Indeed. Actually... believe it or not, I'm okay with there being no catfight in "Peyton Place." I know, I know, shocking, but for some reason, "Peyton Place" just doesn't really seem like a catfight show... Well, I can see there being a few b*tch-slaps, and I can see one woman murdering another, but an out-and-out catfight... I don't know, it just doesn't seem fitting. For me, *this* is a Peyton Place Catfight: Although you do raise a good point about Doris Schuster (she was the New Yorker lady with the deaf/mute daughter who witnessed a murder/fight, right?) being the dress shop owner, wanting to bring some high fashion in... she could even hold a fashion show at the high school, or at some other place to garner attention. Heh, but the way you described that shop becoming the hangout for all the gossips reminds me of the Pratt sisters from "Lark Rise to Candleford". They were a pair of spinster seamstresses who were jealous, spiteful and gossipy towards anyone they deemed lower than them, but they'd fawn over anyone who was either their equal or superior. Pearl Pratt was particularly notorious, although Ruby Pratt was generally much nicer. In their first season, they were a pair of ugly old b*tches, but as the series wore on, they became steadily nicer and prettier. This is one scene that kind've sums them up a bit: But anyway, I suppose a catfight is more or less mandatory by today's standards. And the idea of Betty, a Hispanic girl, and Selena, a black girl, each wearing trendy 60s clothes, and fighting each other in a dress shop, knocking over mannequins and such, does sound like a lot of fun.