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The Elvis Episode (Designing Women)

Thu Jul 07, 2005 8:38 am

Just saw this tonight, caught it after it had started

a rerun of the 1980s show

the 4 gals you know on that show got in the car and went to Memphis, to see Graceland, stay at the Peabody

in a diner scene, a smug sarcastic reporter is interviewing Elvis fans to get their Elvis stories, see them show off their authentic Elvis souvenirs (like a drinking cup or towel) - he just basically seeks to make fun of them.

One of the main ladies went off to have a drink with a truckdriver who then, in a scene of them alone, tells her a very sad story about his son years ago being a big fan, got sick with Leukemia, missed an Elvis concert, and Elvis came to the hospital and gave the boy his TLC belt buckle.

The truckdriver said he buried the belt buckle with his son.

That was his Elvis story; his Elvis souvenir,
and that put it in perspective as opposed to those who had an Elvis souvenir but clung to it for sentimentality or hoping to sell one day, like other characters in that episode.

It was a well done storyline about fans going to see Graceland.

and a smart commentary on how Elvis, and his music, helps people to cope with tragedy and make it thru life's troubles, no matter what.

"Are You Lonesome Tonight" was heard in the final scene

and ended with a close-up of a bumpersticker: E.P. Phone Home

it had its funny moments but also misty tear-jerker moments.

I recommend you see this episode if you haven't already

Thu Jul 07, 2005 1:50 pm

I remember seeing this episode years ago, very well done.