History YMMV / MurphyBrown

16th Jul '17 8:48:40 PM Angeldeb82
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* DeaderThanDisco: Unlike most {{Sit Com}}s of its era, ''Murphy Brown'' is rarely seen in syndication due to the now-dated political references (there's now an entire generation of TV watchers who have no clue who Lesley Stahl and Dan Quayle are.) Season 1 was released on DVD in 2005 but sold so poorly that no further releases are planned. It now may be best known for the still popular ''Seinfeld'' having done an episode where Elaine tries to write an episode script that culminates in Kramer getting a guest spot on the show. Funnily enough, on the DVD features Jerry Seinfeld recalls the experience of visiting the show to film this as "So this is what a real TV show is like!"

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* DeaderThanDisco: Unlike most {{Sit Com}}s {{Sitcom}}s of its era, ''Murphy Brown'' is rarely seen in syndication due to the now-dated political references (there's now an entire generation of TV watchers who have no clue who Lesley Stahl and Dan Quayle are.) Season 1 was released on DVD in 2005 but sold so poorly that no further releases are planned. It now may be best known for the still popular ''Seinfeld'' having done an episode where Elaine tries to write an episode script that culminates in Kramer getting a guest spot on the show. Funnily enough, on the DVD features Jerry Seinfeld recalls the experience of visiting the show to film this as "So this is what a real TV show is like!"



** Not quite. Nowadays almost no one remembers the show or talks about it the way they do about its [[Series/TheMaryTylerMooreShow predecessor.]]

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** Not quite. Nowadays almost no one remembers the show or talks about it the way they do about its [[Series/TheMaryTylerMooreShow predecessor.]]predecessor]].
16th Jul '17 8:48:01 PM Angeldeb82
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* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: The entire Murphy vs. UsefulNotes/DanQuayle saga really has to be seen to be believed.
** Irony: Ten years after the controversy, Candace Bergen admitted that Dan Quayle had a point. http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,319786,00.html
** Even though, if Quayle hadn't mentioned the show, no one would likely have known Quayle had even ''given'' the speech except for the people who were there to hear it.
** The first episode is a strong character introduction: Murphy comes back from rehab revitalized and ready to go, but doubts herself interviewing someone having an affair with a public figure...until she sees that someone coming into her studio [[SmallNameBigEgo with an entourage and legal team]], after which she unleashes full force. Sitting at home later, she's quietly satisfied with herself.



* JerkSue: Averted. The way Murphy sticks it to ThePowersThatBe is played sympathetically, [[{{JerkAss}} the way she treats her friends decidedly is not.]]

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* JerkSue: Averted. SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome: The way entire Murphy sticks it vs. UsefulNotes/DanQuayle saga really has to ThePowersThatBe is played sympathetically, [[{{JerkAss}} be seen to be believed.
** Irony: Ten years after
the way controversy, Candace Bergen [[http://ew.com/article/2002/07/11/candice-bergen-says-dan-quayle-was-right/ admitted that Dan Quayle had a point]].
** Even though, if Quayle hadn't mentioned the show, no one would likely have known Quayle had even ''given'' the speech except for the people who were there to hear it.
** The first episode is a strong character introduction: Murphy comes back from rehab revitalized and ready to go, but doubts herself interviewing someone having an affair with a public figure...until
she treats sees that someone coming into her friends decidedly is not.]] studio [[SmallNameBigEgo with an entourage and legal team]], after which she unleashes full force. Sitting at home later, she's quietly satisfied with herself.
30th Apr '17 11:05:46 PM DebbieOppenheimer
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* VindicatedByHistory[=/=]TakeThat: After November 3, 1992, ''Murphy Brown'' was still on the air, and UsefulNotes/DanQuayle was out of a job.
** Not quite. Nowadays almost no one talks about the show the way they do its [[Series/TheMaryTylerMooreShow predecessor.]]

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* VindicatedByHistory[=/=]TakeThat: After November 3, 1992, January 20, 1993, ''Murphy Brown'' was still on the air, and UsefulNotes/DanQuayle was out of a job.
** Not quite. Nowadays almost no one remembers the show or talks about the show it the way they do about its [[Series/TheMaryTylerMooreShow predecessor.]]
28th Apr '17 11:03:32 PM theladyfromplanetx
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* VindicatedByHistory[=/=]TakeThat: After November 3, 1992, ''Murphy Brown'' was still on the air, and UsefulNotes/DanQuayle was out of a job.

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* VindicatedByHistory[=/=]TakeThat: After November 3, 1992, ''Murphy Brown'' was still on the air, and UsefulNotes/DanQuayle was out of a job.job.
** Not quite. Nowadays almost no one talks about the show the way they do its [[Series/TheMaryTylerMooreShow predecessor.]]
2nd Apr '17 1:18:19 AM SPBurke
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** The first episode is a strong character introduction: Murphy comes back from rehab revitalized and ready to go, but doubts herself interviewing someone having an affair with a public figure...until she sees that someone coming into her studio [[SmallNameBigEgo with an entourage and legal team]], after which she unleashes full force. Sitting at home later, she's quietly satisfied with herself.
20th Jan '17 11:12:09 PM Delphi
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* ValuesDissonance: Given how far the news media has fallen in the last two decades, the portrayal of it here as a proud, noble organization may seem strange to modern viewers.
4th Jan '17 8:02:57 AM Pren
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* DeaderThanDisco: Unlike most {{Sit Com}}s of its era, ''Murphy Brown'' is rarely seen in syndication due to the now-dated political references (there's now an entire generation of TV watchers who have no clue who Lesley Stahl and Dan Quayle are.) Season 1 was released on DVD in 2005 but sold so poorly that no further releases are planned.

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* DeaderThanDisco: Unlike most {{Sit Com}}s of its era, ''Murphy Brown'' is rarely seen in syndication due to the now-dated political references (there's now an entire generation of TV watchers who have no clue who Lesley Stahl and Dan Quayle are.) Season 1 was released on DVD in 2005 but sold so poorly that no further releases are planned. It now may be best known for the still popular ''Seinfeld'' having done an episode where Elaine tries to write an episode script that culminates in Kramer getting a guest spot on the show. Funnily enough, on the DVD features Jerry Seinfeld recalls the experience of visiting the show to film this as "So this is what a real TV show is like!"
20th Dec '16 1:42:59 AM DebbieOppenheimer
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* DeaderThanDisco: Unlike most {{Sit Com}}s of its era, ''Murphy Brown'' is rarely seen in syndication due to the now-dated political references (there's now an entire generation of TV watchers who have no clue who Lesley Stahl and Dan Quayle are.) Season 1 was released on DVD in 2005 but sold so poorly that no further releases are planned. Sad, really, since (topical humor aside,) the show is still well-written and well-acted.

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* DeaderThanDisco: Unlike most {{Sit Com}}s of its era, ''Murphy Brown'' is rarely seen in syndication due to the now-dated political references (there's now an entire generation of TV watchers who have no clue who Lesley Stahl and Dan Quayle are.) Season 1 was released on DVD in 2005 but sold so poorly that no further releases are planned. Sad, really, since (topical humor aside,) the show is still well-written and well-acted.
23rd Sep '16 3:18:40 AM Morgenthaler
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** After Murphy's attempt to get an interview with the recently instated President Clinton goes horribly wrong, the Secret Service informs her that she is [[PersonaNonGrata is banned from speaking to the President]] for the next "four, maybe eight years" after which she can "discuss the matter with President [[AlGore Gore]]... Or so he ''thinks''."

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** After Murphy's attempt to get an interview with the recently instated President Clinton goes horribly wrong, the Secret Service informs her that she is [[PersonaNonGrata is banned from speaking to the President]] for the next "four, maybe eight years" after which she can "discuss the matter with President [[AlGore [[UsefulNotes/AlGore Gore]]... Or so he ''thinks''."
27th Aug '16 9:52:47 AM sgamer82
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* TrueArtIsIncomprehensible: An entire episode is dedicated to Murphy having a hard time regarding this trope. She goes so far as to put some of her toddler son's artwork on display in a gallery, only to see it become popular. When one of the patrons wants to ''buy'' a painting, she tries to inform him it was painted by a child. He smugly tells her that she just doesn't ''get'' it.
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