Question: What was the name of the plumber who starred on Designing Women for a few episodes, and was the butt of some crack jokes? — Nezzie S., Huffman, Tex.

Televisionary: Actually, I believe you mean Rusty the electrician (Michael Goldfinger), who appeared in several episodes and was the subject of cracks (jeez, now you've got me doing it) because his pants didn't adequately cover his posterior. His hairy pal Dave (Clayton Landey) was a plumber who joined in on a double-date when Julia (Dixie Carter) went out with Rusty out of pity and dragged Mary Jo (Annie Potts) along in the 1991 episode "Julia and Rusty Sittin' in a Tree."