I suggested back on February 14th that “Murphy Brown” should revive the Wolf Network for its reboot. That’s the Fox News-like place where Jim Dial went to work when he had a fight with “FYI” and its own CBS network 20 years ago.
So it turns out that Murphy’s son Avery will have a job at the Wolf Network as the “liberal voice” — whatever that means. This will make for outrageous satire, as it did back in the day. Only back then Fox News was only a tenth of its current awfulness.
If anyone has a clip of that show, please email me at email@example.com.
Meantime, here’s my favorite “Murphy Brown” clip. Stuart Best was fired from “FYI” before the show became a hit. His name was a nod to Stu Sutcliffe and Pete Best, the Beatles who left the group early on. Stuart, a weasel, is now a congressman played by Wally Shawn, and he has special interests: