Murphy Brown (1988–1998)

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The misadventures of a tough female television journalist and her friends.

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 Murphy Brown (247 episodes, 1988-1998)
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 Jim Dial (247 episodes, 1988-1998)
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 Corky Sherwood / ... (246 episodes, 1988-1998)
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 Miles Silverberg (201 episodes, 1988-1996)
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 Eldin Bernecky / ... (135 episodes, 1988-1998)
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Murphy Brown is a very selfish, stubborn, extremely hot-tempered but also talented, resourceful, clever and caring middle-aged reporter who works for FYI News Network and at the same time tries to raise her child as an unmarried, working woman. Her friends and co-workers, Corky, Jim, Frank and Miles, try to balance between her outbursts of anger and her family, personality or even financial crises. It's a difficult life for Murphy but she's got the guts to live it... Written by Xenophon Tsakanikas <ftpadmin@antigoni.med.auth.gr>

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One of the running series jokes was Murphy Brown's inability to get a good secretary or one that could work with her. During the show's 10-year run, Murphy had a total of 93 secretaries. (They were referred to by number in the closing credits cast list, as "Secretary #1," "Secretary #2," etc.) One that was very efficient was Marcia Wallace, playing her Carol Kester character from The Bob Newhart Show (1972). At the end of the show, Bob Hartley (Bob Newhart) showed up and pleaded for her to return, which she did. In one episode, Murphy discovered there was a support group for her former secretaries, where they comforted each other over their inability to keep the job. See more »

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[after learning the Murphy is pregnant]
Jim: Murphy, do you need any money?
Murphy: Jim, I make as much as you do.
Jim: Good God Miles, is that true?
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Referenced in 30 Rock: The Baby Show (2007) See more »

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Great cast, Great characters, Great show
26 June 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

My favorite sitcom ever.

The writing was incredibly smart and equally as humorous. To this day, I believe Murphy Brown was a show ahead of its time. It wasn't afraid to tackle any issue(or President) that came to pass during the show's 10-year run.

I adored every character on the show. Each actor clearly embraced their character and made him/her their own. Candice Bergen deserved every Emmy she won for playing "Murphy Brown", who was without a doubt the best character on television.

I loved watching Season 1 uncut on DVD. Bring on Season 2!


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