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Candice Bergen: Murphy Brown



  • [after learning that Murphy is pregnant] 

    Jim : Murphy, do you need any money?

    Murphy : Jim, I make as much as you do.

    Jim : Good God, Miles, is that true?

  • Murphy : Men are like Dove bars - one is great, two make you throw up.

  • Jim : Perhaps you need to be clearer.

    Murphy : Clearer? Jim, the other day I rolled up my car window while she was still talking to me! I drove away and she actually ran alongside the car until she was able to pull her hair free at the onramp! I'm telling you, the woman cannot take a hint!

  • Murphy : I was waiting for the universe to dispense some justice but sometimes the universe is just too damn slow. The effects of putting Nair in someone's styling gel, however, only take a few minutes.

  • [to a Russian journalist who has just insulted her] 

    Murphy : Oh yeah? Well I can't take ANYTHING you say seriously with that stupid accent. You sound like you should be "plottink beeg trabble for moose and skvirrel"!

  • [the night before Corky marries Will] 

    Corky : [sobbing]  I haven't experienced life!

    Murphy : I've experienced life, and I'm here to tell you it's overrated.

  • [Attempting to breast-feed her newborn son] 

    Murphy : I finally have a chest and the only man in my life doesn't know what to do with it!

  • Kay : Corky, are you in there?

    Murphy : Are you alone?

    Kay : Yes, I am... for the last ten years, and thanks so much for reminding me!

  • Murphy : [talking to Stuart Best]  There was no chemistry, there was no old gang! And if there was, you weren't apart of it. You drove us nuts! Taking off your shoes, humming while you ate, and there's no such word as alls, it's all. It's all I know! It wasn't the network, it was us! We wanted you fired! My names Murph-Y! Get off the stage.

  • Murphy : Stop looking at me like that!

    Miles Silverberg : Like what?

    Murphy : Like Bambi caught in my headlights!

  • Stan Lansing : Though I am a sucker for that rascal's nimble wordplay, it's not Dick who has millions of housewives glued to their sets. Dick is a punster. Punsters you can replace with a relative. It's Dottie, Murphy. Dottie is the show.

    Murphy : Ah-ha. So what you're saying is, that you're willing to be Dickless, but you refuse to be Dotless.

  • Murphy : [hears helicopters at Corky's wedding]  Helicopter.

    [runs outside. Screams at the Copters] 

    Murphy : Get out of here, you vultures! You're not getting one lousy picture. I've got a *bazooka*! And I'm not afraid to use it!

    Corky : Murphy, get in here!

  • Steve Kroft : [crossover promotion ad with ] 


    Steve Kroft : ] I'm Steve Kroft.

    Lesley Stahl : I'm Lesley Stahl.

    Scott Pelley : I'm Scott Pelley.

    Anderson Cooper : I'm Anderson Cooper.

    Bill Whittaker : I'm Bill Whittaker.

    Murphy Brown : And I'm Murphy Brown.

    Bill Whittaker : Wait; what?

    Lesley Stahl : Are you kidding?

    Murphy Brown : [shrugs in exasperation] 

    Anderson Cooper : Wait a minute; did she come before me?

    Lesley Stahl : Not on our show.

    Steve Kroft : No way.

    Bill Whittaker : Not happening.

    Anderson Cooper : [getting up with his cellphone]  I gotta call my agent.

    Murphy Brown : Aw, c'mon guys, I'll play nice!

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