Murphy is the owner and manager of Murphy's Traveling Sideshow which includes tumblers, a clown and an Australian woofus bird, all for 10c a show. His main attraction is a singing and dancing midget act whose stars escape him for some time off by impersonating children. He tracks them down to Green Street Grammar School where they are doing their act for free, and carries them back to the show, much to the embarrassment of Mr. Smithers, the truant officer who "caught" them.
It's unknown if Murphy ever crossed paths with George Billings, whose sideshow includes Bumbo, the Wild Man From Borneo.
Murphy was played by Dick Rush; his midgets were played by George And Olive Brasno.