Murphy Brown (1988–2018)
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The Summer of '77 

Miles needs a story for FYI and Corky suggests covering Phil's 70th anniversary. The celebration causes flashbacks to 1977 when Frank and Murphy auditioned for the show with Murphy's primary competition being Linda Ellerbee.

Director:

Barnet Kellman

Writers:

Diane English (created by), Diane English

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Cast

Episode credited cast:
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
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eva Charney Eva Charney ... Woman in Bar
Linda Ellerbee ... Herself
John Hostetter ... John
Judy Kain ... Mrs. Silverberg
James Karen ... Arvin
Jason Marsden ... Young Miles Silverberg
Rick Scarry ... Man in Bar
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Storyline

Miles needs a story for FYI and Corky suggests covering Phil's 70th anniversary. The celebration causes flashbacks to 1977 when Frank and Murphy auditioned for the show with Murphy's primary competition being Linda Ellerbee.

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Details

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 May 1989 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Goofs

In the first flashback Murphy lights her cigarette with a lighter. With her second cigarette the lighter disappears from the bar and she picks up a book of matches to light the cigarette. See more »

Quotes

Frank Fontana: Johnny's in the basement, mixing up the medicine/I'm on the pavement thinking 'bout the government
Murphy Brown: Man in the trench coat, badge out, laid off/Says he's got a bad cough, wants to get it paid off
Frank and Murphy together: Look out, kid, it's somethin' you did/God knows when, but you're doing it again
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Connections

References Summer of '42 (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

Subterranean Homesick Blues
Written by Bob Dylan
Performed by Candice Bergen (as Murphy Brown) and Joe Regalbuto (as Frank Fontana)
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