Season ONe

 
September 10, 2018

SEASON ONE (1988-1989) WRAP-UP

Welcome to what the gals hope to be a regular feature on the podcast: A season-ending retrospective! 

August 20, 2018

INTERVIEW: BARNET KELLMAN (SERIES DIRECTOR: SEASONS 1-4, 10)

Welcome to our Season One wrap-up with series director and architect of Murphy Brown, Barnet Kellman!

August 13, 2018

1.22: THE MORNING SHOW

And so Jesi and Lauren end Season One with a bit of a future redux as they reach Episode 22, "The Morning Show

August 6, 2018

1.21: The Bickners

Lauren and Jesi dive deep into the penultimate episode of Season 1, “The Bickners” written by friend of the pod Russ Woody.

July 30, 2018

1.20: Summer of 77

Put on your disco shoes and book those Hustle lessons (or not)! The pod enters 1977 and one of the few Murphy Brown flashbacks episodes with this Diane English-written pod favorite: "Summer of ‘77".

July 23, 2018

1.19: THE UNSHRINKABLE MURPHY BROWN

As they near the end of Season One, the gals are finally at another Moss/Dukane episode, which means they get to share some great behind the scene tidbits from Denise Moss (Fraiser & Roseanne)!

July 16, 2018

Interview: Richard Schiff (Season 6 Guest Star)

The gals are happy to welcome to the show Emmy Award-winning actor Richard Schiff! (The West Wing, ABC’s The Good Doctor)  

July 9, 2018

1.18: Funnies Girl

It’s the 18th episode of Season 1! Jesi and Lauren talk their take on “Funnies Girl” - written by Tom Seeley & friend of the pod Norm Gunzenhauser.

July 2, 2018

1.17: My Dinner With Einstein

Jesi and Lauren are talking Murphy Brown and nerds this week with Season 1, Episode 17 "My Dinner with Einstein."

June 25, 2018

1.16: Moscow On The Hudson

It’s 2018 and the Gals are talking US/Russian relations...only way back in 1989!

June  11, 2018

Interview: Joe Regalbuto

(Frank Fontana)

Jesi and Lauren are thrilled to bring you a Two-Part Interview with Joe Regalbuto a.k.a Frank Fontana!

May 24, 2018

Revival Talk #2

(Upfronts 2018)

Jesi and Lauren briefly chat about the new Murphy Brown announcements via last week’s CBS Upfront presentation, which included a revival trailer, air dates, and Lauren shares a news story about AOL emails in the 21st century. Join us!

May 21, 2018

1.15: Mama Said

The gals are excited to celebrate a belated Mother’s Day with Colleen Dewhurst’s first episode of Murphy Brown (her Emmy Winning role as Murphy’s mother: Avery Brown, Sr.) 

May 7, 2018

INTERVIEW: RUSS WOODY - MURPHY BROWN WRITER (SEASONS 1-2,6,10)

The gals are thrilled to welcome one of the original Murphy Brown writers to the show: Russ Woody (CybillBeckerThe Middle) for a two-part interview! 

 April 23, 2018

1.14: It's How You Play The Game

Jesi and Lauren dive head first into the beginnings of “Trash TV” as they cover Season One, Episode 14: “It’s How You Play The Game” written by Russ Woody (Season One’s “Nowhere To Run” & “Kyle”)!

 April 17, 2018

1.13: Soul Man

Jesi talks Charles Kimbrough’s origins story and connection to Stephen Sondheim, while Lauren goes into the history of Men’s Clubs vs Women from the late 1980s to today! 

April 9, 2018

1.12: WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE?

Jesi and Lauren are back to chat Season One, Episode 12: “Why Do Fools Fall in Love?” written by friend of the pod, Korby Siamis.

April 2, 2018

INTERVIEW: MARIANNE MUELLERLEILE (SECRETARY #8)

The gals sit down to talk with Marianne about her time on Murphy Brown  Secretary #8 (Season 1, Episode 6 “Baby Love”) as well her impressive TV career on such shows as Will & GraceMagnum P.I. & Third Rock From The Sun.

March 19, 2018

1.11: OFF THE JOB EXPERIENCE

Jesi and Lauren are back to chat Season One, Episode 11: “Off The Job Experience” written by Tom Seeley and previous guest Norm Gunzenhauser!

March 5, 2018

INTERVIEW:STEVEN PETERMAN -  WRITER/ EXEC PROD (SEASONS 1-6)

The gals are thrilled to welcome one of the original Murphy Brown writers (Seasons 1-6)  and later Executive Producer (Seasons 5-6): Steven Peterman!

February 28, 2018

1.10: KYLE

The time has arrived for the gals to chat about Leslie Jordan’s (Will & Grace,

Boston Legal.) episode of Murphy Brown!

February 19, 2018

1.09: I WOULD HAVE DANCED ALL NIGHT

Jesi and Lauren dive head first into the beginnings of “Trash TV” as they cover Season One, Episode 14: “It’s How You Play The Game” written by Russ Woody (Season One’s “Nowhere To Run” & “Kyle”)!

February 12, 2018

1.08: And So he Goes

It’s the first Murphy Brown episode of 1989 and the first penned by writing partners Denise Moss & Sy Dukane (Frasier,  Roseanne)!

February 5, 2018

1.07: SET ME FREE

Jesi and Lauren launch head first into the seventh episode of Season One and how the episode’s original filming changes their entire perspective on re-watch.

January 29, 2018

MURPHY'S BACK

(REVIVAL TALK #1)

Exciting news to report in the land of Murphy Brown! Lauren & Jesi chat about the new Murphy Brown revival news at CBS!!!

January 22, 2018

1.06: BABY LOVE

Jesi & Lauren chat about Season 1, Episode 6 “Baby Love” by friend of the podcast Korby Siamis (“The Middle”; “My Sister Sam”) as Frank and Murphy decide to try and have a kid together.

January 15, 2018

INTERVIEW: NORM GUNZENHAUSER -  WRITER

The gals are thrilled to welcome one of the original Murphy Brown writers to the show: Russ Woody (“Cybill,” “Becker,” “The Middle”) for a two-part interview! 

December 25, 2017

1.05: MURPHY'S PONY

It’s that time of year! A TV tradition since the dawn of the 'tube: the Christmas Episode! Jesi and Lauren go deep into Murphy Brown’s first Christmas (and Hanukkah) episode, “Murphy’s Pony,” written by series creator, Diane English. 

December 11, 2017

1.04: SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED

This week, Lauren and Jesi chat about a pod favorite, Season 1, Episode 4 - “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” - written by series creator, Diane English and introducing the character of Jake Lowenstein.

November 27, 2017

1.03: NOWHERE TO RUN

This week, Jesi and Lauren “embed” themselves into Season 1, Episode 3: Nowhere To Run written by Russ Woody. (“Cybill”, “Mad About You”, “The Middle”)  

But first they share some exciting tidbits about last week’s episode straight from the episode’s writer herself!

November 13, 2017

1.02: DEVIL WITH A BLUE DRESS ON

This week Lauren & Jesi tackle the sophomore episode of season one: “Devil With a Blue Dress On” by Korby Siamis.

October 30, 2017

1.01: RESPECT

Welcome to the start of Season One! Lauren and Jesi go through the pilot episode of Murphy Brown, “Respect”, written by series creator Diane English.

October 16, 2017

WELCOME TO FYI: AN ORIGIN STORY

LIVE from AntennaTV in NYC, it's FYI: The Murphy Brown Podcast!

October 11, 2017

THE 90S ARE BACK!(Trailer)

Co-Hosts Lauren Milberger & Jesi Mullins give you a 5 min promo for "FYI: The Murphy Brown Podcast".