Hillary Clinton applies for job as Murphy’s secretary in 'Murphy Brown' return to TV
FILE PHOTO: Hillary Clinton takes part in the Women for Women International Luncheon in New York. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Hillary Clinton made a surprise appearance on the revival of television comedy “Murphy Brown” on Thursday, joking about her experience with emails in an episode that took jabs at President Donald Trump and the media.


The show that became a flashpoint in the U.S. culture wars in 1992 returned to the air for the first time in 20 years with star Candice Bergen again playing the pioneering journalist.

In Thursday’s episode, Clinton walks into the newsroom to interview for a job as Murphy’s secretary. The former secretary of state claims that she is not Hillary Clinton but someone who looks like her and has a wealth of experience.

“Your reputation precedes you, but I want you to know I’m not afraid of hard work,” Clinton said to Murphy. “I’m qualified and I’m ready on day one.”

Murphy asks the job seeker several questions, including one about her experience with technology. “I do have some experience with emails,” Clinton responded.

Clinton faced criticism during her losing presidential campaign against Trump in 2016 for using a private email server for official correspondence.

The fictional Murphy Brown became news in 1992 when Vice President Dan Quayle attacked the character for having a baby outside wedlock. Quayle said the show was glamorizing single motherhood and “mocking the importance of fathers.”