Shout! Factory releases a selection of classic episodes from the first season of DESIGNING WOMEN, nicely-priced for those looking for a sampler before they plunge into full sets, or even for a cute Christmas stocking-stuffer.
Meet the staff of Atlanta design firm Sugarbaker & Associates, headed by the staunch, free-thinking Julia Sugarbaker (the late, great Dixie Carter) and her sister, the man-crazed former beauty queen Suzanne (Delta Burke). Sweet-natured secretary Charlene Frazier (Jean Smart) and divorced single mother Mary Jo Shively (Annie Potts) round out the team. Reserve your table at Tokyo Gardens and settle back with some classic DESIGNING WOMEN.
Includes the following episodes:
"Designing Women" (Pilot) - The girls are horrified when Suzanne starts dating the ex-husband of Mary Jo! Guest starring Scott Bakula
"A Big Affair" - Charlene's new boyfriend Mason Dodd (Walter Olkewicz) is overweight...something she can't quite get comfortable with.
"Design House" - The girls land a plum spot at the prestigious Design House '86 Expo...but with flaky Suzanne at the helm, are they asking for trouble? This episode also marks the first appearance of the girls' delivery man and former ex-convict, Anthony Bouvier (Meshach Taylor).
"I Do, I Don't" - Julia and her boyfriend Reese (Hal Holbrook) wind up married after consuming "half the alcohol in Georgia"...and now a shamed Julia must deal with the consequences.
"New Year's Daze" - The girls celebrate New Year's Eve with their boyfriends...Julia is none too pleased that Reese is tied up in New York; whilst Suzanne dates an 82-year-old millionaire. Charlene's undercover boyfriend, Shadow (he of the bullet-hole pants), esapes from prison...
"Monette" - Charlene is thrilled to see her old highschool best friend Monette (Bobbie Ferguson), who now prefers to be called Monica, move back to town, but she's not prepared for the revelation that Monette is a high-class "love consultant".
"And Justice for Paul" - The girls are arrested when they visit the warehouse of a friend, which contains thousands of dollars worth of stolen designer goods.
Additionally, Sony's "Best Of" DVD includes some great episodes from the second, third and fourth seasons - The Best of Designing Women.