Designing Women

Season 1 Episode 13


Aired Monday 9:30 PM Feb 08, 1987 on CBS
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Episode Summary

When an old school chum of Charlene's, Monette, buys the old Chadwick mansion and asks Sugarbaker's to redecorate, the women are excited at the prospect of a most lucrative assignment - until they find out what the assignment REALLY is.

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    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 (Seasons 1-3)

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (2)

      • In this episode, we are introduced to Charlene's high school girlfriend, Monette Marlin, who is now a madam. She will be a recurring character in two more episodes.

      • Charlene's high school team was the Poplar Bluff Mules and their school mascot was a jackass.

    • QUOTES (4)

      • Suzanne: (Speaking to Monette about being a prostitute)The way I see it, marriage is much more profitable. To me it's like buying a new car. First of all, you people don't even have a contract. Then you only charge the guy according to how much he drives it. Now if he marries you, he has to pay for the entire vehicle whether he ever drives it again or not. And alimony ensures that he will make those payments, even if he wants to get a newer model. Believe me, I have lifetime security, and you're just flying through the air without a net.

      • Man: If I was to ask for you specifically, would I get you?
        Julia: I have no idea what you're talking about, but somehow I feel absolutely safe in saying the answer is no.

      • Julia: No, I mean it! Not even for one-hundred thousand dollars. I will decorate a greenhouse, a hen house, and doghouse. I will even decorate an outhouse, but I will not decorate a whorehouse.

      • (The girls try to tell Charlene what her old high school friend has become.)
        Julia: Charlene, sit down. We want to talk to you about Monette.
        Charlene: Oh, no. I don't like the sound of that. Every time you say "Charlene, sit down," it's bad news. Now just tell me standing up. What is it? What? What...Monette's a man...
        Mary Jo: No, but we have reason to believe she's practicing the world's oldest profession.
        Charlene: Monette's a carpenter?

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