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Tread Perilously

Mar 17, 2022

Tread Perilously's Women First month continues with a Designing Women episode called "The Pride of Sugarbakers."

When Sugarbakers sponsors a junior league softball team, Mary Jo agrees to coach. Unfortunately, her style is more suited for a Pee Wee league. After the team loses six games, Julia suggests a more aggressive system which favors her protegee, Randa. Will it work? And will Mary Jo discover she needs to be more competitive? Will it have an effect on her son, Quinton, a comically inept ball player? Meanwhile, Suzanne tries to protect her new Cadillac from foul balls and Carlene recalls her childhood days of playing ball with a "puhtatuh."

Erik immediately calls the temperature on talk radio in the early 1990s. He also empathizes with Delta Burke. Justin recalls fond memories of watching the series as a child -- one of the few he was allowed to see when he was young. Gerd Shockley comes out against Designing Women creator Linda Bloodworth-Thomason for surprising reasons. Justin's memories of Dixie Carter's time on Diff'rent Strokes gets confirmed by Erik. A discussion about The Big Lebowski breaks out. Memories of the Thomasons' connections to the Clintons lead down a very specific rabbit hole and character actor Dennis Burkley gets a special spotlight.