Murphy Brown

And So He Goes

Season 1, Ep 8, Aired 1/2/89
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  • Episode Description
  • Murphy's long time nemesis asks for her to deliver the eulogy at his funeral, and Murphy sees it as her chance to have the last laugh or so she thinks.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Grant Shaud

    Miles Silverberg (1988-1996)

  • Jane Leeves

    Audrey Cohen (Seasons 2-5, Recurring Afterwards)

  • Faith Ford

    Corky Sherwood

  • Pat Corley

    Phil (Seasons 1-9, recurring otherwise)

  • Joe Regalbuto

    Frank Fontana

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • They say don't speak ill of the dead. Why? It's not like they can hear you...

    By Lokar, Feb 14, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (2)

    • Frank: This is what I hate about funerals. Everybody always acts so maudlin. You know what they should do when people die? Their friends should take them up in an airplane, turn on some good jazz, and drop 'em out in a parachute over the ocean the way they came into the world: Naked. That's what I want you to do when I go, Miles. Miles: Why wait till your dead, Frank!

    • Frank: Look at you two. Why does everybody get so depressed about death? Miles: I don't know, Frank. Maybe it has something to do with spending eternity trapped in a box deep in the earth, while your flesh drops off and deteriorates into nothingness. Frank: That's your problem, Miles. You think about it to much. You gotta stare you fears down like I do. Every day on my way to work I deliberately walk across Third Street against the light. Start your day by beating death it's exhilarating, Miles. Today, a car missed me by this much. Miles: I know. It was my car, Frank. I turn the corner, you're standing there like an idiot. Don't do that anymore, it's weird.

    Notes (1)

    • The opening of this episode features Aretha Franklin's "(Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You've Been Gone" played while showing shots of the Washington National Airport (IATA code DCA) and the many things that are going on there. The building with the control tower is Terminal A, built in 1941. No international flights were landing at National Airport in the 1980s owing to plane size and distance restrictions. Murphy is much more likely to have flown into Washington Dulles International (IAD) or Baltimore Washington International (BWI), both about twenty-five miles outside Washington, DC.

    Trivia (1)

    • Secretary #9: Murphy finds a note on her desk saying the secretary went to the dentist, and she is never seen in the episode.

    Allusions (1)

    • Frank: It's not like every paper covered this. I didn't see anyone from "The Daily Planet". "The Daily Planet" is the name of the newspaper that is headed up by Perry White and has reporters on staff such as Lois Lane and Clark Kent. It is most famous from the "Superman" mythos.

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