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Murphy Brown: The Right Woman at the Right Time

raymisraRaymisra on 07/01/2008

Trivia Quiz The sitcom "Murphy Brown" ran almost concurrently with "Seinfeld" and boasted an equally impressive collection of lore, subtle running gags and memorable recurring characters.

People will always remember it primarily for the foofaraw that surrounded the show when former Vice-President Dan Quayle lambasted the show as an example of America's pervasive moral profligacy when the main character decided to have a baby despite the fact that she wasn't married. (Of course, considering that he has a zero-tolerance policy on abortion, Murphy would have no choice except to have the baby if we lived in Quayle's ideal world. I never figured that out.)

The fact that so many people's awareness of the show begins and ends with that controversy is unfortunate, because it overlooks the fact that it was one of the greatest sitcoms of the late 20th Century. It had clever social and political satire, razor-sharp dialogue worthy of Preston Sturges, exceptional ensemble acting, a well-realized and nuanced cast of multi-layered characters, and--most importantly of all--a complex lead character who was vain, neurotic, compassionate, ambitious, unpredictable, self-centered, confident, principled, lonely, sexy, pushy, insecure, brilliant, acerbic, manipulative, crusading, resourceful, candid, awkward, witty, indignant, loyal, and, most of all, endearing. Truly a woman for our age, and the greatest accomplishment of actress Candice Bergen's career.

But you already know all this. So ON WITH THE QUIZ!
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Comments (1)
Xilac  (Level: 17.0)
Fri, 6th Jul '12 1:13 AM

I used to enjoy the show.

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