Season 5 Cast

Season Five

Executive Producers: Harry Thomason
Linda Bloodworth-Thomason

Co-Executive Producer: Pam Norris

Supervising Producers: Tommy Thompson
Douglas Jackson
Producer: David Trainer




A BLAST FROM THE PAST -September 17, 1990
Written by: Pam Norris
Directed by: David Trainer
(Episode Feature available)

Mary Jo is reminded of a promise to marry a platonic friend if they are both still single at 35. Julia discovers that the Sugarbakers house was built on the foundation of a Civil War home and has it added to the tour of Historical Homes --- until the tour takes over her home.

Guest cast: Mary Ann Mobley (Karen Delaporte), Kristoffer Tabori (Daryl Morton), James Keane (loud tourist), Michele Buffone (whining tourist), Armand Asselin (tourist with soda), Frank DiElsi (smoking tourist)



PAPA WAS A ROLLING STONE -September 24, 1990
Written by: Debbie Pearl and Cassandra Clark
Directed by: David Trainer

The ladies make plans to surprise Anthony on his 30th birthday by finding his long lost father who abandoned him --- while Bernice hires him a male stripper.

Guest cast: Alice Ghostley (Bernice Clifton), Bill Cobbs (Henry Wilson/Charlie Munroe), Tom Magee (Beefma)



WORKING MOTHER -October 1, 1990
Written by: Pam Norris
Directed by: David Trainer

Sugarbakers is forced to deal with the insufferable little girl of their latest client. Meanwhile, Mary Jo resents Charlene's decision to quit working to devote more time to her baby daughter.

Guest cast: Lexi Randall (Randa Oliver), Adam Carl (Adam)



MISS TRIAL -October 15, 1990
Written by: Dee LaDuke and Mark Alton Brown
Directed by: David Trainer
(Episode Feature available)

Julia is forced to serve on a slow-moving sequestered jury --- putting a crimp in her plans to have dinner with former President Jimmy Carter and his wife. Charlene wins a radio contest and takes Suzanne with her on a shopping spree in a record store.

Guest cast: Jessie Jones (Marshal), John O'Connell (DJ), Ellen Albertini Dow (Tight Lips), Kathryn Spitz (Janice)



THE BACHELOR AUCTION -October 22, 1990
Written by: Pam Norris
Directed by: David Trainer

Anthony agrees to be auctioned-off at a charity bachelor auction with Suzanne's coaching. But disappointed in the amount of money offered for him, Suzanne accidentally makes the winning bid for him and is uncomfortable with the two of them spending an evening alone.

Guest cast: Rena Craig (lady MC), Donna Lynn Leavy (Lenore), Tom Marvich (cowboy), Kathy Connell (woman with clipboard), Joan Pirkle (woman #1), Gyl Roland (woman #2)



CHARLENE BUYS A HOUSE -October 29, 1990
Written by: Pam Norris
Directed by: David Trainer

Charlene asks to be treated like any other client when she has the firm decorate her new haunted house, but things get out of hand when she becomes a difficult, demanding customer.

Guest cast: Charles Levin (Marvin Sheinberg), Michael Goldfinger (Rusty)



OLD REBELS AND YOUNG MODELS -November 5, 1990
Written by: Dee LaDuke and Mark Alton Brown
Directed by: Iris Dugow

Mary Jo harbors her old school teacher when she sneaks away from the nursing home. Meanwhile, Suzanne has a wig made for Olivia when Charlene tries to break her baby into show business.

Guest cast: Meg Wyllie (Miss Crown), Dona Hardy (Mrs. Chesley), Lorna Scott (nurse)



NOWHERE TO RUN TO -November 12, 1990
Written by: Cassandra Clark and Debbie Pearl
Directed by: David Trainer

Interested in stirring up some endorphins and making her life less monotonous, Mary Jo convinces Julia to take up jogging with her, not expecting Julia to become obsessed with it and start neglecting the business.

Guest cast: Sandahl Bergman (Davida Daniels)



A CLASS ACT -November 19, 1990
Written by: Debbie Pearl and Cassandra Clark
Directed by: Dwayne Hickman

Suzanne has trouble relating to Anthony now that he's become a partner in Sugarbakers, and --- much to everyone's surprise --- Charlene is accepted part-time into a prestigious university and must fend off the advances of her amorous professor.

Guest cast: Richard Sanders (Dr. Elliot Newhouse), Michelle Buffone (Ms. Gardner), Daniel Henning (Gordon), Susan Byun (Kathy), Kenneth Armstrong (student), Adam Goldberg (Oreo man)



KEEP THE HOME FIRES BURNING -November 26, 1990
Written by: Dee LaDuke and Mark Alton Brown
Directed by: David Trainer

Having trouble dealing with Bill being shipped out, Charlene joins a support group and meets a gentleman --- also named Bill --- who is dealing with his wife being overseas also.

Guest cast: Peter Crook (Bill), Robert Moran (soldier #1), Jerry Giles (soldier #2), Douglas Barr (Colonel Bill Stillfield)



MY DAUGHTER, MYSELF -December 10, 1990
Written by: Pam Norris
Directed by: David Trainer

Mary Jo faces a dilemma when her daughter brings home a much older date whom she herself is attracted to. Julia causes a scandal at a football game when --- tired of waiting in line for the ladies room --- she leads a rush of ladies in to use the men's room.

Guest cast: Tom Isbell (Jack), Priscilla Weems (Claudia Shively), David James Alexander (man #1), Carl Beard (man #2), Michael B. Silver (Mark)



AND NOW, HERE'S BERNICE -December 17, 1990
Written by: Mark Alton Brown and Dee LaDuke
Directed by: David Trainer
(Episode Feature available)

A master womanizer pursues Mary Jo- then dumps her. Meanwhile, Bernice gets a cable access TV show and implies that Julia is the Madame of Sugarbakers and that the ladies are "working girls."

Guest cast: Alice Ghostley (Bernice Clifton), Collin Bernsen (Donald Banks), Rebecca Balding (Melinda), Lois Hamilton (Susan), Tara Karsian (Ross), Jerry M. Hawkins (Phil), Lisa Long (Nancy)



PEARLS OF WISDOM -January 7, 1991
Written by: Pam Norris
Directed by: David Trainer

As a practical joke to prove a point, Mary Jo switches Suzanne's expensive pearl strand for her own $30 one --- but becomes terrified when she loses it. Meanwhile, Anthony has a recurring dream where Julia tries to seduce him --- making Charlene suspect that he has the hots for Julia, and Suzanne tries out as a lifestyles reporter for the local news with a report on fashion for dogs.

Guest cast: Elliot Harold (Harley)



HIGH NOON IN A LAUNDRY ROOM -January 14, 1991
Written by: Mark Alton Brown and Dee LaDuke
Directed by: David Trainer

As Sugarbakers deals with a renegade mouse, Anthony is forced to contend with a big burly bully in the laundry room of his apartment building.

Guest cast: Dennis Burkley (Billy Boy Swine), Christina Rich (Pary Girl)



HOW LONG HAS THIS BEEN GOING ON -January 28, 1991
Written by: Cassandra Clark and Debbie Pearl
Directed by: David Trainer

The ladies begin to suspect that Julia is living a double life --- but not expecting it's as a lounge singer, while Anthony tries to get up the nerve to approach a beautiful salesgirl at the bookstore.

Guest cast: Patricia Ayame Thomson (May), Bill Shick (Gary), David Heisey (Max), Hartley Silver (Sam)



THE EMPEROR'S NEW NOSE -February 4, 1991
Written by: Michael Ross and Thom Bray
Directed by: David Trainer
(Episode Feature available)

After Bernice has some cosmetic surgery, the ladies try to find a delicate way to break it to her about her new snout. Meanwhile, Suzanne decides to trade her Mercedes in for a Cadillac.

Guest cast: Alice Ghostley (Bernice Clifton), Kerry Leigh Michaels (saleswoman), Julie Ann Nesbitt (mother), Brady Bluhm (boy)



MAYBE BABY -February 11, 1991
Written by: Pam Norris
Directed by: David Trainer

Though she's single and currently uninvolved, Mary Jo decides it's time for her to have another baby and tries to convince the visiting J. D. to help her out with a "donation." Suzanne takes up smoking to lose weight.

Guest cast: Richard Gilliland (J. D. Shackleford)



THIS IS ART? -February 25, 1991
Written by: Steven Roth and Deanne Roth
Directed by: Roberta Sherry-Scelza

The ladies attend a contemporary art exhibit opening where Julia becomes an instant sensation when her purse is mistaken for an exhibit piece. Meanwhile, Mary Jo tries to find a cheap way to fix Charlene's car after she dings it, and Suzanne accidentally glues her lips together while trying to fix her fingernail.

Guest cast: Claudette Nevins (Roseland), Janice Kent (Mrs. Fredhold), Terry Burns (Mr. Fredhold), Mike Regan (gentleman #2), Joann B. Martin (delighted patron), Katherine Blackmon (fruit bowl looker), Sprague Theobald (gentleman #1), Jon Huffman (guard)



BLAME IT ON NEW ORLEANS -March 4, 1991
Written by: Mark Alton Brown and Dee LaDuke
Directed by: David Trainer

While in New Orleans for Design Expo, Mary Jo gives in to a long standing flirtation with a gentleman acquaintance and is devastated to later discover he is married.

Guest cast: Darrell Larson (Garret Rossler), Kerry Stein (Podiatrist #1), Frank DiElsi (Podiatrist #2), David Shawn Michaels (Lolita LuPage), Paula Trickey (bikini model), Wade Partridge (waiter)



I'LL SEE YOU IN COURT -March 18, 1991
Written by: Debbie Pearl and Cassandra Clark
Directed by: Iris Dugow

Mary Jo finds the young man who mugged her but has second thoughts about pressing charges since the legal system seems to be in his favor. After Julia forces her sister to escort Bernice to the mall, Suzanne starts making regular trips with the seniors when they start buying her little gifts.

Guest cast: Alice Ghostley (Bernice Clifton), Donna Lynn Leavy (Sergeant Ramsey), Laurence Haddon (Judge), Justin Dana (Mary Jo's attorney), George R. Parker (Norman's attorney), P. R. Paul (Norman Bates), Dona Hardy (Margaret), Dan Dillon (attractive man)



THE BIG CIRCLE -April 8, 1991
Written by: Pam Norris
Directed by: David Trainer

Everyone is devastated over the sudden death of Reese -- especially Julia, who is also forced to contend with taking-in and caring for the insufferable little Randa Oliver.

Guest cast: Lexi Randall (Randa Oliver), Jennifer Rhodes (Ms. Tauber), Lyndsey Fields (Miss Travis), Peter Jolly (man), Joe Verroca (taxi driver)



FRIENDS AND HUSBANDS -April 29, 1991
Written by: Cassandra Clark and Debbie Pearl
Directed by: David Trainer

Planning for she and Charlene to finish writing their children's book, Mary Jo feels left out when Charlene's husband finally returns unexpectedly from the Gulf. Meanwhile, Julia fails her drivers license renewal test, and Bernice starts videotaping everyone in attempts to get her video on television.

Guest cast: Alice Ghostley (Bernice Clifton), Douglas Barr (Colonel Bill Stillfield), Lexi Randall (Randa Oliver)



FORE! -May 6, 1991
Written by: Pam Norris
Directed by: David Trainer

Suzanne hears that the Beaumont Driving Club is accepting one new member, but becomes frustrated when Anthony is chosen to join --- even though it is only a token gesture to get the club onto the PGA tour.

Guest cast: Alice Ghostley (Bernice Clifton), Lexi Randall (Randa Oliver), Gracie Harrison (Cissy Farenholt), Rena Craig (Bitty Cantrell), Mark Neely (Bruz Duncan), Jay Bell (Stewart Crimmons), Michelle Buffone (photographer), Monika Schnarre (young woman)



THE PRIDE OF SUGARBAKER'S -May 13, 1991
Written by: Thom Bray and Michael Ross
Directed by: Iris Dugow

After Sugarbaker's agrees to sponsor a little league team, Mary Jo and Julia end up at odds over their different coaching styles when Randa turns out to be a better player than Quint. Meanwhile, Suzanne's car windshield keeps getting nailed by foul balls.

Guest cast: Dennis Burkley (Buford), Lexi Randall (Randa Oliver), Brian Lando (Quinton Shively)


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