Designing Women

Season 7 Episode 13

Oh Dog, Poor Dog

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Aired Monday 9:30 PM Jan 22, 1993 on CBS
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Oh Dog, Poor Dog
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After eye surgery, Bernice overhears the gals talk of putting Mary Jo's dog out of its misery and figures they're planning her own mercy killing, so she barricades herself inside the storeroom. Meanwhile, Julia gets caught listening to a London phone line which plays tapes of Princess Diana's private conversations with her boyfriend.moreless

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  • One of my least favorite epiodes of the entire series!

    5.1
    Just awful!



    I hope that this isn't considered a "spoiler", but the entire episode is basically about Mary Jo feeling sad about having to put her dog to sleep. The Bernice thing is silly and lasts all of two minutes. Bernice always makes me laugh, but she couldn't even save this clunker of an episode.



    This episode is a good example of why the 7th and final season just didn't work. It was not plotted well. It seemed to go off on a weird tangent what with the dog story and the supporting characters calling England to listen to the secret Princess Di tapes. And it simply wasn't funny. The 6th season was hysterical and contains some of my all-time favorite episodes. Getting rid of the Allison character was a mistake. She was spoiled and uptight, but I thought that it worked. She was a good foil to Anthony and especially to Julia. BJ is completely dull. Her and Julia are too much alike: opinionated, out-spoken Democrats. She brought nothing to ths show.



    Sadly, many of the 7th season episodes are a chore to sit through. And don't even get me started on "Gone With a Whim"...moreless
Meshach Taylor

Meshach Taylor

Anthony Bouvier

Annie Potts

Annie Potts

Mary Jo Shively

Dixie Carter

Dixie Carter

Julia Sugarbaker

Jan Hooks

Jan Hooks

Carlene Frazier Dobber (Seasons 6-7)

Judith Ivey

Judith Ivey

Bonnie Jean 'B.J.' Poteet

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    • Mary Joe: You know this all reminds me of general Custard, My Uncle Duke's, Three legged Collie. He wasn't born that way. See, the General liked to pick fights with lawnmowers. Because, as far as he was concerned a lawnmower was just a bigger louder Dog! So...when the...Inevitable happened with...Aunt Nettie's grass king. (Everyone grimaces) Well, The Vet just wanted to put General Custard to sleep but Uncle Duke would not hear of it! We had that Dog around for Years!
      B.J.: Now Mary Joe, my mama had one of those..Teacup Poodles called Juju, I swear that thing lived to be 35 years old. But for the last five years of her life, My Mama kept Juju in a crib in Pampers. Now I have not lived a sheltered life and I have seen A lot! But there is nothing sadder then a poodle in diapers.

    • Julia: (talking about Euthanizeing pets) Maybe one reason it's so painful is...People know their gonna die and animals have no way of knowing that.

      Bernice: Pixie Clifton knew, that's why she pecked so hard at that Tent!

    • Bernice: I feel so sorry for that Princess Diana.
      B.J.: Boy, I don't. The way I figure it, if you're going to marry a man who looks like a horse, you gotta expect some manure.
      Julia: B.J.! That's a terrible thing to say.
      B.J.: I'll tell you what, I bet the only thing the Queen carries in that jumbo size pocket book of hers is sugar cubes and carrots to keep her kids happy.
      Carlene: Well my heart really bleeds for Princess Diana. The saddest part is that she married Charles because she really loved him, but he only married her because she was the last virgin left in England.
      Julia: I've heard enough about Diana! Yes, she's the future queen of England, and yes she may have a bad marriage and be little more than a royal brood mare, but the fact of the matter is, the woman is entitled to some privacy. Carlene, if you call that number (To hear the Princess' sex tapes), all you'll be doing is perpetuating this repulsive media circus.
      Carlene: So, you're saying you don't want to listen?

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