Women of the House

Season 1 Episode 1

Miss Sugarbaker Goes to Washington (I)

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Aired Unknown Jan 04, 1995 on CBS
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Miss Sugarbaker Goes to Washington (I)
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Suzanne arrives in Washington, to the dismay of the press and her fellow Congressman. Suzanne is late into the office because she's trying to find a way to get her brother's ceramic spoon-rests sold in the House Gift Shop, the proceeds to go to his school. When she arrives, she finds Malone, Natty and Sissy awaiting jobs working for the newest member of Congress; though Sissy thinks she's either "stupid, a lesbian... or maybe she killed a man." Suzanne expresses her initial disinterest in the job and says that the ladies can have jobs if they want them. Then the unprepared Suzanne appears on the political show Crossfire, where John Sununu and Michael Kinsley begin to drill her about her political affiliation, gays in the military, etc. Then they accuse Suzanne of "trying to make a profit from a federally funded enterprise," by selling her brother's spoon-rests.moreless

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    Delta Burke

    Delta Burke

    Suzanne Sugarbaker

    Patricia Heaton

    Patricia Heaton

    Natalie Hollingsworth (Administrative Assistant)

    Lisa Rieffel

    Lisa Rieffel

    Veda Walkman (episodes 9-13)

    Teri Garr

    Teri Garr

    Sissy Emerson (Press Secretary)

    Valerie Mahaffey

    Valerie Mahaffey

    Jennifer Malone #1

    Adam Carl

    Adam Carl

    Adam (episode 9-13)

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      • The sometimes-used theme song "Something to Talk About" performed by Shirley Eikhard was used in this episode. In this version, the lyrics say, "They think we're lovers kept under cover," but in later episodes the line is changed to "So many rumors kept under cover."

      • From Designing Women to this episode, there are a few MAJOR inconsistencies and annoyances:

      • Suzanne's brother on Women of the House was never mentioned on Designing Women. Jonathan Banks once guest-starred on Designing Women as another character.

      • Between the five year absence of Suzanne Sugarbaker from Designing Women to Women of the House, she was married twice, and they never talk about the previous husband (before Ray).

      • Suzanne claims that her maid, Sapphire Jones, was her "mammy" and took care of Suzanne all of her life. A few episodes into Designing Women, Suzanne talks about how she can't keep help, and she got her new maid, Consuela, whom she kept for her entire run of the Designing Women.

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