Hillary Clinton was the primary huge title cameo of “Murphy Brown’s” revival season.
Clinton appeared in the Sept. 27 premiere of the Candice Bergen-led sitcom — however not as herself. As an alternative, she was “Hilary,” a lady who mentioned she is commonly mistaken for the previous presidential candidate however truly spells her title with just one “L.” She arrived at Murphy’s new cable information present, “Murphy in the Morning,” to interview for the “secretarial place.”
“Your fame proceeds you, however I need you to know I’m not afraid of arduous work, I’m certified, and I’m prepared on day one,” Clinton mentioned to Murphy in the beginning of her interview.
Murphy went on to ask if she had any secretarial expertise (“For 4 years I used to be the secretary … of a really giant group,” she replied) and if she had expertise with know-how and teamwork.
“I do have some expertise with emails,” she mentioned. And on the subject of how many individuals it takes to run a manufacturing, she relied on one other certainly one of her marketing campaign mottos: “Everybody works collectively, it takes a village.”
Ultimately, although, Murphy mentioned though she was “very spectacular,” she was “possibly somewhat over-qualified” and wanted a while to consider the rent. Clinton left Murphy with a enterprise card that mentioned her electronic mail tackle was “Hilary at you may have had me dot com.”
This marks the primary of Clinton’s two CBS cameos this fall tv season. She may also seem in the fifth season premiere of “Madam Secretary.”
“Murphy Brown” creator and showrunner Diane English first teased this cameo look through the Tv Critics Assn. press tour panel for the revival, saying they’d an “enormously well-known particular person” in the primary episode.
“We’ve at all times tried to blur the strains between fiction and actuality, and we had been so profitable in doing that in the primary iteration of this present that the vice chairman thought Murphy was an actual particular person,” English mentioned. “And so we plan to do the identical factor once more.”
The unique “Murphy Brown,” which ran on CBS for 10 seasons from 1988 to 1998, grew to become identified for a variety of cameos. Iconic figures in popular culture similar to Aretha Franklin appeared, as did huge names in the information media, similar to Connie Chung, and politics — most notably Dan Quayle from that latter enviornment.
Quayle famously criticized “Murphy Brown” for “selling” single motherhood when Bergen’s character received pregnant together with her son and determined to have and lift him on her personal, and dropping his title grew to become a standard prevalence on the collection afterwards, however he additionally appeared in the 1992 episode “You Say Potatoe, I Say Potato: Half 2.”
For the revival, English selected to start out these cameos with somebody whose politics rather more intently align with the titular character of Murphy’s. Now the query is whether or not the present will attain throughout the aisle for future ones.
“Murphy Brown” airs Thursdays at 9:30 p.m. on CBS.