15 September 2009

A Modernizing of a TV Show I Can Live With

Yeah, sure, we've got new versions of 90210 and Melrose Place and all the rest... but I say the times are just right for a new version of an old TV show from the eighties and nineties that might actually be good.

Murphy Brown. I watched this show when I was a kid and remember finding it funny even when I didn't know why. This episode was linked by driftglass earlier today, and it's amazing how much of it still holds up. I'd love to see NBC pair a new version of this with The Office and 30 Rock.

(If you don't want to watch the whole video, just skip to the last eight minutes or so for a classic bit with Wallace Shawn.)

1 comment:

SarahBurris said...

I heard that Diane English wanted to revive Murphy for the 2012 elections in a miniseries. I think that might be funny.

For now you can join the Facebook fan page as well as follow Murphy on Twitter. There are a few of us working to help promote MB stuff and advocate for the release of the season 2 DVDs.

Twitter: http://twitter.com/TheMurphinator
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Murphy-Brown/27162404237?ref=ts
TheMurphyCoalition: http://groups.google.com/group/murphycoalition