That Time Dixie Carter on ‘Designing Women’ Told Off Donald Trump: ‘We No Longer Care Who You Date’ (Video)

Julia Sugarbaker’s diss from 1980s sitcom resurfaces just in time for reboot during Trump presidency

Last Updated: August 14, 2018 @ 2:35 PM

With a reboot of the 1980s sitcom “Designing Women” in the works during the presidency of Donald Trump, it’s worth looking back to an episode of the original series that needled the future commander in chief.

In the 1991 episode “Marriage Most Foul,” the gang of Atlanta interior designs begin by discussing the short-lived marriage of tabloid staple Trump to former TV personality Marla Maples.

And at the end of the episode — in which Maples herself makes a guest appearance — Dixie Carter’s Julia Sugarbaker makes a phone call to The Donald to give him a piece of her mind.

“I’m just calling you to say on behalf of the American public, Mr. Trump, we no longer care who you date,” she says. “We really don’t.

“You are no longer obligated to alert the news media every time your pants are on fire because we don’t care,” she added.

When the offscreen “Trump” asks who she is, Carter’s character replies with yet another example of Southern shade: “You can just call me The Julia.”

The original “Designing Women,” which aired on CBS from 1986 to 1993, starred Carter, Annie Potts, Jean Smart, Delta Burke and Meschach Taylor. The show’s original creator, Linda Bloodworth-Thomason, is attached to lead the reboot for Sony Pictures Television.

Watch the scene above.