Designing Women: Season 3
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It is quite the scene at Sugarbaker & Associates in Season Three when Julia (Dixie Carter) runs for the office of Supervisor against a sexist pig, Suzanne (Delta Burke) brandishes a semiautomatic weapon to protect a pig of her own, Mary Jo (Annie Potts) decides that getting breast implants might be a good idea, Anthony (Meshach Taylor) gets nominated for Homecoming Queen and Charlene (Jean Smart) decides to drag them all down to Graceland for an Elvis nostalgia weekend. Alice Ghostley continues her recurring role as the befuddled and lovable Bernice Clifton, who in Season Three, among other things, leads the women in a wilderness survival course.
Created by Linda Bloodworth-Thomason, Designing Women aired on CBS from 1986 1993, running for seven seasons and becoming a premier landmark sitcom in television history.
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Mr. Bailey- the decorators decorate a house of a woman who has recently died and left everything to Mr. Bailey, her cat.
Tyrone- this gives more insight to Anthony's past, and how far Anthony has come with the help of the ladies.
One Sees, the Other Doesn't- a personal favorite of mine. Suzanne has met a man who is blind- and learns that even though he can't see her, he "sees" her.
Bill and Charlene get engaged, and married in this season- which makes for some great episodes- from the engagement and Charlene asking Julia for tips on how to be classy while Julia is at a frat party, to the wedding- where Bill and Charlene both get handcuffed to the exotic dancer.
I am glad this season is coming out- keep the seasons coming, Shout!
"Julia Drives Over the First Ammendment" - Julia gets into trouble with a local publisher after she drives through a newsstand selling pornography.
"The Last Humorously-Dressed Bellboy in America" - Suzanne's crooked accountant offers her a deal.
"Stand and Fight" - The designing women take a self-defense class after Mary Jo is mugged.
"The Women of Atlanta" - A photographer asks the ladies to pose for a "Women of Atlanta" photo spread.
"Come On and Marry Me Bill" - Charlene finds her fiancée handcuffed to a stripper after his bachelor party.
"The Engagement" - Charlene meets Bill's mother and aunt.
"Ms. Meal Ticket" - Mary Jo is upset after J.D. loses his job and moves in with her.
"Full Moon" - Mary Jo is convinced that her daughter Claudia and her boyfriend are fooling around.
"Odell" - Charlene's brother arrives and announces that he is marrying a girl from the family's rival.
"One Sees, the Other Doesn't" - Suzanne has problems with a blind man who asks her out.
"The Junies" - Charlene is pressured to sell products for "Lady Jun" and Anthony finds out he has been nominated for Homecoming Queen at his junior college.
"The Naked Truth" - Charlene, Mary Jo and Anthony find themselves at a nudist colony.
"Mr. Bailey" - A wealthy client leaves her money and the designing women's services to her cat.
"Tyrone" - Anthony helps out a troubled young boy.
"The Wilderness Experience" - The ladies take a camping trip.
"But They're Really Great Curtains" - The ladies must deal with striking laborers at a textile factory.Read more ›
It was in season 3 that the series definitely hit its stride. There are 22 episodes and each character gets a solo turn in some episodes and there are many ensemble episodes where the chemistry of all four together rules. There was no standout of the four in this season. All sparkled and shined. In the next few years Delta Burke would be singled out and be the only one of the foursome to get an Emmy nomination - twice.
But here we have Mary Jo wanting breast implants and dealing with problems with her boyfriend J.D. and daughter Claudia. Charlene gets caught up in the Junies selling cleaning products and has some lovely episodes with her fiancee Bill as she gets engaged and married. Very well done. Julia drives thru a newsstand to support her first amendment rights and famously walks down a runway in a fashion show with her dress tucked in her stockings with no underwear. Delta Burke did start developing her sarcastic wit and superb comedic timing this season. Each episode had some great Suzanne moments but she shined in the episode where she dated a blind man.Read more ›
Season Three builds on the strong foundations of the two previous years, and finds the ladies in peak form. This season sees Julia (Dixie Carter) run for local office and battle a porn magazine empire; Charlene (Jean Smart) tie the knot with the man of her dreams; and Suzanne (Delta Burke) finally catching up with her runaway accountant; but also a break in Mary Jo's (Annie Potts) rocky romance with J.D. (Richard Gilliland).
"Reservations for 12, Plus Ursula" - A trip to Florida for the ladies and their respective boyfriends is soured by Ursula (Rika Hofmann), a busty Danish au pair who has been hired to look after the kids.
"The Candidate" - Julia campaigns against Wilson Brickette (Jason Bernard), the leader of an ultra-conservative political party.
"E.P., Phone Home" - Charlene drags the gang on a roadtrip to Memphis when she wins tickets for a deluxe Graceland tour.
"Getting Married and Eating Dirt" - Julia takes issue with a New York journalist; and Bernice (Alice Ghostley) announces her engagement to someone who's even crazier than she is.
"Big Haas and Little Falsie" - An unexpected inheritance for Mary Jo must be spent on something frivolous, so she decides to look into breast enlargement surgery...and in the process, unleashes a monster.Read more ›
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DO NOT GET FOOLED LIKE I DID!! I have already bought Seasons 1 & 2 ~ LOVE THEM!! One of my favorite shows of all time. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Kimberley Harris
This series always makes me laugh. Season 3 was as delightful as seasons 1 & 2.Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer