- Let''s not, OK, I have dinner to finish and the Hoffman cocktail party is tomorrow night. Go find out if Conrad is going to be at dinner.
- I''m that honking laughter from that one particular guy who seemed to be in the studio audience at every taping.
Thank you OP!!
- You''re forgetting that Conrad has his weekly appointment with that Jew psychiatrist tomorrow night. Now let''s steer this back to an MTM show discussion. It''s very rude of you to change topics after the OP spent $18 to start this thread. Buck would never have been that rude.
Beth''s mother played by Meg Mundy (aka Mona Croft)
- I''m Sue Ann Nivens.
- I''m Veal Prince Orloff!
It had to be said
- I''m Lars.
by: Never Shown
- I''m David Letterman.\
From that OTHER Mary Tyler Moore show, the one we''d both like to forget.
- I am the visible soft spot on the top of Murray''s bald head. I throb when Murray is quietly hysterical about people recognizing him as the man who is always masturbating in the toilet stall when that cute black intern uses the urinal.
- I''m Gordy the weatherman''s ginormous crotch.
- I''m the bottle of booze in Lou Grant''s desk drawer.
- I''m spunk. Lou hates me.
- The orignal first like of the MYM theme song: "How will you make it own?"\
The first line in the opening theme song didn''t become "Who can turn the world on with a smile?" until Season 2.
I''m MTM theme song singer Sonny Curtis
- "Who can turn the world on with a smile?"\
Sung by Sonny Curtis, Sammy Davis and Joan Jett:
- Fun fact: R2 is produced by James L. Brooks.
- Here are the MTM lyrics by Paul Williams. Sing along boys:
- "The Mary Tyler Moore Show"\
Quite simply, the best show on television ever.\
By earning 29 Emmy Awards, The Mary Tyler Moore Show set a record that was not broken until Frasier earned its 30th in 2002
- I''m the dollhouse which was mysteriously substituted for the exterior of Mary''s building sometime in season four, though it looked nothing like the actual building.
- I''m the baggy clothes the extremely fit Valerie Harper must wear to flatter Mary''s pretensions of being the thin one.
- I am Veal Prince Orloff. Lou thinks I look good.
- I''m the kid who lives downstairs. I was funny in the pilot. Whatever happened to me?
- [quote]Buck would never have been that rude.\
Buck would never have been on datalounge!
- I''m Lars.
Tall, blond, gorgeous and invisible
- Oh someone else was Veal Prince Orloff. Ok, I am both Mr AND Mrs Armand Linton.
- I''m Ms. Hemple!
by: I WON, cookie!
- [quote]I''m the kid who lives downstairs. I was funny in the pilot. Whatever happened to me?\
Isn''t that Phyllis''s daughter Bess Lindstrom? She was in several episodes of the MTM SHOW (Including one of my favorites, "Bess, You Is My Daughter Now") and then went on to be a featured recurring character on PHYLLIS.
- I''m Presbyterian.\
(If you remember Mary''s original interview with Mr. Grant.)
- Mr. Grant: You want a drink?\
Mary: Okay, I''ll have a Brandy Alexander.\
(As Lou reaches into his desk draw to pull out the bottle of whiskey.)
First scene, first episode, MTM''s job interview
- I''m Henry Winkler, patiently awaiting a serving of veal Prince Orloff, right before I became the Fonz.
- Phyllis: "Oh Mary, If someone needs brain surgery no matter how trivial, they somehow find the money. But if someone gets a rash, they just scratch until times get better."\
Phyllis coming to the realization that she and husband Lars the dermatologist have fallen on hard times, and Lars isn''t doing as well as Phyllis had hoped...and Phyllis may have to get a job.
- I''m the enormous metal M on Mary''s wall. Although I am incredibly iconic, I serve no clear purpose--does she perhaps need to be reminded of the first letter of her name?
- I''m Toulouse-Lautrec, one of Mary''s favorite artists.
- I am the cheap paperbacks on the low circular shelves in the conversation pit in Mary''s first apartment.
- I''m Twinks Tvedt!
Twinks AKA Feeb ... according to Rhoda
- [quote]I''m the enormous metal M on Mary''s wall. Although I am incredibly iconic, I serve no clear purpose--does she perhaps need to be reminded of the first letter of her name?\
It''s a monogram, like the ''L'' on all of LaVerne de Fazio''s blouses. They were popular at one time.
- Speaking of LaVerne...I''m Penny Marshall, who very briefly lived next door to Mary in her high rise apartment.
- I''m that blond intern in Mary''s office that was always in the background but never had a line. I''m good looking and, yes, I have a lot of pubic hair...
- R35. And I''m Penny Marshall''s roommate on MTM--Mary Kay Place.\
Both Penny and Mary Kay played nurses...and if I recall, they were both only on one episode when MTM moved from her famous one-room studio to the high rise apartment building.
- I''m Phyllis'' gay brother who went out with Rhoda which made Phyllis crazy and which made Phyllis ultimately relieved to know that he was gay rather than end up romatically involved with Rhoda.\
Phyllis: He''s smart. He''s wiity. He''s worldly. He''s intelligent.\
Rhoda: He''s gay!
- I am Phyllis Lindstrom''s floor length hostess skirt.
- I''m the chocolate that Rhoda shouldn''t eat but just apply directly to her hips.
- I''m Ida Morgenstern''s guilt trip that I lay on Rhoda across the miles and with every visit.
- I''m both scarfs that Rhoda''s mother gave to Mary and which Mary wore to work at the same time because when Mary said she liked one, Ida said, "So you don''t like the other one?"
- I''m Sue Ann Nivens'' over-the-top frilly bedroom with her round bed and ceiling mirror.
- I''m the late Mary Frann who hit Mary''s car. I''d never come right out and say that I don''t like Rhoda (and all Jewish people) but well, she just ISN''T our kind.
Sure Mary, just remind me to write a check
- I''m Joyce Bulifant, Murray''s beard...er, wife. Yes, wife!
Look for me on Match Game ''75!
- I thought I had claimed the ''M''? Fine. Just fine. I''ll be the matching dresses Ida bought for herself and Rhoda. Of course Rhoda not knowing this until Ida arrives a little late...
- I''m the ''little sister'' that Sue Anne adopts so she can one-up Mary, who has sponsored a teenaged shoplifter (Mackenzie Phillips). "And mine''s black!"
- I''m Sue Ann''s "Fly Me to the Moon" doorbell chime.
- I''m the hideous orange shag-carpeting in Mary''s first apartment.
- I''m the shrimp that Mary demanded be fresh the next time!
- I''m the elephant that killed Chuckles the Clown by trying to shell him.
- I''m Ted''s baby blue polyester suit with contrast stitching.
- How do we know that Mary''s letter "M" was metal? I always imagined it was wood that had been spray painted gold.
Phyllis''s knee high boots
- r48, that was Jennifer from WKRP.
- I''m the Teddy Awards.
- I am Mary''s intercom beside her apartment door.\
I am also the steps descending into her living room.
- I''m the bells on Mary''s belt that Lou makes fun of.
- I''m the mostly forgettable first season which was mostly about Mary''s dating life.
- I am Rhoda''s plant store, only heard from once and then never again. She abandoned me to move to NYC and go back to window dressing. All the inventory died.
- I am Sue Ann Nivens'' kitchen set at the TV station.
- I''m Mrs. Martha Dudley, the older woman who was lucky to snag a date with Lou Grant. I find that episode''s pre-dinner cocktail party scene at Mary''s apartment to be funniest minutes ever on that show.
- I am the episode that jumped the shark (Ted leaves WJM to become a game show host).
- I''m the meat that Mary reluctantly tosses into her shopping cart in the revised opening credits. Why doesn''t she love me?
- I''m Ten Cents a Dance, the song Phyllis sang in a beauty pageant where she won a big box of chocolates for that!
- I am the stain remover that Sue Ann used to remove the chocolate stains that Phyllis threw at her after her affair with Lars.
- I''m the (apparently) creepy weirdo with the dark glasses in the goodbye party Mary keeps flashing back to.\
I was actually going in for my THIRD goodbye kiss.\
She was right to ''scold'' me.\
My wife STILL brings it up but I don''t care. Mary was hot.\
I bet she ended up working next to some bald loser who pined after her for years.
- I''m DeFalco with my camera in the back of the squad car.
- I am Ted''s hat that gets scrunched by Mary when she hugs him. She does her best to try to fix me as Murray looks on scornfully.
- I''m the chain Mary used to antique her table. Though I wish I had thought up the piece of meat first.
- I''m Marcia Wallace from the Bob Newhart show, bitter as fuck that Mary decided to go with with Georgia Engel as Georgette.
- I''m the big wicker chair near the window. I was very popular at one time.
- I''m the letter M that moved from apartment wall to apartment wall.
- I''m Valerie Harper - such a great actress that you actually believe I''m schlumpy. In retrospect - I was a goddess.
- I''m Edie - moving on with my life without Lou.
- R2 -The "honking" guy was actually producer James L. Brooks.
- I''m Georgia Engel''s cringeworthy baby-doll voice.
- I''ll be the oblique references to Mary''s sex life.
- I am future Oscar winner Helen Hunt playing Murray''s daughter.
- I''m Sue Ann''s souffle that Phyllis ruined.
- I''m Mary''s ever changing hairdo, from the long fall in the first season, to the shorter, frosted Laura Petrie update in the middle seasons to the feathered look in the final season.
- [quote] I''m Edie - moving on with my life without Lou.\
I''m the cooking class that Edie took in an attempt to demonstrate her freedom from having to cook every day for Lou.
- I''m Mike Montgomery, the character with no lines whom Edie brings to the Teddy Awards the night that Lou brings Mrs. Martha Dudley.
- I''m the bangs Mary is constantly blowing out of her face after the change of hairdo.
- I''m Mary''s disastrous wig and diabeetus- and/or booze-induced puffy eyes in season 6.
- I''m Mary''s toothbrush, which she forgot to bring when she went to jail and met those nice prostitutes.
- I''m Lou Grant''s thick, hairy forearms which belie a very hairy bush as well as a hairy, musky hole that holds many untold secrets. Many!
- I am the mysterious bathroom that seems to be in the giant walk-in closet of Mary''s first apartment.
- I am the groovy beaded doorway hanging that creates the illusion of separate rooms in Rhoda''s apartment.
- I am Rhoda''s Dendron, the discarded name for Rhoda''s plant shop.
- I am the raging lust Murray has for Ted that is masked by endless put-downs and insults.
- I am Mary''s perky mom played by the perky Nanette Fabray, who was supposed to be as perky as Mary.
- I am Sue Anne''s sister, who was there to take over her life.
- I''m Stevie, the bratty kid that Mary didn''t like.
- ok, I''m one of Mary''s many teeth, that Lou says she has to lose a few if he loses any weight.
- I''m the flower girl at Thomas Alva Edison''s wedding.
- I''m the Christmas dinner of many nations, with accompanying hats.
- I''m the 11 multi-colored Mary Tyler Moores in the opening sequence.
- I''m the shot of Mary and Cloris in the season 2 opening credits where they''re clearly talking to the studio audience.
- I''m Mary''s embarrassment when Lou and his new squeeze Charlene (the piano bar singer played by Sheree North) stop by and are mildly bemused by the fact that she had prepared herself an inviting full course breakfast on a work day.
Have a muffin.
- I''m the obituaries file.
- I''m the plaid pantsuit Mary wore one season when she was sporting a shoulder-length hairstyle. Together we make her look like a cross between a scarecrow and a circus clown.
- I''m Mary''s underappreciated role as a style icon for a decade.\
Seriously: she helped teach American women new to the labor force how to dress and what to wear, and celebrated American sportswear. I''ve only ever heard Isaac Mizrahi acknowledge what a huge influence that show was on fashion and on our psyche.
Daytime Dresses by Pat Perkins!
- I am Marlo Thomas, hijacking this thread to claw out the eyes of R102.
- I''m the green, stomachless gown designed by hooker, Liz Colby that Mary looked stunning (and stunned) in.
- I''m Barbara Colby, NOT Liz Colby, who would later be murdered while in the beginning of "Phyllis."
- We love you Marlo, and That Girl, but your character was a fashion model with no day job.
- I''m the 5000-watt radio station in Fresno, California, where it all started.
- I would have much rather have been Ann Marie though. Or had Ann as a friend. As much as I love Mary.
- I''m Ted Bessell who played bf to both MTM and Marlo.
- I''m Sue Ann''s vibrating bed located under the mirrored bedroom ceiling.
- I''m the unfunny, overrated Chuckles the Clown episode.
- I''m the long, skinny clump of hair that sticking out while Mary''s en route to Minneapolis.
- I''m the old people''s excrement that R111 eats.
- I''m the short, fat guy in the "faux flashback" in the season 1 opening credits who seems to be groping Mary at her going-away party.
- I''m the tiny T.V. Mary keeps in a cubby hole beneath the single stair leading to her living room. \
Lou Grant once used me, and it was very exciting: My vertical hold was throbbing for weeks.
- I''m the flasks of vodka that MTM apparently kept hidden all over the newsroom set.
- I''m the black and white photo of Lou Grant as a college football player that was never acknowledged though aroused bear-lovers everywhere.
- I''m the big Saint Bernard that strolls by Mary''s house in that one establishing shot they used over and over.
- I''m the cute little kitty who "roars" in the end credits!
- I''m Calorie Cutters, the Weight Watchers knockoff that Rhoda and Murray were on.
- I''m a young John Ritter as a tennis-playing minister!
- "I''m the meat that Mary reluctantly tosses into her shopping cart in the revised opening credits. Why doesn''t she love me?"\
I know this doesn''t require an answer. But since a lot of you guys are young, I thought I''d put that meat scene into context. We were going through a bad economic spell at that time and, for some reason, meat prices suddenly went way up...kind of like the way gas prices suddenly went up a couple years back. There were articles in the newspapers about this crisis, and recipes for meals with little or no meat. \
So Mary''s scene was a reflection of the times. She knows the meat is overpriced, but decides to buy it anyway...though she obviously feels conflicted/guilty about it.
- I''m the Better Luck Next Time club.
- I''m the copious amounts of burnt orange ashtrays overflowing with cigarette and cigar butts. \
Also, I''m the smoke that always seems to rise through the ceiling and never lingers for more than two seconds in any of the places I am blown.
- I am the purple football jersey that Mary is wearing while she washes her car in the opening credits.\
I will be the only thing that ever remotely has made Mary look butch.
- I''m the too much loving, too much understanding, and too much sharing that Howard Arnell exhibits.
- I''m Carlton your doorman.
A few years early
- I''m the Hungarian artist who turned out to be a flamer that Mary, Rhoda, Phyllis, and Murray all posed nude for.
- I''m the man whose shoulder Mary puts her head on as they walk down the street during the closing credits.
- I''m one of the hot joggers that Mary checks out while walking in the park.
- I''m the abbreviated instrumental version of the opening theme song used sometimes for syndication.
- [quote]I''m one of the hot joggers that Mary checks out while walking in the park.\
One of you is James L. Brooks.\
I''m the bitch next to you with the broken leg, Mary.
- I am the tenth syllable Mary would very rarely achieve in her reading of "Oh, Mister Grant!"\
Usually it was eight or nine
- I''m the hair dryer that Phyllis yelled into when she woke up Rhoda.
- I''m Rhoda''s other sister Debbie
One & Done
- R122, somehow I knew this, but forgot; thanks!
child of the ''70s
- The laughter of James L. Brooks has been taken and explained, so I''ll be Phyllis ... tossing my head back and laughing "in that way I have."
- I''m Gordie the weatherman who mysteriously disappeared and ended up in the Chicago projects.
- I every guy whose gf made him sit through this show every Saturday night so that he could laid at 9:30.
- I''m Lou Grant''s stubby but very thick and hairy cock that got hard every time Mary was around.
- "I''m a mere boutoniere on the lapel of the universe."\
--Phyllis talking to Mary and feeling badly for herself because she can''t find a job since she''s qualified for absolutely nothing.
- "I have uncanny knack for picking the right wine at dinner."\
--Phyllis, responding to the human resources manager who asked, "So what are you qualified to do?"
- I''m the Popsicle stick with the vendor''s tax ID number that Mary needs when she gets audited.
- I''m the kleenex box on the desk the entire cast shuffled to shoulder-to-shoulder embracing each other during the final scene of the show.\
So sad. So incredibly sad. The end of an era.
- I''m the sour creme gone bad that Sue Ann Nivens left on the counter under the hot studio lights giving food poisoning to the entire newsroom including herself so that she could fire her "All Above Eve" intern (Linda Kelsey) threatening to take over Sue Ann''s show, "The Happy Homemaker."
- I''m Sue Ann''s knee she used to kick-slam the waist-high oven door completely out-of-character from her Happy Homemaker persona.
- I''m the snowstorm that kept everyone at the station for days when there was no programming left air. Ted, Mary, Lou...even Rhoda was there, all punchy.
- I''m Sue Ann''s upcoming specials, "What''s All This Fuss About Famine?" and "Salute to Fruit."
- I''m Rhoda''s date who wanted to be a forest ranger.\
--When I said I wanted a WILD life, I didn''t mean wildlife." --Rhoda
- I''m Rhoda''s date and his wife.
- I''m the collective love, the big smile and warm fuzzy that everyone feels for a show that was a definitive part of our youth, our childhood, and that is in our psyche.
- I''m "The Mary Tyler Moore Show''s" greatest fan. Many shows have come and gone. Some have even been great. Some people might say "I Love Lucy" was the best. Of course, it surely is a classic. But none ever matched MTM. It''s simply the best there ever was.
- I''m a little song\
I''m a little dance\
I''m a little seltzer down your pants
- I''m Mary filling in for the MTM trademark kitty doing my Porky Pig imitation. "Ba di ba di ba di ba di, that''s all folks."
- I am Vincent Gardenia, who sacked the fucking lot of you. Except Ted.
- Hello, Mary? This is Betty Ford.
I know I should''ve said "I am Betty ford" but was too drunk to remember my line
- I''m Armond Linton
And my wife, Mrs. Armond Linton
- I''m the apple pie that Phyllis baked in order to win Lars back from Sue Ann that not even Phyllis could fake liking.
- I am the puddle of goo that Sue Ann poured from the mold onto the counter-top the day the crew forgot to plug in the oven. \
"Now I''m SURE that''s not what a Strawberry Swirl is supposed to look like!"
- I''m the virginity that this show, in a revolutionary gesture, didn''t try to pretend that a single woman of Mary Richards'' age would have.
- I''m Mary''s boyfriend she left in Roseberg, MN. I broke up with her so she had to go out and "make it on her own."\
I should have kept her.
- here you go
- I am Murray''s typewriter.
- I am Mary''s new gold (not yellow) Mustang convertible.
- I''m mary''s embarrassed look when she accidentally responded to her father that she had taken "the pill."
- I''m Lars'' clothes that come home cleaner at night than when they left the house in the morning.
- I am the brown car Mary''s parents gave her for high school graduation.
- I am Murray''s plot driven, unbelievable gambling addiction.
- I am in love with r146.
Betty White''s cotton candy hair
- R146, you described that perfectly. That''s one of my favorite scenes.
- I''m Jack Cassidy kicking myself for not taking the Ted Baxter role.
- I''m John Amos in a nothing role as the station''s sportcaster ..... I mean weatherman...
Yes I Know Its Been Done Before
- I''m Mary''s spunk.
- I''m the two spices that Phyllis borrows from Mary.
Salt. And Pepper.
- I''m the trophy Rhoda won at the beauty pageant.
- I am the pumpkin shaped cookie jar on the kitchen counter of Mary''s first apartment.
- I am the clocks on the newsroom wall.
- I''m Rhoda''s sudden realization that L & P Management is L for Lars and . . . P for Phyllis.
- I am Mary''s fallen hair, cold, and sprained ankle she has when she wins her first Teddy Award.
- I am Shot Down in Ecuador Junior.
- I am Gustavo, the waiter who asks Mary and Rhoda to deliver a mysterious package when they visit Mexico.
The Very Sexy Frank Ramirez
- I''m Lars. How do you do?
- I am Cloris Leachman''s curled wiglet which gets pinned to the crown of her head just moments before shooting begins to allow Cloris more time to angrily confront the writers about her scenes.
From the Eva Gabor Wiglet Collection
- I am the ''perspiration'' stain on the dress that Mr. Mitchell, the dry cleaner, brings to Mary''s house the day of the Teddy Awards.
- I''m Ida''s AquaNet
- I am the potted chrysanthemum that Mary is inexplicably carrying on an escalator. I hope she''s not taking me to a funeral.
- I''m Ida Morgenstern''s aged vagine.
- I''m the terrible local discount carpet center commercial that aired every overnight somewhere between the second and third Mary episode when a New York TV station ran three "Mary Tyler Moore Show" eps followed by three "Bob Newhart Show" eps in the early ''80s. I may be remembering wrong, but could it have been WNBC after Letterman?
- I''m the number of words Mary can type per minute:
65 words per minute
- And I''m the drink Mary says she''ll have when Mr. Grant asks in her job interview, "Do you want a drink?"\
He expects her to just accept a shot of whiskey from his bottle in his desk draw.
"I''ll have a Brandy Alexander."
- I''m the job Mary would originally have taken if she could afford to live on $5 less per week.
- I''m the piece of furniture Lou Grant in later episodes would tell Mary she bumped into and said "excuse me" to on her way out of the interview, something that didn''t actually happen in the pilot.
- Thanks, r189.\
The answer to "Why aren''t you married?"
- I''m the network exec who insisted that Mary Richards not be divorced, per the original intention, because TV viewers, most of whom are IQ-challenged, would think she was divorced from Rob Petrie, and we can''t have the audience, no matter how moronic they may be, thinking that.
- I''m Congresswoman Getties'' varicose veins.
- I''m Mary''s apartment number when she moved into the high rise:
- Except when the set decorators fucked up and occasionally made it 832, a glaring oversight no one on the cast or crew apparently noticed, R196.
- I''m the MTM bloopers":
- I''m the WJM TV News doors that opened for seven years leading into the newsroom that created the best television memories in the history of television.
- I''m the final season, still not yet scheduled for a DVD release, wondering when the fuck I''ll be available to buy. I''m also thinking Fox has shit all over the series by taking years upon years to get the whole thing released. I just want to turn the world on with my smile, too, you know.
- I''m Mary''s lovely salad that no one got to eat because she mis-timed her Veal Prince Orloff.
- I''m the rotisserie oven that Rhoda bought Mary on the Christmas when Mary had to work Christmas Eve.
- I am those brightly-painted criss-crossed planks of wood lining the hallway to the studio that provide the only splash of color in the drab outer-office set.
- I''m the white poly/cotton dress shirt that Ed Asner wore in every single fucking episode every year. \
My twin brother was worn by Carroll O''Connor in every single fucking episode of All in the Family.
- I''m Johnny Carson. I was invited to one of Mary''s partties. However, unlike her other duds, this party was supposed to be good. But unexpectedly, there was a blackout in her building, and you only heard my voice.
- I''m the dream sequences where Lou, Murray and Ted imagine being married to Mary.
- Sorry, r105, I confused Barbara Colby with Liz Torres, who replaced Barbara after she was murdered.
- I''m Rhoda''s tits. And they''re doing just fine. About the same as last year.
- I'm the stylish, glass Chemex coffee caraffe on the kitchen counter in Mary's first apartment
- I'm the medicine cabinet in the Bunkers' bathroom, and I contain Gloria's Midol for her rather unpleasant moods during "that time of the month", and her "birth patrol pills", Edith's HRT pills from her "groinacologist", the Lavoris for when Archie gives CPR to a female impersonator, and the Kaopectate ("on your left if you're sitting down, on your right, if you're standing up").
- I am the hair bump that Mary can't get combed down.
- I'm the sanctimonious, pompous professor who was hired to be WJM's "critic-at-large". However after I went on the air and publically attacked those at my own station, I received one of Sue Ann's pies in my face, and was fired from WJM. However, the actor who played me later turned up on "The Young & the Restless", where he has played virtually the same character for over thirty years.
- I'm Rhoda's perky little toes when she wore sandals
- I'm Anna-Maria Alberghetti in a taxi, honey
- I am the MTM show's greatest fan ever. I love this thread. It makes me laugh and brings back memories of the best show ever on television.
- I'm Laurence Luckinbill, slumming until I can start living of my wife's inheritance.
- I'm the "drinkette" that Lou Grant's recently-divorced wife jokingly offers Mary in the "kitchenette" of her new apartment.
- I'm the ceramic pumpkin cookie jar in Mary's first place. I'm whimsical yet practical, but one thing I'm not is full...nobody ever put cookies into or took them out of me. :-(
- I'm Mary's tiny television the size of a hatbox.
- I'm Eileen Heckart, Mary's favorite aunt, Aunt Flo.
I'm funny, and I don't take shit from anyone!
- Also, I'm the hot short guy Mary dates in season one.
(As I am a hot short guy, we gotta stick together!)
- I'm Rhoda's ghastly black velvet tunic with the embroidery and the gold fringe. I look like a lampshade in a bordello.
- Damn you R220. I always wondered if one of the writers knew that "Aunt Flo coming to visit" was a euphemism for a woman getting her period?
- I'm the picture of a lion with it's own stand. I end up in the new apartment as well. You can't get rid of a picture of a lion.
- I'm Mary's hide-a-bed sofa...Oh the stories I could tell....
- I'm one of Ida Morgenstern's Jewish mother guilt trips.
Not too stereotypical
- I'm the sappy montage that shows the wonderful day that Mary had when she babysat Bess.
- I'm the blond guy in the background in the Newsroom scenes, who is in nearly every Newsroom scene, yet never had an actual line during the entire show. With Mary constantly destracted by her personal life, Lou getting drunk and Murray insulting Ted, I just might be the only employee in the Newsroom to have gotten any work done.
- I'm characters suddenly dropped without explanation, and I include Mary's parents and Rhoda's kid sister (not Brenda, but the first one, when Mary and Rhoda visited NYC during the second or third season).
Witness Protection Program.
- R36, I'm the black, bushy pubic hair on said hunk...
- I'm the grecian formula in Ted's black hair during the Rhoda and Lou dating episode.
- I'm Carole King, trying to pretend I can act as Stevie's Aunt Helen.
- I love you, R3.
- I'm Georgette's bread in the cheese fondue.
- I'm Bruce Boxleitner's cock, blocked by Murray when introduced to his daughter.
Not my type, anyway
- I'm the helpless chocolate souffle that Sue Ann was baking.
I was murdered by Phyllis Lindstrom.
- I'm the Christmas seal Mary gave Mr. Grant when he wanted a stamp in the first episode
- I'm Rhoda's brain cancer, propelling her into the first national press she's gotten since canned from her Hogan show.
- r238 is an ugly awful person. You should have got the brain cancer.
- I'm Georgette asking the musical question, Steam Heat
- I'm "The Life of the Bee" the book Phyllis is reading during "The Lars Affair," perhaps you read it?
- I'm Doris Roberts trying to help Phyllis get a job.
- I'm Mary's typewriter on my own typewriter stand, only seen in Episode 1 so a drunken Lou can write a letter to his wife
- I'm Betty Ford calling Mary and Mary not believing me. "Hello Mary. This is Betty Ford". " Hello, Betty. This is Mary, Queen of Scots!"
- Let's pretend OP's not a shit for brains. What an idiotic post. This answers a lot of questions about the intelligence of the DL posters.
- I'm Little Stevie's Grandfather who thinks Mary is a hussy!
- I'm the lady in the green dress who Mary and Bess can't seem to escape from on their outing in Mpls.
- I'm the beautiful big Palladian window from Mary's first apartment.
- I'm the jail cell in which Mary was confined when she would wouldn't give up her sources.
- And I'm hooker Sherry (Barbara Colby), Mary's jail cell roommate at 7:25:
- I'm the tambourine in the theme song.
- I'm the guy who sold Rhoda the big number 5 painting she used to redecorate Lou's house. Apparently she didn't care for the first 4 I showed her.
- [quote]I'm the blond guy in the background in the Newsroom scenes, who is in nearly every Newsroom scene, yet never had an actual line during the entire show.
Yes, you did.
- I'm the 1963 car Murray buys for his wife when he can't acford a new one!
- 228, as the near-line-less hot blond guy, your name is Pete and you're played by Benjamin Chulay.
- I'm Chuckles the Clown.hey, isn't that elephant a little close to m-............
- I am the tiny, six-sided, stain-glassed window outside of Mary's apartment.
I am the pink wicker in Rhoda's apartment.
I am the small painting of a lion in the background.
- I am Julie the prostitute's weird wedding gown, the one with the odd slits up the side.
- I am the frozen pond that Mary walks, make that strides, so confidently along in the closing credits.
I am the nasty looking frau who looks directly into the camera as the hat is being tossed in the air.
- I am the pie that Phyllis baked that was inedible, helping her become the object of Rhoda's pity.
- I'm the yellow convertible Rhoda bought Mary to repay the loan for her plant store.
- I'm the set of clocks in the WJM newsroom. Tokyo is five minutes off!
- I'm Gavin McLeod's Emmy nominations.
- "I'm just a mere buttoner on the lapel of the universe."
--Phyllis describing her insignificance and lack of qualifications while looking for a job.
- r63, when that shot of Mary tossing the meat into the cart was taken, the price of meat went very high. People were disgusted about the rising cost of groceries, esp. meat. It was the '70s. You had to be there.
- I am the group of all of them in the last episode, when they do a big group hug.
- I'm Lou Grant, looking about 25 years older than my stated age of 45.
- I am Ted Baxter's grey, slicked back hair.
- I am the cast iron wood stove in the corner, near the kitchen. Did she actually use that?
I am the blue and white ceramic object on the wall near the door. It looks like a wall-mounted dispenser of some type.
I am the tears shed when everyone at home watched the last episode. An era had passed, and we knew it.
I am the opening theme song of the Bob Newhart show, which followed MTM. It wasn't as good, however.
- I admit it. I want my place to look like Mary's apartment. I want that vintage '70s look.
- I am the Boston fern in the first apartment window. Remember Boston ferns?
- I'm the stream of middle-aged men in cheap polyester suits who lasted one episode as Mary's boyfriend. Except for Dick Van Dyke's ugly, talentless brother to whom Mary felt sorry for (after Dick's endless nagging to get him on the show), and sexy Peter Strauss (who also, only lasted one episode as the oldest looking 25 year old ever).
- I'm David Groh's spectacularly hairy chest shown to great effect when Mary calls and wakes Rhoda in NYC in the middle of the night to get relationship advice.
- I'm Murray Slaughter's Teddy nominations.
- I am the 16- to 23-year old boy who sat in front of the television from 9:00 to 9:30 each Saturday night for seven years and who wouldn't go out until at least 9:30 (or not at all in the early years) until The Mary Tyler Moore Show had ended and the little MTM kitten had squeaked its good night meow.
MTM remains my favorite TV show of all-time. It was simply the best there ever was.
- I'm the spider Ted observed while lying in a hospital bed. My web-weaving activities inspired Ted to get out of his emotional funk. But Ted just killed me with a newspaper anyway, what a putz.
- I am Mrs. Martha Dudley's fireplace, which she watches instead of television.
- I'm the dude from Frogtown in one of Ted's self-written news items.
- I am annoying child actor Robbie Rist as Ted and Georgette's son David Baxter.
You would have thought my career was over after playing cousin Oliver on The Brady Bunch...but here I am.
- I am Rhoda's apartment which is inexplicably located [italic]above[/italic] Mary's attic apartment.
- I'm the hanging beads in that apartment.
- I'm the earrings Rhoda isn't borrowing because she and Lou aren't going out. They're staying in.
- I'm Mary's increasingly ugly and ageing hairstyles and paint suits that dominated the last two seasons as Mary morphed from being hip-single girl into a dowdy middle-aged frau and the very model of Beth Jarrett.
- I'm one of the guests at the Armenian wedding.
- I'm the stained glass kitchen partition that only gets pulled down when Mary needs privacy.
- I'm Ted's conquistador boots.
- I'm the pocket on Ted's blue blazer that Murray rips off in a tizzy fit.
- I'm Doug Hempel, who doesn't know a good thing when he sees it.
- I'm the empty purses Mary always was forced to carry because the prop mistress couldn't tear herself away from the craft services table long enough to properly stuff them with tissue or something else that would give them volume and weight.
- [quote]I'm the dollhouse which was mysteriously substituted for the exterior of Mary's building sometime in season four, though it looked nothing like the actual building.
I am the owner of that house in Minneapolis who was so over the hoard of tourists that when MTM came back to take uncompensated new footage of my house I hung a big spray-painted sheet out the front windows with really dirty words on it.
- I'm the wood burning stove near Mary's kitchen that the scenic designer surely regretted not making a fireplace. 5 years in that apartment and she never used me once!
- I'm Lou Grant's considerable back and chest hair.
- I'm Edie's lesbian off-screen lover.
- I'm the veal Prince Orloff. I died.
- I'm Mary's bathroom - reached only by going thru her closet.
- I am Mary's white hard sided luggage, with the late 60s gold piping.
- I'm the matching, rented tuxedo Ted hilariously makes Georgette wear to the Teddy awards. Why buy a new dress she'll only wear once?
- I'm the fact it went off the air before I was born.
- it is on the air now r299
- I'm the expensive piece of meat that Mary tosses into her grocery cart and then rolls her eyes resigned to paying for my pricey meat during the opening theme song.
- I'm the white and blue Mustangs Mary is shown driving and washing in the opening credits - even after Rhoda arranges to buy her a yellow Mustang before moving to NYC to marry Joe.
- I'm the Letter "M" on Mary's apartment wall.
I am also the WJM Lightswitch that Mary sadly flips off in the series finale.
I Hate Spunk... Yeah, right!
- I am Robert Redford, grinning over SueAnn Nivens coment about me: "When I die, I want to be cremated and have my ashes thrown on Robert Redford."
- I'm a little song, a little dance, a little seltzer down your pants...
- I'm Lars Lindstrom's massive, throbbing, yogurt-spitting cock (that cheated on Phyllis so many times).
Sue Ann's Deep Throat
- I'm the smile that Mary turns the world on with.
- I'm Mary's neckerchiefs she wears in the final season when she looks perkier than in the previous two seasons.
- I'm the two scarves that Ida Morgenstern gave to Mary as a gift for allowing her to stay in Mary's apartment when Ida couldn't stay with Rhoda since they didn't get along.
Ida gave the two scarves to Mary. Mary said, "Oh Mrs. Morgenstern, I love them. In fact, I think I'll wear this one to work." Ida responded, "So you don't like the other one?"
Out of guilt, Mary ended up wearing both scarves at the same time to work to please Ida.
- I'm the 24 yr-old Georgia Engel that everyone thought was in her 40's.
- I'm the truckstop trade that Murray services on the way home to his wife and kids.
- I'm Rhoda's mom's roll of Bounty Towels. I'm the "quicker picker upper", you know?
- I'm the depressing (but better) Season 1 theme song.
MIGHT just make it after all
- Right R300 as ancient reruns, not as an original series.
- I'm the yellow shag carpet in Mare's first Minneapolis apartment.
I loved her first apartment
- I'm Phyllis' gay brother.
(Sorry, Rhoda. I really liked you as a friend).
- I'm Murray's clunky typewriter.
- I'm Rhoda's Hash Brownies.
- I'm Lou's 3rd serving of Veal St. Orloff at Mary's dinner party.
- I'm Mary's vibrator. Tucked away in the drawer of her night stand.
- I'm Jack Cassidy's three-day drunk after he realized turning down the Ted Baxter character was one of his biggest mistakes.
- [quote]I am Rhoda's apartment which is inexplicably located above Mary's attic apartment.
Mary's apartment wasn't the attic, it was the top non-attic floor. Rhoda's was the attic.
- I'm the judge who decided that the mother-fuckin' Mary Tyler Moore Show was the best show on television ever!!
- I'm Lou Grant's/Ed Asner's soapbox that he preached from in his boring, preachy and depressing TV show after MTM ended.
Robert Walden's buttplug
- I'm the disco-themed episode that was (thankfully) never written or filmed.
- I'm Mary's first (and far more realistic looking) apartment (the high-rise set just screamed "studio set").
- I'm the anchovies on the pizza that Mary didn't like, which realy symbolized what was wrong with her relationship with Tom (played by Joe Campanella)
- I'm Sue Ann's blonde Afro that she got when she was a Big Sister to that groovy black girl.
- I'm the blackout in Mary's apartment building. Although despite Mary's reputation for throwing awful parties, for this party, Johnny Carson really did show up. But no one could see him.
- I'm the secret behind Rhoda's fundamental psychopathology, always on display and never addressed, even though it drives everything she does.
A family secret, on is sure.
- I'm the photo of a young Buck on Mary's apartment desk that served as her moral compass and guided her decision-making process.
"Buck would never have given that douchy doctor to whom I was engaged a second chance."
"Buck would never have turned his back on that feeb waitress."
"Buck would never have fucked Howard Arnell, despite too much loving and too much understanding."
"Buck would never have made Ida go to a hotel."
- I'm the big deal they make for second place at the Miss Hempel contest.
- I'm Chuckles the Clown's big, floppy pancreas.
- I'm Lila, Sue Ann's sister, formerly Marilyn Munster of Mockingbird Heights.
- I'm Mary's mother, named Marge in season 1, and Dottie in season 3.
- I'm Mary nonstop chattering when she was thrown in jail with the Barbara Colby who played the hooker. Until Colby has to kick Mary's bunk and nearly toss her on the floor so she would shut up.
- I'm Mary's single nurse neighbors and party girls in Mary's new apartment building played by Penny Marshall and Mary Kay Place.
- I am the mostly boring first season that dwelled way too much on Mary's dating life, and not enough on her workplace.
- I'm Kim, the other bunkmate who doesn't care where she sleeps and whom everyone forgets.
- I'm the incompetent waitress fired as a result of Mary's complaint. Luckily, guilt works, so Mary hired me to be her incompetent assistant.
- I'm the very rare very special PSA episodes.
Mary's Addicted to Sleeping Pills; Mary's New Friend Is Anti-Semtitic
- I'm Linda Kelsey, who Sue Ann hired as her intern. However, the intern became a coniving, plotting "All About Eve" until Sue Ann had to give everyone in the newsroom food poisoning including herself and then blame the intern to get rid of her.
- Just like the "M" hanging in Mary's studio apartment, I'm the "etc." hanging in Rhoda's upstairs attic apartment.
- I'm future Oscar/multiple Emmy winner Helen Hunt as Murray and Marie's perky daughter!
- I'm the cause of Mary's insomnia, which resulted in her being addicted to sleeping pills.
Fantasies about Gordy's enormous bulge
- I'm the 1 1/2 lb. Rhoda actually did lose by 8:30.
- I'm Lou Grant's assless chaps and cockring.
- I'm the Pacific Princess, just waiting for Murray to hurry up and leave WJM and climb aboard (we're expecting him).
- [quote]I'm the depressing (but better) Season 1 theme song.
That was the best version by far...
[italic]How will you make it on your own? This world is awfully big. And, gurl, this time you're all alone...[/italic]
- I'm the brunette lady with the huge bluish eyeglass frames and big ruddy cheeks who gets out of the elevator with Mary in the opening sequence and briefly steps right in front of the camera .
- I'me the IUD Rhoda's friend removed before her Weight Watchers weigh-in.
- I'm the old lady staring at Mary from behind when Mary tosses her hat at the end of opening theme song:
- R356. That old lady was Hazel Frederick in the MTM opening theme song:
An older woman can be seen in the background, obviously puzzled by the sight of a young woman tossing her hat in the air. This unwitting "extra" was Hazel Frederick, a lifelong Minnesota resident who happened to be out shopping the day the sequence was shot. Mrs. Frederick finally met Moore in 1994 when she was on a book tour for her autobiography, After All. Moore introduced Frederick as "my co-star".
- I'm the homely balding bespectacled gentleman who is sitting at the table in the restaurant next to mary and the sexy ski instructor, who has to use mary to get anything ordered from the waitresses, because they are totally enamored with marys date. I am also the story board which hangs on the wall next to the coffee post, whos stories never seem to change .. I am also the sole student at the Ted Baxters school of broadcasting.
- I'm Betty White who, at 55, is 20 years too old to play raging slut Sue Anne Nivens.
- R359. Betty White as Sue Ann Nivens was perfect in her role. There are woman like her at the age of 55, exaggerated as she might have been in her behavior.
Plus, we're talking WJM TV, the loser television station of Minneapolis that of course would have hired pushy, slutty Sue Ann. Let's face it, Sue Ann Nivens ain't gonna get hired at 'Good Morning America.'
- R359 Have you heard of a woman named Blanche Hollingsworth Deveraux?
- I am Mrs Armand Linton
- "I'm just another person in the room."
- [quote]I'm Twinks Tvedt!
I'm the no-longer unusual experience of childhood friends' overfamiliarity, thanks to Facebook.
- I'm the recently departed Jane Connell's awful hair as a member of the "Better Luck Next Time" Club!
- I'm apartment "932," Mary's number in her new apartment building for the sixth and seventh final seasons of MTM.
- I'm Mary's studio apartment address in the Victorian home with Rhoda and Phyllis:
119 N. Weatherly Ave., Apt D
- I'm producers James L. Brooks and Allan Burns walking in the park, who Mary turns around to look at in the opening credits.
- I'm Mary holding a microphone and ducking out of the way of the newscamera - even though she is not a reporter.
- R369. News producers sometime conduct interviews off-camera especially television stations short-staffed with empoloyees wearing multiple hats.
It still happens today.
- r369=Joanna Forbes
Remind me to write a check next time I see you
- I'm the unbaked Strawberry Swirl batter that Sue Ann upended all over the counter on live TV after the crew forgot to plug in the oven.
- I'm Mike Tedesco, Phyllis's "FB" played by the gorgeous John Saxon, whose interest in Mary drove Phyllis wild with jealousy.
- I'm Phyllis' special talent: "I have an uncanny knack for picking the right wine at dinner."
- I'm Phyllis' self-loathing thinking she's worthless when she has to confront the fact that she has no talent while being forced to look for a job:
"I'm a mere boutonniere on the lapel of the universe."
- [quote]I am also the sole student at the Ted Baxters school of broadcasting.
Gosh, I'd forgotten you, but I remember you now. You were great. And I'll talk to your lawyer ... Richard!
- I'm Marie, Murray's annoyingly perky wife, always trying to pretend that I don't know that Murray (not so) secretly has the hots for Mary.
- I'm all the things [italic]Mary and Rhoda[/italic] could have been, but wasn't.
- I'm the unfinished walls in Rhoda's apartment
- I'm the wooden block 'etc.' knick-knack in Rhoda's apartment.
- [quote]I am the owner of that house in Minneapolis who was so over the hoard of tourists that when MTM came back to take uncompensated new footage of my house I hung a big spray-painted sheet out the front windows with really dirty words on it.
I thought the owner simply hung a sign that read "Impeach Nixon" from the window that was supposed to represent Mary's apartment. After all, she did have her neighbors to consider.
The owner was right to be exasperated. The producers only told her that they were looking for Victorian houses in Minneapolis to film for a TV show. They gave her the impression that they were doing a documentary about old architecture. They never warned her that what they were doing might turn her property into a magnet for sight-seers.
- I'm "Alexander's Ragtime Band"
"Come on and hear..."
- I'm the wedding cake that went up Sue Anne Niven's snatch when Murray quit his job and shoved her on me.
- I'm the musical question, "Steam Heat".
- I'm the spunk Mary has.
- I'm Sue Ann's chocolate cream pie that Ted smashed into Eric Braeden's face when he played the critic who panned the entire city of Minneapolis including WJM.
- [quote]They never warned her that what they were doing might turn her property into a magnet for sight-seers.
We should have warned them.
- I'm Roy, hunting for losers with Twinks.
- I'm the earring box Mary was anxious to get back to when she found out Lou and Rhoda were having dinner in Rhoda's apartment.
- I'm the hot mitten metaphor Murray uses when he proclaims, "I feel like I ate a hot mitten!" to describe his upset stomach after Sue Ann has intentionally given the entire WJM crew food poisoning. Lou Grant rightly calls out Sue Ann's "that croak and bush thing" as the source of his stomach upset.
I am also the croquembouche, offended by Lou's mispronunciation of my name and Sue Ann's unforgiveable sin of making Moi - a simply delectable, elegant pastry - into an illness mongering villain. But I got my revenge on that slutty bitch.
"I feel like I swallowed a hot mitten" is the actual line.
- I'm the person who broke into Lou's office and broke all his pencil points.
- You could buy the letters (like the M) and the etc. at the Farmer's Market, near CBS TV City, back in the mid 70s.
MTM shows were filmed in Studio City, in the same studios later used by Seinfeld, Roseanne, Passions, The Talk and many others. Maybe not the exact same studio, just the group of them in Studio City.
- I'm that ghastly multicolored plaid wallpaper visible in the background behind Mary and Murray's desks, through the door heading toward the studio.
- R389 It's the CBS Studio Center, although most people call it CBS-Radford (from Radford Street.)
- I'm the disease that is killing Rhoda.
- Fooled you all.
- I'm Ethel Merman, who wondered why I never got a guest spot on MTM despite the fact that Georgia Engel played Minnie Fay in MY production of 'Hello, Dolly!' and my son Robert Levitt Jr was fucking Barbara Colby R250
- I'm the old Century City Shopping Center, masquerading as a Minneapolis mall in the opening montage where Mary and Bess are shopping R227
Like they had open-air shopping malls in Minneapolis, even in 1974
- I'm the microphone that gets turned all the way up in a failed attempt to capture Georgia Engel's unprojectable voice.
- I'm the elephant who killed Chuckles the Clown.
Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don't.
- I'm Mary in the opening credits turning away and using a revolving door.
- I'm Mary's bad hair and tired look in Season 6 and am replaced by better looking Mary a season later who wears neckerchiefs and scoop collar blouses.
- r394, because we saw how you hammed it up on Batman and That Girl
- I'm the package of meat Mary shakes her head at
- What happened with Mary's HAIR? In the first 6 episodes it's black and long. Then it turned brunette fro the rest of season one. Then in 1971 she made if shorter, lighter in shade again. In season 3 it's really fucked up, turned red.
It got worse from Season 4 until the last season where it looked more natural and normal.
Clearly her hairdresser was not gay. And that's a rarity in Hollyweird where everyone is or pretends not to be but is.
- it was a wig early on as to distinguish her from Laura Petrie, I believe.
loved this show.
- R401. Aside from ending your sentence with a preposition, I also shook my head at your meat.
- Actually it was a "fall".
- I'm the trashy green dress Mary's cellmate Sherry designed that Ted dreams about.
- Mary's dull new apartment in that highrise ruined the atmosphere of the show a little. Hated it. It looked fake. Then Georgette had her baby on Mary's bed staining her mattress with birth blood and fluid. A bit contrived. Too much Ted in later episodes, an annoying character.
- Can I have her car?
- I'm Sue Anne's food mobile Mary stuck in the fridge.