Designing Women/Designing Women

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Designing Women
Season 1, Episode 1
Airdate September 29, 1986
Production Number 164230
Written by Linda Bloodworth-Thomason
Directed by Ellen Falcon

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Designing WomenSeason One

Designing Women is the first episode of the first season of Designing Women, and the first episode overall.

Guest Starring: Scott Bakula (Ted Shively)


Plot Overview

At the interior design firm of Sugarbaker & Associates in Atlanta, Georgia, thrice-divorced ex-beauty queen Suzanne Sugarbaker, younger sister of founder Julia, goes out with the ex-husband of her co-worker Mary Jo Shivley.


Arlen Dean Snyder makes an uncredited appearance as Ray Don Simpson.



Julia: Suzanne, if sex were fast food, there'd be an arch over your bed.