History Series / MurphyBrown

8th May '16 9:30:25 PM nombretomado
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** During a [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed thinly disguised]] version of the O.J. Simpson [[EverybodyOwnsAFord Bronco]] chase, Miles remarks, "ABC...wouldn't pre-empt ''HomeImprovement'' for the Second Coming!"

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** During a [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed thinly disguised]] version of the O.J. Simpson [[EverybodyOwnsAFord Bronco]] chase, Miles remarks, "ABC...wouldn't pre-empt ''HomeImprovement'' ''Series/HomeImprovement'' for the Second Coming!"
15th Jan '16 3:57:50 PM livemike
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** Murphy can't or keep get a good secreatary. One states that before she starts Murphy will have to understand that she might be in late or skip days for no reason and steal things from the office as well as other things that would normally result in firing. Murphy's response is that she's had worse.
25th Nov '15 12:36:21 PM Cindylover1969
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* HeyItsThatGuy: There was one episode where [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries Bruce Wayne]] bought FYI.
** Daphne from {{Frasier}} plays Miles's recurring girlfriend
** Murphy's Old man is also ''The Old Man'' from AChristmasStory
** Sam from ''Series/QuantumLeap'' went on to play a SixthRanger and temporary love interest for Murphy.
*** In his last episode, as the elevator doors close on him you can see the blue FX as he Leaps out.
** PeeWeeHerman comes out of hiding to play SmugSnake and ProfessionalButtKisser Andrew
** Christopher Rich as [[ShelteredAristocrat the one reporter more frivolous and naive than Corky]]
** [[Series/StargateAtlantis Colonel Sheppard]] briefly dated Murphy when he was younger.



* {{Mad}}: Murphy had some politically themed Mad Magazine covers hung up in her office.

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* {{Mad}}: Murphy had some politically themed Mad Magazine ''Mad'' magazine covers hung up in her office.office.
** ''Murphy Brown'' got the ''Mad'' treatment as "Murky Brown" - unusually, it took the form of an instalment of ''20/20'' ("The show where we take a subject that might hold your interest for 20 seconds and stretch it out over 20 minutes!") with the presenters interviewing the stars of the sitcom.



* ScrewedByTheNetwork: Creator/TheBBC, not CBS. The series wasn't bought for showing on British terrestrial television until after the Dan Quayle affair, several years after it had started. [=BBC2=] then dumped it in the same early evening slot that played host to ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir'' and ''Series/DeGrassiJuniorHigh'', and pulled it after the first eight episodes had been shown. (Reviewers making unflattering comparisons to ''DropTheDeadDonkey'' didn't help... interestingly, that series flopped when it was shown in America.
14th Oct '15 5:28:02 PM nombretomado
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* CrossoverPunchline: One episode has Murphy finally [[RunningGag getting a secretary she likes]]. Turns out it's Carol, Bob Hartley's receptionist from ''TheBobNewhartShow''. Hartley (Newhart) turns up at the end to beg her to come back to work for him.
** Conversely, a ''{{Seinfeld}}'' episode ended with Kramer getting an acting gig as yet another secretary for Murphy, and being very good.

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* CrossoverPunchline: One episode has Murphy finally [[RunningGag getting a secretary she likes]]. Turns out it's Carol, Bob Hartley's receptionist from ''TheBobNewhartShow''.''Series/TheBobNewhartShow''. Hartley (Newhart) turns up at the end to beg her to come back to work for him.
** Conversely, a ''{{Seinfeld}}'' ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' episode ended with Kramer getting an acting gig as yet another secretary for Murphy, and being very good.



* TheBobNewhartShow: Folded the show into the Tommy Westphall universe.
18th Jul '15 11:01:00 AM Psyclone
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** There was also recurring character "[=McGovern=]", [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kennedy_(commentator) a young former MTV VJ with conservative leanings]].
18th Apr '15 7:48:05 AM eviltwin531
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** There's also the fact that the show's entire tone seemed geared to Baby Boomers. Alongside the Motown soundtrack and the heavy protest-era nostalgia, the Boomers Murphy and Frank come off a lot better than Jim (the senior anchor, who is an [[TheComicallySerious old fuddy-duddy]],) and Corky (the Gen-Xer, who starts off a [[BrainlessBeauty total moron.]])
17th Mar '15 8:52:31 PM nombretomado
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* ScrewedByTheNetwork: Creator/TheBBC, not CBS. The series wasn't bought for showing on British terrestrial television until after the Dan Quayle affair, several years after it had started. [=BBC2=] then dumped it in the same early evening slot that played host to ''TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir'' and ''Series/DeGrassiJuniorHigh'', and pulled it after the first eight episodes had been shown. (Reviewers making unflattering comparisons to ''DropTheDeadDonkey'' didn't help... interestingly, that series flopped when it was shown in America.

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* ScrewedByTheNetwork: Creator/TheBBC, not CBS. The series wasn't bought for showing on British terrestrial television until after the Dan Quayle affair, several years after it had started. [=BBC2=] then dumped it in the same early evening slot that played host to ''TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir'' ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir'' and ''Series/DeGrassiJuniorHigh'', and pulled it after the first eight episodes had been shown. (Reviewers making unflattering comparisons to ''DropTheDeadDonkey'' didn't help... interestingly, that series flopped when it was shown in America.
9th Oct '14 3:25:41 AM The_Glorious_SOB
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** Averted when Jim asked Murphy if she would name her son after him. While it was a nice honor, she clearly rejected the notion of naming her child James Brown.

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** Averted when Jim asked Murphy if she would name her son after him. While it was a nice honor, she clearly rejected the notion of naming her child James Brown.Music/JamesBrown.
9th Oct '14 3:21:21 AM The_Glorious_SOB
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** Averted when Jim asked Murphy if she would name her son after him. While it was a nice honor, she clearly rejected the notion of naming her child James Brown.
9th Oct '14 3:17:31 AM The_Glorious_SOB
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* Corpsing: This was the in-universe plot point for one episode. Jim, presumed to be the most stoic & professional newscaster on "FYI," laughs on-camera. The first time, it got out of control when his Corpsing advanced to LOL. Later on, Jim is laughing during a broadcast again, & Corky's photo of a hospitalized pet didn't help. Finally, Jim has undone the problem when everybody except him is laughing out loud during the newscast.

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* Corpsing: {{Corpsing}}: This was the in-universe plot point for one episode. Jim, presumed to be the most stoic & professional newscaster on "FYI," laughs on-camera. The first time, it got out of control when his Corpsing {{corpsing}} advanced to LOL. Later on, Jim is laughing during a broadcast again, & Corky's photo of a hospitalized pet didn't help. Finally, Jim has undone the problem when everybody except him is laughing out loud during the newscast.
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