Murphy Brown (1988–1998)
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Devil with a Blue Dress On 

Murphy's animosity towards Corky grows when she's forced to take her on to help with an important story.



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Episode credited cast:
Pat Corley ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dinah Lenney ...
Megan Reynolds, Secretary #3


Murphy's animosity towards Corky grows when she's forced to take her on to help with an important story.

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21 November 1988 (USA)  »

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The title is from the song "Devil With The Blue Dress" written by Shorty Lon for Motown Records. See more »


Murphy: You know, a lot of things went through my head in the last fifty-six minutes, but the same thought kept coming back to me. You saw your brass ring and you went for it. It took a lot of chutzpah. I have to respect a person for that.
Corky: Gee, Murphy, I'm so glad you feel that way.
Murphy: I should mention one other thing however, do anything like this again and you're dead.
Corky: [Corky laughs] Okay.
Murphy: No, understand this. It's not just an idle threat or colorful exaggeration. I know people. It would happen. It could...
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The Devil in the blue dress
12 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This week's montage starts with a woman dressing, putting on lipstick, her little gold cuffs...and then the shoes.

Open the door of FYI and we are startled to see Murphy and Corky dressing EXACTLY alike..ESP big time.

It is a bit prophetic since they are assigned to a big case together and with Corky speaking of her admiration for THE MURPHY BROWN. After the discovery of a gentleman who does not go through customs---and is smuggling drugs in and out of the country through his humanitarian efforts. Murphy feels bad since it is Corky's lead (The woman who thinks Camou is a soap. what is Camou anyway?). Corky still admires her for following up on the lead and congratulates her for doing so--that's what makes her Murphy Brown.

On game night, Murphy now decides to make it up to Corky by having Corky lead in the story only to take it completely over! She reports the story while Murphy is stuck talking about how to take your pets to a licensed pet spa! This is not Murphy Brown quality stuff.

And so it goes.

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