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Mon Apr 23, 2012, 04:23 PM

Julia Sugarbaker (from Designing Woman) quotes

I loved the show Designing Women & especially feisty Julia Sugarbaker.

"Designing Women: The Candidate (#3.2)" (1988)
Julia: I do not think everyone in America is ignorant! Far from it! But we are today, probably, the most uneducated, under read, and illiterate nation in the western hemisphere. Which makes it all the more puzzling to me why the biggest question on your small mind is whether or not little Johnny is gonna recite the Pledge of Allegiance every morning! I'll tell you something else, Mr. Brickett. I have had it up to here with you and your phony issues and your Yankee Doodle yakking! If you like reciting the Pledge of Allegiance everyday then I think you should do it! In the car! In the shower! Wherever the mood strikes you! But don't try to tell me when or where I have to say or do or salute anything, because I am an American too, and that is what being an American is all about! And another thing, I am sick and tired of being made to feel that if I am not a member of a little family with 2.4 children who goes just to Jerry Fallwell's church and puts their hands over their hearts every morning that I am unreligious, unpatriotic, and un-American! Because I've got news for you, Mr. Brickett. All liberals are not kooks, anymore than all conservatives are fascists! And the last time I checked, God was neither a Democratic nor a Republican! And just for your information, yes I am a liberal, but I am also a Christian. And I get down on my knees and pray everyday - on my own turf - on my own time. One of the things that I pray for, Mr. Brickett is that people with power will get good sense, and that people with good sense will get power... and that the rest of us will be blessed with the patience and the strength to survive the people like you in the meantime!

Mrs. Salinger: I just know that these people are getting what they deserve!
Julia Sugarbaker: Imogene get serious, who do you think you're talking to? I've known you for 27 years and all i can say is if God was giving out sexually transmitted diseases to people as a punishment for sinning then you would be at the Free clinic all the time!

"Designing Women: 101 Ways to Decorate a Gas Station (#2.1)" (1987)
Julia Sugarbaker: Now, this is the wall paper we would like you to use. I know you said that the other wall paper made you dizzy...
Eldon Ashcroft IV: I don't like it.
Julia Sugarbaker: I beg your pardon?
Eldon Ashcroft IV: It doesn't have any red, white or blue, and I told you I wanted something that goes with the American flag.
Julia Sugarbaker: Yes, well, we've been all over that, but we simply cannot decorate around the American flag.
Eldon Ashcroft IV: Why not?
Julia Sugarbaker: Because no one puts a flagpole in the middle of the room.
Eldon Ashcroft IV: Why not?
Julia Sugarbaker: Because... it would look... ODD!
Eldon Ashcroft IV: Well, I thought... that the customer... was *always* right.
Julia Sugarbaker: Well, you... were *mistaken*

Julia Sugarbaker: That was two weeks, 3 wall papers, 2 floor coverings, 11 sofas, 4 end tables and 16 LAMPS AGO! WE ARE NO LONGER *INTERESTED* IN WHAT THE CUSTOMER THINKS, OR WANTS, AND FURTHERMORE, THERE IS *NOT* GOING TO BE A VIBRATING BED WITH A PAY BOX OR A REVOLVING SCREEN LAMP WITH A CAMP SCENE! NOT AS LONG AS THE NAME *SUGARBAKER* RESTS ON THIS PROJECT! NOT NOW, NOT EVER! DO YOU UNDERSTAND?

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WI_DEM Apr 2012 OP
Brickbat Apr 2012 #1
WI_DEM Apr 2012 #14
devilgrrl Apr 2012 #2
WI_DEM Apr 2012 #7
ashling Apr 2012 #17
Brickbat Apr 2012 #3
a kennedy Apr 2012 #6
Brickbat Apr 2012 #11
WI_DEM Apr 2012 #9
Bluenorthwest Apr 2012 #4
WI_DEM Apr 2012 #12
hamsterjill Apr 2012 #13
Bluenorthwest Apr 2012 #15
hlthe2b Apr 2012 #5
HillWilliam Apr 2012 #8
hamsterjill Apr 2012 #10
MiddleFingerMom Apr 2012 #16
Iris Apr 2012 #18
YellowRubberDuckie Apr 2012 #19
Dawson Leery Apr 2012 #20

Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 04:25 PM

1. My favorite:

In general it has been the men who have done the raping and the robbing and the killing and the war-mongering for the last two thousand years.... and it's been the men who have done the pillaging and the beheading and the subjecating of whole races into slavery. It has been the men who have done the law making and the money making and the most of the mischief making! So if the world isn't quite what you had in mind you have only yourselves to thank!

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Response to Brickbat (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 04:36 PM

14. another good one.

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Response to devilgrrl (Reply #2)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 04:33 PM

7. true, but Dixie was also a supporter of gay rights and pro-choice and married to Hal Holbrook

who was/is a committed liberal

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Response to WI_DEM (Reply #7)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 05:18 PM

17. I thought Hal Holbrook died

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 04:26 PM

3. Apolitical, but fucking hilarious:

I'm Julia Sugarbaker, Suzanne Sugarbaker's sister. I couldn't help over hearing part of your conversation. I gather from your comments there are a couple of other things you don't know, Marjorie. For example, you probably didn't know that Suzanne was the only contestant in Georgia pageant history to sweep every category except congeniality, and that is not something the women in my family aspire to anyway. Or that when she walked down the runway in her swimsuit, five contestants quit on the spot. Or that when she emerged from the isolation booth to answer the question, "What would you do to prevent war?" she spoke so eloquently of patriotism, battlefields and diamond tiaras, grown men wept.

And you probably didn't know, Marjorie, that Suzanne was not just any Miss Georgia, she was THE Miss Georgia. 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! And when it finally did come down, Marjorie, my sister caught that baton, and 12,000 people jumped to their feet for sixteen and one-half minutes of uninterrupted thunderous ovation, as flames illuminated her tear-stained face! And that, Marjorie --- just so you will know --- and your children will someday know --- is the night the lights went out in Georgia!

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Response to Brickbat (Reply #3)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 04:31 PM

6. OMGosh, I forgot that......

and loved it to death. Outstanding.

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Response to a kennedy (Reply #6)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 04:34 PM

11. Enjoy!

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Response to Brickbat (Reply #3)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 04:33 PM

9. I love that one, too.

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 04:28 PM

4. I hope you won't mind if I note that the author of those words is

Linda Bloodworth-Thomason a good Democrat and hell of a writer. Dixie said it well, of course.

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Response to Bluenorthwest (Reply #4)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 04:34 PM

12. of course, thanks for pointing that out.

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Response to Bluenorthwest (Reply #4)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 04:35 PM

13. Good friend to Bill and Hillary, too.

If I remember correctly...

I miss the days of Designing Women, etc.!!!

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Response to hamsterjill (Reply #13)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 04:40 PM

15. Indeed....made campaign films and such....

She and her spouse Harry did the show and were early and important Clinton supporters.

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 04:30 PM

5. Ohh, I miss her... My fav re: "crazy family members"


"I'm saying this is the South. And we're proud of our crazy people. We don't hide them up in the attic. We bring 'em right down to the living room and show 'em off. See, Phyllis, no one in the South ever asks if you have crazy people in your family. They just ask what side they're on."

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 04:33 PM

8. The rant in the first paragraph was

one of my all time favorite pee-in-their-faces, fat-righteous, tell-it-from-the-mountain, fire-and-brimstone, Ruby-Begonia-Ring-That-Bell rants.

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 04:34 PM

10. Julia was a classic.

She and Murphy Brown were my entertainment in the 80's. Loved both characters! Lots of spunk and sass and damn sure NOT okay with anything less than being seen as an equal.

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 04:41 PM

16. Julia Sugarbaker's rants made me want to stand up and shout, "AMEN, SISTER... AMEN!!!"

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Plus, she was SMOKIN' hot... not in small part due to those fiery rants.
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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 06:33 PM

18. Great rants, but an interesting side note

Dixie Carter was a conservative and claims that everytime the writers included a rant, they had to write another scene where she got to sing.

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 07:43 PM

19. God I love that woman.

We always call stuff like that getting Julia Sugarbakered. It's a thing, I think, actually.
That was my favorite character on TV ever until Maxine Gray came along on Judging Amy.

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 07:44 PM

20. kick

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