Murphy Brown (1988–1998)
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You Say Potatoe, I Say Potato: Part 2 

Dan Quayle publicly attacks Murphy Brown for glamourising single motherhood.

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Dan Quayle publicly attacks Murphy Brown for glamourising single motherhood.

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21 September 1992 (USA)  »

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In the final episode of season four, Murphy Brown gave birth to her child, Avery. Around that time Vice President Dan Quayle, during a televised debate, criticized the show for introducing the theme of an unmarried woman having a child and thereby promoting the idea of single motherhood and the decay of family values, a hot issue during that year's election campaigning. The producers and writers retaliated in the 60-minute season premiere which aired 21 September 1992. The clip from the debate was featured prominently in the episode (entitled "You Say Potatoe, I Say Potato") and the majority of the writing made fun of VP Quayle's remarks (To his credit, Vice President Quayle later sent the fictional baby Avery a very real plush toy elephant.) See more »

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