The Best Episodes Directed by Peter Bonerz
#3 - Who is Mr. X?
The Bob Newhart Show Season 4 - Episode 9
Bob accepts a seemingly innocent invitation to appear as the guest on a TV discussion program. He winds up in the jaws of a dilemma when the show host turns out to have the disposition of a shark.
#4 - Breaking Up is Hard to Do
The Bob Newhart Show Season 5 - Episode 12
Bob undergoes a shock when his mother announces that she has separated from his father after 47 years of marriage.
#7 - Say Uncle, Carlton
Wings Season 5 - Episode 15
To help pay of his new used cab,Antonio gets a job as a chauffeur...for Carlton Blanchard.Things get even worse when Carlton's equally annoying Nephew Lewis arrives on Nantucket to attend Carlton's Retired Businessman of the Year banquet.
#8 - Freudian Ship
The Bob Newhart Show Season 6 - Episode 13
The Hartleys embark on a seagoing vacation to put work behind them. But Bob can't resist playing psychologist when he undertakes to counsel a married couple.
#10 - The One Where Ross Finds Out
Friends Season 2 - Episode 7
A drunken Rachel calls Ross and reveals her feelings for him on his answering machine. Meanwhile, Monica finds work as Chandler's personal trainer and Phoebe has a hard time trying to get her boyfriend to sleep with her.
#14 - Boys Will Be Girls
Wings Season 5 - Episode 20
When the High School football coach who used to terrorize the Hackett's returns to Nantucket to be honored in a Gym dedication,Joe and Brian plan a practical joke to get even.Sneaking into the Coach's hotel room at night,the brothers dress him up like a woman and take pictures of him.Unfortunately,the coach died earlier that night,and when his body is discovered in the morning,rumors abound about his crossdressing private life.When Helen learns about the brothers' practical joke,she forces them to speak at the dedication ceremony,but instead of admitting their deed,the brothers defend the of privacy of individuals and escape unscathed.
#15 - Hey, Nineteen
Wings Season 5 - Episode 16
To Helen's discust and Brian's envy,Joe starts dating 19 year old Courtney Blake.For Joe it's a perfectly meanlingless relationship,but for Courtney it appears to be much more serious,as her poem vows her love or else death seems to attest to.But Joe soon finds out that those words where spoken for another,much older man than he. Meanwhile,Roy and Antonio find a dog whose cute charm no woman can resist.
#16 - Long Distance Lament
Wings Season 5 - Episode 22
When Davis cancels yet another date,Helen decides to go ut with another man.When Joe's date with Sandra suddenly comes into conflict with his date with Joy,Joe decides to lie his way of his date with Sandra.Joe's lies come back to bite him,as Joy cancels on him.Davis shows up on the island after all,only to find out Helen is out with another man.So he treats Joe to a night out at the Club Car,where Helen and her date show up,followed quickly by Sandra.Joe ends up busted while Davis and Helen go elsewhere to reconcile.
#17 - A Decent Proposal
Wings Season 5 - Episode 24
Joe's efforts to raise more money for Sandpiper,seem to be on the verge of paying off;he awaits word from the bank loan office.Meanwhile, Helen is distraught at the news of Davis' mid-week arrival,she is sure Davis is coming to break up with her.But Davis surprises her with a marriage proposal,and she readily accepts.She leaves to go home to pack for her flight to New York that night just as Joe arrives back from the bank,with the good news that the bank has agreed to the loan.Stunned by the news of the marriage,Joe goes over to Helen's house.Joe and Helen congratulate each other on their respective good fortunes and the memory of their relationship returns.When Brian enters Joe rooom later that night,he finds..... Helen and Joe in bed together.
#19 - The One with Chandler in a Box
Friends Season 4 - Episode 8
Chandler agrees to spend Thanksgiving in a shipping crate as penance for kissing Kathy. The gang decides to give each other Secret Santa gifts. After Monica gets ice in her eye, her doctor ends up being Richard's son.
#20 - Roy Crazy
Wings Season 5 - Episode 21
The appearance of Roy's ex-wife Sylvia on Nantucket surprises the gang as much as it delights Roy.Roy hopes for a recounciliation,but after a phone call comes into AeroMass saying that she was only doing it to get even with her cheating ex-husband,Brian reluctantly tells Roy.Roy refuses to believe him at first,but eventually skips out on Sylvia sleeping with Sylvia. Meanwhile,Helen tries to fend of a smitten and slightly crazy waiter from the crab house she went to the other night.
#22 - Exclusively Yours
Wings Season 5 - Episode 17
Brian's exclusive commitment to Alex is sorely tested when Joe flies in a group of models for a photo shoot. Meanwhile,Helen's decision to name food items on her menu after the people in the airport doesn't go as well as she would have hoped.Lowell takes forever deciding what he wants to be,but finally suggests "LowellSlaw",and Roy objects to being associated with the Giant Turkey Leg,which he orders every day.
#23 - The Usual Suspects
Murphy Brown Season 3 - Episode 24
Murphy goes off the deep end when a tabloid prints lies about her, one of which says she is drinking again.
#24 - I'm As Much of a Man as I Ever Was
Murphy Brown Season 4 - Episode 3
Gene Kinsella finds out about Murphy's pregnancy and considers the idea of taking her off the air. But Miles convinces him not to. Once that is solved, Murphy must get a quote from the president for her latest story. Frank says the only way to get this quote is jogging with him. Murphy thinks she's up for the job but Frank and Jim don't think so because of her pregnancy. So, Murphy accepts Frank's offer of getting the quote for her. When that doesn't work, Murphy tries to get it herself and ends up running over the president with her bike. Even though Murphy didn't get her quote she's happy, and concludes that her pregnancy will not make her life any more difficult, all she has to do is be a little more creative.
#25 - The Faygitive
Wings Season 5 - Episode 14
Fay is feeling spooked when friends tell her that someone has been asking questions about her.When a Private Investigator shows up at the airport,she's not sure what to expect.The man who hired the P.I. shows up and tells his story;He was a soldier who went to a USO dance where Fay volunteered,back during the Korean War,who went off to war owing Fay a dance,and he's finally arrived to get that last dance. Meanwhile,Antonio gets an illegal cable hookup from a friend of Roy's.
#26 - Inside Murphy Brown
Murphy Brown Season 4 - Episode 10
Murphy has an appointment with a gynecologist for a test she can't drive to, when no one else is available, Jim must take her. The results of the test are normal with one exception, it's a boy.
#27 - He-Ho, He-Ho, It's Off to Lamaze We Go
Murphy Brown Season 4 - Episode 23
Murphy's doctor advises her to take Lamaze classes, and even though Murphy thinks it's not really necessary, she agrees. The problem is that Murphy has to find a partner for that. Frank is her first choice, but he won't be able to make it, because he has to go on location for a story. Murphy then goes after Jim, but only the thought makes him very embarassed and uncomfortable. Miles can't do it either for the same reason. Corky offers to, but Murphy doesn't think it's a good idea. The only one left is Eldin, who reluctantly agrees saying that ha can't make any promises, because he's a free spirit and he doesnt like to stick around at the same place for too long (yeah, right). And that's a big commitment for him. They go to the first class and aparently Murphy and Eldin is not the only couple who doesn't know what they're doing. At the second class, one of the couples is absent, because they had thir baby. The other two seem to be getting better, but Murphy is still clueless. Th
#28 - The Kiss and the Kiss-Off
Home Improvement Season 6 - Episode 25
Lisa, the old Tool Time girl, returns and Tim gives her her old job back without consulting Heidi, the current Tool Time girl.
#32 - Uh-Oh (2)
Murphy Brown Season 4 - Episode 1
Murphy begins to ponder her fate, tells Frank her suspicions and tries more tests (all positive). Murphy tells Jake the news.
#33 - The One with Joey's Dirty Day
Friends Season 4 - Episode 14
After a three-day fishing trip with his dad, Joey doesn't have time to take a shower before going to the set of a new movie. Rachel sets Ross up with her boss's niece. Chandler is despondent after his breakup with Kathy.
#38 - It's Not Easy Being Green
ALF Season 1 - Episode 22
ALF comes to Brian's aid when the boy has to play an asparagus in the school play.
#42 - A Hardware Habit to Break
Home Improvement Season 8 - Episode 21
Harry announces that he is retiring and selling the hardware store. Tim organizes a fundraising party for the store, but ends up buying it himself. But when the customers dry up, Tim begins to wonder what he is doing wrong.
#48 - Futile Attraction
Home Improvement Season 7 - Episode 18
Tim becomes suspicious that Heidi and Al are having a hot affair when he finds out she has separated from her husband; he sets out to find out exactly how much of an affair they are having. On Tool Time, Tim adds a little MORE POWER to his golf swing when golf-pro Payne Stewart guests.
#50 - Happy Trails to You
The Bob Newhart Show Season 6 - Episode 22
Bob gives up his psychological practice in Chicago to become a professor at a small college in Oregon.
#54 - The Write Stuff
Home Improvement Season 7 - Episode 20
On Tool Time, Tim manages to throw himself out a window while doing renovation work. Jill tries to get Tim to help prepare for a tax audit. Brad and Randy become rivals when Brad's article "Hey Yo!" takes the spotlight away from Randy's "Genetic Mutations in the Second Half of the 20th Century."
#55 - The One Where They're Going to Party!
Friends Season 4 - Episode 9
Chandler and Ross's college friend is coming to town. Joanna squashes Rachel's chance at a promotion. Monica must choose between a steady job as head chef of a restaurant or keeping her catering business with Phoebe.
#58 - Mr. Likeable
Home Improvement Season 8 - Episode 9
Tim becomes unhappy when Al stars in a TV movie with Morgan Fairchild. Meanwhile, Mark tries to get the affection of the most beautiful girl in his class by listening to her talk about her problems.
#59 - An Older Woman
Home Improvement Season 7 - Episode 13
Brad's getting MARRIED... well, maybe not after Tim and Jill get through with him. The Taylor parents try to make Brad realize that he's not ready for the commitment of marriage to a college girl he just recently met at a party.
#60 - Tim's First Car
Home Improvement Season 8 - Episode 8
When Tim's first car is destroyed before his eyes in a junkyard, Jill decides to find him a replica of it. Meanwhile, Mark helps Brad make a video for his college applications.
#61 - Workin' Man Blues
Home Improvement Season 6 - Episode 11
Brad gets a part-time job at a sporting goods store and work soon becomes his top priority.
#62 - Tool-Thousand-One - a Space Odyssey
Home Improvement Season 7 - Episode 24
Tool Time is revisited by Astronauts Ken Bowersox and Steve Hawley, who announce that a Binford tool will be used on their next shuttle mission. Will Tim or Al win the competition to be the one to use the tool in space? Back on Earth, Mark tries to impress a girl by making a dramatic change to his appearance.
#63 - Future Shock
Home Improvement Season 6 - Episode 2
Tim and Jill both reminisce about their senior years.
#64 - Thanksgiving
Home Improvement Season 7 - Episode 9
The Taylors go to a football game in a box seat for Thanksgiving, but Tim manages to black out all the lights.
#65 - Taking Jill for Granite
Home Improvement Season 7 - Episode 17
The Taylors do a kitchen remodel, but a surprise is in store when Tim and Jill find out who the installer is.
#66 - Desperately Seeking Willow
Home Improvement Season 7 - Episode 19
While staying over at the Taylors, Willow doesn't return home from a club one night... Jill fears the worst and sends the whole family out searching for her. It's Saint Patrick's day on Tool Time, and who better to celebrate with than the boys from K&B Construction.
#67 - A Funny Valentine
Home Improvement Season 6 - Episode 16
Tim forgets where he hid Jill's Valentine's Day present. A singer talks about her relationship with Tim's father.
#69 - Not-So-Great Scott
Home Improvement Season 8 - Episode 7
When Tim overhears Jill saying that one of her patients is having an affair with Heidi's husband, Tim has trouble keeping it from Heidi.
#70 - The Ironwood Experience
The Bob Newhart Show Season 5 - Episode 15
Bob's invitation to lecture at a prestigious sex seminar results in distress when the audience shows up nude.
#71 - Eye on Tim
Home Improvement Season 5 - Episode 19
When a TV report is done on Tool Time, Jill gets angry when the reporter makes advances on Tim.
#72 - A Chance of Showers
Murphy Brown Season 4 - Episode 25
Murphy relents when Corky wants to throw her a baby shower and the guests that arrive give her the low down on child birth and children.
#73 - Mum's the Word
Just Shoot Me Season 5 - Episode 3
Nina begins dating an actor who lives with his overprotective mom. Elliott reveals a secret to Maya, who promptly tells the entire office.
#74 - You Say Potatoe, I Say Potato (2)
Murphy Brown Season 5 - Episode 2
Murphy is angry over the Vice President's comments about her choice of ""family values,"" while trying to deal with her choice.
#75 - Midnight Plane to Paris
Murphy Brown Season 5 - Episode 8
Murphy leaves Eldin as nanny when she must fly to Paris for a European Summit Conference. She also decides on the baby's name, Avery and a full time nanny, Eldin.
#76 - Till Death or Next Thursday Do We Part
Murphy Brown Season 5 - Episode 11
After finishing his book The Little Dutch Boy and the movie's screenplay, Will gets hit with a plagiarism suit at the premiere. The stress of the situation exposes Corky and Will's marital problems.
#78 - Pump You Up
Home Improvement Season 7 - Episode 4
Tim pushes Brad after he gets a soccer scholarship. Randy and Lauren, his girlfriend, want to go on another date, but not a double date with two of their friends. The guys from K&B Construction guest on Tool Time.
#79 - Love's Labor Lost (1)
Home Improvement Season 8 - Episode 18
Plans for a ski trip are put on hold when Jill needs an emergency hysterectomy. Tim helps her face the situation, but becomes frightened when complications arise during surgery.
#80 - Blackmail Photographer
Just Shoot Me Season 4 - Episode 3
Finch is upset because Adrienne is in Europe modeling and it's his first weekend away from her. Maya tries to convince Nina that the moon landing wasn't a hoax. Elliott is blackmailed into hiring a sleazy photographer as his assistant because the guy has a picture of Elliott having sex with Adrienne.
#81 - The Queen of Soul
Murphy Brown Season 4 - Episode 9
Murphy's chance to interview the ""Queen of Soul"" is in jeopardy when her train arrives late and the limo gets detoured and the staff struggles to fill the air time.
#83 - Finch and the Fighter
Just Shoot Me Season 5 - Episode 10
Finch dates a female boxer with a jealous ex-girlfriend. Elliott, Jack and Nina fool Maya into believing that they're smarter than she is.
#84 - Miles Away (2)
Murphy Brown Season 8 - Episode 24
The unemployed staff members decide it would be a slap in the face to the network if they helped Jim and his team out. Miller wants to move into Murphy's office. Miles fills Lansing in on the state of things. Lansing offers advice to Miles, which he declines. Lansing concedes, FYI is back, complete with Jim; the network is going to let them run the tobacco story. Charles Kuralt takes over Jim's responsibilities at ICN. Impressed with Miles' hardball tactics, Lansing offers him a big job in New York City and he accepts.
#85 - A Matter of Vice-Prinicipal
The Bob Newhart Show Season 4 - Episode 14
Emily must contend with irate teachers, hamsters, and an escaped snake when she's unexpectedly upped to the position of school vice principal.
#87 - Love's Labor Lost (2)
Home Improvement Season 8 - Episode 19
Tim waits for news on Jill's surgery. Jill will be fine, although she had to have her ovaries completely removed, not partially as was first thought. Jill's mother comes to visit to help with her daughter's care and with her mood swings.
#89 - Night of Living News
Murphy Brown Season 5 - Episode 6
Frank, sensing his ""big break,"" persuades a reluctant Murphy to co-host the network's new overnight news program with him, and the pair get punchy while on the air.
#90 - The Boy Next Door
The Bob Newhart Show Season 4 - Episode 23
The Hartleys entertain Howard Borden's young son and hire a beauty queen as his babysitter.
#91 - Sox and the Single Woman
Murphy Brown Season 6 - Episode 13
Miles manages to get an invitation to the White House for Murphy, but when she's driving back, she has another passenger in the car, Socks, the president's cat. Without knowing it yet, Murphy is braging at the bullpen on how great she behaved and how she monopolized Hillary. Frank shows up and tells them that the president's cat is missing, everybody thinks Murphy has something to do with it. Murphy is offended by their comments, she denies it and leave. Moments later she's back with something wrapped up in her coat. She tells Frank to her office and shows him Socks, soon after that the whole gang see it, and even though Murphy claims she's inocent, no one believe her. Miles says she must take the cat back. Murphy is afraid to do so, she things if they see her with the cat she'll be banned again from the White House. The next day, Murphy meets Miles at Phil's, she tells him she still has the cat, she's worried because the cat won't eat anything, and if there's anything worse than
#93 - Me Thinks My Parents Doth Protest Too Much
Murphy Brown Season 5 - Episode 9
Miles is embarrassed when his activist parents come to Washington for a large demonstration.
#95 - Joey and the ESL
Joey Season 2 - Episode 6
Joey decides to enroll in an English as a second language class just to attract the attention of a beautiful woman. Elsewhere, Gina decides to help Bobbie try and find a new client.
#96 - It's Not Easy Being Brown
Murphy Brown Season 6 - Episode 11
To improve upon her image, Murphy gets a publicist and makes an appearance on a children's puppet show.
#97 - Stepping Out (1)
Murphy Brown Season 8 - Episode 23
Murphy celebrates her 8th year of sobriety, but she has a few steps to go. Making amends is her next step, an awfully big one but she tries really hard; everyone else is concerned about rumors of FYI moving its time slot. Murphy decides to confront Stan about the rumor. She finds out more than she wants to (and even more from Phil) then have to keep it a secret, especially from Corky and Frank. Murphy decides to quit FYI, Frank and Corky join her.
#99 - The Niece
Home Improvement Season 7 - Episode 6
Willow, Wilson's niece, comes to stay which makes it so that Wilson has no time to spend with Tim.
#101 - Ectomy, Schmectomy
Murphy Brown Season 10 - Episode 3
When Murphy and Frank don't show up for dinner, Kay speculates they have are a having a relationship. Murphy drops the bomb on the rest of the staff. Jim is speechless. Frank tries to help in every way that he can. Murphy faces a tough decision with the myriad of treatment options for her breast cancer.
#103 - You Say Potatoe, I Say Potato (1)
Murphy Brown Season 5 - Episode 1
After the delivery, Murphy goes through her ""period of adjustment"" including the sleepless nights, finding a suitable nanny, name for the baby, then Dan opens his mouth.
#104 - A Year to Remember
Murphy Brown Season 5 - Episode 7
While working their way through Election Day, the staff recalls casting their first votes.
#105 - Angst For the Memories
Murphy Brown Season 6 - Episode 2
Murphy gets an interview with a reclusive '60s literary idol, but times and people have changed.
#106 - Here's Looking at You, Kid
The Bob Newhart Show Season 4 - Episode 2
Howard insists on joining Bob and Emily's anniversary dinner at a fashionable Chicago restaurant in order to enlist their aid in popping the question to Ellen. But he chokes up in the clutch, and Bob is forced to do the proposing for him.
#107 - The More Things Change
Murphy Brown Season 6 - Episode 1
An arrogant new colleague threatens everyone on the staff, especially Murphy who's just reduced her role on FYI resulting from the pressures of motherhood. Their relationship hits it off real well just as the show is ready to air.
#108 - The Gift Piggy
Just Shoot Me Season 5 - Episode 11
Elliott goes to traffic school where Finch is his teacher. Nina and Maya debate why they were invited to a coworker's bridal shower. Jack accidentally sets Kevin's pet tarantula loose in the office.
#109 - Emily Carlin, Emily Carlin
The Bob Newhart Show Season 6 - Episode 17
Bob's paranoid, perennial patient, Mr. Carlin, involves Emily in his scheme to impress his former schoolmates—especially a girl who never gave him the time of day.
#110 - Clink Shrink
The Bob Newhart Show Season 2 - Episode 19
Hoping to make a contribution to society, Bob offers his psychological counseling services free to a parolee out on an armed-robbery conviction. But Bob seems to be more influenced by his patient's manner than the patient is by Bob's therapy.
#111 - I Never Sang for My Husband
Murphy Brown Season 5 - Episode 5
Doris, feeling that her life is miserable, decides to become a cabaret singer and Jim has hard time dealing with it.
#112 - Bah Humboldt
Murphy Brown Season 6 - Episode 9
Peter, Frank & Murphy are all nominated for the Humboldt Award. While at the ceremony, Murphy can't understand how disinterested Peter is in the award and Frank hears a rumor about a network having to make cutbacks.
#113 - The Awful Truth
Murphy Brown Season 8 - Episode 2
Lansing's nephew becomes Vice President of Current Affairs and he lures Murphy into a new hard news show he's created featuring Walter Cronkite; however, soon Cronkite becomes Redfield and the hard news becomes infotainment.
#114 - Altered States
Murphy Brown Season 8 - Episode 1
With her marriage to Peter canceled, Murphy is skeptical at the sudden marriage of Miles and Corky.
#115 - A Butcher, A Faker a Bummed-Out Promo Maker
Murphy Brown Season 10 - Episode 2
Murphy needs a biopsy, which she reluctantly gets right away and must wait to hear the results at the end of the next day. In the morning of the next day the staff fights the network lawyers who want to kill their grocery chain story. As a comprise with the network they can do their story if they have a legal consultant with them in the remote unit and Jim must do promos for all the local affiliates. When their undercover operative isn't going to work out and Frank is convinced he is to well known to pull it off, Kay volunteers. Meanwhile, Jim makes his promos. Just before going to dinner that evening, Murphy gets the results of her test and tells Frank the news.
#116 - Be Careful What You Wish For
Murphy Brown Season 7 - Episode 4
Corky's handling of a tough interview impresses her colleagues, but it isn't a hit with her fans, so she invites a few of the hate mail writers to the FYI offices.
#117 - Where Have You Gone, Joe DiMaggio?
Murphy Brown Season 7 - Episode 2
A media frenzy ensues when famous ex-astronaut ""Danger Duke"" Robinson is wanted for questioning in the murder of his brother.
#118 - Requiem For a Crew Guy
Murphy Brown Season 7 - Episode 15
Murphy is the only one who can't remember Jack, a crew member who's just died; everyone else can, but Murphy is the one who's been asked to give the eulogy.
#119 - Burger, She Wrote
Murphy Brown Season 7 - Episode 5
When her life-sized statue of ""Meaty Boy,"" an icon from a childhood burger place, is taken as a prank, Murphy unleashes a reign of terror against the suspected perpetrators.
#120 - Ticket to Writhe
Murphy Brown Season 6 - Episode 6
Peter and Murphy compete for the Middle East peace story. Miles obtains sideline passes to a Redskins' game where he plans to propose to Audrey via the scoreboard, but finds he is so wrapped up with work he didn't even notice that she has left him. Corky thinks the passes are cursed when more bad things occur to anyone in possession of them.
#121 - Games Mother Play
Murphy Brown Season 5 - Episode 13
Though she thinks she knows how to relate to Avery, Murphy is swayed into giving him some ""quality time"" by playing games and singing children's songs with a group of other mothers.
#122 - Winners Take All
Murphy Brown Season 5 - Episode 10
The Museum of Broadcast Arts awards ceremony honoring FYI turns into a colossal battle of egos and nobody has a bigger one than Murphy.
#124 - Life After Birth
Murphy Brown Season 5 - Episode 3
During her first day back at FYI, Murphy discovers just how hard it is to leave the baby at home with a nanny.
#125 - Aftermath
Murphy Brown Season 8 - Episode 17
Jim's surprise resignation last week, impacts the future of FYI. The FYI staff convince Lansing to get him back, but that doesn't work out the way they'd hoped. Lansing makes Miller their new anchor and Jim tells everyone that he is going to head the news division for the new ICN Network. Later, Murphy and Frank go there to convince him to return, but Murphy sees that despite that fact everything is falling apart around him, he is truly enjoying himself.
#126 - Oh, Danny Boy
Murphy Brown Season 9 - Episode 18
Corky complains about the local dry cleaner; she plans to take action. Frank complains about Dana's delinquent son. Murphy suggests that he gets a job. Frank asks Kay and he suddenly becomes a valuable asset to the organization, as a strong arm man. Murphy, stuck keeping an eye on Danny has to take him with her to Atlantic City. While there, gambling fever takes them over.
#127 - Up in Smoke
Murphy Brown Season 8 - Episode 16
Stuart Best is now a tobacco lobbyist but he has a change of heart when he decides that smoking really stinks. He gives FYI the memos and etc. that will expose the tobacco industry. He becomes a little nervous and meets with the network lawyers where a little detail reveals they could all be sued. Murphy contemplates her future in journalism, but Jim makes the move.
#129 - From the Terrace
Murphy Brown Season 10 - Episode 11
Murphy fires yet another secretary and while searching for a story idea for Corky, Kay suggests the staff go out on the terrace. They get trapped out there, when the door closes and no one has a key. Jim has a dinner date scheduled with Doris, Corky is going to miss the lighting of the White House tree and Frank has a flight to Costa Rica. They have a chance to get back inside when Murphy's recently fired secretary returns to the office, only for the ex-secretary it's revenge time. Kay feels they've been locked out on the terrace for some greater purpose, while Murphy has her doubts. Meanwhile, in a building across the way, a man and a woman fight about the time they're not spending on their relationship, only to be inspired by a group of people on a balcony.
#130 - Frank Cuts Loose
Murphy Brown Season 7 - Episode 7
FYI is moved out of its time slot to Saturday night, Frank goes upstairs to try to get the show moved back. Instead, he gets his big chance at being the lead anchor of the new magazine show that is taking the time slot. Then the network asks Murphy to interview him before their first show.
#131 - FYI of the Hurricane
Murphy Brown Season 7 - Episode 22
The staff is sent down to Florida to cover a hurricane and Murphy is showing signs of being pregnant again. Later after the results of a test are in, Peter asks Murphy an important question.
#132 - Humboldt IV: Judgment Day
Murphy Brown Season 7 - Episode 6
Jim tries to get the staff to be part of the Humboldt Award judging committee. Frank just tries to get on the ballot, since he forgot to send in his entry, but didn't forget his ad campaign. After the judging an easy category, Murphy plans to go to a Motown festival with Peter, but when she gets reassigned to another category, she makes the other judge's experience, including Corky, a living hell.
#133 - Political Correctness
Murphy Brown Season 6 - Episode 4
A series of on-air comments made by Peter and Murphy gets the staff forced to attend a seminar on political correctness.
#134 - All the Life That's Fit to Print
Murphy Brown Season 6 - Episode 8
Murphy has nightmares about what her colleagues will say about her when they are interviewed for a biography that she has authorized to be written.
#135 - Duke of Dunk
The Bob Newhart Show Season 4 - Episode 20
A professional basketball team hires Bob to give a psychological assist to its superstar.
#136 - Of Mice and Men
The Bob Newhart Show Season 5 - Episode 16
Bob runs into marital problems when he brings his therapy group home for a wild role-playing encounter.
#137 - Taxation Without Celebration
The Bob Newhart Show Season 5 - Episode 20
Bob's memory is taxed to the limit when he forgets that April 15 is the Federal income tax deadline—and also the date of the Hartleys' seventh wedding anniversary.
#138 - The Young & the Rest of Us
Murphy Brown Season 6 - Episode 5
The staff gets nervous when Peter whisks away a depressed Corky on her 30th birthday.
#139 - Loose Affiliations
Murphy Brown Season 7 - Episode 3
Murphy bad mouths the network's new fall line-up and the staff is forced to attend an affiliate's meeting.
#140 - Phil's Dead - Long Live Phil's
Murphy Brown Season 9 - Episode 6
Phil passes away. When Phyllis announces her intention to sell, the gang decides to buy the bar. Trouble begins when each has their own idea how to improve the place. Finally they decide that they should keep one tradition.
#141 - How to Marry a Billionaire
Murphy Brown Season 9 - Episode 21
A billionaire media mogul proposes marriage to Murphy while she is conducting an on-air interview with him. Murphy doubts the sincerity of the proposal, then the gift of an 8+ carat diamond ring arrives. She declines the invitation, but that doesn't keep Briggs from trying, by using Frank and the other FYI staffers. He even buys her contract from Lansing, then Kay steps in.
#142 - Moonlighting
Wings Season 5 - Episode 18
To ease Alex's embarrassment over having to take a job as waitress during the off-season,the gang tell their own stories of off-season jobs.Joe flew a star Chimpanzee,Fay dressed up as a Giant Lobster,Antonio sold funeral plots (including one guy who planned to pay for it by committing suicide).Brian and Helen performed a magic act for Roy's Lodge,which turned into a strip show.
#143 - Rumble in the Alley
Murphy Brown Season 7 - Episode 14
Murphy and Peter find out how much they don't know; when they go out on a double date with Frank and a quick blind date that Peter finds for him. Corky and Miles relationship begins to gel.
#144 - I Want My MTV-Jay
Murphy Brown Season 7 - Episode 16
While Lansing is in the hospital for a ""heart attack,"" he decides to bring youth and cute animals into the CBS schedule, this includes the addition of a former MTV veejay to FYI. Murphy likes the new anchor, but during a White House press conference, her politics come out.
#145 - Sex or Death
Murphy Brown Season 8 - Episode 5
Sex (consummation of his marriage to Corky) or death (from Murphy) is on the line for Miles when he gives a pivotal political story to each of them, then must take it back. He waffles and assigns the story to both of them.
#146 - And That's the Way it Was?
Murphy Brown Season 9 - Episode 20
Frank announces that he's taken the plunge; he bought a new Jaguar XK8. Corky comes in with a story about Walter Cronkite. Only she can't tell them what he said, only she does but can't elaborate on the grunt he made about Murphy. Not knowing what he thinks begin to affect her performance. Frank tries to help out with help from Tom Snyder and Phil Jr.. Murphy goes to confront Walter.
#147 - Joey and the Holding Hands
Joey Season 2 - Episode 21
Joey wants to take his relationship with Alex to the next level, but Alex only wants sex. Gina finds out that Jimmy is married to a woman that is in prison, and Michael meets a man on internet and Michael thinks that he is a woman.
#148 - The Smiths Go to Washington
Murphy Brown Season 4 - Episode 7
It's Nightline vs. FYI when both shows court a small town family that inadvertently taped a senator's romantic rendezvous.
#149 - I Don't Know You From Madam
Murphy Brown Season 6 - Episode 7
Murphy works reluctantly on a story the network brass wants on ""The Beltway Madam,"" a high priced call girl who's just been exposed and is the hottest story in town.
#150 - Montezuma's Retreat
Murphy Brown Season 9 - Episode 13
Murphy suspects that Kay has ulterior motives when Kay says the network is sending the staff to a retreat in Mexico. Instead, while there, she must contend with filling all her free time avoiding a group of employees from a corporation that she exposed for their corrupt practices. Corky faces being without Miles, yet again. Jim discovers a ""short""-age when he packs his own suitcase for the first time. Frank fearing the worst when Kay wants to talk with him gets the courage to confront her.
#151 - Brown vs. the Board of Education
Murphy Brown Season 7 - Episode 1
Murphy tries to impress the board members of the prestigious ""Ducky Lucky Pre-School,"" by inviting them to a celebrity filled party.
#152 - Murphy's Law
Murphy Brown Season 8 - Episode 4
Murphy's appearance in traffic court and her need to not get special treatment, because of her celebrity status, gets her a fine and 40 hours of community service. The judge demands that she reappear in court when it is reported that didn't serve her time by getting special treatment, the network hires a high-power ""defense team.""
#153 - Dick and Dottie
Murphy Brown Season 8 - Episode 11
Lansing wants Murphy to apologize publicly about a comment she made about a popular talk-show host. She tries, but things only get worse.
#154 - Casa Nova
Murphy Brown Season 8 - Episode 22
Frank, smitten with a real estate agent, buys a 5 million dollar mansion that he can't afford.
#155 - Full Circle
Murphy Brown Season 4 - Episode 6
After learning about her mother's death, Murphy doesn't seem to be that upset, which makes the FYI gang think that she's hiding her true feelings. She claims it's because of a letter her mother left to her saying that she must not cry, and if it's allowed she'll make one last visit to Murphy at the end of the night. So, Murphy and the Phil crowd decide to celebrate Avery's spirit. Murphy's father, Bill Brown shows up and suggests that they go home so they can talk about the good times the three of them had together. At Murphy's townhouse, Eldin is grieving Avery's passing and refuses to actually believe it. After he's gone, Murphy and her father decide to open the big trunk Avery left to Murphy containing a photo album, Murphy's indian blanket among other things. After arguing with her father over things from the past, Murphy finds a little box inside of the trunk, with one of Avery's hats, which Murphy tries on, also in that box there's a smaller one wrapped up as a present with a
#156 - The Best and Not-So-Brightest
Murphy Brown Season 7 - Episode 13
Stuart Best returns to Washington as a congressman and he humiliates Murphy at an inaugural party. To get her revenge, Murphy gets him on FYI to see where he stands on the issues, only Stuart didn't find out who was contributing to his campaign.
#157 - Bad Company
Murphy Brown Season 8 - Episode 8
Andrew comes down to Murphy with a story idea, for a profile of a business mogul. She rejects the idea. Frank takes the idea but doesn't do anything with it. Andrew provides the dirt & Murphy and Frank do a big expose at the same time that this mogul buys the network.
#158 - The Ten Percent Solution
Murphy Brown Season 8 - Episode 9
Murphy fires her agent and then the rivalry begins when she signs with Jim's agent and gets everything she wants. Jim's jealously builds and is revealed during an airing of the McLaughlin Group.
#159 - My Fair Miller
Murphy Brown Season 8 - Episode 14
Lansing asks Jim to turn Miller into a real newsman. The rest of FYI is shocked to find out that Jim is responsible for the change in Miller. Jim is shocked to find out that a similar thing was done for him many years ago.
#160 - Executive Decision
Murphy Brown Season 9 - Episode 1
Andrew moves in as the executive producer and the staff moves him out. They try to interview replacements, but Andrew keeps getting in the way. Lansing makes a decision that puts the executive producer of a game show in charge of FYI and she lays down one of the rules of her game.
#161 - Power Play
Murphy Brown Season 9 - Episode 2
Kay begins to wield her power. She starts with the wardrobe policy, the coffee island and holding the story meetings in her office. Murphy fights back and the rest of the staff joins her, even though they like the story assignments she's given them. She stands fast as they all cave in. She confronts Kay and lets her know who's in charge; however we discover who's really the master manipulator. Murphy takes Kay's story idea (moderating the Presidential debates) and finds out the rest have killed their stories. Kay offers to help them get them back as Murphy declares war.
#162 - Son of Dottie
Murphy Brown Season 9 - Episode 4
Dottie invites Avery to her son Harrison's birthday party, despite the fact that Murphy tells her she doesn't like her. Corky finds some interesting information on Dottie's clothing line, Murphy makes a deal and trades stories; then she dishes the dirt on Dottie. Even that doesn't initially keep Dottie away. Finally she hates her; however, Murphy discovers that Avery still wants to go to the party. Murphy sneaks him in, but Dottie still demands an apology.
#164 - Reporters Make Strange Bedfellows
Murphy Brown Season 7 - Episode 8
After her story falls apart, Peter & Murphy try to have a romantic weekend in the Cayman Islands. Just after arriving, Murphy gets word that the story is back on and Peter stumbles onto a lead and then their competition begins.
#165 - Fearless Frank
Murphy Brown Season 8 - Episode 3
Frank escapes death while interviewing a mass murderer. Frank would like to cover less action stories; however, Lansing, hoping for a ratings boost, wants Frank to cover even riskier stories. Frank starts doing the stunts and then Lansing wants him to jump off the building, live.
#166 - Underdogs
Murphy Brown Season 9 - Episode 9
Murphy's former agent, Steve, gives her a copy of TV Q ratings. She discovers that Miller's ratings are very low and she sees an opportunity to finally get rid of him. So she hooks Miller up with her former agent and insists it would be a great time for him to renegotiate his contract using the ""underdog theory."" He is fired and ironically all the other networks start a bidding war for his services.
#167 - Then and Now
Murphy Brown Season 10 - Episode 15
Kay's idea to take the show to Paris turns into the network's idea of airing old stories on a cable special. The staff tries to decide upon which of their old stories to show. Murphy sees herself side-by-side, then and now and that causes her to return to her childhood home in Philadelphia in an attempt to recapture something from her childhood.
#168 - If You're Going to Talk the Talk
Murphy Brown Season 8 - Episode 13
Murphy is the reluctant winner of an interview with a celebrity who's never given one. Just as she gets into doing the whole ""fluff"" piece, a real news story breaks out. The network decides they want to continue with the ""fluff"" but will Murphy sacrifice her journalistic integrity?
#169 - Black and White and Read All Over
Murphy Brown Season 6 - Episode 3
After going to a function with Mitchell, Murphy begins to date him. Is there anything there, or do they just like it when heads turn?
#170 - Defending Your Life
Murphy Brown Season 9 - Episode 8
Murphy is ready to anchor the election coverage. However all her former secretary have formed a support group. The Eastern branch is lead by Robert (Secretary #2) and they all try to show Murphy the error of her ways.
#171 - Who Do You Truss?
Murphy Brown Season 9 - Episode 15
Jim is going to the hospital for a hernia operation. Frank and Murphy both fight to do the commentary during his absence. Kay leaves the decision up to them. They decide to ask Jim, despite the fact that Jim is just regaining consciousness from his operation. Corky gets a protÃ©gÃ©, who's a lot like she was years ago; it slowly drives her nuts.
#172 - Murphy Redux
Murphy Brown Season 10 - Episode 1
Murphy says her goodbyes to the gang of FYI. She takes a month off before her new job at the White House starts. On her first day, Murphy enters the gate of the White House and forty minutes later she makes her exit. She goes back to FYI looking for her old job; though Joan Lunden is a prime candidate. When she does return, her first show back features a report by Corky on breast cancer. Appalled by the fact that neither Murphy nor Kay has had a recent mammogram, Corky insists they each get one. Kay's test is negative, but Murphy has to speak to the doctor.
#173 - Nobody's Perfect
Murphy Brown Season 9 - Episode 10
Frank thinks that Dana may finally be the one. He asks Murphy to have lunch with her and give her approval. When she does, he hesitates, but then moves he moves in with her. At their first dinner party, some truths about Dana are revealed. She keeps a menagerie in her apartment, has a son, her furniture is being repossessed and her ex-husband has broken out of prison and is looking for a place to stay.
#174 - When A. Lansing Loves a Woman
Murphy Brown Season 8 - Episode 21
A secret admirer fills Murphy's office with flowers, candy and other gifts. It's obvious who the admirer is, Andrew J. Lansing III. Andrew gets her to his place (under false pretenses), Frank rescues her; however, they discover the hideous truth.
#175 - The Bus Stops Here
Murphy Brown Season 8 - Episode 20
Miles gets to use the new T-2000 bus to cover a primary campaign stop in Madison. The bus breaks down before they get there, so they decide to do their coverage from a local diner. GOP aides and other networks discover the broadcast and descend on the diner, turning it into just another campaign story. Meanwhile, Jim and his team get to Madison and get the real story.
#176 - A Comedy of Eros
Murphy Brown Season 9 - Episode 3
Frank is getting one of his plays produced. When he gets an out of country assignment, he leaves Murphy in charge of looking after his interests in the production. Busy with her own story, Murphy takes a hands off approach to the production, leaving the director to make his own decisions. The director, decides on a major casting change; Murphy finds out about it, just before the curtain rises.
#177 - Hero Today, Gone Tomorrow
Murphy Brown Season 9 - Episode 22
Stuart Best is dubbed a hero at a fire. Murphy's probing questions lead the authorities to think he may have actually set the fire.
#178 - The Big Thaw
Murphy Brown Season 9 - Episode 14
When Kay and Murphy are the only ones to make it into the office during a snowstorm. Kay seizes the opportunity to get an evaluation of her performance. Instead, she gets Murphy giving her several examples of how she acted in a variety of situations.
#179 - Reaper Madness
Murphy Brown Season 6 - Episode 10
Murphy is obsessed with the need to try to explain death to Avery and bothers everyone for their perspective.
#180 - Desperate Times
Murphy Brown Season 9 - Episode 19
To combat against some radical changes that Kay is proposing, Murphy enlists the aid of Andrew J. Lansing III, who has been recuperating in a Buddhist monastery.
#181 - Shrinking Violence
The Bob Newhart Show Season 5 - Episode 23
Bob offers sound psychological advice to his wife and his therapy group on how to handle anger. Then he proceeds to blow up himself.
#182 - Old Flames
Murphy Brown Season 8 - Episode 15
Murphy misses a social event and tries to pull an all-nighter to work on her latest story. Peter drops by unexpectedly (he's only in town for 24 hours). Murphy wants to keep working on her story; instead she falls asleep. She begins dreaming that she's on trial for all her relationship sins, and begins facing all her previous suitors in court.
#183 - You're Having My Hartley
The Bob Newhart Show Season 5 - Episode 24
Hot baby news is the order of the day when Carol, Bob's receptionist, announces that she's expecting a baby. Then, Emily drops her bombshell—and Bob nearly comes unglued at the prospect of becoming a father.
#184 - Grizzly Emily
The Bob Newhart Show Season 6 - Episode 14
Emily Hartley discovers a new low in male chauvinism when Bob's father arranges a fishing trip to his cabin and assigns her woman's work while the men brave the great out-of-doors.
#186 - Crisis in Education
The Bob Newhart Show Season 6 - Episode 21
At the school where Emily works, low reading scores prompt indignant outbursts and threats from angry parents. Principal Phil Bannister flees their wrath by going on an extended fishing trip—but not before he tells Emily to handle the crisis.
#187 - You're Fired, Mr. Chips
The Bob Newhart Show Season 6 - Episode 8
Bob interviews a variety of psychologists to take over his patients while he's out of town. It's soon apparent that they are very much in need of help themselves. When Bob's former teacher, Professor Dreebe, offers his services, it seems the perfect answer.