RIP to Meshach Taylor aka “Anthony” on Designing Women as well as the flamboyant (aka super-gay) designer in the film “Mannequin.” Remember Anthony’s constant references to his former inmate T-Tommy? Remember when, for some reason, he was carrying Bernice up the stairs of Sugarbaker’s as she sang “black man, black man.”
Me: Hey Mom, Meshach Taylor died.
Mom: The black guy? (long pause)
Mom: From “Designing Women”
Me. Yes, the black guy mom. The ONLY black guy.
Mom: Well he WAS the only black guy on “Designing Women”.
Fair point, but that’s not what her pregnant pause suggested.