Murphy Brown: Season 1
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Candice Bergen stars as Murphy Brown, an outspoken TV journalist, who along with her hilariously quirky cohorts of the top-rated newsmagazine show, FYI, struggles to handle personal and professional problems with humor and insight.]]>
With its smart and sophisticated writing and seamless ensemble, Murphy Brown instantly established itself as one of television's gold standard series, earning four Emmy Awards for this inaugural season, including Outstanding Lead Actress for Bergen and Outstanding Writing for English. Colleen Dewhurst was also honored for her guest appearance as Murphy's equally intimidating mother in the episode, "Mama Said." A cast and crew retrospective and commentaries by Bergen and English for, respectively, the pilot and classic flashback episode "The Summer of '77" earn this set R*E*S*P*E*C*T. --Donald Liebenson
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Murphy is a loud-mouth reporter on a news magazine show called FYI, based in Washington DC. Murphy lives in a townhouse that she has been having repainted by Eldin, who never gets done. Murphy owes her Betty Ford trip to Phil, who owns the local restaurant bar where the staff and the local political scene have lunch. Jim is the uptight senior anchor. Frank, a single guy constantly looking for a girlfriend, is Murphy's best friend. Corky is a former Miss America. Miles is the young executive producer in his first job after graduation from Harvard.
1. Respect: After a stint at the Betty Ford Clinic, Murphy returns to FYI.
2. Devil With a Blue Dress On: Corky uncovers the fact that a corporate big shot is a drug smuggler.
3. Nowhere to Run: Miles receives his first death threat.
4. Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Murphy is scheduled to interview her ex-husband.
5. Murphy's Pony: At Christmas, a mother abandons her children into Murphy's care.
6. Baby Love: Murphy thinks about having a baby.
7. Set Me Free: A gunman demands that FYI crew read his statement on the air.
8. And So He Goes: An old enemy asks Murphy to deliver his eulogy.
9. I Would Have Danced All Night: Murphy is not invited to George Bush's presidential inaugural ball.
(Note: After this aired, George Bush sent Candice Bergan an invitation to the Inaugural Ball.)
10. Kyle: Murphy's story gets an innocent man freed.
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I remember watching Candace Bergen and thinking how incredibly funny she was as Murphy Brown and deserved every Emmy award she won!!! She just had a natural chemistry with each and every one of her co-stars, which seem to come across so easily. One of my favorite episodes was when Corky got married and Murphy had to wear that oversized hideous bridesmaid dress!!! Too funny! I also loved the way Murphy went through secretaries like kleenex and alot of the show's recurring characters like, the overweight camera man that was so in love with Murphy, Garry Marshall as one of the network brass, and her mother. There are many more favorite episodes I'd love to own on dvd, so I wish the executives over at Warner Bros would wise up and realize that the remaining seasons of Murphy Brown are worth releasing on dvd!!!
In other reviews I have spoke of Warner's negligence and lack of integrity in other facets of DVD production and releases, so this does not surprise me in the least.
It's quite apparent that Warner Brothers has become a company whose only interest is the bottom line! From their cheap DVD cases made of cardboard to their disinterest in producing a quality product, it's evident that Warners only interest is to squeeze as much money out of the consumer as it can, and as cheaply as possible, thus treating the consumer as complete utter fools!
Some serious changes need to be made in upper management of the company if this is ever going to end!
Therefore I urge as many people as possible to do what I have done the past couple of years. A complete boycott of all Warners material in the theatre as well as on DVD! Let them eat it as they have made US all eat it in recent years with their childish, infantile marketing strategies geared to idiots! Don't give them the satisfaction of making money being lazy and incompetent! Make them get off their slacking butts and start WORKING for the money! Make 'em sweat!!
Until they wake up and start recognizing that we're not as stupid as they think we are, they'll continue to pull dumb tricks like this!
Until they continue the release of subsequent seasons of Murphy Brown and other shows they've left hanging.....they're DIRT!
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Loved the series when it was on air. Twenty-odd years later it's still funny.
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This is a great show. I just wish the rest of the seasons were out on dvd.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
One of the best sitcoms ever! Where are the other seasons?!Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
bought this many many many many years ago and i am left wondering when will the other seasons ever be released??? this show is smart and funny. it's a classic. Read morePublished 3 months ago by crystal paprock
Extremely happy with this DVD set. Came on time $2.99 one day shipping) & it was absolutely perfect. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Gerald W Brown
beautiful,bright, grand sense of irony surrounded by a supporting staff each worthy of their on show - all this taking place in DC = it doesnt get any better. Read morePublished 5 months ago by lucy l smith
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|The reason for the hold up on addtional seasons||
Removing the original music from the Murphy Brown Series would take away from Murphy herself. Did you not watch the show at all?
Dec 1, 2006 by Jane Austen | See all 9 posts
|The reason for the hold up on addtional seasons||
I notice it's not being held up on Friends (that screwy teen age series) or Seinfeld or even Curb Your Enthusiasm, a relatively new series. Cheers is out, Andy Griffith is out, and finally Taxi is coming out and Bob Newhart. But not Murphy, which was probably the best of the series. And while... Read More
Oct 30, 2006 by Lotte | See all 2 posts