Friday, June 19, 2009
Night the Lights Went Out In Georgia
Recently the first season of Designing Women was released on DVD - for the very first time. The show has not aged as well as a show like The Golden Girls. Girls had their topical/current event moments but the humor was less based on it. You also had four performers in their prime knocking it out of the park week after week. The Designing ladies, though well trained, were still growing as actors as the seasons evolved. Dixie Carter, however, delivered the Georgia speech in the season's second episode. Apparently, Carter, a Republican, did not always agree with her characters politically charged speeches. To appease her, the producers allowed her to sing from time to time. The speeches are legendary. And in case you had forgotten, the show will remind you that both hair and polyester were big in the 1980s.