In season four, episode twenty-six, "Birth 101", Murphy Brown gave birth to her child, Avery. Around that time Vice President Dan Quayle, during a televised debate, criticized the show for introducing the theme of an unmarried woman having a child and thereby promoting the idea of single motherhood and the decay of family values, a hot issue during that year's election campaigning. The producers and writers retaliated in the sixty-minute season five premiere, "You Say Potatoe, I Say Potato". The clip from the debate was featured prominently in the episode and the majority of the writing made fun of Vice President Quayle's remarks (To his credit, Vice President Quayle later sent the fictional baby Avery a very real plush toy elephant.)
I finally have a chest and the only man in my life doesn't know what to do with it!