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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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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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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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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Murphy: [hears helicopters at Corky's wedding] Helicopter.
[runs outside. Screams at the Copters]
Murphy: Get out of here, you vultures! You're not getting one lousy picture. I've got a *bazooka*! And I'm not afraid to use it!
Corky: Murphy, get in here!
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Referenced in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.135 (2010) 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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