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“She didn't twirl just a baton. That baton was on fire. And when she threw that baton into the air, it flew higher, further, faster than any baton has ever flown before, hitting a transformer and showering the darkened arena with sparks!” - Julia Sugarbaker

Susan and Sharon continue “‘Designing Women’ November” with an episode devoted to the actresses – all seven of them – who played all those outspoken Southern Women! We’re talking the Original Fab Four: Dixie Carter, Delta Burke, Jean Smart and Annie Potts – PLUS the three cast members that joined up later in the run: Jan Hooks, Julia Duffy and Judith Ivy.

With audio clips from the show, we’ll learn about each of the women, who they are, what they stand for (and what they won’t stand for), and how each of the actresses carved out a special place for themselves and their characters in a show that was designed to be all about women!

THE CONVERSATION
  • Who was Number One on the call sheet at Designing Women?
  • Delta Burke was born in Orlando, Florida – and was named “Miss Flame” for the Orlando Fire Department!
  • DELTA & GERALD & SIMON & SIMON: Delta Burke met her future husband Gerald McRaney on HIS show “Simon & Simon” – and then she brought him on to HERS…
  • SIX DEGREES OF “REMINGTON STEELE”: How many Designing Women also shared the screen with Steele and Laura? Almost all of them…
  • Julia Duffy shows up Season 6 as Sugarbaker cousin, Alison. Didjaknow? She almost played Diane Chambers on “Cheers” – and appeared later on that show as Diane’s best friend!
  • SNL alum Jan Hooks played Carlene – sister to Charlene.
  • MORE SHERYL LEE RALPH! She turns up in Season 7 as Anthony’s new wife.
  • Alice Ghostly -- as the hilariously loopy Bernice Clifton – appeared in all 7 seasons!
  • BY THE NUMBERS: How many women behind-the-scenes helped created the show? 20 writers, 6 producers, 3 directors – a significant percentage and huge numbers for the 80s!

So join Susan and Sharon as they talk Peter Scolari, “Hacks”, ex-husbands – and our upcoming interview with the creator of Designing Women herself -- Linda Bloodworth-Thomason!

AUDIOGRAPHY
Check out the fan website: Designing Women Online.
Stream Designing Women on Hulu, Amazon Prime, Pluto!
The Facebook page: Facebook.com/DesigningWomenOfficial
Find more cool podcasts at our network, Weirding Way Media.
For spooky Halloween Season fun, visit our friends Scott Philbrook & Forrest Burgess at their podcast “Astonishing Legends".

CONNECT
For transcripts, contact info and more, visit 80sTVLadies.com.
Sign up for the 80s TV Ladies mailing list.
Get ad-free episodes and exclusive videos on PATREON.

BEST FEMALE HOSTED - BEST TV & FILM - BEST ART PODCAST
80’s TV Ladies WON three People’s Choice Podcast Awards!

NOMINATED
80s TV Ladies is shortlisted for an International Women’s Podcast Award!
“She didn't twirl just a baton. That baton was on fire. And when she threw that baton into the air, it flew higher, further, faster than any baton has ever flown before, hitting a transformer and showering the darkened arena with sparks!” - Julia Sugarbaker Susan and Sharon continue “‘Designing Women’ November” with an episode devoted to the actresses – all seven of them – who played all those outspoken Southern Women! We’re talking the Original Fab Four: Dixie Carter, Delta Burke, Jean Smart and Annie Potts – PLUS the three cast members that joined up later in the run: Jan Hooks, Julia Duffy and Judith Ivy. With audio clips from the show, we’ll learn about each of the women, who they are, what they stand for (and what they won’t stand for), and how each of the actresses carved out a special place for themselves and their characters in a show that was designed to be all about women! THE CONVERSATION Who was Number One on the call sheet at Designing Women? Delta Burke was born in Orlando, Florida – and was named “Miss Flame” for the Orlando Fire Department! DELTA & GERALD & SIMON & SIMON: Delta Burke met her future husband Gerald McRaney on HIS show “Simon & Simon” – and then she brought him on to HERS… SIX DEGREES OF “REMINGTON STEELE”: How many Designing Women also shared the screen with Steele and Laura? Almost all of them… Julia Duffy shows up Season 6 as Sugarbaker cousin, Alison. Didjaknow? She almost played Diane Chambers on “Cheers” – and appeared later on that show as Diane’s best friend! SNL alum Jan Hooks played Carlene – sister to Charlene. MORE SHERYL LEE RALPH! She turns up in Season 7 as Anthony’s new wife. Alice Ghostly -- as the hilariously loopy Bernice Clifton – appeared in all 7 seasons! BY THE NUMBERS: How many women behind-the-scenes helped created the show? 20 writers, 6 producers, 3 directors – a significant percentage and huge numbers for the 80s! So join Susan and Sharon as they talk Peter Scolari, “Hacks”, ex-husbands – and our upcoming interview with the creator of Designing Women herself -- Linda Bloodworth-Thomason! AUDIOGRAPHY Check out the fan website: Designing Women Online . Stream Designing Women on Hulu , Amazon Prime , Pluto ! The Facebook page: Facebook.com/DesigningWomenOfficial Find more cool podcasts at our network, Weirding Way Media . For spooky Halloween Season fun, visit our friends Scott Philbrook & Forrest Burgess at their podcast “Astonishing Legends". CONNECT For transcripts, contact info and more, visit 80sTVLadies.com . Sign up for the 80s TV Ladies mailing list. Get ad-free episodes and exclusive videos on PATREON. BEST FEMALE HOSTED - BEST TV & FILM - BEST ART PODCAST 80’s TV Ladies WON three People’s Choice Podcast Awards! NOMINATED 80s TV Ladies is shortlisted for an International Women’s Podcast Award! read more read less

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