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The 'Murphy Brown' Quiz
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She was a top-notch journalist who wasn't afraid to take on tough issues, from single motherhood to serious illnesses. "Murphy Brown" entertained and educated fans for more than a decade. Take our quiz to see how much you remember about the show.

What show does Murphy Brown work on?

  • "Wake Up! San Francisco"
  • "FYI"
  • "New York Extra"

What was Murphy up to right before the events in the pilot episode?

  • marriage
  • travel
  • rehab

Who took Brown's spot during her time in rehab?

  • Corky
  • Candy
  • Carrie

Who served as Brown's co-anchor on "FYI"?

  • James Dean
  • Walter Cronkite
  • Jim Dial

What is the name of Brown's best friend on the show?

  • Frank
  • Fred
  • Fritz

What is the name of the young producer hired to helm the show while Brown is in rehab?

  • Mike
  • Miles
  • Mark

What phrase are you most likely to hear at Phil's bar?

  • "Welcome!"
  • "Close the door!"
  • "Pay your tab!"

Where is "Murphy Brown" set?

  • New York
  • Los Angeles
  • Washington

What is Eldin's job on the show?

  • director
  • singer
  • painter

What is the name of Murphy's son?

  • Avery
  • Ancil
  • Andrew

Who is Avery's father?

  • Jay
  • Jake
  • Scott

What politician claimed that "Murphy Brown" was an insult to moral values?

  • George Bush
  • Ronald Reagan
  • Dan Quayle

What disease does Murphy fight during the show's final season?

  • liver cancer
  • ovarian cancer
  • breast cancer

What role did Candice Bergen's husband play when he guest starred on the show?

  • doctor
  • director
  • chef

Which actress replaced Miles as producer of "FYI" for the show's final two seasons?

  • Heather Locklear
  • Betty White
  • Lily Tomlin

True or false: Murphy formed a strong bond with her loyal secretary over the course of the series.

  • true
  • false

What show was featured in a "Murphy Brown" crossover?

  • "The Bob Newhart Show"
  • "Ally McBeal"
  • "The Golden Girls"

What year did "Murphy Brown" premiere?

  • 1984
  • 1986
  • 1988

How many seasons did the show run?

  • 10
  • 11
  • 12

True or false: Despite its popularity, the show NEVER picked up a single Emmy.

  • true
  • false

What actress played Corky Sherwood on the show?

  • Kelly Preston
  • Lynda Carter
  • Faith Ford

Who played co-anchor Jim Dial?

  • Charles Kimbrough
  • Pat Corley
  • Kevin Bacon

What role did Pat Corley play?

  • Phil
  • Frank
  • Miles

What was the name of Corky's husband?

  • Mike
  • Steve
  • Will

What type of projects did Kay work on before coming to "FYI"?

  • game shows
  • action movies
  • children's shows

Who sang at Avery's first birthday party?

  • Bette Midler
  • Barry Manilow
  • Barney

What was the name of the stage manager on "FYI"?

  • Jim
  • John
  • Jerry

What song did Murphy sing in the show's finale?

  • "Respect"
  • "Natural Woman"
  • "Man! I Feel Like a Woman!"

Who played Brown's secretary in the final episode of the show?

  • Lucille Ball
  • Bette Midler
  • Barbra Streisand

Who does Murphy Brown interview in the final episode?

  • God
  • the president
  • the queen