Hillary Clinton has kept a low profile since the Electoral College decided she lost the 2016 presidential election, but she’s made sure her every public appearance since has counted. Her latest cameo? Swinging by as the secret guest star of the Murphy Brown reboot.
The former Secretary of State appeared only briefly in Thursday night’s episode, in which she applied to be the latest assistant to Candice Bergen’s flustered-yet-steely investigative news journalist and anchor. It was a gently self-mocking cameo, what with the ex-First Lady rocking her trademark red pantsuit and a flipping couldn’t-resist quip about having “some experience with emails.” Hey, someone who can take a joke!
Here’s a bit of the appearance, which surprised even critics, as Clinton’s appearance was even left off their screeners.
The former presidential candidate has been around a bit lately, having appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last week. Next up is another CBS appearance on the Téa Leoni show Madame Secretary, alongside fellow Secretaries of State Madeleine Albright and Colin Powell.
As one would expect from a revival of a show about a news team led by a woman, the new Murphy Brown has been openly critical of the current presidential administration, which hasn’t been a particular fan of news or women. The original show, which ran from 1988 to 1998, got into scrapes with the then-administrations, too, including Bergen going to war with Vice President Dan Quayle after he criticized her character for having a baby out of wedlock.
Incidentally, her child was eventually played in pre-adolescence by Haley Joel Osment, and we’re not sure if he’s coming back, too. (It’s not on his IMDb CV.) But he definitely should.