Murphy Brown

Season 1 Episode 9

I Would Have Danced All Night

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Jan 09, 1989 on CBS
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Episode Summary

I Would Have Danced All Night
Murphy is perplexed and angry when everyone on the staff is invited to the inaugural ball of President-elect Bush. Was it something she reported? Miles debates about asking a taller woman to the ball.

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Grant Shaud

Grant Shaud

Miles Silverberg (1988-1996)

Jane Leeves

Jane Leeves

Audrey Cohen (Seasons 2-5, Recurring Afterwards)

Faith Ford

Faith Ford

Corky Sherwood

Pat Corley

Pat Corley

Phil (Seasons 1-9, recurring otherwise)

Joe Regalbuto

Joe Regalbuto

Frank Fontana

Lily Tomlin

Lily Tomlin

Kay Carter-Shepley (1996-1998)

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (1)

    • Corky: Murphy, I have to talk to you about something.
      Murphy: Look, Corky. Let's try not to be so depressed. Okay, our pride is hurt, but it's only one night.
      Corky: That's such a healthy attitude.
      Murphy: Let's not even watch the thing on TV. Let's go out, do something fun. Maybe go bowling, or…
      Corky: Murphy, I'm going to the ball.
      Murphy: What?
      Corky: Ken Dolan asked me--the White House caterer. I'll be spending a lot of the evening alone, but at least I'll get served first. I hope you're not mad at me, Murphy.
      Murphy: No, I'm glad you're going. It'll give me a chance to break into your apartment and set your clothes on fire.
      Corky: Oh, Murphy, you didn't mean that.
      Murphy: Yes, I did. I really did.

  • NOTES (4)

    • Scott Lawrence has an uncredited appearance as the guy in the elevator with Frank who says, "Come on!"

    • Suzie Plakson would later reappear in another Shukovsky/English production called Love and War.

    • The opening of this episode features video footage of many past presidents from the late 1960s up to 1989 while "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" by the Shirelles is playing.

    • This is the episode Diane English ( see episode #176, 177 "Retrospective" ) cites as being the one where Candice Bergen became Murphy Brown. After the episode had aired, George Bush sent Candice a special invitation to the inaugural ball.