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Murphy Brown 

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

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Monday, May 18, 1998

Murphy interviews God. Meanwhile, the FYI crew assumes that Murphy is leaving the FYI for good, so they plan what to do next with their careers. The show ends with an epilogue that ...


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Won 3 Golden Globes. Another 46 wins & 119 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
...  Murphy Brown 248 episodes, 1988-2018
...  Corky Sherwood / ... 248 episodes, 1988-2018
...  Frank Fontana 248 episodes, 1988-2018
...  Jim Dial 247 episodes, 1988-1998
...  Miles Silverberg 202 episodes, 1988-2018
Pat Corley ...  Phil 169 episodes, 1988-1998
...  Eldin Bernecky 145 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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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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[to a Russian journalist who has just insulted her]
Murphy: Oh yeah? Well I can't take ANYTHING you say seriously with that stupid accent. You sound like you should be "plottink beeg trabble for moose and skvirrel"!
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Wonderful comedy
13 February 2007 | by See all my reviews

Murphy Brown is one of my all time favorite situation comedies. Candice Bergen is a comedic genius, and I wish I could see more of her. The rest of the cast did a great job, too.

The series tackled real problems with insight and humor such as an unmarried mature woman becoming pregnant, alcoholism, and cancer, to name a few.

The summer of 2000, I was battling breast cancer, chemo, nausea, and hair loss when reruns of Murphy's breast cancer experience were shown. It was so true to life but yet so funny. It helped me tremendously! Laughter is indeed the best medicine. These episodes should be shown during chemo treatments.

I implore whoever is in charge of such things to please market DVDs of the entire Murphy Brown series. It should not be allowed to slide into oblivion.


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