A tribute to the icons of early television and an entertaining retrospective on the golden age of television comedy. DVD 4664 This second segment in a four-part series featuring archival clips offers a fresh take on the first celebrities of television, including interviews with many of them. Sam and Diane face the breakup of their explosive relationship and newcomer Frasier Crane is introduced. Everett Koop, nuclear protestors; Borat: Minor league baseball. Disc 1: Democratic National Convention: The Race From the White House. Disc 2, Republican National Convention: Target New York In addition to news reports of the real world with a satirical edge, the Daily Show also has celebrities (and semi-celebrities) on for interviews with the host, Jon Stewart. She tries to get by in life dealing with her various friends whom include the outgoing redhead Paige, the insecure photographer Adam, her unsure-of-himself cousin Spence, the coffee shop guy Joe Farrell, and the critical and obnoxious Audrey.
Includes footage from shows such as "The Milton Berle show", "The Ed Sullivan show", "The Jack Benny show", "The Red Skelton show", "I love Lucy", and "The Honeymooners." Six years in the making, the program features exclusive in-depth interviews with an unprecedented collection of TV's early stars. Sitcom focuses on the influential developers and actors in sitcoms that shaped the genre, including Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Jackie Gleason, Andy Griffith, Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore, Carl Reiner and Danny Thomas with clips from I love Lucy, The Honeymooners, The Andy Griffith Show, and the Dick Van Dyke Show, among others. DVD 9498 Early comic performances of the comedy team Abbott & Costello taken from the popular television show of the 1950's, the Colgate Comedy Hour. And the Cheers gang says goodbye to a beloved barstool regular - Coach. -- Episode 6: Belief: Ali G: Goes to Hollywood, sex roundtable, James Baker, Marlin Fitzwater; Borat: Guide to the South; Bruno: Alabama. Comedy Central's hit series, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart with episodes from the extremely popular Indecision 2004. ; A film about John Kerry; a film about Tungsten -- Convention day 4 (7/30/04): Stephen Colbert covers John Kerry's acceptance speech; Rob Corddry; Lewis Black catches new stories that fall through the cracks "Back in Black." Host: Jon Stewart; correspondents, Stephen Colbert, Samantha Bee, Rob Corddry, Ed Helms. Convention day 1 (8/31/04): Speeches by John Mc Cain and Rudy Giuliani; Stephen Colbert rubs elbows with Republicans, is branded a pervert; guest: Ted Koppel -- Convention day 2 (9/1/04): Arnold Schwarzenegger and Laura Bush rally; George W. Most challenging of all, Ellen also has to contend being around her annoying and overbearing parents Lois and Harold.
Starring: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Lon Chaney, Jr., Sid Fields. DVD 906 Cast: Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley, Julia Sawalha, June Whitfield, Jane Horrocks. DVD 5866 Series 5 Cleanin' -- Book clubbin' -- Panickin' -- Huntin', shootin', fishin' -- Birthin' -- Schmoozin' -- Exploitin' -- Cold turkey. Ratting on Ruthie; Educating Margaret; Loveless in San Francisco; Malpractice makes perfect; The apartment -- Disc 4. 3 Issue 17, p131-144, 14p UC users only Orbe, Mark; Seymour, Ruth; Kang, Mee-Eun. Kamalipour, Theresa Carilli ; foreword by George Gerbner. (Main (Gardner) Stacks; Comparative Ethnic Studies P94.5. Personnel: Although Gareth rules his kitchen with a will as hard as an iron skillet, he may be soft when it comes to sacking anyone. Host: Jon Stewart; correspondents, Stephen Colbert, Samantha Bee, Rob Corddry, Ed Helms. First Presidential debate : the squabble in Coral Gables -- Election night '04: prelude to a recount -- Daily Show rock! Anthony Brown, Adele Givens, Reggie Mc Fadden -- Show 3. While confronting contemporary social issues, Ellen serves up laughs and offbeat goofiness. DVD 885 Cast: Mister Peepers: Wally Cox, Tony Randall.
The comic misadventures of fashion femme fatales Edina and Patsy who drive Edina's sensible daughter, Saffron, up the wall with their constant drug abuse and outrageous selfishness. Doorhandle -- Happy New Year -- Sex -- Jealous -- Fear -- The end. Based on the original idea by Jennifer Saunders and Dawn French. Originally aired on television during the 2003 season. DVD 5867 Cast: Margaret Cho, Maddie Corman, Judy Gold, Amy Hill, Ashley Johnson, Clyde Kusatsu, Jodi Long, J. Notes from the underground; Venus de Margaret; A night at the Oprah; Pulp sitcom; Young Americans. "Ethnic Humor and Ingroup/Outgroup Positioning: Explicating Viewer Perceptions of All-American Girl." In: Cultural diversity and the U. M552 U628 1998) Cast: Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner, Sally Struthers. Meet the Bunkers; Writing the president; Oh, my aching back; Judging books by covers -- Disc 2. Beyond the pass: The struggling restaurant may be turned over to creditors...worse yet, a diner asks for salt! presents "midterm elections," an educational musical animated short -- John Edwards announcement (presidential candidacy) -- Stephen Colbert: Interviews I could get [with] Rev. Bill Bellamy, Laura Hayes, Gi George, Ted Carpenter. Martin Lawrence (host), Chris Tucker, Kevin Anthony, Alonzo "Hamburger" Jones, Bernie Mac -- Show 2. Season four includes the famous two-part episode in which Ellen comes out (The Puppy Episode). 1: Give me equity or give me death; A deer head for Joe; Splitsville, man; The parent trap; Looking out for number one; The bubble gum incident; Harold and Ellen; Not so great expectations; The pregnancy test -- v. Neutron is found, plus live from Epsom meet the most awful family in Britain, a doctor whose patients are stabbed by his nurse, father-in-law, the man who finishes other people's sentences and the Batsmen of the Kalahari. Hank Mc Cune: Hank Mc Cune, Hanley Stafford, Florence Bates. In Mister Peepers Robinson Peepers, a shy high school science teacher and his sister take a brief vacation; then school begins again.
Numerous in-jokes and heavy doses of cruel humour have made this television series a cult hit in the UK and abroad. Fashion -- Fat -- France -- Iso tank -- Birthday -- Magazine. Hospital -- Death -- Morocco -- New best friend -- Poor -- Birth. Originally broadcast as a television series 1994-1995. Archie gives blood; Gloria's pregnancy; Mike's hippie friends come to visit; Lionel moves into the neighborhood -- Disc 3. Subject to contract: There's a secret ingredient in today's menu when a prep assistant loses an adhesive bandage somewhere in the meal. Al Sharpton, Senator Bob Graham, Don King; Minority retort -- Rob Corddry: Democratic debate in NY; Democratic debate in Detroit; The secretaries' tour -- Ed Helms: Original introduction; principle spinner -- Samantha Bee: Block the vote; So you want to bee ... -- the National anthem performed by Samantha Bee, Stephen Colbert, Rob Corddry, Ed Helms -- Continental skiff boat oarsmen for veracity -- Steve Carell: trail and tribulations -- Bob Wiltfong: Sticker shock. Three full length shows from the Black Entertainment cable network's comedy series Comicview. Chris Rock (host), Ronnie Long, Dominique, Rudy Rush -- Show 3. 2: Kiss my bum; Bowl, baby, bowl; Fleas navidad; Alone again...naturally; Joe's kept secret; Makin' whoopie; Ellen unplugged; Ellen's deaf comedy jam -- v. In the Hank Mc Cune show the dim-witted Hank buys a television from credit sharks.
Edith has jury duty; Archie is worried about his job; Gloria discovers women's lib; Success story; The first and last supper. Videocassette release of three episodes of the BBC television show broadcast in 1993. Video/C 9703 Cast: Lenny Henry, Caroline Lee Johnson, Roger Griffiths with special guests. Host: Jon Stewart; correspondents, Stephen Colbert, Samantha Bee, Rob Corddry, Ed Helms. DVD 4078 Cast: Christopher Morris, Steve Coogan, Doon Mackichan, Patrick Marber, David Schneider, Michael Alexander. Cedric the Entertainer (host), George Willborn, Sonya D., Mike Bonner. 3: Hello, Dalai; Secrets & Ellen; Reversal of misfortune; The clip show patient; The puppy episode (part 1); The puppy episode (Part 2); Hello muddah, hello faddah; Moving on. Originally produced for television in the early 1950s. Video/C 9663 Cast: Wally Cox, Tony Randall, Jack Warden, Patricia Benoit, Jenny Egan, Ruth Mc Devitt. Peepers, that shy, quiet, slow-moving science teacher whose efforts to do the right thing always seemed to backfire.
The blame game -- Body language -- Once in a lifetime -- Forbidden fruits -- Disc 5. Story of love -- World's without love -- Happy trails -- Just looking -- Disc 3. "Their good looks, wit and charisma resulted in some of variety television's most memorable moments." Originally broadcast from 1950-1954. DVD X250 Peformers: Robin Williams, Whoopi Goldberg, Billy Crystal, Steve Allen, Richard Belzer, Sandra Bernhard, Sid Caesar, John Candy, George Carlin, Tony Danza, Richard Dreyfuss, Firesign Theatre, Michael J. Video/C 8642 Performers: Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg, Robin Williams, Steve Allen, , Louie Anderson, Roseanne Barr, Justine Bateman, Dabney Coleman, Peter Cook, Dana Carvey, Bill Dana, Michael J. Video/C 8643 This film features America's hottest comics during theirperformances at the Comic Relief III benefit for thehomeless. Video/C 8646 Performers: Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg, Robin Williams, Paula Poundstone, Dennis Miller, Dana Carvey, Joan Rivers, Steven Wright, Rita Rudner, Bobcat Goldthwait, Robert Klein, Louie Anderson, Paul Rodriguez, George Carlin, Elayne Boosler, Natalie Cole, Dave Coulier, Allan Harvey, Al Jarreau, Jake Johannsen, Kevin Meaney, Tom Parks, Bob Saget, Robert Wuhl. Watch as Stephen shows the nation how he "better" feels the facts, "better" knows the districts, and justifies injustices. Videocassette release of two episodes from the television program produced 1961-1966. Video/C 8225 Never Name a Duck -- Bank Book 6565696 -- Hustling the Hustler -- The Night the Roof Fell In -- A Man's Teeth Are Not His Own -- Give Me Your Walls. Little Rascals: Joe Cobb, Allen Hoskins, Mickey Daniels, Mary Kornman. Cast: Ernie Kovacs, Jolene Brand, Bobby Lauher, Joe Mikolas, Maggi Brown, Frances Mc Hale, Bob Warren. Goldberg traces Berg's rise to stardom from her childhood in New York to her early radio days in The rise of the Goldbergs (1929-46) to her enormously influential sitcom, The Goldbergs (1949-56), which brought Berg the first Best Actress Emmy in history. DVD features: audio commentary with the director; episodes of The Goldbergs; Gertrude Berg's guest appearances with Edward R. DVD X4424 Produced by Anil Gupta; directed by Nick Wood. Disc 3: Strangers in the house -- Halloween -- Other people's mothers -- Life of Brian.
Theme of life -- The playing field -- Happy birthday baby -- The inmates -- Disc 6. Originally broadcast as episodes of the television series in 19. DVD X2133 Two new beauties join the team and things get even more heated and hilarious at Cage & Fish. You never can tell -- Making spirits bright -- In dreams -- Love unlimited -- Disc 4. DVD 2049 Cast: Hattie Mc Daniel (1st-2nd episodes), Louise Beavers (3rd-4th episodes), Ernest Whitman, David Bruce, Ruby Dandridge, Jane Frazee. Fox, Estelle Getty, Bobcat Goldthwait, Buddy Hackett, Pee Wee Herman, Michael Keaton, Madeline Kahn, David Letterman, Robert Guillaume, Eugene Levy, Jerry Lewis, Howie Mandel, Penny Marshall, Dennis Miller, Bette Midler, Martin Mull, Minnie Pearl, Gilda Radner, Harold Ramis, Carl Reiner, Rob Reiner, Joan Rivers, Paul Rodriguez, Garry Shandling, Dick Shawn, Martin Short, David Steinberg, George Wendt, Henry Winkler, Henny Youngman. Fox, Estelle Getty, Dick Gregory, Bobcat Goldthwait, John Laroquette, Jon Lovitz, Rue Mc Clanahan, Dennis Miller, Dudley Moore, Catherine O'Hara, Louis Nye, Stuart Pankin, Tom Paston, Paul Reiser, Paul Rodriguez, Paul Shaffer, Judy Tenuta, Alan Thicke, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Marsha Warfield, Lucy Webb, Steven Wright. Included are hosts Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg and Robin Williams, along with Elayne Boosler, Bobcat Goldthwait, Arsenio Hall, Bob Newhart, Paula Poundstone, Paul Reiser, Pat Riley, Bob Saget, Garry Shandling, Steven Wright, Richard Lewis, Rick Ducommun, Paul Rodriguez, and Louie Anderson. Video/C 8775 Performers: Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg, Robin Williams, Garry Shandling, Brett Butler, Bob Saget, Alan King, Paul Rodriguez, Dennis Miller, Kevin Pollak, Paula Poundstone, Dave Chappelle, Bill Maher, Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca, Bob Goldthwait, Marga Gomez, Carlos Menicia, Paul Mooney, Howard Morris, Rick Overton, Carl Reiner, Jeffrey Tambor. Video/C 8645 Performers: Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg, Robin Williams, Dennis Miller, Paula Poundstone, Robert Wuhl, Chris Rock, Drew Carey, Paul Rodriguez, Richard Jeni, Steve Allen, Louie Anderson, Margaret Cho, Bill Dana, Robert Klein, Don Knotts, David Letterman, Louis Nye, Tom Poston, Bob Saget, Tom Scott, Sinbad, Shadoe Stevens, Suzanne Westenhoefer, Bob Zmuda. Contents: The Word : Truthiness -- The Word : Wikiality -- Better know a district -- Indecision 2006 -- Green screen challenge -- Barry Manilow -- Guitarmageddon -- Saginaw Spirit -- Papa Bear -- Cooking with feminists -- Jane Fonda interview -- Stone Phillips : Let the gravitas begin -- Stephen Jr. -- Threat down -- Ice cream & Willie Nelson -- Hungarian bridge -- A rare correction -- Meta-free-phor-all. Videocassette release of six episodes from the television program produced 1961-1966. Dick Van Dyke show: Created by Carl Reiner, shows the misadventures of a TV writer both at work and at home. Disc 1 Cast: Ernie Kovacs, Jolene Brand, Bobby Lauher, Joe Mikolas, Maggi Brown, Frances Mc Hale, Bob Warren. Murrow and on Ed Sullivan; additional scenes and interviews; bonus Gertrude Berg recipe; essay from the director and more. Cast: Sanjeev Bhaskar, Meera Syal, Kulvinder Ghir, Nina Wadia. Includes the washing of the Montgolfier Brothers, a musical courtmartial, Norwegian Party political broadcast with subtitles, the last five miles of the M2, a documentary on ants, poetry about ants, at home with an ant and other pets, ant communication and different endings. Disc 4: Self-esteem -- Pressure -- On the wagon -- So-called angels.
Nelle Porter instantly breaks hearts, and the equally intriguing Ling Woo, attracts everyone. Angels and blimps -- Pyramids on the Nile -- Side show -- Sex, lies & politics -- Disc 5. A comedy series in the early 1950s with the central role pointed to the Negro domestic who pulls the weekly family situations together with more common sense than all of the other family members. In this sixth installment of Comic Relief, an amazingarray of Hollywood's funniest people are back yetagain to raise money for the homeless. Video/C 8644 Performers: Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg, Robin Williams, Garry Shandling, Brett Butler, Bob Saget, Alan King, Paul Rodriguez, Dennis Miller, Kevin Pollak, Paula Poundstone, Dave Chappelle, Bill Maher, Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca, Bob Goldthwait, Marga Gomez, Carlos Menicia, Paul Mooney, Howard Morris, Rick Overton, Carl Reiner, Jeffrey Tambor. Over two dozen of America's comedians present a programof stand-up comedy, skits, and mind-bending mania as afundraiser for the homeless. Special features: The word (including Merriam-Webster's 2006 word of the year: truthiness; Better know a district; Green screen challenge; Stephen Jr. DVD 9252 Cast: Bill Cosby; Phylicia Rashad; Malcolm-Jamal Warner. The show expertly blended slapstick with sophistication, influencing the caliber of TV comedy programs for decades. Ernie Kovacs monologue -- 1812 Overture (also on vhs Video/C 6570) -- Various shorts -- Western parody -- Nairobi duo in space -- Musical office -- Oscilloscope sketches -- Wolfgang Sauerbraten (also on vhs Video/C 6570) -- Dinner symphony -- Whom dunnit? A British television comedy series presenting a satirical exploration of racial stereotypes in Britain, as seen from an Indian point-of-view. Disc 5: Resolutions -- Betrayal -- Weekend -- In dreams begin responsibilities. Special features: Disc 1: "Pilot" commentary by Marshall Herskovitz, Winnie Holzman, Scott Winant ; Disc 3: "Other people's mothers" commentary by Bess Armstrong, Claudia Weill; "Life of Brian" commentary by Devon Gummersall, Todd Holland, Jason Katims ; Disc 4: "Self-esteem" commentary by Claire Danes, Winnie Holzman; "So-called angels" commentaries by Wilson Cruz, Winnie Holzman, Scott Winant ; Disc 5: "Weekend" commentary by Bess Armstrong, Lisa Wilhoit, Adam Dooley ; Disc 6: Featurettes with MSCL cast and creators: My so-called life story; A conversation with: Claire Danes and Winnie Holzman; A conversation with: Marshall Herskovitz and Winnie Holzman; The characters: Angela, The Chase family, The friends; The music; Interview with Claire Danes; Highlights: 1995 Museum of Television & Radio (now known as the Paley Center for Media) Panel; Photo gallery.
More and more subject to outrageous hallucinations, Ally struggles to give up her dream of Mr. Adding to all the sexy fun is an unexpected visitor: Mr. Civil Wars -- Those lips, that hand -- Let's dance -- Only the lonely -- Disc 6. Driven off the air by "boycotts" and accusations of "racial stereotyping," it would be the last TV series to feature a black woman in the leading role for 10 years. DVD X5852 Two episodes of the television program by ABC-TV produced in the 1950's. Beverly hillbillies: Elly's animals; Jed plays Solomon; Duke steals a wife; Jed buys the freeway; Jed becomes a banker. Side B: Beverly hillbillies: Family tree; Jed pays his income tax; Clampetts are overdrawn; Giant jackrabbit; Clampetts and the Dodgers. Includes atribute to the casts of Your Show of Shows and Star Trek, the next generation. Includes a reunion of theoriginal cast from the Steve Allen Show and a take-offon the O. - flight of a patriot; : Papa Bear" Bill O'Reilly enters the Eagle's Nest; Cooking with feminists Meta-free-phor-all. The story of a prosperous African American couple living in New York City, raising five children in an uplifting, positive environment. DVD 2859 Complete first season of the television sit-com Diff'rent Strokes. (also on vhs Video/C 6570)-- Kitchen symphony (also on vhs Video/C 6570) -- Percy Dovetonsils -- Wagon train -- Kovacs on music -- Hospital sketch -- Swan Lake of gorillas -- Musical spaghetti -- Nairobi trio -- Street scene -- Ah! Disc 2 Eugene -- Silent western (also on vhs Video/C 6570)-- Eugene reads -- Pinball -- Eugene's lunch box -- Dutch masters -- Miklos Molnar -- Auntie Gruesome -- Matzoh Hepplewhite -- Figaro -- Percy Dovetonsils -- Roger Simess -- Ernie at the peep-show -- Dr. 1 Features: The "crazy" 1812 Overture; a parody of 1950's TV Westerns; the Musical Office; the Kitchen Symphony; the woman-in-a-tub skits; Percy Dovetonsils reads a poem called "Leslie the mean animal trainer;" Wolfgang Sauerbraten selling Pffft spritzer; the bow & arrow blackouts; the "Whom Dunnit" game show. Video/C 6570 Cast: Robert Young, Jane Wyatt, Elinor Donahue, Billy Gray, Lauren Chapin. With a stunning stream of sketches and songs presents series 1, 2, and 3 plus the special "Back where they came from." Originally presented on BBC television between 19. DVD 3793 (series 1 also on VHS Video/C 8527) The informer: In this original pilot episode of the comic television series about American prisoners of war, a German spy witnesses Hogan's underground operation and can't believe his eyes. Originally broadcast on television during the 1994-1995 season. DVD X6828 Featuring: Gale Storm, Ben Blue, Hans Conreid, Stan Freberg, Jonathan Winters, Jack Albertson, Groucho Marx.
The first season of the 1970's sit-com that broke ground for the way it discussed controversial topics and dealt with bigotry and politics. Featuring: Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner, Sally Struthers. A British sit-com of Gareth Blackstock, the "finest" chef in England, possibly the world, who rules the kitchen of Le Chateau Anglais, the most upscale French restaurant in England. The first three episodes from a television satire of British news programmes. Three full length shows from the Black Entertainment cable network's comedy series Comicview. DVD 1059 The Night the Roof Fell In: Rob and Laura each tells their side of an argument to friends when Rob doesn't come home after a marital dispute. Never Name a Duck: Two orphan ducklings come to live at the Petrie house. Originally broadcast on television during the 1996-1997 season. Includes the first 26 episodes from this early classic televison sit-com.
The show's central character, Archie Bunker, was a working-class family man who held bigoted, conservative views of the world. Three episodes from one of the first sit-coms to take on controversial social issues. Big cheese: All statuses are quo in the kitchen: it's a madhouse, especially when Chef Gareth gets ready for the arrival of an eminent restaurateur. It parodies the 'hard-hitting' style of journalism, as well as mocking sports journalism, weather reports, American news programmes, business reports, soa poperas and many other targets. PAL format Video/C 9853 Cast: Christopher Morris, Steve Coogan, Doon Mackichan, Patrick Marber, David Schneider, Michael Alexander. When one gets sick Rob and Laura teach Richie lessons on love and responsibility. DVD 6645 Disc 1, The Early Years: Contents It's time for Ernie -- Ernie in Kovacsland -- Kovacs on the corner -- Kovacs unlimited. DVD 4863 Cast: Candice Bergen, Grant Shaud, Faith Ford, Joe Regalbuto, Robert Pastorelli, Charles Kimbrough, Pat Corley.
His viewpoints clash with nearly everyone he comes into contact with especially his liberal son-in-law, Mike. Judging books by covers: Archie ridicules Mike and Gloria's intellectual friend Roger for being gay, but he is straight as an arrow. Fame is the spur: A little TV-publicity can't hurt the restaurant but no one expects the cameras to be rolling when a prep assistant lets live crayfish escape. This segment contains footage of a helicopter being flown at small children,an American Elvis impersonator, a gangsta rapper, the constitutional crisis that followed John Major's fightwith the Queen and an interview with a swimming poolattendant. The first three episodes from a television satire of British news programmes. Videocassette release of two episodes from the television program produced 1961-1966. Video/C 8224 Hustling the Hustler: Will Buddy's younger brother, Blacky, sucker Rob out of 0 bucks during a friendly game of pool before he leaves town? Bonus features: 1987 atlas hall of fame induction; remembering Ernie with George Schlatter and Jolene Brand; "baseball film"; making of "baseball film "; "the mysterious knockwurst"; Andy Mckay 8mm home movie. DVD X5816 Disc 2, The NBC Morning Show Bonus materials: Percy Dovetonsils "Ode to Stanley's pussycat" -- Martin Krutch, Public eye -- Rock Mississippi in Fingers under Weskit" -- Howard, the world's strongest ant -- J. Disc two contains episodes from The NBC morning show of Ernie Kovacs at his best during his time on the Morning show in 1956. DVD X5817 Disc 4, The Late 1950's Contents: Saturday color carnival: "The Ernie Kovacs show" (Jan. Special features: Glee music jukebox; The making of The Rocky Horror glee show; bonus song; Getting waxed with Jane Lynch; A day in the life of Brittany; Shooting Glee in NYC; more. DVD X6452 Cast: Gertrude Berg, Philip Loeb, Harold J. Harris, Arlene Mc Quade, Larry Robinson, Tom Taylor, Olga Favian, Eli Mintz, Arnold Stang, Betty Bendyke, Jon Lorner, Susan Steell, Ruth Yorke. Murphy Brown is an outspoken TV journalist, who along with her quirky cohorts of the top-rated newsmagazine show, FYI, struggles to handle personal and professional problems with humor and insight. Respect (pilot) -- Devil with a blue dress on -- Nowhere to run -- Signed, sealed, delivered -- Murphy's pony -- Baby love -- Disc 2.