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If They Remade the "Mary Tyler Moore Show" Today

What casting changes would you see?

Lou Grant would be the same.

Murray would be gay

Rhoda would be Mary's sassy black friend

Georgette would be East Asian

Phyllis would be raising Bess in a lesbian Thruple

Ted would be transgendered

What would you do?

by Anonymousreply 65Last Tuesday at 2:25 AM

Hopefully, Gordy Howard would bring the spunk.

by Anonymousreply 108/06/2015

Well if they made the casting today it would obviously be a very different cast since those folks are just too old now.

by Anonymousreply 208/06/2015

[quote]Murray would be gay

Wasn't he pretty much already gay anyway?

by Anonymousreply 308/06/2015

Sue Ann Nivens would launch a new career with a leaked sex tape.

by Anonymousreply 408/06/2015

Rhoda would suffer from bulimia.

by Anonymousreply 508/06/2015

They would be producing a reality tv show, not a news show.

Ted would be a blond woman with fake teeth and tits.

Mary would actually have men sleeping over.

by Anonymousreply 608/06/2015

[quote]Mary would actually have men sleeping over.

Where would the sleep in that tiny studio of hers?

by Anonymousreply 708/06/2015

It's funny that OP would have a "sassy black woman" play Rhoda.

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by Anonymousreply 808/06/2015

Baked Pears Alicia would have to be gluten free or Congresswoman Geddes wouldn't eat it.

by Anonymousreply 908/06/2015

They couldn't call it [italic]The Mary Tyler Moore Show[/italic] without her.

by Anonymousreply 1008/06/2015

Sue Ann, in a moment of foreshadowing, would rename Veal Prince Orloff, Veal St. Olaf.

by Anonymousreply 1108/06/2015

Surprised it hasn't been rebooted yet.

by Anonymousreply 1211/17/2020

Oh, yes. It's very 2020 to have a sassy black friend. You have your finger on the pulse there, OP.

by Anonymousreply 1311/17/2020

Rhoda would be a sassy trans woman of color.

by Anonymousreply 1411/17/2020

Hi 2015 bump troll r11!

by Anonymousreply 1511/17/2020

Mary would suffer from undiagnosed depression caused by having to deal with a patriarchal work culture.

by Anonymousreply 1611/17/2020

Chuckles The Clown would have been killed by being hired to repeatedly drive the Republican clown car into a wall.

by Anonymousreply 1711/17/2020

Ted would be a Trumper

by Anonymousreply 1811/17/2020

Sadly, Georgette would also be a trumper. Their kid would disown them for this.

Murray would have divorced and married a man.

by Anonymousreply 1911/17/2020

Mary would finally marry the man of her dreams, and start a family. She would even give birth to two sons. Her life was anything but ordinary.

Sadly though, one of the sons would die in a freak boating accident. As much as she tried, because of the the same affliction which first surfaced upon Chuckles The Clown's death, Mary would not be able to shed a tear over her dead son, and become even more distant with her remaining son.

In fact, she will not make it after all.

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by Anonymousreply 2011/17/2020

[quote] Rhoda would be a sassy trans woman of color.

You mean she used to be white?

by Anonymousreply 2111/17/2020

The title would be shortened to MARY!

by Anonymousreply 2211/17/2020

Mary would be getting all the big black cock!

by Anonymousreply 2311/17/2020

Mary (formerly Mark) would be transgendered.

by Anonymousreply 2411/17/2020

So would Lou (formerly Louise).

by Anonymousreply 2511/17/2020

Eldergays can't think of much beyond sex change jokes, I guess.

by Anonymousreply 2611/17/2020

Louā€™s bear šŸ» buddies would show up some times and eat his ass while he bent over his desk!

by Anonymousreply 2711/17/2020

OP, your wanting to cast the stupidest person on the show as trans is LITERAL VIOLENCE!!!!!!

by Anonymousreply 2811/17/2020

[quote] Eldergays can't think of much beyond sex change jokes, I guess.

That's why they're stuck on DL instead of writing shows people will actually watch.

by Anonymousreply 2911/17/2020

Mary would be the Executive Producer and star of a daytime chat show on her very own network. Sue Anne would have her cooking/magazine show on Mary's network. Pompous ass Ted would have his Dr. Ted show, despite not having a real doctorate. Rhoda is a fashion and lifestyle writer, contributing editor and frequent guest on Mary's show.

by Anonymousreply 3011/17/2020

Mary would have to deal with her alcohol addiction and her eating disorder(s) openly on the show - and she'd probably attend multiple twelve-step programs.

In that respect, the show might look more like Mom.

Mary Richards might smoke openly and feel free to curse.

But the biggest difference would be Mary would have to struggle much more financially - she wouldn't have all those designer clothes and she might not own a car. She'd need to have one or more roommates.

She might have to take a part-time job to supplement her income from the TV station. And she'd likely have much less job security today - she'd be changing jobs every few years or working freelance through periods of unemployment.

Mary would likely be divorced or be a veteran of several long-term romantic relationships by age 30. Mary also might be struggling to find care for her elderly parents.

by Anonymousreply 3111/17/2020

She might be more likely to smoke weed.

by Anonymousreply 3211/17/2020

I would love it if they let Mary masturbate freely & liberally! And it become part of the comic relief.

by Anonymousreply 3311/17/2020

[quote] Ted would be transgendered

Nah. That would be Gordy.

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by Anonymousreply 3411/17/2020

Veal Prince Orloff would be Tofu Prince Orloff.

by Anonymousreply 3511/17/2020

WJM would be a struggling streaming start-up.

by Anonymousreply 3611/17/2020

Weatherman Gordy Howard would be killed by building security in a minor incident that escalated. Antifa would set fire to the WMT-TV building. Ted would go on TV and do a special about the widespread systemic racism at the station. Lou Grant would be fired, and then doxed on Twitter.

It would come out in a later episode that Gordy tried to grab the security guard's gun while drunk. He also had a history of domestic violence, and had lethal doses of fentanyl and crack cocaine in his bloodstream at the time of the incident.

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by Anonymousreply 3711/17/2020

Rhoda would be Palestinean.

by Anonymousreply 3811/17/2020

One thing it would not be is funny.

by Anonymousreply 3911/17/2020


by Anonymousreply 4011/17/2020

Buck wouldn't want her to reboot

by Anonymousreply 4111/17/2020


Ok, alright...I did take a dump in Valerie's purse one time, or...a few times.

by Anonymousreply 4211/19/2020

The Dinner Party

Congressional Representative Margaret Geddes, a vegan would be horrified at Mary for serving veal.

But Geddes would become slightly drunk and decide to forgive Mary, since Mary obviously didn't plan or cook the meal.

Geddes a lesbian would decide to stay over and scissor with Mary on her pull-out bed.

Later that year Geddes and Mary would be seen at Michfest together shortly before they ended their May-December romance.

(Geddes would be played by actor Holland Taylor with Sarah Paulson playing the part of Mary Richards.)

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by Anonymousreply 4311/19/2020

And MTM would still be the best television ever!

by Anonymousreply 4411/19/2020

>>What would you do?

I'd watch something else!

by Anonymousreply 4511/19/2020

It is noticeable if you watch the old show how eating habits of thin women have changed. Mary frequently has a cheeseburger or bacon and eggs etc.

by Anonymousreply 4611/19/2020

Mary would not have thrown her hat. She would have dodged a looter.

by Anonymousreply 4711/19/2020

[quote] It is noticeable if you watch the old show how eating habits of thin women have changed. Mary frequently has a cheeseburger or bacon and eggs etc.

The year this show went off the air is the beginning of a huge spike in obesity rates in the US.

by Anonymousreply 4811/19/2020

She would shaking her head and throwing some marijuana edibles in her cart, not pork chops.

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by Anonymousreply 4911/19/2020

Phyllis Lindstrom would be a recently located drag queen from San Francisco.

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by Anonymousreply 5011/19/2020

Mary would be tossing a plant-based "Impossible" steak into her cart.

by Anonymousreply 5111/19/2020

And she'd be fatter than Rhoda.

by Anonymousreply 5211/19/2020

Would we finally get to see Mary's bedroom in the remake? I loved the closet-converted-to-a-kitchen, and the conversation pit living room, but where did she sleep?

by Anonymousreply 5311/21/2020

R52 -duh, the sofa folded out to a bed

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by Anonymousreply 5411/22/2020

[quote]What would you do?

Not watch it.

by Anonymousreply 5511/22/2020

They had a similar, but less complex/clever sign in a factory on the West Side of Cleveland. My guess is that they had quite a few variations on this.

by Anonymousreply 5611/22/2020

Buck would have never wanted a remake

by Anonymousreply 5711/22/2020

R54, so do you, I hear.

by Anonymousreply 5811/22/2020

Mary, Rhoda, Georgette and Ted would become zombies and terrorize the Twin Cities.

Lou, Murray, Gordy and Sue Ann would be their first victims.

by Anonymousreply 5911/22/2020

Lou in hot pants!

by Anonymousreply 6011/23/2020

[quote]If They Remade the "Mary Tyler Moore Show" Today

Retard OP would be trying too hard to be clever.

by Anonymousreply 6111/23/2020

They would give Mary ridiculously huge breast implants that would throw off her whole character.

by Anonymousreply 6211/23/2020

And possibly a sick ginormous Kardashian dumpster to pull around the scenes.

by Anonymousreply 6311/23/2020

Mary would be heavily into BDSM. But her riding crops would be PETA approved artificial materials rather than leather.

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by Anonymousreply 6411/23/2020

R64: I knew that would happen once Julie Andrews went topless in a movie.

by Anonymousreply 65Last Tuesday at 2:25 AM
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