Respect is the premiere episode of the first season in this television sitcom of Murphy Brown, which aired for the first time from CBS on November 14, 1988. It was directed by Barret Kellman and written by Diane English.

Summary Edit

Murphy returns to FYI after rehab at the Betty Ford clinic, and isn't sure she still has her edge. In her first week back she deals with Miles, a new young executive producer; Corky, a new beauty-queen anchor; Eldin, a hard-to-reach housepainter; and a publicity-seeking interview subject who wants to avoid the one question on everyone's mind.

Cast Edit

Main Edit

Guest Edit

  • John Achorn as Stage Manager
  • Mary Cadorette as Sherry French, Secretary #1
  • Kathleen Freeman as Mrs. Caldwell
  • Tony Goldwyn as Bobby Powell
  • Charley Lang as Robert, Secretary #2
  • Mark Lonow as Jerry Weiss

Trivia Edit

  • The title is based on the R&B song "Respect" written By (and sung by) Otis Redding, but became a big hit in 1967 for Aretha Franklin.

Quotes Edit

  v - e - dMurphy Brown Season 1
RespectDevil with a Blue Dress OnNowhere to RunSigned, Sealed, DeliveredMurphy's PonyBaby LoveSet Me FreeAnd So He GoesI Would Have Danced All NightKyleOff the Job ExperienceWhy Do Fools Fall in Love?Soul ManIt's How You Play the GameMama SaidMoscow on the PotomacMy Dinner with EinsteinFunnies GirlThe Unshrinkable Murphy BrownThe Summer of '77The BicknersThe Morning Show
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