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1993

4 Jan. 1993
Games Mother Play
After observing Murphy interact with Avery, Eldin invites some of the other new mothers over, hoping she might learn something. Murphy is unimpressed and ends up trying to turn the gathering into competition.
 
11 Jan. 1993
The British Invasion
Miles and Audrey are happy after moving in together when her attractive ex-boyfriend Colin shows up from England. He ends up staying with them making Miles uncomfortable, then refuses to leave.
 
18 Jan. 1993
Back to the Ball
With a new presidential administration beginning, Murphy's reputation is forgotten and she receives an invitation to the inaugural ball. Her new difficulty is finding a date.
 
1 Feb. 1993
The Intern
FYI has a new intern and to everyone's surprise Amy Shoemaker has memories that go back to the 1920's. Everyone treats her with kid gloves and do things typically done by the intern, leading to some near disasters.
 
8 Feb. 1993
Trickster, We Hardly Knew Ye
Jim Dial and his wife Doris are devastated when their beloved terrier Trickster dies. The rest of the staff are sympathetic to Jim's grief except Murphy who remains cynical until her part in the dog's wake.
 
15 Feb. 1993
The World According to Avery
Eldon is sick and has to forego his babysitting duties. Murphy takes Avery to work with her and everyone takes turns watching the baby, sharing their secrets before the show starts.
 
21 Feb. 1993
Bump in the Night
Frank is excited to be a guest on the Letterman show but makes the mistake of asking Murphy to wait backstage with him. She ends up sabotaging the other guests and endangering Frank's appearance.
 
1 Mar. 1993
To Market, to Market
Murphy irritates her co-workers by needing to grocery shop on carpool day. Things turn chaotic as Frank hits on a woman, Jim takes over sandwich making and Corky discovers her ex is dating from a magazine cover.
 
15 Mar. 1993
Two for the Road
Murphy and the rest of the FYI staff are still struggling to adapt to their new boss Mitchell Baldwin and his ideas. As Murphy schemes to get her way, she and Mitchell are locked in together for a night forcing them to learn more about each other.
 
22 Mar. 1993
Murphy and the Amazing Leaping Man
Without Murphy to hang out with Frank is feeling adrift and resists being labeled a confirmed bachelor by Corky. Within a week he makes such radical changes to his life that his friends are concerned.
 
3 May 1993
The Egg & I
When Murphy learns her competitors will interview the new president first, her competitive nature kicks in. Using her son Avery as a cover, she goes to the White House Easter Egg to ambush the president with questions.
 
10 May 1993
Ship of Phil's
Phil hosts an after hours poker game at his bar for the FYI gang and Murphy's competitive nature leads to contention. The betting limit is removed and the stakes get dangerously high.
 
17 May 1993
One
Murphy plans a memorable cowboy themed birthday for Avery but then overchedules herself with a trip to NYC on the same day. A surprise song from a well known singer makes it all worth it.
 
20 Sep. 1993
The More Things Change
Murphy asks Miles to cut back her hours and assignments but then takes a dislike to Peter Hunt, the reporter hired to fill in. She fuels the outrage by the other correspondents to the annoyance of Miles.
 
27 Sep. 1993
Angst for the Memories
Nick Brody, a counter culture hero of Murphys from the 60's, returns to the limelight to promote a book. During an interview she discovers he has changed to a conservative, leaving her questioning her belief system.
 
4 Oct. 1993
Black and White and Read All Over
Murphy needs a date for a function and asks Mitchell to be her guest. But they start seeing each other in a serious way, getting some diverse reactions because of the race issue. They start wondering if they have a future.
 
11 Oct. 1993
Political Correctness
A little bantering on FYI offends various groups by what they considered insensitive remarks. To become aware of what's considered deragotory everyone attends a seminar then hold a live forum where things get out of hand.
 
18 Oct. 1993
The Young & the Rest of Us
Corky is upset that she is turning thirty and her friends try to cheer her up by throwing her a last minute party. But their efforts are disastrous so Peter steps in to take Corky on a not to be forgotten adventure.
 
25 Oct. 1993
Ticket to Writhe
Murphy and Peter are in competition for the same stories, stressing Miles with their arguing. A pair of tickets to the Redskins football game seem to bring bad luck to whoever currently has them.
 
1 Nov. 1993
I Don't Know You from Madam
A professional madam might be about to name clients and all the news shows are chasing the story, including FYI. Murphy is reluctant to be involved but Miles insists and goes with her on a stakeout. They start to question their tactics but then Murphy takes it to a new level.
 
8 Nov. 1993
All the Life That's Fit to Print
After a noted writer asks to write Murphy's biography, she is indecisive about granting permission. She begins to imagine the things her colleagues and interviewees will say about her.
 
15 Nov. 1993
Bah Humboldt
It's Humboldt Award time again with Murphy, Peter, and Frank all in competition. Murphy becomes jealous when Peter asks Corky to be his date.
 
22 Nov. 1993
Reaper Madness
Murphy struggles with how to explain death to Avery. She quizzes Corky, Miles, Jim, and Frank on their life philosophies to come up with an answer that she finds comforting.
 
29 Nov. 1993
It's Not Easy Being Brown
When the popularity ratings for the FYI staff come out Miles becomes worried about Murphy's negatives. Murphy is booked on the most popular children show to turn things around but an unfortunate fight with puppets fails to accomplish that.
 
6 Dec. 1993
To Have and Have Not
Miles is featured in a magazine as a successful single man but is misquoted and is portrayed as sexist. He becomes frazzled particularly when he introduces Murphy at a woman's political event.
 
13 Dec. 1993
Sox and the Single Girl
Murphy gets invited to the White House by the Clintons. Once she gets back to the office, she finds out she has a furry stowaway.
 

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