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Women of the House 

Suzanne Sugarbaker of Designing Women (1986) rocks the U.S. Capitol when she takes over her recently-deceased husband's seat in Congress.
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1995  
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Complete series cast summary:
Delta Burke ...  Suzanne Sugarbaker 12 episodes, 1995
Teri Garr ...  Sissy Emerson 12 episodes, 1995
Patricia Heaton ...  Natalie Hollingsworth 12 episodes, 1995
Jonathan Banks ...  Jim Sugarbaker 6 episodes, 1995
Valerie Mahaffey ...  Jennifer Malone 5 episodes, 1995
Lisa Rieffel ...  Veda Walkman 5 episodes, 1995
William Newman ...  Dave 5 episodes, 1995
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Storyline

Following her husband Ray's death, Suzanne Sugarbaker moves to Washington to fill her husband's seat in Congress, dragging along her developmentally-disabled brother Jim, and adopted daughter Desi. When she arrives, the only ones willing to work under her are Sissy the drunk, Natty the square, and Malone the frail homemaker. Written by Television Junkie

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Look out, Newt! The mouth from the South is coming to your House! See more »

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English

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4 January 1995 (USA) See more »

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(13 episodes)

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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After the pilot was shot and the series was picked up, Patricia Heaton got pregnant. Rather than writing her pregnancy into the show, they masked it by changing her hair, wardrobe, and keeping her character confined to a bed in the series finale. See more »

Quotes

Natty: Washington is the only town in America where the appearance of something is much more important than the reality. For instance, if you go into a public restroom and you come out too soon, you didn't wash your hands. If you stay in too long, you molested someone. If you stay in there just the right amount of time, you're slick.
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Never had a chance
29 July 2004 | by MikurtisSee all my reviews

Okay, it wasn't as funny as "Designing Women" but this was a funny show. It had an excellent cast... had it been given more of a chance, it may actually have been better than the show it spun off from. Suzanne Sugarbaker was back and was better than ever! The rest of the characters were pretty much darker versions of the characters on "DW". Teri Garr was a recovering alcoholic and journalist... with a sarcasm similar to Mary Jo. Malone was a wide-eyed innocent divorced Charlene with two children who idolized the Menendez Brothers. Natalie was Suzanne's adviser... she exuded the class and sophistication of Julia but was a Conservative... and had an affair with a married Congressman who was now in jail.


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