Designing Women

Season 6 Episode 1

The Big Desk

Aired Monday 9:30 PM Sep 16, 1991 on CBS



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Allison: Julia, just so you know, the next time you see your lawyer on company time, it's going on your record.
      Julia: Just so you know...The next time you speak to me in that tone of voice, you're going to the moon.

    • Carlene: Why'd she (Suzanne) move to Japan anyway?
      Julia: Well, Suzanne was very attracted to the Japanese economy. They have a very large elderly population there and she had dated most of the men in this country.
      Carlene: Well, that was something about her dating that Emperor Hirohito wasn't it?
      Charlene: Oh no, Carlene. That was the nephew of Emperor Hirohito. I mean, Emperor Hirohito is dead.
      Mary Jo: .......never stopped Suzanne in the past.

    • Mary Jo: For someone who's not gonna even be working here, Tinkerbell sure has a big desk.

    • Allison: I was a seeing-eye person for a rich blind lady in New York. Do you have any idea what it's like to be let go from a position that was formerly held by a dog?

  • Notes

    • This is Jean Smart's last appearance as Charlene.

    • This episode features the new opening, with the cast around the piano and Ray Charles singing, Georgia on my Mind.

    • Linda Bloodworth-Thomason chose to create Carlene from scratch, even though we met Charlene's entire family in the episode 'Nashville Bound'.

    • This was originally broadcast as part of a special one hour episode. The syndicated rerun is shown in two parts.

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