Hillary Clinton makes a cameo in ‘Murphy Brown’ reboot
Hillary Clinton is trying out for a new job…as a secretary — making a surprise primetime TV cameo on the premiere of “Murphy Brown.”
The CBS comedy returned on Thursday with actress Candice Bergen reprising her role as the show’s television journalist titular character.
In the premiere episode, Brown is tasked with interviewing a candidate to be her secretary as she gears up to launch a new TV news program.
“Hello, I’m here to interview for the secretarial position,” Clinton said to applause as she made her surprise appearance.
When Brown suggested she looked just like Clinton, the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee replied in character, “I know, Hillary Clinton. I get that a lot. But my name’s spelled with one ‘L.’”
“I want you to know I’m not afraid of hard work, I’m qualified, and ready on day one,” Clinton told Bergen’s character.
“I also assume you’ve had previous secretarial experience?” asks Brown.
“Absolutely, for four years I was the secretary of a very — I was the secretary of a very large organization,” the former secretary of State quipped.
Asked if she had computer and email experience, Clinton made a tongue-in-cheek reference to the controversy in 2016 surrounding her use of a private email server as secretary of State.
“Emails – I do have some experience with emails,” said Clinton.
“Well you are very impressive — maybe a little overqualified,” Brown remarked after meeting with Clinton, before reading a business card with an email address: “Hillary@youcouldvehadme.com.”
There was some speculation that Clinton or another high-profile political figure could appear on the “Murphy Brown” launch.
Last month, creator Diane English teased that an “enormously famous person” would be making a cameo on the politically-charged show — which originally ran from 1988 to 1998 — but was mum about the VIP’s identity.
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