Designing Women: Season 5
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I have a personal affinity for this season, since this is when I originally discovered the series in prime-time, having been a latecomer to it. It was only because it preceded the Sharon Gless drama "The Trials of Rosie O'Neill" that I was finally exposed to the fabulous ladies of Sugarbakers.
Season Four is probably the season that most fans consider the series peak, and this collection of 24 episodes (which originally aired on CBS over the course of the 1990-91 TV season) carries on in the same vein. Slowly, the soapbox/message scripts of seasons past are phased out in favor of quirky but classy high-comedy. This is never more evident than in "Pearls of Wisdom", in which Mary-Jo and Charlene rip apart a salad-bar Lucy and Ethel style, in hopes of finding the expensive necklace of Suzanne's that Mary-Jo's lost somewhere in the restaurant.
The season-opener "Blast From The Past" features my favorite Julia rant of the entire series when she goes off on historical-homes tour guide Mary Ann Mobley in Scarlett O'Hara style (much funnier than her "Night-the-Lights-Went-Out-In-Georgia" speech). Dixie Carter also gets to rip people to shreds as Julia in "Miss Trial", when she's sequestered with a bunch of hick jurors causing her to miss out on a dinner with Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter.
Alice Ghostley (Bernice) gets more screen time this season; first with a cable-access talk show and later with a botched nose job.Read more ›
The video and audio quality are also great. Much better than some of the earlier seasons.
Highlight of Season 5 would be Bernice's pig snout! Hah!
I can't wait for the later seasons, even if Suzanne and Charlene are gone...
With Crazy Bernice as a constant character, the 5th season series was excellent.
This includes the classic Bernice Nose Job episode...
24 episodes Plain Plastic case.
1. "A Blast From the Past" (23:23)
2. "Papa Was a Rolling Stone" (23:37)
3. "Working Mother" (23:31)
4. "Miss Trial" (23:30)
5. "The Bachelor Auction" (23:22)
6. "Charlene Buys a House" (23:24)
7. "Old Rebels and Young Models" (23:28)
8. "Nowhere to Run To" (23:26)
9. "A Class Act" (23:32)
10. "Keep the Homes Fires Burning" (23:40)
11. "My Daughter, Myself" (23:22)
12. "And Now, Here's Bernice" (23:26)
13. "Pearls of Wisdom" (23:26)
14. "High Noon in the Laundry Room" (23:35)
15. "How Long Has This Been Going On?" (23:22)
16. "The Emperor's New Nose" (22:54)
17. "Maybe Baby" (22:56)
18. "This is Art?" (22:51)
19. "Blame it on New Orleans" (22:56)
20. "I'll See You in Court" (22:56)
21. "The Big Circle" (22:56)
22. "Friends and Husbands" (22:59)
23. "Fore!" (22:57)
24. "The Pride of the Sugarbakers" (22:53)
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The fifth season of Designing Women is still good, but it's not as good as the previous seasons. The comedy has become more traditional, more like other sitcoms of the era, but... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Gene Belflower
I just opened the dvd case and there was no dvd in the case. So I just paid 30.00 for an empty box. Everybody check your stuff when you get it!Published 2 months ago by Sarree
This is one of my favorite shows of all time. This was the last season with Charlene and Suzanne. This is a great show to wind down to at the end of the day and forget all your... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Lucky7
Loved watching Designing Women growing up! The seasons are hard to find and I am completely happy with my order!Published 4 months ago by Janelle Adair