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Murphy Brown 

The personal and professional misadventures of an opinionated but beloved woman working as a TV journalist.

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Complete series cast summary:
Candice Bergen ...  Murphy Brown 252 episodes, 1988-2018
Faith Ford ...  Corky Sherwood / ... 252 episodes, 1988-2018
Joe Regalbuto ...  Frank Fontana 252 episodes, 1988-2018
Charles Kimbrough ...  Jim Dial 248 episodes, 1988-2018
Grant Shaud ...  Miles Silverberg 206 episodes, 1988-2018
Pat Corley ...  Phil 181 episodes, 1988-1998
Robert Pastorelli ...  Eldin Bernecky 158 episodes, 1988-1998
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Storyline

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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English

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14 November 1988 (USA) See more »

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(247 episodes)

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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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 »

Quotes

Murphy: Stop looking at me like that!
Miles Silverberg: Like what?
Murphy: Like Bambi caught in my headlights!
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Referenced in The Nanny: The Unkindest Cut (1995) See more »

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Smug partisan humor
29 September 2018 | by rphshellSee all my reviews

Ya' know -- It would be nice if this TV sitcom offered a more balanced approach to political ideas than treating the "Murphy Brown" viewpoint is the only acceptable or "learned" standard. It might also help the national discourse if the other side offered an equally (perhaps humorous) valid point, and showed that there is another intelligent / valid side to the issue. It might help to "calm the waters" by encouraging people to listen, rather than reject free thinking. This show would be much better if it had smart, balanced dialog in its writing.


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