Designing Women

Season 4 Episode 1

The Proxy Pig and Great Pretenders

Aired Monday 9:30 PM Sep 18, 1989 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • There was no mention of Charlene's pregnancy in the last episode of the 3rd season, yet she is very pregnant in this episode.

  • Quotes

    • (Anthony shows up at Sugarbaker's)
      Anthony: I just hurled myself out of bed and down the steps, then I crawled out the front gate. Suzanne doesn't know I'm gone yet. That facialist is over there. I heard them talking in the bathroom; they're gonna inject me with collagen! Please . . . you've got to help me! I don't care what happens, I'm not going back there! Tonight is Austrian night, and Consuela is cooking potato pancakes. And Suzanne told the yardman to dress me up in lederhosen! No way, man. I'm not gonna wear those things. I can't take anymore. Don't make me go back; I'm begging!!

    • (Anthony calls Julia begging for help)
      Anthony: I heard her talking to her facialist on the phone. And tonight, if you don't do something, they gonna exfoliate me!

  • Notes

    • There was another change in the opening credits. Georgia on My Mind was still used, but the jazzy instrumental replaced by a classic instrumental.

    • Anthony, nursing a bad back and laid up at Suzanne's house, is tired of all Suzanne's torturous attention. He makes a statement "It's like Whatever Happened To Baby Jane, and I'm Jane". In the movie, Jane wasn't the invalid stuck in bed but rather her sister, Blanche.

  • Allusions