight like cats and dogs; meanwhile, Charlene and her beau make everyone else feel ashamed because they're just simply happy--they sit there at one of the tables and just kiss like teenagers.

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    MTMFan

    [5]Jul 5, 2006
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    I haven't seen this show in quite some time (Grrr, Lifetime, for taking away the late night airing!), but I have many fond memories. Some of my favorite episodes are the aforementioned "Reservations for Eight," "Julia Drives over the First Amendment," "Julia and Suzanne's Big Adventure," "Bernice's Sanity Hearing" "The Big Desk," and MANY more! I hope DW comes out on DVD soon, b/c I really miss it!

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    Prowler86Kid

    [6]Jul 18, 2006
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    Julia's son visits with and older woman.

    The girls are at Mary Jo's house having a sleep over.

    Both episodes when Julia tells of Ray Don and has to keep him from finding out who she is.

    The one when they are at Carlene's house spending the night.

    Julia doesn't remeber this old classmate that wants to spend time with her before he dies.

    Julia gets her head stuck in a banister.

    Mary Jo thinks breast can get you power.

    Julia is the funniest one to me second would be Mary Jo. I like all the episodes but I love the ones where Julia is the main character. 

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    Prowler86Kid

    [7]Jul 18, 2006
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    [This message was deleted at the request of the original poster]
    Edited on 08/01/2006 8:19pm
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    cousinmaeby

    [8]Aug 3, 2006
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    Oh man... I have SO many. I do so love the first one... I crack up anytime I hear Julia say the name "Ray Don." Of course Reservations for Eight is hilarious... and the one where Anthony graduates from college and Suzanne shoots him. Oh! And the one where Anthony and Suzanne have to share the hotel room.
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    telvisnostic

    [9]Aug 15, 2006
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    Sunflower923 wrote:
    Mine has to be Reservations For 8. I love the men vs women fight they have when they're snowed in. It's incredibly funny. 

    Same here.  The ending was AWESOME.

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    boromirbeauty

    [10]Oct 12, 2006
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    Great one!
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    reno30

    [11]Oct 23, 2006
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    Too many to chose from

    J&S's big adventure

    Bernice's Sanity Hearing

    Wilderness Experinece

    Tornando warning

    Suzanne goes looking for a friend

    Full Moon

    The Junies

    Miss Trial

    The Last Humorously Dressed Bellboy in America

    Foreign Affairs

    The Fur Flies

    Getting Married and Eating Dirt

    There She Is

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    th77

    [12]Nov 29, 2007
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    Any episode where Julia defends Susanne..They were some of the best moments on the show seeing Julia who normally was very annoyed by her sister go off on someone when her protective nature set in.
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    pattski

    [13]Dec 13, 2007
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    My favourite was where self-confident Julia and Mary Jo face off with Suzanne and Charlene to see "who's smarter" - but Suzanne has memorized all the questions on the game they are going to play. Plus any episode with Alice Ghostley in it - loved her in "Designing Women" and "Bewitched".
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    Marie_Osmond

    [14]Dec 18, 2007
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    Designing Women is my favorite show ever. My fovorite episode would have to be "High Rollers". Thats the one where Suzanne goes to Atlantic City to gamble. I just love her little good luck chant, "consueala consueala". lol.
    Edited on 12/19/2007 3:16pm
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    ParNone

    [15]Jan 28, 2008
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    I'm just gonna say Season 4, because it's just chocked full of classic episodes... J&S's Big Adventure, Bernice's Sanity Hearing, They Shoot Fat Women, Don't They?, Suzanne Goes Looking for a Friend... and so on and so on....

    Man, I love this show... It never gets old to me... The classic episodes are always funny to me no matter how many times I see'em... It's got a major rewatchablity factor to it...

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    AllFiredUp

    [16]Jun 28, 2008
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    I'll give this some thought, but I'll be hard-pressed to narrow it down to a Top 10 Favorite Episodes list. Growing up in the Atlanta suburbs, my mom and I adored DW and always will. I was 11 when the show debuted and absorbed every hilarious line, which I can recall even now, 22 years later. =)

    Off the top of my head, some of the BEST of the BEST-

    You Gotta Have Friends- Mary Jo takes a second job at Burger Guy. Julia and the gang end up helping her with the lunch shift and hilarity ensues.

    Customer- What about the fish sandwich, is it fresh?

    Julia- It's sort of..(pause)...compressed.

    Customer looks puzzed.

    Julia- Let me put it to you this way. You're in a Burger Guy, it's compressed fish, costs 99 cents and served on a bun- what do you think?

    Customer- I dunno?

    Julia- YES, it's fresh!

    Hilarious dialogue like this is comic genius and simply can't be found anymore. =(

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