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Interview: Writers Gina Ippolito & Skander Halim (11.3: #MurphyToo) Part 2 of 2

10/25/2018
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Jesi and Lauren are elated to welcome the writing team of Gina Ippolito & Skander Halim (Story Editors) from the revival writing team to the pod! The gals chat with Gina and Skander about their first episode of Murphy Brown, last week’s “#MurphyToo” episode! Topics include: Working in the writers’ room, how they developed the episode itself, being “the young people” in the room, and a frank discussion about the themes and meaning of the episode. Also, we have Gina and Skander take the...

Duration:00:37:39

Interview: Writers Gina Ippolito & Skander Halim (11.3: #MurphyToo) Part 1 of 2

10/18/2018
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Jesi and Lauren are elated to welcome the writing team of Gina Ippolito & Skander Halim (Story Editors) from the revival writing team to the pod! The gals chat with Gina and Skander about their first episode of Murphy Brown, last week’s “#MurphyToo” episode! Topics include: Working in the writers’ room, how they developed the episode itself, being “the young people” in the room, and a frank discussion about the themes and meaning of the episode. Tune in next week for Part 2 when we have Gina...

Duration:01:09:49

2.01: The Brothers Silverberg w/ Director Barnet Kellman Part 2 of 2

10/10/2018
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We pick up where we left off as Jesi, Lauren, and episode director Barnet Kellman continue their breakdown of the Season 2 opener. Topics include: the amazing Jane Leeves and her career, the deeper meaning of the episode, banister acting, and women over 40 on television. www.patreon.com/MurphyBrownPod Check out the free swag and special features! Check out Show Notes at www.MurphyBrownPod.com for extra info on what we discussed! Please also review/rate/subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or...

Duration:00:57:51

Revival Talk # 1: ”Getting The Band Back Together!” (Season 11)

10/4/2018
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Jesi and Lauren are here to give first thoughts and impressions of the first episode of the Murphy Brown revival aka the Season 11 opener “Fake News,” written by series creator Diane English! Plus, behind-the-scenes insights from the gals who attended the filming of the revival pilot! www.patreon.com/MurphyBrownPod - check out the free swag and special features! Check out Show Notes at www.MurphyBrownPod.com for extra info on what we discussed! Please also review/rate/subscribe to the...

Duration:00:46:30

2.01: The Brothers Silverberg w/ Director Barnet Kellman Part 1

9/27/2018
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Welcome to Season 2! Jesi, Lauren, and special guest, director Barnet Kellman take a deep dive into Murphy and Miles’ relationship in this season opener (and pod favorite), written by creator Diane English. Learn behind the scenes factoids direct from the set, secrets from the script, and Jesi teaches us some behind-the-scenes history! Bonus fun: The gals reconstruct the moments usually cut from syndication! Join us Monday, Oct 8th for Part 2! www.MurphyBrownpod.com

Duration:00:55:03

ENCORE EPISODE: 1.13: Soul Man

9/26/2018
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WELCOME TO MURPHY BROWN WEEK! Take a look back at our first episode as we gear up for "Murphy Thursday" with new episodes of Murphy Brown on CBS and (In your ear holes) the podcast! (Yay, Season 2!) Join us all week for Encore episodes of the pod! Jesi and Lauren have a jam-packed episode as they talk about a Season One favorite, Episode 13: “Soul Man’ written by Tom Seeley and friend and guest of the pod, Norm Gunzenhauser. (We recommend we go back and listen to his interview - link below -...

Duration:01:08:40

ENCORE EPISODE: WELCOME TO FYI: AN ORIGIN STORY

9/24/2018
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WELCOME TO MURPHY BROWN WEEK! Take a look back at our first episode as we gear up for "Murphy Thursday" with new episodes of Murphy Brown on CBS and (In your ear holes) the podcast! (Yay, Season 2!)Join us all week for Encore episodes of the pod! FYI: The Murphy Brown podcast is an episode-by-episode discussion of the landmark sitcom Murphy Brown (1988-1998). Hosted by super fans actor/writers Lauren Milberger & Jesi Mullins, the series will not only break down each episode of the ten-year...

Duration:00:38:22

Season One (1988-1989) Wrap-Up

9/10/2018
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Welcome to what the gals hope to be a regular feature on the podcast: A season-ending retrospective! Jesi and Lauren have prepared questions for each other on their favorite things from the past season. Questions include: what changed during their rewatch, favorite episodes, moments, guest stars and more! Also, a special Season Two podcast announcement!

Duration:00:22:17

1.17: My Dinner With Einstein

7/2/2018
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Jesi and Lauren are talking Murphy Brown and nerds this week! The gals chat legendary guest star Buck Henry (“Saturday Night Live,” “30 Rock,” “The Graduate,” “Get Smart”), take a deep dive into their experiences with perfume/fragrances, plus the secret history of Season 1, Episode 17’s cold open song, “He’s a Rebel.” Bonus email commentary and tidbits from episode co-writer (and friend of the pod) Steven Peterman! To check out Show Notes as well as our previous two-part interview with...

Duration:01:12:46

1.16: Moscow On the Potomac

6/25/2018
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It’s 2018 and the Gals are talking US/Russian relations...only way back in 1989! Look out for accents galore, discussions about inclusion in today’s society, love for Shirley MacLaine (even if Murphy has none), and childhood memories of E.T. & She-Ra. www.murphybrownpod.com for show notes and our episode archive. Please subscribe/rate/review

Duration:01:12:00

Interview: Joe Regalbuto (Frank Fontana) Part 2 of 2

6/18/2018
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Jesi and Lauren bring you Part Two of their interview with Joe Regalbuto a.k.a Frank Fontana! Topics include: Age on television in the 21st century, more revival talk, the psyche of Frank Fontana, and how Joe’s career may be coming full circle in Astoria, Queens! Check out more episodes and more info about this episode under Show Notes: www.murphybrownpod.com Note: The film Joe and Steve Peterman (writer/producer for Murphy Brown) did together was a TV movie called “The Other Woman” (1983).

Duration:00:57:18

Interview: Joe Regalbuto (Frank Fontana) Part 1 of 2

6/11/2018
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Jesi and Lauren are thrilled to bring you Part One of their interview with Joe Regalbuto a.k.a Frank Fontana! Topics include: Joe’s origin story on the East Coast, stories of his past co-stars - including Mary Tyler Moore, Frank’s relationship with Murphy, and Joe’s time on television in the 1980s (including Golden Girls). And we ask Joe what he can or not can say about the upcoming Murphy Brown revival. Check out more episodes and more info about this episode under Show Notes:...

Duration:00:47:12

Revival Talk (Upfronts 2018)

5/24/2018
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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!

Duration:00:29:31

1.15: Mama Said

5/21/2018
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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.) written by series creator Diane English. Topics include: Parent/child relationships, head canon, and Ms. Dewhurst’s life/career, including her experience working on Murphy Brown in her own words! Check out Show Notes for more on this episode at www.murphybrownpod.com

Duration:01:14:14

Interview: Russ Woody - Murphy Brown Writer (Seasons 1-2,6,10) Part 2 of 2

5/14/2018
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The gals are thrilled to welcome one of the original Murphy Brown writers to the show: Russ Woody (“Cybill,” “Becker,” “The Middle”) for the conclusion of his two part interview! Topics include: Working alone vs working with a writing partner, his time on the infamous “Cybill” set, Christine Baranski, and truth in comedy writing. And, we ask Russ about the upcoming Murphy Brown revival. Join us for big laughs and lots of TV history! Check out our show notes (under episodes) for Russ’s...

Duration:00:41:08

Interview: Russ Woody - Murphy Brown Writer (Seasons 1-2,6,10) Part 1 or 2

5/7/2018
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The gals are thrilled to welcome one of the original Murphy Brown writers to the show: Russ Woody (“Cybill,” “Becker,” “The Middle”)! Topics include: The timeless allure of Ted Danson, his writing process, and some amazing stories from Murphy Brown. Join us for big laughs and lots of TV history! Then stay tuned next week for tales of Russ’s time working on the infamous “Cybill” set & we ask him about the revival. Check out our show notes (under episodes) for Russ’s resume, pictures, and...

Duration:00:46:01

1.14: It's How You Play The Game

4/23/2018
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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”)! Topics include: Ratings then and today, Joe Regalbuto and Faith Ford’s Emmy submissions. Lauren takes a “walk on the wild side” and goes in depth about the talk show scene of the late 1980s - including the host that loosely inspired Jerry Gold! - while Jesi discusses verbiage surrounding sex...

Duration:01:11:43

1.13: Soul Man

4/18/2018
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Jesi and Lauren have a jam-packed episode as they talk about a Season One favorite, Episode 13: “Soul Man’ written by Tom Seeley and friend and guest of the pod, Norm Gunzenhauser. (We recommend we go back and listen to his interview - link below - if you haven’t already!) Topics include: Accepting progress, Friendship, Inclusion, and how women can be just as crude as men. Also, Jesi talks Charles Kimbrough’s origins story and connection to Stephen Sondheim, while Lauren goes into the...

Duration:01:08:40

1.12: Why Do Fools Fall In Love?

4/9/2018
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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. Topics include: Is Amy Yasbeck really in this episode? Frank’s issues, Jim’s flaws, and the gals wax nostalgic on the death of the network TV miniseries. Also included: A brief update on the Murphy Brown revival returns and new casting, plus a few tidbits on the episode (this time about Diane English) via Korby. And the gals briefly chat about the evolution of...

Duration:01:04:13

Interview: Marianne Muellerleile (Secretary #8)

4/2/2018
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Marianne Muellerleile is that face you know from films such as “Terminator,” “Memento,” and “Return To Me.” She’s also a part of television history with credits spanning from “Moonlighting” to “Cybill”! The gals sit down to talk with Marianne about her time on “Murphy Brown” as Secretary #8 (Season 1, Episode 6 “Baby Love”) as well her impressive TV career on such shows as “Will & Grace,” “Magnum P.I.” & “Third Rock From The Sun.” If you like television as much as Jesi and Lauren do, you...

Duration:01:00:19