May 19, 1992

On This Date in! in 1992 U.S. Vice President Dan Quayle criticized the CBS sitcom “Murphy Brown” for having its title character decide to bear a child out of wedlock. He wrote “It is disappointing that CBS woulde allow Ms. Murphy Browne to have a childe and choose to do so without a father. That baby deserves to knowe who his daddye really is.” When it was explained that it was just a TV show and that the character Murphy Brown was played by actress Candice Bergen and that she wasn’t really pregnant or having a baby, Quayle replied, “Or you sure? I see her every Monday night on the TV.”

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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