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Murphy Brown: The Complete First Season
Murphy Brown The Complete First Season
Actors: Candice Bergen, Grant Shaud, Robert Pastorelli, Faith Ford, Joe Regalbuto
Director: Barnet Kellman
Genres: Comedy, Television
NR     2005     8hr 55min

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...  more »

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Actors: Candice Bergen, Grant Shaud, Robert Pastorelli, Faith Ford, Joe Regalbuto
Director: Barnet Kellman
Creators: Denise Moss, Diane English, Eric Peterkofsky, Gary Dontzig, Kathryn Baker, Korby Siamis, Norm Gunzenhauser
Genres: Comedy, Television
Sub-Genres: Comedy, Comedy
Studio: Warner Home Video
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 02/08/2005
Original Release Date: 11/14/1988
Theatrical Release Date: 11/14/1988
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 8hr 55min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 4
SwapaDVD Credits: 4
Total Copies: 2
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
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Movie Reviews

Murphy Brown - The Complete First Season
cyclista | the Midwest | 11/25/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Dan Quayle may not be thrilled, but we are! I've read that there are 22 episodes on 2 double-sided discs, with an English stereo soundtrack, and English, French and Spanish subtitles. Special features include an exclusive never-before-seen look back at season one and how it all began. Creator & Cast episode commentary are included.

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.
11. Off the Job Experience: Miles suspends Murphy for her handling of an interview.
12. Why Do Fools Fall in Love? Murphy makes a deal with Frank that she will fix him up with someone if he finds someone for her.
13. Soul Man: Murphy tries to get into an exclusive men's only club.
14. It's How You Play the Game: The FYI tries the tactics of a competing show.
15. Mama Said: Murphy's meddling mother comes to visit.
16. Moscow on the Potomac: Murphy prepares for a broadcast with a Soviet broadcaster.
17. My Dinner with Einstein: Murphy goes out with a physicist who turns out to be a partier.
18. Funnies Girl: An on-camera faux pas makes Murphy the brunt of a cartoonist.
19. The Unshrinkable Murphy Brown: A judge dies of a heart attack while Murphy is interviewing him live.
20. The Summer of '77: Eldin is infatuated with Corky.
21. The Bickners: A sweet elderly couple sue Murphy after a minor accident.
22. The Morning Show: Murphy co-anchors the morning show with Corky for a week."
James Helberg | Detroit, MI United States | 08/29/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I purchased this DVD set on the day of it's release in Feb. 2005 and I'm still waiting for Season 2! We had to wait 3 years between releases of seasons 1 and 2 of "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" now MTM is being released a season every 6 months! Like FOX who released a deluxe 1st season set of MTM, I'm sure WB expected much more sales of the "Murphy Brown" 1st season and it failed to life up to studio expectations! FOX found a cost effective way to release all the seasons of MTM and satisify all of us loyal fans! I think WB needs to follow the example of FOX and other studios who release complete series sets on DVD of marginal shows! Complete episodes on DVD with no extras is better than nothing and those of us who care to complete our collection can do so! I was very pleased with the DVD set of MB and I noticed a few technical glitches that other viewers have commented on in other reviews but, overall this is a nice presentation of a brilliant, clever, funny, well written, well acted, sitcoms in TV history! Warner Bros. please commit and release the remaining seasons of Murphy Brown on DVD and preserve this classic for all us fans!"
Warner Brothers displays a total disregard for the consumer
David R. Hardin | Tulsa, OK | 04/02/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Warner Brothers is up to their usual old tricks that they like to play on the American consumer. On the website [...] an article appeared on June 17th, 2006 stating that because of low sales of Murphy Brown-Season One they have no intention at all of releasing any more seasons of the Emmy winning show, ever!

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!"
Season One is Fantastic, Where are the OTHER Seasons?
Kelly | Florida | 09/21/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I know I am not the only one who is wondering when or if more of the Murphy Brown seasons are going to be released. It has been 9 months since Season One was released. Other shows have had 2-3 seasons released in that time frame. Murphy Brown was a cultural phemomenon, why the dragging of the feet when it comes to releasing other seasons. Am I going to be in an old age home before I can buy all of the seasons? WB needs to hurry up, us MB fans are getting anxious!"