Designing Women

Season 4 Episode 19

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Aired Monday 9:30 PM Feb 26, 1990 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • The skimpy bikini and robe that Mr. Peace puts on during this episode is a birthday gift to Reese from Suzanne.

  • Quotes

    • Charlene: Bernice, you are so funny today!
      Brnice: Charlene, I think we've covered that. Let's try to keep up.

    • (Julia asks Anthony to drive Bernice and Daddy Jones to Lunch)
      Julia: Anthony, the good fairy will reward you at the end of the month.
      Anthony: All I can say is, the good fairy better bring heavy tidings.

    • Anthony: I'm telling you, he has got some moonshine out in his truck, and he and Bernice have been into it. They were spiking their cokes at lunch. And what's more, they are now a serious item. We're talking hand holding and giggling. She was sitting on his lap in the van, and they were hanging out the window; he's playing that harmonica and she's blowing that rape whistle. It was embarrassing!

    • Charlene: Where's Mr. Peace?
      Mary Jo: If you're referring to Elmer, I believe he's in the upstairs bathroom putting a cold rag on his face where I slapped him.
      Charlene: You slapped Mr. Peace?!
      Mary Jo: Yes, I hated to do it, but he tried to put his tongue down my throat. I know it's the first good time he's had in 31 years, but you know, enough is enough.

    • Bernice: What kind of dancing do you do?
      Daddy Jones: Ask her (points to Julia), she knows. I danced with her.
      Bernice: You did?
      Julia: Well, it was just for one evening. I don't want to talk about it.

    • Mary Jo: Bernice, this is incredible. You're incisive and witty like you're on Johnny Carson.
      Bernice: It's the new blood pressure medicine. I think it flipped on a couple of extra switches.

    • Charlene: Hi Vanessa! How's your new job at the library?
      Vanessa: It's fantastic! Listen, if you all want to check out any books, just let me know. I can get you anything you want, and they're free!
      Julia: Well, thank you very much, Vanessa. We'll keep it in mind.
      Vanessa: Right now I'm reading Moby Dick. I thought that titled sounded interesting, but turns out it's about a fish. But let me tell you, it is good!

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