Murphy Brown is the star reporter of F.Y.I., a television weekly magazine series. Murphy is sarcastic, ambitious, and often self-involved and bossy - but she is also dedicated and ethical. She and her co-workers: Jim, Frank, Corky and Miles are often at each other's throats.
Last Episode10x22 Never Can Say Goodbye (2) Aired: May. 18, 1998
Jim seeks some career advice from Mike Wallace. Mike tells him he is boring and has lost his spark. Murphy begins her interview with God, who …
Series Fun Facts
- The recurring character of Stuart Best (played by Wallace Shawn) is a reference to former Beatles members Stuart Sutcliffe and Pete Best.
- The character Jim Dial was reportedly modeled after TV news reporter Jim Jensen of New York City's WCBS-TV.
- In the final episode of season four, Murphy Brown gave birth to her child, Avery. Around that time Vice President Dan Quayle, during a televised debate, criticized the show for introducing…
[show]In the final episode of season four, Murphy Brown gave birth to her child, Avery. Around that time Vice President Dan Quayle, during a televised debate, criticized the show for introducing the theme of an unmarried woman having a child and thereby promoting the idea of single motherhood and the decay of family values, a hot issue during that year's election campaigning. The producers and writers retaliated in the 60-minute season premiere which aired 21 September 1992. The clip from the debate was featured prominently in the episode (entitled "You Say Potatoe, I Say Potato") and the majority of the writing made fun of VP Quayle's remarks (To his credit, Vice President Quayle later sent the fictional baby Avery a very real plush toy elephant.)