Murphy Brown

Season 1 Episode 15

Mama Said

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Mar 06, 1989 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • Secretary #16: A crash dummy.

    • The song Avery "sings" along with is Billie Holiday's "I've Got a Right to Sing the Blues." This is modeled off of the pilot episode where Murphy "sings" along with Aretha Franklin.

  • Quotes

    • Jim: Tell me Mrs. Brown is Mr. Brown here aswell.
      Avery: No, Mr. Brown is in Chicago with a women half his age. We've been divorced for fifteen years. I got the house and a lot of money. He got his underwear and the asphalt on the driveway.
      Jim: Ah.
      Avery: Are you married Mr. Dial?
      Jim: Yes, yes I am.
      Avery: Ah, that's too bad. You're a very attractive man, bright and a good height. Well in another life.
      Miles: I'm not married.
      Avery: Young man, have you ever heard the expression "can't pound a nail with a tack hammer"?
      Miles: Boy, the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.

    • (Murphy and her mother get off the elevator wearing big hats. Miles is trying to start a meeting)
      Miles: Okay everyone let's put on our thinking caps.
      (Frank notices Murphy's hat)
      Frank: I can see Murphy's already wearing hers!

  • Notes

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