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Episode 5: Let's Take a Ride in JD's DeLorean

Updated: Sep 17, 2023

First up in this week’s episode, some housekeeping:

  • We open this week’s episode by FINALLY learning what Salina’s prize was for doing so well with Grits Blitz 1.0.

  • We share some insider information about the recording and air dates of the first seasons of Designing Women, brought to us courtesy of

  • Nikki offers her deepest apologies for mispronouncing CHAR-lene’s name (not Shar-lene.) So sorry.

  • And, in more serious news, we offer our condolences to the family and friends of Richard Gilliland, who plays J.D. Shackleford, a character we first meet in this episode. Richard was the real-life husband of Jean Smart.

Then, we get into the “madcap mayhem” that ensues after Suzanne sets Charlene up on a blind date, which doesn’t go quite the way Mary Jo wants it to. And a familiar face reappears.

Stick around to the end for a little extra sugar where Salina takes us deep into the real-life Newsweek article the women discuss as the episode opens (for more, visit this Atlantic retrospective from 2016, this Women’s News commentary from 2006, and even this 1986 news promo.)

Come on, let's get into it!


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