Tuesday, June 2, 2009

The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia


Don't know if any of y'all ever watched Designing Women years ago but it is out on DVD now and we just love it! It makes us feel like we are home. Go out and get your copy today. Here is one of our favorite quotes from one of the episodes. . . what's your favorite?



Julia: Excuse me, aren't you Marjorie Leigh Winnick, the current Miss Georgia World?
Marjorie: Why, yes I am.
Julia: I'm Julia Sugarbaker, Suzanne Sugarbaker's sister. I couldn't help over hearing part of your conversation.
Marjorie: Well, I'm sorry. I didn't know anyone was here.
Julia: Yes, and 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!

9 comments:

Prissy Southern Prep said...

I LOVE that show!! Love it!! True southern ladies!!

Brandi said...

I love that show too.

Brittany said...

I love that show, too! Love some southern ladies!

Definitely pick up the book if you get a chance. I cried through the last few chapters. It was GREAT!

Beach Mama said...

I love, love, LOVE that show!

possumfritter said...

Definitely one of the BEST shows ever. Did I tell ya Mary Jo was supposed to marry me?

Shari@aPsychMommy said...

OMG--I loved that show! Don't you love their hair?

BECKY said...

Too cute!! Brings back good memories!!

Thanks for stopping by my blog so you could have a tour of where you live!! HA!! Sure do love it there, but also love Jekyll!! Our other fave place in GA is the Pine Mtn. area!! Gorg!! We have a lot of GA yet to explore!

Hope you have a wonderful Wednesday!!

Blessings,
Becky

Sunshinemeg said...

Hahaha hilarious!

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

My favorite episode was titled "Dash Goff, the Writer"