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What did JRR Tolkien think of the Mary Tyler Moore Show?

Tolkien died in 1973 but the show aired in the UK a few years before that. Since there was so little choice on the tv in those days, he surely saw it. Is there any record of his opinion?

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by Anonymousreply 6October 22, 2021 8:32 AM

He loved it so much he would pretend he was Mary Richards, and would walk through the streets of Oxford pretending it was Minneapolis and throwing his beret up into the air.

by Anonymousreply 1October 22, 2021 7:00 AM

He hated spunk!

by Anonymousreply 2October 22, 2021 7:03 AM

He told me that he thought Mary was a whore.

by Anonymousreply 3October 22, 2021 7:04 AM

Murray and Phyllis

Merry and Pippin

COINCIDENCE?

by Anonymousreply 4October 22, 2021 7:17 AM

R1 is inaccurate as Tolkien was no longer at Oxford in the 70s

by Anonymousreply 5October 22, 2021 7:20 AM

He looked at Mary Tyler Moore and wondered if she could be ‘Galadriel’ in the movie version of his novels.

by Anonymousreply 6October 22, 2021 8:32 AM
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