Murphy Brown (1988–2018)
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The Fifth Anchor 

Miles decides to bring back Stuart, an original anchor, for the 17th anniversary show unaware Murphy, Frank, and Jim had him fired. Once Stuart arrives his annoying habits resurface, leading Murphy to make a startling on air announcement.

Director:

Lee Shallat Chemel

Writers:

Diane English (created by), Nell Scovell

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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Candice Bergen ... Murphy Brown
Pat Corley ... Phil
Faith Ford ... Corky Sherwood
Charles Kimbrough ... Jim Dial
Robert Pastorelli ... Eldin Bernecky
Joe Regalbuto ... Frank Fontana
Grant Shaud ... Miles Silverberg
Wallace Shawn ... Stuart Best
John Hostetter ... John
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Storyline

Miles decides to bring back Stuart, an original anchor, for the 17th anniversary show unaware Murphy, Frank, and Jim had him fired. Once Stuart arrives his annoying habits resurface, leading Murphy to make a startling on air announcement.

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Language:

English

Release Date:

7 March 1994 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The title comes from the historical "Fifth Beatle," based on the original band member, Pete Best, who began with The Beatles (but was replaced by Ringo Star). As a sly nod, the character is named Stuart Best. See more »

Goofs

When Murphy blows up at Stuart on set, Grant Shaud (Miles) can be seen in the background mouthing along the lines of her speech with her. See more »

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