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Encyclopedia > The Mary Tyler Moore Show
Mary Tyler Moore

Mary Tyler Moore opening titles.
Genre Sitcom
Created by James L. Brooks & Allan Burns
Starring Mary Tyler Moore
Edward Asner
Gavin MacLeod
Ted Knight
Valerie Harper
Cloris Leachman
Betty White
John Amos
Georgia Engel
Opening theme "Love Is All Around" by Sonny Curtis
Country of origin Flag of the United States United States
No. of episodes 168 + 1 television movie (List of episodes)
Production
Running time 30 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel CBS
Original run September 19, 1970March 19, 1977
External links
IMDb profile
TV.com summary

Mary Tyler Moore is an American television sitcom created by James L. Brooks and Allan Burns that aired on CBS from September 19, 1970 to March 19, 1977. It was "one of the most acclaimed television programs ever produced" in US television history. [1] It also was a breakthrough for leading female characters in television, as it was the first time that a central figure on a television show was an independent career woman: "As Mary Richards, a single woman in her thirties Moore presented a character different from other single TV women of the time. She was not widowed or divorced or seeking a man to support her."[2] Shortcut: WP:-( Vandalism is indisputable bad-faith addition, deletion, or change to content, made in a deliberate attempt to compromise the integrity of the encyclopedia. ... Shortcut: WP:-( Vandalism is indisputable bad-faith addition, deletion, or change to content, made in a deliberate attempt to compromise the integrity of the encyclopedia. ... Opening sequence of Mary Tyler Moore (1970) This work is copyrighted. ... A sitcom or situation comedy is a genre of comedy performance originally devised for radio but today typically found on television. ... James L. Brooks (born May 9, 1940) is a three-time Academy Award, nineteen-time Emmy and Golden Globe-winning American producer, writer, and film director. ... Allan Burns (born May 18, 1935) is a Jewish-American screenwriter and television producer. ... This article is about the actress. ... Edward Asner (born November 15, 1929 in Kansas City, Kansas) is an American actor best known for his Emmy-winning role as Lou Grant on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and later continued in a spinoff series, Lou Grant. ... Gavin MacLeod (born February 28, 1930) is an American actor, notable for playing Murray Slaughter on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Captain Merrill Stubing on The Love Boat. ... Ted Knight (December 7, 1923–August 26, 1986) was an American actor. ... Valerie Harper (born August 22, 1940 in Suffern, New York) is an Emmy Award-winning American actress, best known for her role as Rhoda Morgenstern-Gerard on the 1970s television show The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and its spinoff, Rhoda. ... Cloris Leachman (born April 30, 1926) is an Academy Award, nine-time Emmy and Golden Globe winning American actress of stage, film and television. ... Betty White (January 17, 1922) is an Emmy Award-winning American film and television actress with a career spanning 60 years, often referred to as The first lady of Television and Americas Sweetheart. She also appeared in radio programs, in movies and the theater, in commercials, and was also... John Amos (born John Amos Jr. ... Engel as Georgette on Mary Tyler Moore Georgia Bright Engel is an American film and television actress. ... Sonny Curtis (born May 9, 1937, in Meadow, Texas) is an American singer and songwriter. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... CBS Broadcasting, Inc. ... is the 262nd day of the year (263rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... is the 78th day of the year (79th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... This article or section seems to contain too many examples (or of a poor quality) for an encyclopedia entry. ... James L. Brooks (born May 9, 1940) is a three-time Academy Award, nineteen-time Emmy and Golden Globe-winning American producer, writer, and film director. ... Allan Burns (born May 18, 1935) is a Jewish-American screenwriter and television producer. ... CBS Broadcasting, Inc. ... is the 262nd day of the year (263rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... is the 78th day of the year (79th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... Played by Mary Tyler Moore, Mary Richards was the main character in the long-running television sitcom, Mary Tyler Moore. ... This article is about the actress. ...


Over a seven year period, it received high praise from critics and Emmy Awards for Outstanding Comedy Series three years in a row (1975, 1976, and 1977). [3] An Emmy Award. ...

Contents

Overview

Mary Richards (Moore) is a single woman who, at age 30, moves to Minneapolis, Minnesota after breaking off a relationship with her boyfriend of two years. She applies for a secretarial job at TV station WJM-TV, only to find it has already been filled. To her surprise, she is offered the position of associate producer for the Six O'Clock News (which pays less than the job she originally sought). This article is about the actress. ... “Minneapolis” redirects here. ...


At work, she befriends her tough boss (with a soft side) Lou Grant (played by Edward Asner), sympathetic, long-suffering newswriter Murray Slaughter (Gavin MacLeod), and buffoonish anchorman Ted Baxter (Ted Knight). Mary's other acquaintances and friends include upstairs neighbor Rhoda Morgenstern (Valerie Harper), a self-deprecating, ex-New Yorker who becomes her best friend, their self-involved landlady, Phyllis Lindstrom (Cloris Leachman) and her precocious daughter Bess (Lisa Gerritsen). Characters introduced later are the acerbic, man-hungry host of WJM's cooking program, The Happy Homemaker, Sue Ann Nivens (Betty White), sweet-natured, soft-spoken Georgette Franklin (Georgia Engel), Ted Baxter's girlfriend, and African-American weatherman Gordon Howard (John Amos). Information Gender Male Age 45 (in 1970) Date of birth 1925 Date of death Unknown (still alive as of 1982) Occupation Television producer (19??-1977) Newspaper editor (1977-????) Family Allen Stevens (nephew) Spouse(s) Edie Grant (divorced) Children Three daughters (names unknown) Episode count 167 (The Mary Tyler Moore Show... Edward Asner (born November 15, 1929 in Kansas City, Kansas) is an American actor best known for his Emmy-winning role as Lou Grant on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and later continued in a spinoff series, Lou Grant. ... Gavin MacLeod (born February 28, 1930) is an American actor, notable for playing Murray Slaughter on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Captain Merrill Stubing on The Love Boat. ... Ted Knight (December 7, 1923–August 26, 1986) was an American actor. ... Valerie Harper (born August 22, 1940 in Suffern, New York) is an Emmy Award-winning American actress, best known for her role as Rhoda Morgenstern-Gerard on the 1970s television show The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and its spinoff, Rhoda. ... Cloris Leachman (born April 30, 1926) is an Academy Award, nine-time Emmy and Golden Globe winning American actress of stage, film and television. ... Lisa Gerritsen (born December 21, 1957) is an actor and computer systems consultant/networking specialist. ... Betty White (January 17, 1922) is an Emmy Award-winning American film and television actress with a career spanning 60 years, often referred to as The first lady of Television and Americas Sweetheart. She also appeared in radio programs, in movies and the theater, in commercials, and was also... Engel as Georgette on Mary Tyler Moore Georgia Bright Engel is an American film and television actress. ... John Amos (born John Amos Jr. ...


The show dealt with important issues (romance, death, career, friendships) in the lives of Richards and her friends in a comical way.


Cast

Main cast (from left to right): (back) Gavin MacLeod, Ed Asner, Ted Knight; (front) Betty White, Mary Tyler Moore, Georgia Engel.
Main cast (from left to right): (back) Gavin MacLeod, Ed Asner, Ted Knight; (front) Betty White, Mary Tyler Moore, Georgia Engel.

The cast of Mary Tyler Moore, 1973 This work is copyrighted. ... The cast of Mary Tyler Moore, 1973 This work is copyrighted. ...

Main Cast

  • Mary Richards (Mary Tyler Moore) When Moore was first approached about the show, she "was unsure and unwilling to commit, fearing any new role might suffer in comparison with her Laura character in The Dick Van Dyke Show, already cemented as one of the most popular parts in US TV history." [4] It was originally planned for Mary to be a divorcée, but because this was still controversial in 1970, they settled for a broken engagement instead. [citation needed] Also, the network was afraid viewers might think that Mary had divorced Rob Petrie, her character's husband on The Dick Van Dyke Show. [citation needed] In a further effort to differentiate Mary Richards from Laura Petrie (Moore's hairstyle had remained essentially the same since The Dick Van Dyke Show left the air four years earlier), producers had her wear a long "flip" wig during the first and second seasons.[citation needed]
  • Lou Grant (Edward Asner) Following the end of the series, Asner continued to play the same character in the long-running dramatic series Lou Grant. This is one of the few times in TV history that a situation comedy spun off a dramatic series.[1]
  • Murray Slaughter (Gavin MacLeod), the head copy writer, who saves his quips for Ted Baxter's mangling of his news reports, and Sue Ann Nivens' aggressive, man-hungry attitude.
  • Ted Baxter (Ted Knight), the vain, dim-witted news anchor.
  • Rhoda Morgenstern (Valerie Harper) (1970–74), Mary's best friend and upstairs neighbor. Harper eventually got her own spinoff series, Rhoda
  • Phyllis Lindstrom (Cloris Leachman) (1970–75), Mary's snobbish landlady; wife (and later widow) of Dr. Lars Lindstrom and mother of Bess. She also starred in her own (short-lived) spinoff series, Phyllis.
  • Georgette Franklin Baxter (Georgia Engel) (1972–77), Ted's sweet-natured girlfriend and eventual wife
  • Sue Ann Nivens (Betty White) (1973–77), hostess of The Happy Homemaker cooking show. Her superficially ever-cheerful demeanor belies her true, man-chasing nature. She is particularly attracted to Lou Grant (who in no way returns her interest).

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Recurring Cast

Gordon Howard, better known as Gordy, was a character on the seventies sitcom, The Mary Tyler Moore Show. ... John Amos (born John Amos Jr. ... Bess Valenti (nee Lindstrom) is a fictional character on the sitcom, The Mary Tyler Moore Show and the subsequent spin-off series, Phyllis. ... Lisa Gerritsen (born December 21, 1957) is an actor and computer systems consultant/networking specialist. ... Ida Morgenstern was a fictional character on the seventies sitcom The Mary Tyler Moore Show and its subsequent spinoff show, Rhoda. ... Nancy Walker as Rosie the Waitress Nancy Walker (May 10, 1922 – March 25, 1992) was an American actress. ... Martin Morgenstern, played by actor Harold Gould, was a fictional character on the sitcom The Mary Tyler Moore Show as well as its subsequent spinoff show, Rhoda. ... Harold V. Goldstein (born December 10, 1923 in Schenectady, New York) known as Harold Gould, is an American actor who has spent his career in movies and television. ... Marie Slaughter was a minor character on the seventies television sitcom, The Mary Tyler Moore Show. ... Bulifant in a Match Game appearance. ... Dottie Richards was a fictional character on the sitcom The Mary Tyler Moore Show. ... Nanette Fabray (born October 27, 1920 in San Diego, California) is an American actress. ... Walter Reed Richards was a recurring character in the television series, The Mary Tyler Moore Show. ... Bill Quinn (Born May 6, 1912. ... Edie Grant (nee Edith McKenzie) was a fictional character on the seventies sitcom, The Mary Tyler Moore Show. ... Note: For the NBA executive of the same name, see John Gabriel. ... Florence Meredith, best known as Aunt Flo, was a character on the seventies sitcom, The Mary Tyler Moore Show. ... Eileen Heckart was an American actress of stage, screen and television. ... David Baxter was a fictional character on the series, The Mary Tyler Moore Show. ... Robbie Rist (born April 4, 1964) is an American actor. ...

Awards and honors

Emmy Awards

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  • Edward Asner, Outstanding Performance by Supporting Actor/Comedy
  • Valerie Harper, Outstanding Performance by Supporting Actress/Comedy
  • James L. Brooks and Allan Burns, Outstanding Writing Achievement/Comedy, for episode "Support Your Local Mother"
  • Jay Sandrich, Outstanding Directorial Achievement/Comedy, for episode "Toulouse Lautrec is One of My Favorite Artists"

1972 Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

  • Edward Asner, Outstanding Performance by Supporting Actor/Comedy
  • Valerie Harper, Outstanding Performance by Supporting Actress/Comedy

1973 Year 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the 1973 Gregorian calendar. ...

  • Mary Tyler Moore, Outstanding Continued Performance by Leading Actress/comedy
  • Ted Knight, Outstanding Continued Performance by Supporting Actor/comedy
  • Valerie Harper, Outstanding Continued Performance by Supporting Actress/comedy
  • Jay Sandrich, Outstanding Directorial Achievement/Comedy, for episode "It's Whether You Win or Lose"

1974 A blonde haired, very skilled worker with a 70s look. ...

  • Mary Tyler Moore, Actress of the Year/Series
  • Mary Tyler Moore, Best Lead Actress/comedy
  • Cloris Leachman, Best Supporting Actress/comedy, Single Performance for episode "The Lars Affair"
  • Treva Silverman, Best Comedy Writing in a Single Program of a Series with Continuing Characters and/or Theme, for episode "The Lou and Edie Story"
  • Treva Silverman, Writer of the Year/TV Series

1975 Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

  • James L. Brooks, Allan Burns, Stan Daniels, Ed Weinberger, Outstanding Comedy Series
  • Edward Asner, Outstanding Continuing Performance by Supporting Actor/comedy
  • Betty White, Outstanding Continuing Performance by Supporting Actress/comedy
  • Cloris Leachman, Best Supporting Actress/comedy, Single Performance for episode "Phyllis Whips Inflation" (award shared with Zohra Lampert, Kojak)
  • Ed Weinberger and Stan Daniels, Outstanding Writing/Comedy for a Single Episode of Regular or Limited Series with Continuing Characters and/or Theme, for episode "Will Mary Richards Go to Jail?"
  • Douglas Hines, Outstanding Film Editing for Entertainment Programming

1976 Year 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

  • James L. Brooks, Allan Burns, Stan Daniels, Ed Weinberger, Outstanding Comedy Series
  • Mary Tyler Moore, Outstanding Lead Actress/Comedy
  • Ted Knight, Outstanding Continuing Performance by Supporting Actor/Comedy
  • Betty White, Outstanding Continuing Performance by Supporting Actress/Comedy
  • David Lloyd, Outstanding Writing in Comedy Series for Single Episode of Regular/Limited Series with Continuing Characters/Theme, for episode "Chuckles Bites the Dust"

1977 Cover art for the collected edition of V for Vendetta by David Lloyd David Lloyd (born 1950) is a British comics artists best known as the illustrator of the graphic novel V for Vendetta, written by Alan Moore. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ...

  • James L. Brooks, Allan Burns, Stan Daniels, Ed Weinberger, Outstanding Comedy Series
  • Allan Burns, James L. Brooks, Ed Weinberger, Stan Daniels, David Lloyd, Bob Ellison, for episode "The Last Show"
  • Douglas Hines, Outstanding Film Editing/Comedy Series, for episode "Murray Can't Lose"

Golden Globe Awards

  • 1971 Mary Tyler Moore, Best Actress/Comedy
  • 1972 Edward Asner, Best Supporting Actor/Comedy

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Honors

  • In 1997, TV Guide ranked "Chuckles Bites The Dust" 1st on their list of The Greatest Episodes of All Time. "The Lars Affair" made the list at 27th. [citation needed]
  • In 1999, TV Guide's List of the 50 Greatest TV Characters of All Time ranked Mary Richards 21st and Ted Baxter 29th. Only three other shows placed two characters on the list (Taxi, The Honeymooners and Seinfeld). [citation needed]
  • In 2001, Entertainment Weekly ranked the opening credits image of Mary tossing her hat into the air as #2 on their list of The 100 Greatest Moments In Television. [5]
  • In 2002, The Mary Tyler Moore Show was 11th on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time. [citation needed]
  • Bravo ranked Mary Richards, Ted Baxter, Lou Grant, and Rhoda Morgenstern on their list of the 100 greatest TV characters [6].
  • Entertainment Weekly placed "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" 1st in it's list of the 100 Greatest TV Shows of all Time. [citation needed]

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Memorable episodes

  • "Love Is All Around" (September 19, 1970) The very first episode, in which Mary Richards, 30, moves to Minneapolis after rebounding from a broken romance. She finds an apartment in the same building as her old friend Phyllis Lindstrom and becomes friends with her upstairs neighbor, native New Yorker Rhoda Morgenstern. She also gets a job as associate producer for The Six O'Clock News at WJM-TV.
  • "Support Your Local Mother" (October 24, 1970) Mary finds herself caught between Rhoda and her mother Ida when Mrs. Morgenstern, a member of the keep-them-feeling-guilty school of child rearing, comes to Minneapolis for a visit and Rhoda refuses to see her.
  • "Rhoda the Beautiful" (October 21, 1972) After dropping twenty pounds, Rhoda reluctantly enters a beauty pageant at work. Though she looks great (even Phyllis compliments her), she still can't get used to thinking of herself as beautiful. The episode won Valerie Harper her third "Best Supporting Actress" Emmy.
  • "My Brother's Keeper" (January 13, 1973) Phyllis wants to set up her visiting brother with Mary, but instead he hits it off with Rhoda and begins spending time with her to Phyllis's disapproval. We learn that Phyllis's brother is gay. Also This is Mary's first disastrous party in Minneapolis.
The final scene of the series in "The Last Show".
The final scene of the series in "The Last Show".
  • "The Lars Affair" (September 15, 1973) Phyllis makes a desperate bid to win back her husband Lars when she finds out that he's having an affair with Sue Ann Nivens, the star of WJM's Happy Homemaker series. The character of Sue Ann Nivens, played by Betty White, was introduced in this episode. This episode was ranked #27 on TV Guide's The Greatest Episodes of All Time.
  • "Chuckles Bites the Dust" (October 25, 1975) The ludicrous death of WJM's Chuckles the Clown, crushed by an elephant while dressed as Peter Peanut, provokes a torrent of black humor which has everyone in the newsroom but Mary convulsed in laughter. Mary's suppressed laughter comes out at an inopportune moment: at Chuckles' funeral. This episode was ranked #1 on TV Guide's The Greatest Episodes of All Time.
  • "The Last Show" (March 19, 1977) The new owner of WJM re-evaluates the news operation and, unable to determine the reason for the low ratings, arbitrarily fires everyone in the newsroom except for the supremely incompetent Ted. The tag of this episode shows Mary Tyler Moore introducing the other seven regular cast members to the audience as "the best cast ever."

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Theme song

The theme song, "Love Is All Around," was written and performed by Sonny Curtis. Sonny Curtis (born May 9, 1937, in Meadow, Texas) is an American singer and songwriter. ...


The second verse of the song was used as the opening theme after the first season ("you're gonna make it after all" instead of "you might just make it after all"). It has been covered by artists such as Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Christie front drive, Sammy Davis Jr., and Hüsker Dü. Joan Jett (born Joan Marie Larkin on September 22, 1958 (or 1960 according to some sources) is an American rock and roll guitarist and singer. ... Sammy Davis, Jr. ... Hüsker Dü were a rock band formed in Minneapolis-St. ...


(Season 1, 1970)

How will you make it on your own?
This world is awfully big, and girl, this time you're all alone.
But it's time you started living.
It's time you let someone else do some giving.
Love is all around, no need to waste it.
You can have the town, why don't you take it?
You might just make it after all.
You might just make it after all.

(Seasons 2-7, 1971-1977)

Who can turn the world on with her smile?
Who can take a nothing day, and suddenly make it all seem worthwhile?
Well it's you, girl, and you should know it
With each glance and every little movement you show it
Love is all around, no need to waste it
You can have the town, why don't you take it?
You're gonna make it after all
You're gonna make it after all

Opening title sequence

The opening sequence of Mary tossing her hat in the air was ranked by Entertainment Weekly as the second greatest moment in television [citation needed]

The opening title sequence was created by Reza Badiyi who also did the one for Hawaii Five-O. Badiyi came up with the idea of having Mary throw her hat into the air.[citation needed] An older woman can be seen in the background, obviously puzzled by the sight of a young woman tossing her tam o'shanter in the air in the middle of the street. This unwitting "extra" was Hazel Frederick, a lifelong Minnesota resident who happened to be out shopping the day the sequence was shot. Moore and Frederick met in 1996 at a book signing at the Mall of America, where Moore introduced her to the crowd as "my costar". [citation needed] Opening sequence of Mary Tyler Moore (1970) This work is copyrighted. ... Opening sequence of Mary Tyler Moore (1970) This work is copyrighted. ... Entertainment Weekly (sometimes abbreviated EW) is a magazine published by Time Inc. ... This example of a title sequence, from long-running serial drama Another World, was seen from 1966 to 1981, making it one of the longest-running continuous title sequences on television. ... Reza Badiyi was born in Tehran, Iran on April 17th 1930. ... Hawaii Five-O is an American television series that starred Jack Lord and James MacArthur as detectives for a fictional Hawaii state police department. ... A tam oshanter is a Scottish bonnet worn by men which was named after the character Tam o Shanter in the poem of that name by Robert Burns. ... Mall of America (also MOA, MoA, or the Megamall) is a shopping mall located in the Twin Cities suburb of Bloomington, Minnesota. ...


From 1973 to the series' conclusion, Mary is shown at one point washing her car wearing the #10 home jersey of Minnesota Vikings' quarterback Fran Tarkenton. This was during a time in which Tarkenton and the Vikings had played in three Super Bowls. Tarkenton was playing with the New York Giants during the first two years of the show's run before being traded back to the Vikings prior to the 1972 season. City Minneapolis, Minnesota Other nicknames The Vikes, The Purple People Eaters Team colors Purple, Gold, and White Head Coach Brad Childress Owner Zygi Wilf General manager Rob Brzezinski Fight song Skol, Vikings Mascot Ragnar League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1961–present) Western Conference (1961-1969) Central Division (1967-1969... Navy quarterback Aaron Polanco sets up to throw. ... Francis Asbury Tarkenton (born February 3, 1940) is American football player, TV personality, and computer software executive. ... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Big Blue Wrecking Crew, Big Blue, G-Men, The Jints, The New York Football Giants Team colors Royal Blue, Red, Gray, and White Head Coach Tom Coughlin Owner John Mara (50%) and Steve Tisch (50%) General manager Jerry Reese League/Conference affiliations National...


Some of the scenes in the opening sequence had Mary Tyler Moore interact with some of the crew members. [citation needed] One noted example of this was a scene in which camera panned over a shot of Mary Richards eating at a restaurant with a much older man. This is the Basil's Restaurant in the Marquette Hotel, located at 710 Marquette. [citation needed] Currently, diners can eat on the terrace looking out over the IDS Center Crystal Court where the shot was filmed, and even sit at "The Mary Tyler Moore Table".[citation needed] The man seen eating with Mary was Mary Tyler Moore's then-husband, Grant Tinker, who also served as president of MTM Enterprises until 1981. Another scene had Mary walking in the park when two joggers run by her. The two joggers were creators James L. Brooks and Allan Burns. [citation needed] Grant Tinker (born January 11, 1925) is the former chairman and CEO of NBC from 1981 to 1986, co-founder of MTM Enterprises, and television producer. ... The MTM logo, featuring Mimsie the Cat. ... James L. Brooks (born May 9, 1940) is a three-time Academy Award, nineteen-time Emmy and Golden Globe-winning American producer, writer, and film director. ... Allan Burns (born May 18, 1935) is a Jewish-American screenwriter and television producer. ...


With its use in the title cards, the show sparked a revival of the Art Deco Peignot typeface which had fallen out of fashion in the 1940s. [citation needed] Peignot is a geometrically constructed sans-serif display typeface, designed by A. M. Cassandre in 1937. ...


In a spoof of the MGM opening footage of "Leo the Lion," the closing shot of the show (and of several other programs produced subsequently by the same company) was of a meowing kitten under the Peignot-typefaced "MTM" initials. The kitten, named "Mimsie," died sometime in the 1990s. MGM logo Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer or MGM, is a large media company, involved primarily in the production and distribution of cinema and television programs. ...


Ratings

The show became extremely popular in the Saturday night CBS sitcom lineup. Although it never ranked #1 overall for a season, it maintained high ratings throughout its seven year-run. Despite finishing relatively well in the final season, producers argued for its cancellation due to falling ratings, afraid that the show's legacy might be damaged if it were renewed for another season.[citation needed] Grant Tinker was also aware that his show faced enormous competition from ABC's Three's Company, a midseason hit slated for a permanent primetime slot. [citation needed]The series finished strong, and the series finale was by far the most watched show during the week it aired. [citation needed] Listed below are its annual rankings among all television shows: [citation needed] For the Entourage episode, see Threes Company (Entourage). ...

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Spin-offs, TV movies and documentaries

Mary and Rhoda is a 2000 made-for-television movie written by Katie Ford and directed by Barnet Kellman. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Linda Kelsey and Edward Asner as Billie Newman and Lou Grant in MTMs Lou Grant Lou Grant was a popular and critically acclaimed television drama series starring Ed Asner as a newspaper editor. ... Phyllis was a sitcom which aired on CBS from 1975 to 1977. ... Rhoda is an American situation comedy and a television spin-off of The Mary Tyler Moore Show. ...

Cultural references

  • On her 1995 debut album A Stranger to This Land singer-songwriter Barbara Kessler included a song entitled "Mary Tyler Moore", in which she sang about how she wished her life were more like Mary Richards' life on The Mary Tyler Moore Show.
  • Modern rock band Weezer mentions Moore in the chorus of their 1995 hit "Buddy Holly", singing, "Oh, wee-ooh, I look just like Buddy Holly; Oh-oh, and you're Mary Tyler Moore..."
  • In The Simpsons episode "And Maggie Makes Three", while working at the bowling alley, Homer spins around singing, "I'm gonna make it after all!", and tosses a bowling ball in the air. It, of course, lands straight on the ground.
  • Chase Manhattan Bank used Joan Jett's cover of the "Mary Tyler Moore" theme as background music in a 2005 television commercial called "First Checking" or "Roxy," which depicted a young professional woman receiving her first paycheck and opening a Chase account.[9]
  • In the comedy series Girlfriends, character Maya Wilkes is in New York for her book tour. In the middle of traffic, she imitates Mary and throws her hat up in the air. A man catches it and runs away. Maya chases him.
  • On the DVD box set of the internet cartoon Homestar Runner there is footage of a puppet version of Homestar spinning in a city block and saying, "I'm gonna make it after all!".
  • Bikini Kill, an influential riot grrrl band, mentions Mary Tyler Moore in the song "Tony Randall" on their 1996 albulm, Reject All American.

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DVD releases

The first season of the series was released to DVD in North America in 2002, the second season was released in July 2005, the third season was released on on January 17, 2006, with season 4 following on June 20, 2006. [2] 20th Century Fox has released the first 4 seasons of The Mary Tyler Moore Show on DVD in Region 1 for the very first time. ... Size comparison: A 12 cm Sony DVD+RW and a 19 cm Dixon Ticonderoga pencil. ... North America North America is a continent[1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ... is the 17th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 171st day of the year (172nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Impact on the Twin Cities

In 2004, the decidedly non-fictional Twin Cities television station KSTP-TV began airing commercials featuring Ed Asner as a gruff newsman.[citation needed] Meant to evoke the persona of Lou Grant, the commercials featured Asner speaking to members of the station's staff. These commercials were intended to promote the channel's news department, which had seen poor ratings in recent years. [citation needed] For legal reasons the character was never named in the ads. [citation needed] A map of the Twin Cities metropolitan area. ... A map of the Twin Cities metropolitan area. ... KSTP-TV Channel 5 (50 digital) is the ABC affiliate for the Twin Cities. ...


Locations

The establishing shots of Mary walking around a lake (be it in the summer or the winter) were filmed in the "Chain of Lakes" area west of downtown Minneapolis, most notably at the Lake of the Isles. The Basil's Restaurant is the location where they dined during the opening credits. [citation needed] The Chain of Lakes is a district in Minneapolis, Minnesota. ... Lake of the Isles is a lake in Minneapolis, Minnesota. ...


7th Street and Nicollet Mall

The original Dayton's department store in downtown Minneapolis, today. A bronze statue of Mary tossing her hat in the air stands in the foreground at the corner where it occurred.
The original Dayton's department store in downtown Minneapolis, today. A bronze statue of Mary tossing her hat in the air stands in the foreground at the corner where it occurred.

On May 8, 2002, cable TV network TV Land dedicated a statue to Mary Tyler Moore near the corner of 7th Street and Nicollet Mall in Minneapolis. It captured her iconic toss and was placed near the spot where it occurred (the actual location was in the middle of the street). Although many in the press were skeptical of TV Land's motive at first— some claiming it was a marketing strategy, one Macalester professor stating that it was "like honoring a unicorn"[3] — crowds of onlookers at the unveiling exhibited hushed excitement rather than animosity. Moore herself attended, the slender and somewhat frail-looking star braving the bone-chilling cold. It has become something of a tourist attraction for fans of the show, who sometimes throw their own hats in front of it. Moore released the cap when her hand was about at waist-level and her hand went high in the air only as a follow-through. The statue by necessity shows her hand high above her head as she is releasing (or possibly catching) the cap. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 738 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2713 × 2204 pixel, file size: 4. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 738 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2713 × 2204 pixel, file size: 4. ... The famous Minneapolis department store known as Daytons was among the leaders in shopping and fashion in the United States for nearly a century. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... View of Nicollet Mall from the skyway Nicollet Mall is a portion of Nicollet Avenue in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. Along with Hennepin Avenue, it forms the cultural and commercial heart of the city. ... Macalester College (popularly known as Mac) is a privately supported, coeducational liberal arts college in Saint Paul, Minnesota. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


The Dayton's building in the background of some of those scenes (later a Marshall Field's and now a Macy's) has changed considerably in appearance. In fact, the exact spot where the cap toss occurred was debated extensively, because the layout along Nicollet has changed substantially since the early 1970s. (Exterior shots of the Dayton's store were also used to serve as the fictional Hempel's Department Store, where Rhoda worked as a window dresser.) The famous Minneapolis department store known as Daytons was among the leaders in shopping and fashion in the United States for nearly a century. ... For other uses, see Marshall Fields (disambiguation). ... Macys is a chain of moderate to upscale American department stores with its flagship store in Herald Square, New York City, which has been billed as the worlds largest store since completion of the Seventh Avenue addition in 1924. ...


Kenwood Parkway house

For the first few seasons, Mary, Rhoda and Phyllis lived in apartments at 119 N. Weatherly in Minneapolis. That address is entirely fictional ("North Weatherly" being an impish comment on the city's climate); the exterior of a real house in Minneapolis (in the Kenwood neighborhood, on 2104 Kenwood Parkway) was filmed for use in regular establishing shots of Richards' house. Once fans of the series discovered the place, it became a popular tourist destination. Kenwood is a neighborhood within the Calhoun-Isles community in Minneapolis. ... In film and television, an establishing shot sets up, or establishes, a scenes setting and/or its participants. ...


However, the real owners at the time did not enjoy the attention. [citation needed] A sign saying "Impeach Nixon" was displayed in a window for a time, discouraging many from taking pictures. Later, the owners repainted the house a dark color instead of its original white. When producers returned to Minneapolis in 1973 to film additional exterior shots of the house, the owners refused to remove the sign. This was allegedly the motivation behind Mary Richards' move to the high rise (Riverside Plaza), at the start of the 1975 season. Other Minneapolis sites were also featured on the show, especially in the opening credits, but the show's cast very rarely spent time in the actual city, as the regular filming was done in Hollywood. The impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton in 1999, Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist presiding. ... Richard Milhous Nixon (January 9, 1913 – April 22, 1994) was the 37th President of the United States, serving from 1969 to 1974. ... Riverside Plaza is a modernist and brutalist apartment complex designed by Ralph Rapson that opened in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1973. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The Kenwood Parkway house went up for sale on February 2007[4] During the time it was on the market, an intruder broke into the uninhabited house in and fell asleep for the night. A cleaning crew noticed the broken glass in the morning and called the authorities.[5]


References

  1. ^ Other examples include The Brady Bunch/The Bradys and M*A*S*H/Trapper John, M.D.). The Bradys is often considered a revival/continuation rather than a spin-off.
  2. ^ "DVD details for 'Mary Tyler Moore'". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved on 2007-06-20.
  3. ^ Marisa Helms (2001-03-30). Mary Tyler Moore Statue Stirs Debate. Minnesota Public Radio News & Features. Minnesota Public Radio. Archived from the original on 2001-03-30. Retrieved on 2007-04-29. “"The world which is shown by that statue is not one that anyone lives in. It's a fictional world that was constructed by MTM, to sell to CBS, who used it to sell audiences to advertisers. That's a very different kind of phenomenon than honoring someone from the past, like Eleanor Roosevelt, who might give us a clue on how to live well and be a better person in the world," says Steinman.”
  4. ^ For Sale: 2401 Kenwood Parkway (2007-02-04). Retrieved on 2007-04-29. “A gorgeous 1892 Victorian in the Kenwood Park neighborhood of Minneapolis, near tree-lined Lake of the Isles and the Calhoun-Isles neighborhood, used in the filming of the Mary Tyler Moore Show.”
  5. ^ Jana Shortal (2007-03-06). Intruder falls asleep inside Mary Tyler Moore's TV home. KARE 11 News. KARE. Retrieved on 2007-04-29. “Police say once the suspect got thru three glass paned doors he went to the third floor and took off his shoes then headed down to a second floor bedroom turned on a TV, pocketed a ceiling fan remote and fell asleep.”

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