The misadventures of four women and their handyman running a design firm in Atlanta, Georgia.
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Outspoken feminist Julia Sugarbaker runs a design firm out of her Atlanta home, along with her shallow ex-beauty queen sister, Suzanne, divorced mother Mary Jo, and, naive country girl Charlene. Black ex-con Anthony helps deliver furniture for the business and voices his unique opinion on whatever the women are discussing. Episodes typically revolve around the work, personal, and love lives of these four women. Written by Kristen <mouse15@webtv.net>

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29 September 1986 (USA)  »

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Mann muss nicht sein  »

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The exterior of Sugarbaker & Associates Interior Design is The Villa Marre, a Victorian mansion built in 1881, and located in the MacArthur Park Historic District of Little Rock, Arkansas. It is listed in the National Registry of Historic Places. See more »

Goofs

In several episodes the characters reference going to the fast-food restaurant Carl's Jr. There are no Carl's Jr. restaurants in the Southeast. In this region they have always been Hardee's. See more »

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Anthony: Oh ALLISON!
Allison: [annoyed] What?
Anthony: My ginger ale isn't bubbly anymore!
[Allison takes the glass of ginger ale, blows bubbles into the straw, and hands it back to him]
Anthony: You know, you are obnoxious.
Allison: I know... I have OPD, it is NOT my fault!
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Featured in The Eighties: Raised on Television (2016) See more »

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Georgia on My Mind
by Hoagy Carmichael and Stuart Gorrell
Performed by Ray Charles
(seasons 6-7)
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I want to be Julia!
6 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

My mother and I have agreed for years that it is our goal to be the bold, outspoken, opinionated woman of all women that is Julia Sugerbaker. I love this show, always have! It's great for the characters, for the writing, for the subjects in addressed with taste and humor. But you can't help loving a show with such classic moments as the following:

Suzanne: Well, goodnight Anthony, Sleep tight Anthony: Suzanne, it is 20 below out there. Under the circumstances I don't think it's appropriate to say 'good night Anthony, sleep tight.' I think it would be more appropriate to say 'good night Anthony and may God have mercy on your soul!

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(the firm is decorating a nudist colony) MaryJo: Well one thing's for sure--we won't be using wicker!

Women at their most powerful yet feminine, funny yet loving best.


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