Murphy Brown




Murphy Brown Cast


Series Description
    


The Murphy Brown TV show was a 30 minute comedy series on CBS about a female news broadcaster for a national television network. She has a huge career with a temper and an ego to match! The program usually centered around her difficulty in dealing with co-workers, family and friends. She also had a child out of wedlock on the show which drew harsh remarks from then Vice-President Dan Quail for the sinking morality of the television industry. The series "fired back" at Quail the following season in an episode about his mis-spelling of the word "Potato" (He spelled it "Potatoe").

Murphy Brown Cast

Candice Bergen .... Murphy Brown
Joe Regalbuto .... Francis "Frank" Fontana
Faith Ford .... Corky Lynn Sherwood Forrest Silverberg
Grant Shaud .... Miles Silverberg
Charles Kimbrough .... Jim Dial
Pat Corley .... Phil
Ritch Brinkley .... Carl Wishnitski
John Hostetter .... John
Jane Leeves .... Audrey Cohen
Robert Pastorelli .... Eldin Bernecky
Jay Thomas .... Jerry Gold
Janet Carroll .... Doris Dial
Alan Oppenheimer .... Eugene Kinsella
Garry Marshall .... Stan Lansing
Scott Bakula .... Peter Hunt
Dyllan Christopher .... Avery Brown
Pat Finn .... Phil, Jr.
Christopher Rich .... Miller Redfield
Lily Tomlin .... Kay Carter-Shepley


Murphy Brown Trivia

While Corky Sherwood was a former "Miss America", she had actually been the "first runner-up" in the contest. She got her title when the original winner was forced to give up her crown.

The Murphy Brown TV show episodes during the first two seasons all opened with a different "Motown" song. The lyrics of each week's tune had something to do with what was about to happen on the show. Murphy Brown adored Mowtown music.

Due to Murphy Brown's "harsh" personality, she went through numerous secretaries during the series run. So many, in fact, that they were not listed by name in the credits, rather, they were listed by number! Murphy went nearly 80 secretaries in the first seven seasons!

Murphy Brown's television news program was called, "F.Y.I." which was an acronym for "For Your Information".

It's unusual to find tender moments on sitcoms but Murphy Brown had her share. Perhaps the most memorable was on the sixth episode of season 4, "Full Circle" where Murphy broke down and cried over the death of her mother.

Eldin Bernecky, who dreamt of becoming a painter (artist), worked as a handyman on Murphy's townhouse for the first five seasons of the series. In January of 1991, he sold a painting for $1 million! For some reason, however, he continued his never-ending work on Murphy's place.

In October of 1997, the "Breast Cancer" season began. Most of the episodes dealt with her surgery and how she dealt with her recovery.

Many "real-life" news personalities appeared on Murphy Brown. Among them were Connie Chung, Walter Cronkite, Linda Ellerbee, Larry King, Ervin R. Levine, Kathleen Sullivan and Paula Zahn.

In the 2-part series finale: Murphy Brown had a conversation with God while on the operating table; Julie Roberts guest-starred and got a crush on Frank; Phil turned up at the bar explaining that he hadn't died, rather, he knew too much about "Whitewater" and had been placed in a witness-protection program (He then had to quickly leave when it was discovered that he now knew too much about the Monica Lewinsky scandal); Bette Midler guest-starred as Murphy's 93rd and final secretary; Murphy declared that she was retiring from F.Y.I.; Eldin returned from Spain to paint a mural in Murphy's townhouse about the break up of the Soviet Union.


Episodes List With Original Air Dates

Season 1
  1. Respect (11/14/1988)
  2. Devil With A Blue Dress On (11/21/1988)
  3. Nowhere To Run (11/28/1988)
  4. Signed, Sealed, Delivered (12/5/1988)
  5. Murphy's Pony (12/11/1988)
  6. Baby Love (12/12/1988)
  7. Set Me Free (12/19/1988)
  8. And So He Goes (1/2/1989)
  9. I Would Have Danced All Night (1/9/1989)
  10. Kyle (1/16/1989)
  11. Off The Job Experience (1/23/1989)
  12. Why Do Fools Fall In Love? (2/13/1989)
  13. Soul Man (2/20/1989)
  14. It's How You Play The Game (2/27/1989)
  15. Mama Said (3/6/1989)
  16. Moscow On The Potomac (3/13/1989)
  17. My Dinner With Einstein (3/20/1989)
  18. Funnies Girl (4/10/1989)
  19. The Unshrinkable Murphy Brown (5/1/1989)
  20. The Summer Of '77 (5/8/1989)
  21. The Bickners (5/15/1989)
  22. The Morning Show (5/22/1989)
Season 2
  1. The Brothers Silverberg (9/18/1989)
  2. Anchors Away (9/25/1989)
  3. The Memo That Got Away (10/2/1989)
  4. TV Or Not TV (10/16/1989)
  5. Miles' Big Adventure (10/23/1989)
  6. Buddies Schmuddies (10/30/1989)
  7. Whose Garbage Is It Anyway? (11/6/1989)
  8. And The Whiner Is ... (11/13/1989)
  9. Roasted (11/20/1989)
  10. Brown Like Me - Part 1 (11/27/1989)
  11. Brown Like Me - Part 2 (11/27/1989)
  12. The Strike (12/11/1989)
  13. Here's To You Mrs. Kinsella (12/18/1989)
  14. What Are You Doing New Year's Eve? (1/1/1990)
  15. Subpoena Envy (1/8/1990)
  16. I Want My FYI (1/29/1990)
  17. Frankly Speaking (2/5/1990)
  18. Murphy Brown School Of Broadcasting (2/12/1990)
  19. Bad Girls (2/19/1990)
  20. Heart Of Gold (2/26/1990)
  21. On The Road Again (3/5/1990)
  22. But First A Word From Our Sponsor (3/19/1990)
  23. Frank's Appendectomy (4/9/1990)
  24. Fax Or Fiction (4/30/1990)
  25. The Bitch's Back (5/7/1990)
  26. Going To The Chapel - Part 1 (5/14/1990)
  27. Going To The Chapel - Part 2 (5/21/1990)
Season 3
  1. The 390th Broadcast (9/17/1990)
  2. Brown And Blue (9/24/1990)
  3. Loco Hero (10/1/1990)
  4. Strike Two (10/15/1990)
  5. The Gold Rush (10/22/1990)
  6. Bob & Murphy & Ted & Avery (11/5/1990)
  7. The Last Laugh (11/12/1990)
  8. Rootless People (11/19/1990)
  9. The Bummer Of 42 (11/26/1990)
  10. Trouble In Sherwood-Forrest (12/10/1990)
  11. Jingle Hell, Jingle Hell, Jingle All The Way (12/17/1990)
  12. Retreat (1/7/1991)
  13. Eldin Imitates Life (1/14/1991)
  14. Contractions (1/21/1991)
  15. Hoarse Play (2/4/1991)
  16. The Novel (2/11/1991)
  17. Terror On The 17th Floor (2/18/1991)
  18. On Another Plane - Part 1 (2/25/1991)
  19. On Another Plane - Part 2 (2/25/1991)
  20. Driving Miss Crazy (3/4/1991)
  21. Everytime It Rains... You Get Wet (3/18/1991)
  22. Corky's Place (4/8/1991)
  23. Small (4/29/1991)
  24. The Usual Suspects (5/6/1991)
  25. Q & A On "FYI" (5/13/1991)
  26. Uh-Oh - Part 1 (5/20/1991)
Season 4
  1. Uh-Oh - Part 2 (9/16/1991)
  2. Uh-Oh - Part 3 (9/16/1991)
  3. I'm As Much Of A Man as I Ever Was (9/23/1991)
  4. Male Call (9/30/1991)
  5. The Square Triangle (10/7/1991)
  6. Full Circle (10/14/1991)
  7. The Smiths Go To Washington (10/28/1991)
  8. It Came From College (11/4/1991)
  9. The Queen Of Soul (11/11/1991)
  10. Inside Murphy Brown (11/18/1991)
  11. Mission Control (11/25/1991)
  12. Be It Ever So Humboldt (12/9/1991)
  13. Love Is Blonde (12/16/1991)
  14. Anchor Rancor (1/6/1992)
  15. Guess Who's Coming To Luncheon (1/13/1992)
  16. Lovesick (1/20/1992)
  17. Heartfelt (2/3/1992)
  18. Send In The Clowns (2/24/1992)
  19. Murphy Buys The Farm (3/2/1992)
  20. Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are (3/9/1992)
  21. Rage Before Beauty (3/16/1992)
  22. Phil's Not So Silent Partner (3/23/1992)
  23. He-Ho, He-Ho, It's Off To Lamaze We Go (4/27/1992)
  24. On The Rocks (5/4/1992)
  25. A Chance Of Showers (5/11/1992)
  26. Birth 101 (5/18/1992)
Season 5
  1. You Say Potatoe, I Say Potato - Part 1 (9/21/1992)
  2. You Say Potatoe, I Say Potato - Part 2 (9/21/1992)
  3. Life After Birth (9/28/1992)
  4. Black, White & Brown (10/5/1992)
  5. I Never Sang For My Husband (10/12/1992)
  6. Night Of Living News (10/26/1992)
  7. A Year To Remember (11/2/1992)
  8. Midnight Plane To Paris (11/9/1992)
  9. Me Thinks My Parents Doth Protest Too Much (11/16/1992)
  10. Winners Take All (11/23/1992)
  11. Till Death Or Next Thursday Do We Part (12/7/1992)
  12. I'm Dreaming Of A Brown Christmas (12/14/1992)
  13. Games Mother Play (1/4/1993)
  14. The British Invasion (1/11/1993)
  15. Back To The Ball (1/18/1993)
  16. The Intern (2/1/1993)
  17. Trickster, We Hardly Knew Ye (2/8/1993)
  18. The World According To Avery (2/15/1993)
  19. Bump In The Night (2/21/1993)
  20. To Market, To Market (3/1/1993)
  21. Two For The Road (3/15/1993)
  22. Murphy And The Amazing Leaping Man (3/22/1993)
  23. The Egg & I (5/3/1993)
  24. Ship Of Phil's (5/10/1993)
  25. One (5/17/1993)
Season 6
  1. The More Things Change (9/20/1993)
  2. Angst For The Memories (9/27/1993)
  3. Black And White And Read All Over (10/4/1993)
  4. Political Correctness (10/11/1993)
  5. The Young & the Rest Of Us (10/18/1993)
  6. Ticket To Writhe (10/25/1993)
  7. I Don't Know You From Madam (11/1/1993)
  8. All The Life That's Fit To Print (11/8/1993)
  9. Bah Humboldt (11/15/1993)
  10. Reaper Madness (11/22/1993)
  11. It's Not Easy Being Brown (11/29/1993)
  12. To Have And Have Not (12/6/1993)
  13. Sox And The Single Girl (12/13/1993)
  14. A Piece Of The Auction (1/3/1994)
  15. The Thrill Of The Hunt (1/10/1994)
  16. The Deal Of The Art (1/17/1994)
  17. The Anchorman (1/24/1994)
  18. Fjord Eyes Only (1/31/1994)
  19. Crime Story (2/28/1994)
  20. The Fifth Anchor (3/7/1994)
  21. Anything But Cured (3/14/1994)
  22. The Tip Of The Silverburg (3/28/1994)
  23. It's Just Like Riding A Bike (5/2/1994)
  24. My Movie With Louis (5/9/1994)
  25. The More Things Stay The Same (5/16/1994)
Season 7
  1. Brown vs. The Board Of Education (9/19/1994)
  2. Where Have You Gone, Joe DiMaggio? (9/26/1994)
  3. Loose Affiliations (10/3/1994)
  4. Be Careful What You Wish For (10/10/1994)
  5. Burger, She Wrote (10/17/1994)
  6. Humboldt IV: Judgment Day (10/24/1994)
  7. Frank Cuts Loose (10/31/1994)
  8. Reporters Make Strange Bedfellows (11/7/1994)
  9. Prelude To A Kiss (11/14/1994)
  10. Bye Bye Bernecky (11/21/1994)
  11. The Secret Life Of Jim Dial (11/28/1994)
  12. Brown In Toyland (12/12/1994)
  13. The Best And Not-So-Brightest (1/2/1995)
  14. Rumble In The Alley (1/9/1995)
  15. Requiem For A Crew Guy (1/16/1995)
  16. I Want My MTV-Jay (1/23/1995)
  17. Specific Overtures (2/6/1995)
  18. A Rat's Tale (2/13/1995)
  19. It's Miller Time (2/20/1995)
  20. McGovern: Unclothed (2/27/1995)
  21. The Good Nephew (3/13/1995)
  22. FYI Of The Hurricane (3/20/1995)
  23. Model Relationships (5/8/1995)
  24. Make Room For Daddy (5/15/1995)
  25. Retrospective - Part 1 (5/22/1995)
  26. Retrospective - Part 2 (5/22/1995)
Season 8
  1. Altered States (9/18/1995)
  2. The Awful Truth (9/25/1995)
  3. Fearless Frank (10/2/1995)
  4. Murphy's Law (10/9/1995)
  5. Sex Or Death (10/16/1995)
  6. Miller's Crossing (10/23/1995)
  7. Feminine Critique (10/30/1995)
  8. Bad Company (11/6/1995)
  9. Ten Percent Solution (11/13/1995)
  10. The Humboldt Doldt (11/20/1995)
  11. Dick And Dottie (11/27/1995)
  12. All In The Family (1/8/1996)
  13. If You're Going To Talk The Talk (1/15/1996)
  14. My Fair Miller (1/22/1996)
  15. Old Flames (2/5/1996)
  16. Up In Smoke (2/12/1996)
  17. Aftermath (2/19/1996)
  18. Trick Or Retreat (2/26/1996)
  19. All Singing! All Dancing! All Miserable! (3/4/1996)
  20. The Bus Stops Here (3/11/1996)
  21. When A. Lansing Loves A Woman (4/29/1996)
  22. Casa Nova (5/6/1996)
  23. Stepping Out - Part 1 (5/13/1996)
  24. Miles Away - Part 2 (5/20/1996)
Season 9
  1. Executive Decision (9/16/1996)
  2. Power Play (9/23/1996)
  3. A Comedy Of Eros (9/30/1996)
  4. Son Of Dottie (10/7/1996)
  5. Office Politics (10/14/1996)
  6. Phil's Dead - Long Live Phil's (10/21/1996)
  7. That's The Way The Corky Crumbles (10/28/1996)
  8. Defending Your Life (11/4/1996)
  9. Underdogs (11/11/1996)
  10. Nobody's Perfect (11/18/1996)
  11. One Night Stan (11/25/1996)
  12. Seperation Anxiety (12/2/1996)
  13. Montezuma's Retreat (12/16/1996)
  14. The Big Thaw (1/6/1997)
  15. Who Do You Truss? (1/13/1997)
  16. You Don't Know Jackal (1/20/1997)
  17. Blind Date (2/3/1997)
  18. Oh, Danny Boy (2/10/1997)
  19. Desperate Times (2/17/1997)
  20. And That's The Way It Was? (2/25/1997)
  21. How To Marry A Billionaire (4/28/1997)
  22. Hero Today, Gone Tomorrow (5/5/1997)
  23. Mama Miller (5/12/1997)
  24. When One Door Closes ... (5/18/1997)
Season 10
  1. Murphy Redux (10/1/1997)
  2. A Butcher, A Faker A Bummed-Out Promo Maker (10/8/1997)
  3. Ectomy, Schmectomy (10/15/1997)
  4. Operation: Murphy Brown (10/22/1997)
  5. Florence Night-en Corky (10/29/1997)
  6. Waiting To Inhale (11/5/1997)
  7. Petty Woman (11/12/1997)
  8. From Here To Jerusalem (11/19/1997)
  9. Tempus Fugit (11/26/1997)
  10. I Hear A Symphony (12/10/1997)
  11. From The Terrace (12/17/1997)
  12. The Last Temptation Of Murphy (1/7/1998)
  13. Turpis Capillis Annus (Bad Hair Day) (1/14/1998)
  14. Wee Small Hours (1/21/1998)
  15. Then And Now (1/28/1998)
  16. Opus One (4/6/1998)
  17. Seems Like Gold Times (4/13/1998)
  18. Second Time Around (4/20/1998)
  19. A Man And A Woman (4/27/1998)
  20. Dial And Substance (5/4/1998)
  21. Never Can Say Goodbye - Part 1 (5/18/1998)
  22. Never Can Say Goodbye - Part 2 (5/18/1998)




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