Murphy Brown: Funnies Girl (1989)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Media Satire, Sitcom [TV], Workplace Comedy  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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After making a mistake on the air, Murphy (Candice Bergen) finds herself being caricatured as "Mouthy Brown" in a comic strip drawn by satirical cartoonist Pat O'Shea (Gregory Proccacino). Unwilling to be thought of as a bad sport, Murphy pretends to find her cartoon counterpart to be hilarious, all the while seething inside. But when O'Shea begins to use his strip to attack the rest of the "FYI" staff, it's time for some retaliatory action. The "comic" motif in this episode is played to the hilt, right down to the utilization of animated thought balloons and "idea" light bulbs. And, oh yes, Secretary #18 (Josh Pais) makes his expectedly brief appearance.