Murphy Brown (TV Series 1988–2018) Poster



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Referenced in 

The Earth Day Special (1990) (TV Special)
Candice Bergen appears as Murphy Brown
Saturday Night Live: Candice Bergen/The Notting Hillbillies (1990) (TV Episode)
Candice Bergen mentions her own show several times during her monologue.
Saturday Night Live: John Goodman/Faith No More (1990) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned during 'It's Pat'.
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Robin Williams/Jonathan Winters/Park Overall (1991) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Johnny during the monologue
Seinfeld: The Keys (1992) (TV Episode)
Jerry and George find a Murphy Brown script written by Elaine
Seinfeld: The Trip: Part 1 (1992) (TV Episode)
Conversation of Jerry and George about Kramer being on the show, also mentioning Candice Bergen.
Picket Fences: The Autumn of Rome (1992) (TV Episode)
quote: "Murphy Brown'd your mother"
Roundhouse: TV on Trial (1992) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in "Don't Make Me Give It Up" rap.
Knots Landing: The Getaway (1993) (TV Episode)
Greg says to Mack, "Karen can raise Meg kinda like Murphy Brown, without a mad man around the house."
Family Dog: Family Dog Goes Homeless (1993) (TV Episode)
When Bev recieves a phone call to switch phone companies, she replies, "I don't care what Candace Bergen says. I don't even watch Murphy Brown!"
The Simpsons: Burns' Heir (1994) (TV Episode)
The show is mentioned by name.
Women of the House: Men Are Good (1995) (TV Episode)
When Malone dumps a bag full of condoms on the desk, Sissy says, "I saw this on 'Murphy Brown,' she did the exact same thing."
The Nanny: The Unkindest Cut (1995) (TV Episode)
A cardboard display for the show is featured.
The Late Shift (1996) (TV Movie)
Seen on the list of shows that Warren Littlefield is looking at.
Muppets Tonight: Michelle Pfeiffer (1996) (TV Episode)
One of the programs listed on the KMUP station line-up chart is "Murphy Prawn"
Ink: Murphy's Law (1997) (TV Episode)
Murphy Brown appears on a panel with Mike.
South Park: Prehistoric Ice Man (1999) (TV Episode)
The policeman says "Then we can all go home and watch Murphy Brown"
Saturday Night Live 25 (1999) (TV Special)
Mentioned by Candice Bergen and Lily Tomlin
Hollywood Screen Tests: Take 1 (1999) (TV Movie)
Hollywood Screen Tests: Take 1 features many clips and references from movie history.
Oz: Blizzard of '01 (2001) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
7th Street (2002)
Hunter Goes to Hollywood (2003) (Video)
mentionned once
A Conversation with Art Director Roy Christopher (2004) (Video)
Referenced by name
Jeopardy!: Episode #22.14 (2005) (TV Episode)
correct response in "'80s TV" category
Jeopardy!: Episode #22.27 (2005) (TV Episode)
referenced in clue in "Sitcoms" category
American Dad!: Rough Trade (2006) (TV Episode)
Maria calls Roger "Corky"
Pepper Dennis: Pepper Dennis Behind Bars (2006) (TV Episode)
The prison warden refers to Pepper as Murphy Brown.
30 Rock: The Baby Show (2007) (TV Episode)
Jack mentions it.
Game k n b?: Episode dated 21 February 2007 (2007) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in the multiple choice question regarding a TV show that stared Candice Bergen.
How I Met Your Mother: Spoiler Alert (2007) (TV Episode)
Cathy mentions it.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.23 (2008) (TV Episode)
Mentioned when guest expert Jay Thomas is introduced
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.135 (2010) (TV Episode)
Included in a $500 question
Jeopardy!: Million Dollar Celebrity Invitational Quarterfinal 8 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $200 clue in the category "TV: Who Played 'em?"
Saturday Night Live: Tina Fey/Ellie Goulding (2011) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Stefon on Weekend Update
American Dad!: Home Wrecker (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during the opening scene.
30 Rock: Murphy Brown Lied to Us (2012) (TV Episode)
Liz says that Murphy Brown had the support of the "FYI" gang when she was a single mom
iSteve (2013)
mentioned by Steve recalling Dan Quayle
Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's (2013)
This television series is referred to.
In Depth: Ben Shapiro (2013) (TV Episode)
Ben Shapiro mentions this series as an example of how conservatives complain about the liberal agenda being presented on TV (in this case, in the acceptance/normalization of single motherhood)
Atop the Fourth Wall: Plan 9 from Outer Space: 30 Years Later #1 (2013) (TV Episode)
"He thought Murphy Brown was destroying the American family by being a single mother."
Parks and Recreation: Second Chunce (2014) (TV Episode)
One of Leslie's "five stages of grief" includes "watching all the episodes of 'Murphy Brown.'"
Tosh.0: Take No Orders (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Tosh
The Brittany Murphy Story (2014) (TV Movie)
Brittany's role in the show is mentioned and she watches it with Sharon.
Mulaney: The Doula (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue by Lou Cannon.
Portlandia: The Story of Toni & Candace (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
BoJack Horseman: Yesterdayland (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Robot Chicken DC Comics Special 3: Magical Friendship (2015) (TV Short)
Mentioned in dialogue
Bob's Burgers: The Hauntening (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Valerie's Home Cooking: Chick Flick TV Marathon (2016) (TV Episode)
Val mentions Murphy Brown when introducing Faith Ford
Delmer & Marta: Lisa's Leaving (2016) (TV Episode)
Creston mentions the title character.
500 Questions: Episode #2.3 (2016) (TV Episode)
correct answer in "Acclaimed TV Shows" category
Valerie's Home Cooking: Too Hot to Cook (2016) (TV Episode)
Val mentions the show when talking about her guest
Superstore: Election Day (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
The Cinema Snob: Sex and the City (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by the Snob.
Fresh Off the Boat: First Day (2017) (TV Episode)
Coach Brody: "I want you to do as many laps as there are seasons of 'Murphy Brown.'"
Too Funny to Fail: The Life & Death of The Dana Carvey Show (2017)
Listed as a TV show from that time.
The Carmilla Movie (2017)
One of the points in Laura's five-year plan is "rewatch Murphy Brown".
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Will Ferrell/Robert Irwin/Migos (2018) (TV Episode)
Jimmy comments on the revival of the series
Saturday Night Live: John Mulaney/Jack White (2018) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in the "Switcheroo" sketch as an example of another old popular sitcom that's coming back to TV.
The Chronic Rift: In Review - April 2018 (2018) (TV Episode)
Referenced in pop culture op/ed on remakes and reboots
Arrested Development: An Old Start (2018) (TV Episode)
Tobias refers to Murph as "Murphy Brown."
Arrested Development: Sinking Feelings (2018) (TV Episode)
Kyle Mooney's character is named after the titular journalist.
Heathers: Date Rapes and AIDS Jokes (2018) (TV Episode)
Mr. Dennis says maybe Candice Bergin should have stayed a model and not auditioned for this show.
CBS Fall Preview (2018) (TV Short)
Candice Bergen introduces the revival of her show.
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Kristen Bell/Mark Leibovich/Nik Dodani (2018) (TV Episode)
Colbert mentions Nik Dodani's current series
The Simpsons: Krusty the Clown (2018) (TV Episode)
One of the hundreds of shows seen on TV screens.
The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs: C.H.U.D. (2019) (TV Episode)
Joe Bob mentions the show.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #17.161 (2019) (TV Episode)
Included as incorrect response to a question.
Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj: Cricket Corruption (2019) (TV Episode)
Hasan jokes about reboot's low viewership ratings compared to 2011 Cricket World Cup Final
The Simpsons: The Winter of Our Monetized Content (2019) (TV Episode)
Warburton says Homer and Bart would get more views than the entire rebooted season of this series.

Featured in 

The 52nd Annual Golden Globe Awards (1995) (TV Special)
Spin (1995)
Various clips are shown, including footage of Dan Quayle.
Heroes of Comedy: Women on Top (2003) (TV Mini-Series)
CBS at 75 (2003) (TV Special)
Showing Sitcom
I Love the '90s: 1992 (2004) (TV Episode)
Footage from this film was edited into this mini-series.
Class Dismissed: How TV Frames the Working Class (2005) (Video)
upper-middle class single mother
25 Greatest TV Characters of All Time (2010) (TV Movie)
Murphy Brown is #25.
America in Primetime: Independent Woman (2011) (TV Episode)
Murphy Brown is an example of the "Independent Woman".
WatchMojo: Top 10 Television Sitcoms of the 1990s (2012) (TV Episode)
Murphy Brown is #5.
Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's (2013)
Production still footage from this television series is shown.
The Eighties: Raised on Television (2016) (TV Episode)
clips shown
MsMojo: Top 10 Lead Comedic Female TV Characters (2016) (TV Episode)
Murphy Brown is #6.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Most Controversial TV Characters of All Time (2016) (TV Episode)
Murphy Brown is #6.
MsMojo: Top 10 Funniest Going Into Labor Scenes in TV (2017) (TV Episode)
The scene with Murphy going into labor gets an honorable mention.
CBS Fall Preview (2018) (TV Short)
A trailer for season 10 is shown.

Spoofed in 

Seinfeld: The Keys (1992) (TV Episode)
A make-up episode featuring Candice Bergen as the pregnant Murphy Brown with Kramer as her new secretary Steven Snell - Jerry and Elaine watch it on TV
Bobby's World: I Want My Mommy (1993) (TV Episode)
Family Values tour sequence
Clarissa Explains It All: The Last Clarissa (1994) (TV Episode)
A scene is called "Murphy Darling", spoofing "Murphy Brown" with Ferguson as Miles, Sam as Frank, Janet as Corky, Marshall as Jim and Clarissa as Murphy
Family Guy: A Picture Is Worth 1,000 Bucks (2000) (TV Episode)
We watch a spoof clip of this show on TV.

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