Just for you, r138, from the Norman Lear thread. I'll start. I'm the mean-looking older woman in the opening credits who shoots Mary a sour look when she tosses her hat in the air.
Let''s pretend we''re the Mary Tyler Moore Show.
|by Anonymous||reply 501||07/09/2015|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||04/16/2010|
I'm that honking laughter from that one particular guy who seemed to be in the studio audience at every taping.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||04/16/2010|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||04/16/2010|
I'm Sue Ann Nivens.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||04/16/2010|
I'm Veal Prince Orloff!
|by Anonymous||reply 5||04/16/2010|
|by Anonymous||reply 6||04/16/2010|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||04/16/2010|
I'm Gordy the weatherman's ginormous crotch.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||04/16/2010|
I'm the bottle of booze in Lou Grant's desk drawer.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||04/16/2010|
I'm spunk. Lou hates me.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||04/16/2010|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||04/16/2010|
"Who can turn the world on with a smile?"
Sung by Sonny Curtis, Sammy Davis and Joan Jett:
|by Anonymous||reply 13||04/16/2010|
Fun fact: R2 is produced by James L. Brooks.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||04/16/2010|
Here are the MTM lyrics by Paul Williams. Sing along boys:
|by Anonymous||reply 15||04/16/2010|
"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
|by Anonymous||reply 16||04/16/2010|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||04/16/2010|
I'm the baggy clothes the extremely fit Valerie Harper must wear to flatter Mary's pretensions of being the thin one.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||04/16/2010|
I am Veal Prince Orloff. Lou thinks I look good.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||04/16/2010|
I'm the kid who lives downstairs. I was funny in the pilot. Whatever happened to me?
|by Anonymous||reply 20||04/16/2010|
[quote]Buck would never have been that rude.
Buck would never have been on datalounge!
|by Anonymous||reply 21||04/16/2010|
|by Anonymous||reply 22||04/16/2010|
Oh someone else was Veal Prince Orloff. Ok, I am both Mr AND Mrs Armand Linton.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||04/16/2010|
I'm Ms. Hemple!
|by Anonymous||reply 24||04/16/2010|
[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.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||04/16/2010|
(If you remember Mary's original interview with Mr. Grant.)
|by Anonymous||reply 26||04/16/2010|
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.)
|by Anonymous||reply 27||04/16/2010|
I'm Henry Winkler, patiently awaiting a serving of veal Prince Orloff, right before I became the Fonz.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||04/16/2010|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||04/16/2010|
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?
|by Anonymous||reply 30||04/16/2010|
I'm Toulouse-Lautrec, one of Mary's favorite artists.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||04/16/2010|
I am the cheap paperbacks on the low circular shelves in the conversation pit in Mary's first apartment.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||04/16/2010|
[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.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||04/16/2010|
Speaking of LaVerne...I'm Penny Marshall, who very briefly lived next door to Mary in her high rise apartment.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||04/16/2010|
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...
|by Anonymous||reply 36||04/16/2010|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||04/16/2010|
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!
|by Anonymous||reply 38||04/16/2010|
I am Phyllis Lindstrom's floor length hostess skirt.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||04/16/2010|
I'm the chocolate that Rhoda shouldn't eat but just apply directly to her hips.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||04/16/2010|
I'm Ida Morgenstern's guilt trip that I lay on Rhoda across the miles and with every visit.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||04/16/2010|
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?"
|by Anonymous||reply 42||04/16/2010|
I'm Sue Ann Nivens' over-the-top frilly bedroom with her round bed and ceiling mirror.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||04/16/2010|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||04/16/2010|
I'm Joyce Bulifant, Murray's beard...er, wife. Yes, wife!
|by Anonymous||reply 45||04/16/2010|
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...
|by Anonymous||reply 46||04/16/2010|
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!"
|by Anonymous||reply 47||04/16/2010|
I'm Sue Ann's "Fly Me to the Moon" doorbell chime.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||04/16/2010|
I'm the hideous orange shag-carpeting in Mary's first apartment.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||04/16/2010|
I'm the shrimp that Mary demanded be fresh the next time!
|by Anonymous||reply 50||04/16/2010|
I'm the elephant that killed Chuckles the Clown by trying to shell him.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||04/16/2010|
I'm Ted's baby blue polyester suit with contrast stitching.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||04/16/2010|
How do we know that Mary's letter "M" was metal? I always imagined it was wood that had been spray painted gold.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||04/16/2010|
r48, that was Jennifer from WKRP.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||04/16/2010|
I'm the Teddy Awards.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||04/16/2010|
I am Mary's intercom beside her apartment door.
I am also the steps descending into her living room.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||04/16/2010|
I'm the bells on Mary's belt that Lou makes fun of.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||04/16/2010|
I'm the mostly forgettable first season which was mostly about Mary's dating life.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||04/16/2010|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||04/16/2010|
I am Sue Ann Nivens' kitchen set at the TV station.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||04/16/2010|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||04/16/2010|
I am the episode that jumped the shark (Ted leaves WJM to become a game show host).
|by Anonymous||reply 62||04/16/2010|
I'm the meat that Mary reluctantly tosses into her shopping cart in the revised opening credits. Why doesn't she love me?
|by Anonymous||reply 63||04/16/2010|
I'm Ten Cents a Dance, the song Phyllis sang in a beauty pageant where she won a big box of chocolates for that!
|by Anonymous||reply 64||04/16/2010|
I am the stain remover that Sue Ann used to remove the chocolate stains that Phyllis threw at her after her affair with Lars.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||04/16/2010|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||04/16/2010|
I'm DeFalco with my camera in the back of the squad car.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||04/16/2010|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||04/16/2010|
I'm the chain Mary used to antique her table. Though I wish I had thought up the piece of meat first.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||04/16/2010|
I'm Marcia Wallace from the Bob Newhart show, bitter as fuck that Mary decided to go with with Georgia Engel as Georgette.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||04/16/2010|
I'm the big wicker chair near the window. I was very popular at one time.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||04/16/2010|
I'm the letter M that moved from apartment wall to apartment wall.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||04/16/2010|
I'm Valerie Harper - such a great actress that you actually believe I'm schlumpy. In retrospect - I was a goddess.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||04/16/2010|
I'm Edie - moving on with my life without Lou.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||04/16/2010|
R2 -The "honking" guy was actually producer James L. Brooks.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||04/16/2010|
I'm Georgia Engel's cringeworthy baby-doll voice.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||04/16/2010|
I'll be the oblique references to Mary's sex life.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||04/16/2010|
I am future Oscar winner Helen Hunt playing Murray's daughter.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||04/16/2010|
I'm Sue Ann's souffle that Phyllis ruined.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||04/16/2010|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||04/16/2010|
[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.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||04/16/2010|
I'm Mike Montgomery, the character with no lines whom Edie brings to the Teddy Awards the night that Lou brings Mrs. Martha Dudley.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||04/16/2010|
I'm the bangs Mary is constantly blowing out of her face after the change of hairdo.
|by Anonymous||reply 83||04/16/2010|
I'm Mary's disastrous wig and diabeetus- and/or booze-induced puffy eyes in season 6.
|by Anonymous||reply 84||04/16/2010|
I'm Mary's toothbrush, which she forgot to bring when she went to jail and met those nice prostitutes.
|by Anonymous||reply 85||04/16/2010|
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!
|by Anonymous||reply 86||04/16/2010|
I am the mysterious bathroom that seems to be in the giant walk-in closet of Mary's first apartment.
|by Anonymous||reply 87||04/16/2010|
I am the groovy beaded doorway hanging that creates the illusion of separate rooms in Rhoda's apartment.
|by Anonymous||reply 88||04/16/2010|
I am Rhoda's Dendron, the discarded name for Rhoda's plant shop.
|by Anonymous||reply 89||04/16/2010|
I am the raging lust Murray has for Ted that is masked by endless put-downs and insults.
|by Anonymous||reply 90||04/16/2010|
I am Mary's perky mom played by the perky Nanette Fabray, who was supposed to be as perky as Mary.
|by Anonymous||reply 91||04/16/2010|
I am Sue Anne's sister, who was there to take over her life.
|by Anonymous||reply 92||04/16/2010|
I'm Stevie, the bratty kid that Mary didn't like.
|by Anonymous||reply 93||04/16/2010|
ok, I'm one of Mary's many teeth, that Lou says she has to lose a few if he loses any weight.
|by Anonymous||reply 94||04/16/2010|
I'm the flower girl at Thomas Alva Edison's wedding.
|by Anonymous||reply 95||04/16/2010|
I'm the Christmas dinner of many nations, with accompanying hats.
|by Anonymous||reply 96||04/16/2010|
I'm the 11 multi-colored Mary Tyler Moores in the opening sequence.
|by Anonymous||reply 97||04/16/2010|
I'm the shot of Mary and Cloris in the season 2 opening credits where they're clearly talking to the studio audience.
|by Anonymous||reply 98||04/16/2010|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 99||04/16/2010|
I'm the obituaries file.
|by Anonymous||reply 100||04/16/2010|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 101||04/16/2010|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 102||04/16/2010|
I am Marlo Thomas, hijacking this thread to claw out the eyes of R102.
|by Anonymous||reply 103||04/16/2010|
I'm the green, stomachless gown designed by hooker, Liz Colby that Mary looked stunning (and stunned) in.
|by Anonymous||reply 104||04/16/2010|
I'm Barbara Colby, NOT Liz Colby, who would later be murdered while in the beginning of "Phyllis."
|by Anonymous||reply 105||04/16/2010|
We love you Marlo, and That Girl, but your character was a fashion model with no day job.
|by Anonymous||reply 106||04/16/2010|
I'm the 5000-watt radio station in Fresno, California, where it all started.
|by Anonymous||reply 107||04/16/2010|
I would have much rather have been Ann Marie though. Or had Ann as a friend. As much as I love Mary.
|by Anonymous||reply 108||04/16/2010|
I'm Ted Bessell who played bf to both MTM and Marlo.
|by Anonymous||reply 109||04/16/2010|
I'm Sue Ann's vibrating bed located under the mirrored bedroom ceiling.
|by Anonymous||reply 110||04/16/2010|
I'm the long, skinny clump of hair that sticking out while Mary's en route to Minneapolis.
|by Anonymous||reply 112||04/16/2010|
I'm the old people's excrement that R111 eats.
|by Anonymous||reply 113||04/16/2010|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 114||04/16/2010|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 115||04/16/2010|
I'm the flasks of vodka that MTM apparently kept hidden all over the newsroom set.
|by Anonymous||reply 116||04/16/2010|
I'm the black and white photo of Lou Grant as a college football player that was never acknowledged though aroused bear-lovers everywhere.
|by Anonymous||reply 117||04/16/2010|
I'm the big Saint Bernard that strolls by Mary's house in that one establishing shot they used over and over.
|by Anonymous||reply 118||04/16/2010|
I'm the cute little kitty who "roars" in the end credits!
|by Anonymous||reply 119||04/16/2010|
I'm Calorie Cutters, the Weight Watchers knockoff that Rhoda and Murray were on.
|by Anonymous||reply 120||04/16/2010|
I'm a young John Ritter as a tennis-playing minister!
|by Anonymous||reply 121||04/16/2010|
"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.
|by Anonymous||reply 122||04/16/2010|
I'm the Better Luck Next Time club.
|by Anonymous||reply 123||04/16/2010|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 124||04/16/2010|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 125||04/16/2010|
I'm the too much loving, too much understanding, and too much sharing that Howard Arnell exhibits.
|by Anonymous||reply 126||04/16/2010|
I'm Carlton your doorman.
|by Anonymous||reply 127||04/16/2010|
I'm the man whose shoulder Mary puts her head on as they walk down the street during the closing credits.
|by Anonymous||reply 129||04/16/2010|
I'm one of the hot joggers that Mary checks out while walking in the park.
|by Anonymous||reply 130||04/16/2010|
I'm the abbreviated instrumental version of the opening theme song used sometimes for syndication.
|by Anonymous||reply 131||04/16/2010|
[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.
|by Anonymous||reply 132||04/16/2010|
I am the tenth syllable Mary would very rarely achieve in her reading of "Oh, Mister Grant!"
Usually it was eight or nine
|by Anonymous||reply 133||04/16/2010|
I'm the hair dryer that Phyllis yelled into when she woke up Rhoda.
|by Anonymous||reply 134||04/16/2010|
I'm Rhoda's other sister Debbie
|by Anonymous||reply 135||04/16/2010|
R122, somehow I knew this, but forgot; thanks!
|by Anonymous||reply 136||04/16/2010|
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."
|by Anonymous||reply 137||04/16/2010|
I'm Gordie the weatherman who mysteriously disappeared and ended up in the Chicago projects.
|by Anonymous||reply 138||04/16/2010|
I every guy whose gf made him sit through this show every Saturday night so that he could laid at 9:30.
|by Anonymous||reply 139||04/16/2010|
I'm Lou Grant's stubby but very thick and hairy cock that got hard every time Mary was around.
|by Anonymous||reply 140||04/16/2010|
"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.
|by Anonymous||reply 141||04/16/2010|
"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?"
|by Anonymous||reply 142||04/16/2010|
I'm the Popsicle stick with the vendor's tax ID number that Mary needs when she gets audited.
|by Anonymous||reply 143||04/16/2010|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 144||04/16/2010|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 146||04/16/2010|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 147||04/16/2010|
I'm Sue Ann's upcoming specials, "What's All This Fuss About Famine?" and "Salute to Fruit."
|by Anonymous||reply 148||04/16/2010|
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
|by Anonymous||reply 149||04/16/2010|
I'm Rhoda's date and his wife.
|by Anonymous||reply 150||04/16/2010|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 151||04/16/2010|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 152||04/16/2010|
I'm a little song
I'm a little dance
I'm a little seltzer down your pants
|by Anonymous||reply 153||04/16/2010|
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."
|by Anonymous||reply 154||04/16/2010|
I am Vincent Gardenia, who sacked the fucking lot of you. Except Ted.
|by Anonymous||reply 155||04/16/2010|
Hello, Mary? This is Betty Ford.
|by Anonymous||reply 156||04/16/2010|
I'm Armond Linton
|by Anonymous||reply 157||04/16/2010|
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!"
|by Anonymous||reply 159||04/16/2010|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 160||04/16/2010|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 161||04/16/2010|
here you go
|by Anonymous||reply 162||04/17/2010|
I am Murray's typewriter.
|by Anonymous||reply 163||04/17/2010|
I am Mary's new gold (not yellow) Mustang convertible.
|by Anonymous||reply 164||04/17/2010|
I'm mary's embarrassed look when she accidentally responded to her father that she had taken "the pill."
|by Anonymous||reply 165||04/17/2010|
I'm Lars' clothes that come home cleaner at night than when they left the house in the morning.
|by Anonymous||reply 166||04/17/2010|
I am the brown car Mary's parents gave her for high school graduation.
|by Anonymous||reply 167||04/17/2010|
I am Murray's plot driven, unbelievable gambling addiction.
|by Anonymous||reply 168||04/17/2010|
I am in love with r146.
|by Anonymous||reply 169||04/17/2010|
R146, you described that perfectly. That's one of my favorite scenes.
|by Anonymous||reply 170||04/17/2010|
I'm Jack Cassidy kicking myself for not taking the Ted Baxter role.
|by Anonymous||reply 171||04/17/2010|
I'm John Amos in a nothing role as the station's sportcaster ..... I mean weatherman...
|by Anonymous||reply 172||04/17/2010|
I'm Mary's spunk.
|by Anonymous||reply 173||04/17/2010|
I'm the two spices that Phyllis borrows from Mary.
|by Anonymous||reply 174||04/17/2010|
I'm the trophy Rhoda won at the beauty pageant.
|by Anonymous||reply 175||04/17/2010|
I am the pumpkin shaped cookie jar on the kitchen counter of Mary's first apartment.
|by Anonymous||reply 176||04/17/2010|
I am the clocks on the newsroom wall.
|by Anonymous||reply 177||04/17/2010|
I'm Rhoda's sudden realization that L & P Management is L for Lars and . . . P for Phyllis.
|by Anonymous||reply 178||04/17/2010|
I am Mary's fallen hair, cold, and sprained ankle she has when she wins her first Teddy Award.
|by Anonymous||reply 179||04/17/2010|
I am Shot Down in Ecuador Junior.
|by Anonymous||reply 180||04/17/2010|
I am Gustavo, the waiter who asks Mary and Rhoda to deliver a mysterious package when they visit Mexico.
|by Anonymous||reply 181||04/17/2010|
I'm Lars. How do you do?
|by Anonymous||reply 182||04/17/2010|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 183||04/17/2010|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 184||04/17/2010|
I'm Ida's AquaNet
|by Anonymous||reply 185||04/17/2010|
I am the potted chrysanthemum that Mary is inexplicably carrying on an escalator. I hope she's not taking me to a funeral.
|by Anonymous||reply 186||04/17/2010|
I'm Ida Morgenstern's aged vagine.
|by Anonymous||reply 187||04/17/2010|
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?
|by Anonymous||reply 188||04/17/2010|
I'm the number of words Mary can type per minute:
|by Anonymous||reply 189||04/17/2010|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 190||04/17/2010|
I'm the job Mary would originally have taken if she could afford to live on $5 less per week.
|by Anonymous||reply 191||04/17/2010|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 192||04/17/2010|
|by Anonymous||reply 193||04/17/2010|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 194||04/17/2010|
I'm Congresswoman Getties' varicose veins.
|by Anonymous||reply 195||04/17/2010|
I'm Mary's apartment number when she moved into the high rise:
|by Anonymous||reply 196||04/17/2010|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 197||04/17/2010|
I'm the MTM bloopers":
|by Anonymous||reply 198||04/17/2010|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 199||04/17/2010|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 200||04/17/2010|
I'm Mary's lovely salad that no one got to eat because she mis-timed her Veal Prince Orloff.
|by Anonymous||reply 201||04/17/2010|
I'm the rotisserie oven that Rhoda bought Mary on the Christmas when Mary had to work Christmas Eve.
|by Anonymous||reply 202||04/17/2010|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 203||04/17/2010|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 204||04/17/2010|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 205||04/17/2010|
I'm the dream sequences where Lou, Murray and Ted imagine being married to Mary.
|by Anonymous||reply 206||04/17/2010|
Sorry, r105, I confused Barbara Colby with Liz Torres, who replaced Barbara after she was murdered.
|by Anonymous||reply 207||04/17/2010|
I'm Rhoda's tits. And they're doing just fine. About the same as last year.
|by Anonymous||reply 208||04/17/2010|
I'm the stylish, glass Chemex coffee caraffe on the kitchen counter in Mary's first apartment
|by Anonymous||reply 209||02/26/2013|
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").
|by Anonymous||reply 210||02/26/2013|
I am the hair bump that Mary can't get combed down.
|by Anonymous||reply 211||02/26/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 212||02/26/2013|
I'm Rhoda's perky little toes when she wore sandals
|by Anonymous||reply 213||02/26/2013|
I'm Anna-Maria Alberghetti in a taxi, honey
|by Anonymous||reply 214||03/01/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 215||03/01/2013|
I'm Laurence Luckinbill, slumming until I can start living of my wife's inheritance.
|by Anonymous||reply 216||03/01/2013|
I'm the "drinkette" that Lou Grant's recently-divorced wife jokingly offers Mary in the "kitchenette" of her new apartment.
|by Anonymous||reply 217||03/01/2013|
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. :-(
|by Anonymous||reply 218||03/01/2013|
I'm Mary's tiny television the size of a hatbox.
|by Anonymous||reply 219||03/01/2013|
I'm Eileen Heckart, Mary's favorite aunt, Aunt Flo.
I'm funny, and I don't take shit from anyone!
|by Anonymous||reply 220||03/01/2013|
Also, I'm the hot short guy Mary dates in season one.
(As I am a hot short guy, we gotta stick together!)
|by Anonymous||reply 221||03/01/2013|
I'm Rhoda's ghastly black velvet tunic with the embroidery and the gold fringe. I look like a lampshade in a bordello.
|by Anonymous||reply 222||03/01/2013|
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?
|by Anonymous||reply 223||03/01/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 224||03/01/2013|
I'm Mary's hide-a-bed sofa...Oh the stories I could tell....
|by Anonymous||reply 225||03/01/2013|
I'm one of Ida Morgenstern's Jewish mother guilt trips.
|by Anonymous||reply 226||03/01/2013|
I'm the sappy montage that shows the wonderful day that Mary had when she babysat Bess.
|by Anonymous||reply 227||03/01/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 228||03/01/2013|
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).
|by Anonymous||reply 229||03/01/2013|
R36, I'm the black, bushy pubic hair on said hunk...
|by Anonymous||reply 230||03/01/2013|
I'm the grecian formula in Ted's black hair during the Rhoda and Lou dating episode.
|by Anonymous||reply 231||03/01/2013|
I'm Carole King, trying to pretend I can act as Stevie's Aunt Helen.
|by Anonymous||reply 232||03/03/2013|
I love you, R3.
|by Anonymous||reply 233||03/03/2013|
I'm Georgette's bread in the cheese fondue.
|by Anonymous||reply 234||03/04/2013|
I'm Bruce Boxleitner's cock, blocked by Murray when introduced to his daughter.
|by Anonymous||reply 235||03/04/2013|
I'm the helpless chocolate souffle that Sue Ann was baking.
I was murdered by Phyllis Lindstrom.
|by Anonymous||reply 236||03/09/2013|
I'm the Christmas seal Mary gave Mr. Grant when he wanted a stamp in the first episode
|by Anonymous||reply 237||03/09/2013|
r238 is an ugly awful person. You should have got the brain cancer.
|by Anonymous||reply 239||03/10/2013|
I'm Georgette asking the musical question, Steam Heat
|by Anonymous||reply 240||03/10/2013|
I'm "The Life of the Bee" the book Phyllis is reading during "The Lars Affair," perhaps you read it?
|by Anonymous||reply 241||03/10/2013|
I'm Doris Roberts trying to help Phyllis get a job.
|by Anonymous||reply 242||03/10/2013|
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
|by Anonymous||reply 243||03/10/2013|
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!"
|by Anonymous||reply 244||03/10/2013|
I'm Little Stevie's Grandfather who thinks Mary is a hussy!
|by Anonymous||reply 246||03/10/2013|
I'm the lady in the green dress who Mary and Bess can't seem to escape from on their outing in Mpls.
|by Anonymous||reply 247||03/10/2013|
I'm the beautiful big Palladian window from Mary's first apartment.
|by Anonymous||reply 248||03/10/2013|
I'm the jail cell in which Mary was confined when she would wouldn't give up her sources.
|by Anonymous||reply 249||03/10/2013|
And I'm hooker Sherry (Barbara Colby), Mary's jail cell roommate at 7:25:
|by Anonymous||reply 250||03/10/2013|
I'm the tambourine in the theme song.
|by Anonymous||reply 251||06/29/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 252||06/29/2013|
[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.
|by Anonymous||reply 253||06/29/2013|
I'm the 1963 car Murray buys for his wife when he can't acford a new one!
|by Anonymous||reply 254||06/29/2013|
I'm Chuckles the Clown.hey, isn't that elephant a little close to m-............
|by Anonymous||reply 256||07/20/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 257||07/20/2013|
I am Julie the prostitute's weird wedding gown, the one with the odd slits up the side.
|by Anonymous||reply 258||07/20/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 259||07/20/2013|
I am the pie that Phyllis baked that was inedible, helping her become the object of Rhoda's pity.
|by Anonymous||reply 260||07/20/2013|
I'm the yellow convertible Rhoda bought Mary to repay the loan for her plant store.
|by Anonymous||reply 261||07/20/2013|
I'm the set of clocks in the WJM newsroom. Tokyo is five minutes off!
|by Anonymous||reply 262||07/20/2013|
I'm Gavin McLeod's Emmy nominations.
|by Anonymous||reply 263||07/20/2013|
"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.
|by Anonymous||reply 264||07/20/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 265||07/20/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 266||07/20/2013|
I am the group of all of them in the last episode, when they do a big group hug.
|by Anonymous||reply 267||07/20/2013|
I'm Lou Grant, looking about 25 years older than my stated age of 45.
|by Anonymous||reply 268||07/20/2013|
I am Ted Baxter's grey, slicked back hair.
|by Anonymous||reply 269||07/20/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 270||07/20/2013|
I admit it. I want my place to look like Mary's apartment. I want that vintage '70s look.
|by Anonymous||reply 271||07/20/2013|
I am the Boston fern in the first apartment window. Remember Boston ferns?
|by Anonymous||reply 272||07/21/2013|
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).
|by Anonymous||reply 273||07/21/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 274||07/21/2013|
I'm Murray Slaughter's Teddy nominations.
|by Anonymous||reply 275||07/21/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 276||07/21/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 277||07/21/2013|
I am Mrs. Martha Dudley's fireplace, which she watches instead of television.
|by Anonymous||reply 278||07/21/2013|
I'm the dude from Frogtown in one of Ted's self-written news items.
|by Anonymous||reply 279||07/21/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 280||07/21/2013|
I am Rhoda's apartment which is inexplicably located [italic]above[/italic] Mary's attic apartment.
|by Anonymous||reply 281||07/21/2013|
I'm the hanging beads in that apartment.
|by Anonymous||reply 282||07/22/2013|
I'm the earrings Rhoda isn't borrowing because she and Lou aren't going out. They're staying in.
|by Anonymous||reply 283||07/22/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 284||08/31/2013|
I'm one of the guests at the Armenian wedding.
|by Anonymous||reply 285||09/08/2013|
I'm the stained glass kitchen partition that only gets pulled down when Mary needs privacy.
|by Anonymous||reply 286||09/08/2013|
I'm Ted's conquistador boots.
|by Anonymous||reply 287||09/08/2013|
I'm the pocket on Ted's blue blazer that Murray rips off in a tizzy fit.
|by Anonymous||reply 288||09/08/2013|
I'm Doug Hempel, who doesn't know a good thing when he sees it.
|by Anonymous||reply 289||09/08/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 290||09/09/2013|
[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.
|by Anonymous||reply 291||09/09/2013|
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!
|by Anonymous||reply 292||09/11/2013|
I'm Lou Grant's considerable back and chest hair.
|by Anonymous||reply 293||09/11/2013|
I'm Edie's lesbian off-screen lover.
|by Anonymous||reply 294||09/12/2013|
I'm the veal Prince Orloff. I died.
|by Anonymous||reply 295||09/12/2013|
I'm Mary's bathroom - reached only by going thru her closet.
|by Anonymous||reply 296||09/13/2013|
I am Mary's white hard sided luggage, with the late 60s gold piping.
|by Anonymous||reply 297||09/13/2013|
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?
|by Anonymous||reply 298||10/01/2013|
I'm the fact it went off the air before I was born.
|by Anonymous||reply 299||10/01/2013|
it is on the air now r299
|by Anonymous||reply 300||10/01/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 301||10/01/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 302||10/01/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 303||10/01/2013|
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."
|by Anonymous||reply 304||10/01/2013|
I'm a little song, a little dance, a little seltzer down your pants...
|by Anonymous||reply 305||10/01/2013|
I'm Lars Lindstrom's massive, throbbing, yogurt-spitting cock (that cheated on Phyllis so many times).
|by Anonymous||reply 306||10/01/2013|
I'm the smile that Mary turns the world on with.
|by Anonymous||reply 307||10/01/2013|
I'm Mary's neckerchiefs she wears in the final season when she looks perkier than in the previous two seasons.
|by Anonymous||reply 308||10/01/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 309||10/01/2013|
I'm the 24 yr-old Georgia Engel that everyone thought was in her 40's.
|by Anonymous||reply 310||10/01/2013|
I'm the truckstop trade that Murray services on the way home to his wife and kids.
|by Anonymous||reply 311||10/01/2013|
I'm Rhoda's mom's roll of Bounty Towels. I'm the "quicker picker upper", you know?
|by Anonymous||reply 312||10/01/2013|
I'm the depressing (but better) Season 1 theme song.
|by Anonymous||reply 313||10/01/2013|
Right R300 as ancient reruns, not as an original series.
|by Anonymous||reply 314||10/01/2013|
I'm the yellow shag carpet in Mare's first Minneapolis apartment.
|by Anonymous||reply 315||10/01/2013|
I'm Phyllis' gay brother.
(Sorry, Rhoda. I really liked you as a friend).
|by Anonymous||reply 316||10/01/2013|
I'm Murray's clunky typewriter.
|by Anonymous||reply 317||10/01/2013|
I'm Rhoda's Hash Brownies.
|by Anonymous||reply 318||10/01/2013|
I'm Lou's 3rd serving of Veal St. Orloff at Mary's dinner party.
|by Anonymous||reply 319||10/01/2013|
I'm Mary's vibrator. Tucked away in the drawer of her night stand.
|by Anonymous||reply 320||10/01/2013|
I'm Jack Cassidy's three-day drunk after he realized turning down the Ted Baxter character was one of his biggest mistakes.
|by Anonymous||reply 321||10/01/2013|
[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.
|by Anonymous||reply 322||10/01/2013|
I'm the judge who decided that the mother-fuckin' Mary Tyler Moore Show was the best show on television ever!!
|by Anonymous||reply 323||10/01/2013|
I'm Lou Grant's/Ed Asner's soapbox that he preached from in his boring, preachy and depressing TV show after MTM ended.
|by Anonymous||reply 324||10/01/2013|
I'm the disco-themed episode that was (thankfully) never written or filmed.
|by Anonymous||reply 325||10/01/2013|
I'm Mary's first (and far more realistic looking) apartment (the high-rise set just screamed "studio set").
|by Anonymous||reply 326||10/01/2013|
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)
|by Anonymous||reply 327||10/01/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 329||10/01/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 330||10/01/2013|
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."
|by Anonymous||reply 331||10/01/2013|
I'm the big deal they make for second place at the Miss Hempel contest.
|by Anonymous||reply 332||10/01/2013|
I'm Chuckles the Clown's big, floppy pancreas.
|by Anonymous||reply 333||10/01/2013|
I'm Lila, Sue Ann's sister, formerly Marilyn Munster of Mockingbird Heights.
|by Anonymous||reply 334||10/01/2013|
I'm Mary's mother, named Marge in season 1, and Dottie in season 3.
|by Anonymous||reply 335||10/01/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 336||10/01/2013|
I'm Mary's single nurse neighbors and party girls in Mary's new apartment building played by Penny Marshall and Mary Kay Place.
|by Anonymous||reply 337||10/01/2013|
I am the mostly boring first season that dwelled way too much on Mary's dating life, and not enough on her workplace.
|by Anonymous||reply 338||10/01/2013|
I'm Kim, the other bunkmate who doesn't care where she sleeps and whom everyone forgets.
|by Anonymous||reply 339||10/01/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 340||10/01/2013|
I'm the very rare very special PSA episodes.
|by Anonymous||reply 341||10/01/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 342||10/01/2013|
Just like the "M" hanging in Mary's studio apartment, I'm the "etc." hanging in Rhoda's upstairs attic apartment.
|by Anonymous||reply 343||10/01/2013|
I'm future Oscar/multiple Emmy winner Helen Hunt as Murray and Marie's perky daughter!
|by Anonymous||reply 344||10/02/2013|
I'm the cause of Mary's insomnia, which resulted in her being addicted to sleeping pills.
|by Anonymous||reply 345||10/02/2013|
I'm the 1 1/2 lb. Rhoda actually did lose by 8:30.
|by Anonymous||reply 346||10/02/2013|
I'm Lou Grant's assless chaps and cockring.
|by Anonymous||reply 347||10/02/2013|
I'm the Pacific Princess, just waiting for Murray to hurry up and leave WJM and climb aboard (we're expecting him).
|by Anonymous||reply 348||10/02/2013|
[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]
|by Anonymous||reply 349||10/02/2013|
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 .
|by Anonymous||reply 350||10/02/2013|
I'me the IUD Rhoda's friend removed before her Weight Watchers weigh-in.
|by Anonymous||reply 351||10/02/2013|
I'm the old lady staring at Mary from behind when Mary tosses her hat at the end of opening theme song:
|by Anonymous||reply 352||10/02/2013|
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".
|by Anonymous||reply 353||10/02/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 354||10/03/2013|
I'm Betty White who, at 55, is 20 years too old to play raging slut Sue Anne Nivens.
|by Anonymous||reply 355||10/03/2013|
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.'
|by Anonymous||reply 356||10/03/2013|
R359 Have you heard of a woman named Blanche Hollingsworth Deveraux?
|by Anonymous||reply 357||10/03/2013|
I am Mrs Armand Linton
|by Anonymous||reply 358||10/03/2013|
"I'm just another person in the room."
|by Anonymous||reply 359||10/03/2013|
[quote]I'm Twinks Tvedt!
I'm the no-longer unusual experience of childhood friends' overfamiliarity, thanks to Facebook.
|by Anonymous||reply 360||10/03/2013|
I'm the recently departed Jane Connell's awful hair as a member of the "Better Luck Next Time" Club!
|by Anonymous||reply 361||10/03/2013|
I'm apartment "932," Mary's number in her new apartment building for the sixth and seventh final seasons of MTM.
|by Anonymous||reply 362||10/03/2013|
I'm Mary's studio apartment address in the Victorian home with Rhoda and Phyllis:
119 N. Weatherly Ave., Apt D
|by Anonymous||reply 363||10/03/2013|
I'm producers James L. Brooks and Allan Burns walking in the park, who Mary turns around to look at in the opening credits.
|by Anonymous||reply 364||10/03/2013|
I'm Mary holding a microphone and ducking out of the way of the newscamera - even though she is not a reporter.
|by Anonymous||reply 365||10/03/2013|
R369. News producers sometime conduct interviews off-camera especially television stations short-staffed with empoloyees wearing multiple hats.
It still happens today.
|by Anonymous||reply 366||10/03/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 367||10/03/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 368||10/03/2013|
I'm Mike Tedesco, Phyllis's "FB" played by the gorgeous John Saxon, whose interest in Mary drove Phyllis wild with jealousy.
|by Anonymous||reply 369||10/03/2013|
I'm Phyllis' special talent: "I have an uncanny knack for picking the right wine at dinner."
|by Anonymous||reply 370||10/03/2013|
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."
|by Anonymous||reply 371||10/03/2013|
[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!
|by Anonymous||reply 372||10/03/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 373||08/14/2014|
I'm all the things [italic]Mary and Rhoda[/italic] could have been, but wasn't.
|by Anonymous||reply 374||08/14/2014|
I'm the unfinished walls in Rhoda's apartment
|by Anonymous||reply 375||08/14/2014|
I'm the wooden block 'etc.' knick-knack in Rhoda's apartment.
|by Anonymous||reply 376||08/14/2014|
[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.
|by Anonymous||reply 377||08/14/2014|
I'm "Alexander's Ragtime Band"
|by Anonymous||reply 378||08/14/2014|
I'm the wedding cake that went up Sue Anne Niven's snatch when Murray quit his job and shoved her on me.
|by Anonymous||reply 379||08/16/2014|
I'm the musical question, "Steam Heat".
|by Anonymous||reply 380||08/16/2014|
I'm the spunk Mary has.
|by Anonymous||reply 381||08/16/2014|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 382||08/17/2014|
I'm Roy, hunting for losers with Twinks.
|by Anonymous||reply 384||08/17/2014|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 385||08/17/2014|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 386||08/17/2014|
Oops.. "I feel like I swallowed a hot mitten" is the actual line.
|by Anonymous||reply 387||08/17/2014|
I'm the person who broke into Lou's office and broke all his pencil points.
|by Anonymous||reply 388||08/17/2014|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 389||08/17/2014|
I'm that ghastly multicolored plaid wallpaper visible in the background behind Mary and Murray's desks, through the door heading toward the studio.
|by Anonymous||reply 390||10/16/2014|
R389 It's the CBS Studio Center, although most people call it CBS-Radford (from Radford Street.)
|by Anonymous||reply 391||10/16/2014|
I'm the disease that is killing Rhoda.
|by Anonymous||reply 392||10/16/2014|
Fooled you all.
|by Anonymous||reply 393||10/16/2014|
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
|by Anonymous||reply 394||10/16/2014|
I'm the microphone that gets turned all the way up in a failed attempt to capture Georgia Engel's unprojectable voice.
|by Anonymous||reply 396||10/16/2014|
I'm the elephant who killed Chuckles the Clown.
Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don't.
|by Anonymous||reply 397||10/16/2014|
I'm Mary in the opening credits turning away and using a revolving door.
|by Anonymous||reply 398||10/16/2014|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 399||10/16/2014|
r394, because we saw how you hammed it up on Batman and That Girl
|by Anonymous||reply 400||10/16/2014|
I'm the package of meat Mary shakes her head at
|by Anonymous||reply 401||10/16/2014|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 402||10/16/2014|
it was a wig early on as to distinguish her from Laura Petrie, I believe.
loved this show.
|by Anonymous||reply 403||10/16/2014|
R401. Aside from ending your sentence with a preposition, I also shook my head at your meat.
|by Anonymous||reply 404||10/16/2014|
Actually it was a "fall".
|by Anonymous||reply 405||10/16/2014|
I'm the trashy green dress Mary's cellmate Sherry designed that Ted dreams about.
|by Anonymous||reply 406||10/16/2014|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 407||10/17/2014|
Can I have her car?
|by Anonymous||reply 408||10/17/2014|
I'm Sue Anne's food mobile Mary stuck in the fridge.
|by Anonymous||reply 409||10/17/2014|
I'm the little ceramic plaque depicting the fable of the lion and the mouse that sits quietly on the table behind Mary's couch. Gosh, I'm cute.
|by Anonymous||reply 410||02/21/2015|
[R394] Barbara Colby was actually estranged from Ethel Merman's son at the time of her death. And given the circumstances of her death, I've wondered if her failing marriage may have played a part in Barbara's murder...no robbery, no clear motive, and the murder hasn't been solved.
On July 24, 1975, just three episodes into the TV series Phyllis, Colby and an acting colleague, James Kiernan, 35, were walking to their car following an acting class in Venice, Los Angeles, California, when they were shot inside a parking area. Colby was killed instantly; however, Kiernan was able to describe the shooters to police before he also succumbed to his wounds. Kiernan said that he did not recognize the two men who shot them, and that the shooting had occurred without warning, reason or provocation. Police noted that there was no attempt to rob the pair and concluded that it was a random drive-by shooting. The killers were never identified.
|by Anonymous||reply 411||02/21/2015|
Holy fuck! Ethel Merman killed Barbara Colby!
|by Anonymous||reply 412||02/21/2015|
"Colby died instantly".
Random shooting my ass - it was a hit.
|by Anonymous||reply 413||02/21/2015|
I'm the ill-advised index finger that Phyllis directs toward Mary's face, prompting one of the few instances in the entire series where Mary gets pissy, as she warns Phyllis to lower it, "Or you'll never point again."
LOL! (In the episode where Mary flies from MN to SF because Phyllis contrived an "emergency."
|by Anonymous||reply 414||02/21/2015|
Merman actually adored Barbara Colby, who was her kind of gal. Ethel was distraught when Colby was killed.
|by Anonymous||reply 415||02/22/2015|
I'm the not-bad looking man who ask Murray to Cha-Cha when the gang visits Hollywood.
Unbeknownst to them all, Murray will later knock on the door of room 238...
|by Anonymous||reply 416||02/22/2015|
We're the pair of gold electroplated mannequins that hold up Rhoda's clothes rack. Sometimes instead of gold, we're as purple as orchids. Regardless of hue, we're always fabulous.
|by Anonymous||reply 417||02/22/2015|
I'm the tiny doodle of two people fucking that MTM and other cast members drew in a window of one of the buildings on the painted drop outside the window of Mary's second apartment. I got there because everybody was pissed that the writers made Mary move, and they hated the new set as much as they hated losing the first one.
|by Anonymous||reply 418||02/22/2015|
I'm Phyllis Lindstrom's Esperanto teacher - you should learn it now; we'll all be speaking it in a few years.
P.S. You should also start using the Metric System too. Big changes are coming in the 1970s.
|by Anonymous||reply 419||02/22/2015|
I'm the money Fox saved in music licensing costs for the DVDs by cutting stuff out.
|by Anonymous||reply 420||02/22/2015|
I'm Mary's salt......and pepper (!) that Phyllis drops by to borrow.
|by Anonymous||reply 421||02/22/2015|
I'm the sudden serious moment.
|by Anonymous||reply 423||02/22/2015|
I'm the sexual encounter that Mary Richards never had.
|by Anonymous||reply 424||02/22/2015|
R30, on a talk show once where Mary and Valerie were both guests, Mary mentioned that she still has the "M" as a keepsake. Valerie said she still has the "etc." in storage somewhere.
|by Anonymous||reply 425||02/22/2015|
I'm Chuckles the Clown's daughter who did NOT show up at his funeral. He must have disowned me for dating Ted Baxter.
|by Anonymous||reply 426||02/22/2015|
I'm Phyllis' gay brother whom Rhoda "dated."
Phyllis: He's smart, he's witty, he's handsome, he's charming.
Rhoda: He's gay!
|by Anonymous||reply 427||02/22/2015|
[quote]Phyllis: He's smart, he's witty, he's handsome, he's charming. Rhoda: He's gay!
Oh, honey, I know the feeling.
|by Anonymous||reply 428||02/22/2015|
R422 That's true, MTM was willing to create a real ensemble cast of talented men and women. Mary and Grant Tinker also hired some great writers, and they ignored CBS, which told them the show had some of the most negative test audience reactions of any show tested. They ignored the studio when they told them test audiences hated the abrasive Jewish Rhoda character. They made some compromises - Mary was not divorced - she was recovering from the breakup of a long engagement. And after all, they created genius.
|by Anonymous||reply 429||02/22/2015|
I'm the tiny BW TV near the foot of the covert-a-bed in the living room.
I have never shown the Oscars.
|by Anonymous||reply 430||02/22/2015|
I always wondered what Mary played on the stereo that sat near the wood stove the rocking chair. Somehow I pictured her playing Chicago or some other 70s soft rock on Saturday mornings while she cleans her apartment.
|by Anonymous||reply 431||02/22/2015|
Herb Alpert and Brasil '66
Seals and Croft
|by Anonymous||reply 432||02/22/2015|
Simon and Garfunkel are visible in the record stack.
|by Anonymous||reply 433||02/23/2015|
I'm Mary's once sexy big toe which I gladly would have readily sucked but has now been amputated thanks to diabetes.
|by Anonymous||reply 434||02/23/2015|
I'm the closet door that no one ever seems to notice, sitting stage left in Mary's first apartment.
|by Anonymous||reply 435||02/23/2015|
Does anyone care to curate Mary's record collection? R432 and R433 got it started. It seems to me that there's a Three Dog Night album in that stack somewhere. Probably some Peter, Paul and Mary, too, because she would've brought records from her previous life before Minneapolis, maybe along with some Neil Diamond and some Donovan. Definitely the cast album for Jesus Christ Superstar. In what would have been a very daring moment for little Mary, she would have acquired the cast album for HAIR.
|by Anonymous||reply 436||02/23/2015|
She moved in and brought Melanie's "Candles In The Rain". During season one, she fell in love with Gordon Lightfoot's "If You Could Read My Mind". The following year, she would have added Don McLean. Later on would come Carly Simon, Elton John, and Roberta Flack.
|by Anonymous||reply 437||02/23/2015|
[quote]Herb Alpert and Brasil '66
Sergio Mendes' feelings are hurt
|by Anonymous||reply 438||02/23/2015|
I'm the cat that meows at the end credits.That's the only thing I can remember.
|by Anonymous||reply 439||02/23/2015|
In the stack of records next to Mary's stereo:
Olivia Newton John Anne Murray Dan Fogelberg America Joni Mitchell Looking Glass Carole King Nilsson Dionne Warwick John Denver Linda Ronstadt James Taylor Helen Reddy Neil Young Mantovani Beethoven Bach Mozart Anything by Henry Mancini The cast album of My Fair Lady
|by Anonymous||reply 440||02/23/2015|
Harvest -- not Tonight's the Night
|by Anonymous||reply 441||02/23/2015|
Harvest absolutely, tucked in between Van Morrison and Jonathan Edwards. There's some Fifth Dimension in there, too, because our Mare just can't get enough of Marilyn McCoo's gorgeous voice.
|by Anonymous||reply 442||02/24/2015|
Don't forget Roberta Flack!
And Don Ho for giggles and impromptu hulas while waiting for her dinner to bake.
|by Anonymous||reply 443||02/24/2015|
I'm Dick Van Dyke, and I would have been GREAT for a one-episode part.
|by Anonymous||reply 444||02/24/2015|
Donna Fargo -- the Happiest Girl in the Whole USA!
That new gal, Bette Midler. Mary likes her music but thinks her jokes are mean
Wings, because Paul was the nicest Beatle.
Dueling Banjos is fun, too!
|by Anonymous||reply 445||02/24/2015|
Genius music selections, one and all. I can hear Rhoda introducing Mary to Bette Midler's music.
R: "Mare, you gotta heah this terrific new singah. She cawls herself the Divine Miss M. Sings songs, tell jokes. She's hilarious."
M: "Oh? What sort of music does she do?"
R: "Awl types. She's great. Comes outta New Yawk. Didn't you see her on Johnny Carson?"
M: "No, I guess I missed that. You know me, I like to get to bed at a reasonable hour. Is she a nightclub performer?"
R: "Yeah, sort of. She, um...sings for a bunch of...
M:" She sings for hairdress..."
R: "Look, kid, don't ask too many questions. I got you this record. It's her first album. You'll love it."
M: "Well, um, thanks, Rhoda; I'm sure if you picked it out, I will love it........who makes a career out of singing for hairdressers?"
R: "Oh, Mare. There's so much of the world you haven't experienced."
|by Anonymous||reply 446||03/07/2015|
R446 I love it - you built a whole scene around Rhoda buying and giving Mary a Bette Midler album. And it's pitch perfect, exactly the way Rhoda would've described it and the way Mary would've reacted.
We need a MTM show reboot...who could we cast as the new Mary and Rhoda?
|by Anonymous||reply 447||03/07/2015|
I love you, R466!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 448||03/07/2015|
|by Anonymous||reply 449||03/07/2015|
Gee, thanks. Sometimes I think when those three gals left that house on North Weatherly, they moved into my head and immediately began yakking and redecorating.
NOW -- savvy gents (and ladies of indeterminate gender -- you know who you are), who, besides Bette, is in Rhoda's music collection? Rhoda-philes, you know there has to be an equally amazing bunch of albums and 8-tracks stacked somewhere between those fuchsia colored walls.....
Also, in a little sidebar conversation to address OP, I'm the color YELLOW, which the script writers made Mary say that she hates, even though the color appears with astonishing regularity in much of the decor she is supposed to have chosen, and way more than a person who hates it would ever choose. My favorite yellow piece is the ginger jar table lamp.
|by Anonymous||reply 450||03/07/2015|
R447 I don't think those roles could ever be filled by anyone other than those two women.
|by Anonymous||reply 451||03/07/2015|
I think Rhoda moved from New York with her Beatles and Jefferson Airplane albums, at the very least.
I bet she took a liking to Elton John, Santana, and Jean-Luc Ponty also.
|by Anonymous||reply 452||03/08/2015|
I want Rhoda's apartment.
All of it.
|by Anonymous||reply 453||03/08/2015|
Mary, Rhoda, and Phyllis in Mary's apartment are three of the funniest and most comforting characters in history. You felt like you were there, and you wanted to be there forever, but you knew it was a fleeting moment in time. The show was best the first four years with the original cast intact. Phyllis is like so many bossy, self absorbed women I have known. Rhoda is sheer comic genius, with a heart. Love Rhoda, always have, always will.
|by Anonymous||reply 454||03/08/2015|
[quote] I want Rhoda's apartment.
All of it.
Minneapolis or NY?
|by Anonymous||reply 455||03/08/2015|
Minneapolis. Her New York place was nicely designed as well, but her fuchsia attic apartment is pure joy to behold.
|by Anonymous||reply 456||03/09/2015|
Also in her LP stack, some Dave Brubeck:
A gift from Murray.
|by Anonymous||reply 457||03/10/2015|
loralei: rory do you miss dean's penis rubbing against your vag when you made out.
rory: i dont know mom , we just broke up yesteday.
mrs gillmore: loralei, do not bring up such crude talk at the dinner table
mr gillmore: yes loralei lets talk about yale.
Christopher: lets talk about jess Babet: lets talkabout what a lovely dinner rory: dean isnt proportional to his large size like jess loralei. can i have him then kirk: i need to get out of mothers basement more luke: we need more coffee mrs gillmore : thats what the servants are for
|by Anonymous||reply 458||03/10/2015|
R450 Wow. There is a LOT of yellow in Mary's apartment. I forgot about her saying she hates yellow when Rhoda got her the car. She kept he yellow decor accents, too.
|by Anonymous||reply 459||03/12/2015|
Murray did NOT listen to Dave Brubeck.
|by Anonymous||reply 460||03/12/2015|
I am the Emmy that Gavin MacLeod never had. In fact he never got a nomination.
|by Anonymous||reply 461||05/31/2015|
Tell me about it, R461.
|by Anonymous||reply 462||05/31/2015|
I'm Pat Robertson, slowly letting the music licenses expire. Rock 'n' roll is the devil's music, and I'm not paying these sleazeballs one red penny.
|by Anonymous||reply 463||05/31/2015|
I'm Rhoda calling in sick to Bloomfield's department store. I just don't feel like going to work. I'm going to fake a case of brain cancer.
|by Anonymous||reply 464||05/31/2015|
Watching the marathon on Decades this weekend only confirms, sadly, that the show - at least those when Rhoda was still n the cast - did not age well.
|by Anonymous||reply 465||06/01/2015|
It also confirms that the show died when Rhoda left.
|by Anonymous||reply 466||06/01/2015|
"sadly, that the show - at least those when Rhoda was still n the cast - did not age well."
It didn't age well when it was first broadcast. Moving into the 70s, everyone was having a lot of sex, enjoying recreational drugs and going out clubbing. And there was Mary, pretending to be a producer at a low wattage tv station, no sex, no drugs, no husband swapping.
The show "Tales of the City" was much more representative of what the 70s were really like.
|by Anonymous||reply 467||06/01/2015|
Whose idea was it to get rid of the funny one?
|by Anonymous||reply 468||06/01/2015|
R467- HORSESHIT!!! That show is as timeless as The Dick Van Dyke Show!
|by Anonymous||reply 469||06/01/2015|
At least where I am, in the Philly area, the episode descriptions on the Comcast cable guide are wrong but I still enjoy pretty much any episode I come across, including last night when I caught the ted Baxter broadcasting school ep!
|by Anonymous||reply 470||06/01/2015|
I'm Mary Kay Place and Penny Marshall playing nurses and neighbors looking for a party in Mary's new apartment building.
Love Mary. Love the show. Not all that crazy about the new apartment. I like the former walk-up in the big house in Mary's Lake of the Isles neighborhood that Phyllis owned.
|by Anonymous||reply 471||06/01/2015|
"I like the former walk-up in the big house in Mary's Lake of the Isles neighborhood that Phyllis owned."
Yeah, but I bet she had to park her car on the street.
In the new apartment, I bet there was a parking building or maybe even her own parking space.
|by Anonymous||reply 472||06/01/2015|
[quote] It didn't age well when it was first broadcast. Moving into the 70s, everyone was having a lot of sex, enjoying recreational drugs and going out clubbing. And there was Mary, pretending to be a producer at a low wattage tv station, no sex, no drugs, no husband swapping.
|by Anonymous||reply 473||06/01/2015|
Amd which one of those characters was getting laid on a regular basis? Mary? Lou? Murray? Ted? Rhoda?
|by Anonymous||reply 474||06/01/2015|
[quote]That show is as timeless as The Dick Van Dyke Show!
Nothing says "timeless" like a scripted sit-com filmed in black & white about a man in skinny ties who supports a stay-at-home wife in Capri pants by writing comedy sketches for a prime-time variety show hosted by a comic based on Sid Caesar.
|by Anonymous||reply 475||06/01/2015|
R474. Getting laid was not the point of the MTM Show. It was a 1970s sitcom with a different focus about starting over, finding new friends, a workplace that become family, etc.
And Mary did date albeit not often and once again, not the focus of the show. And Rhoda dated too. Don't you remember Mr. and Mrs. Armand Hammer?
And by the way, Mary did accidentally make reference to her birth control pills when taking with her father during an infrequent visit to Minneapolis.
|by Anonymous||reply 476||06/01/2015|
[quote]Don't you remember Mr. and Mrs. Armand Hammer?
Yes, but I have forgotten all about Mr. and Mrs. Armand Lynton.
|by Anonymous||reply 477||06/01/2015|
[quote]I'm the mean-looking older woman in the opening credits who shoots Mary a sour look
I believe that covers about 99% of you twinkies on here !!
|by Anonymous||reply 478||06/01/2015|
I'd say Mary, Murray, and Ted were getting plenty of it.
|by Anonymous||reply 479||06/01/2015|
[quote]a man in skinny ties who supports a stay-at-home wife in Capri pants
She could only wear the Capri pants once or twice a season. The network thought women should appear in dresses.
|by Anonymous||reply 480||06/01/2015|
[quote]And Mary did date albeit not often and once again, not the focus of the show. And Rhoda dated too. Don't you remember Mr. and Mrs. Armand Hammer?
We're not talking about dating, we're talking sex. Mary Anne Singleton gets laid at least three times in Tales of the City. All the men in "Tales" were going to sex clubs. Even DeeDee, Beauchamp's frigid wife, was getting it from the Chinese delivery boy.
Nobody on MTM was getting laid.
|by Anonymous||reply 481||06/01/2015|
I'm the uptight diabetic shrew the show is named after
|by Anonymous||reply 482||06/01/2015|
This show, with a few exceptions episode-wise, has aged well.
It fared better than the Carol Burnett show...which, in its repeats, I've been shocked to see how badly some skits have aged or how unfunny some are.
|by Anonymous||reply 483||06/01/2015|
I'm Buck Jarrett. I love this show because Mary Richards reminds me of a nicer version of my mother.
|by Anonymous||reply 484||06/01/2015|
[quote]She could only wear the Capri pants once or twice a season. The network thought women should appear in dresses.
Apparently even wearing them only once or twice a season was sufficient to give her a reputation for wearing them. She looked better in them than in some of the clown outfits she sported at the height of bad 70s fashion.
|by Anonymous||reply 485||06/01/2015|
[quote]She looked better in them than in some of the clown outfits she sported at the height of bad 70s fashion.
That's what bothered me about the MTM show. Her outfits were rather ugly. Even 90 year old Lucy was wearing mini-skirts on her 70s shows.
|by Anonymous||reply 486||06/01/2015|
R481. MTM was on 1970-1977. Shows at that time did not reflect what you described. The country was still fairly innocent despite a changing society, post-Watergate, the Vietnam War and the emergence of the women's movement and gay rights movement.
Sex and The City came nearly 40 years later...an entirely different generation, worlds apart in so many different ways.
|by Anonymous||reply 487||06/01/2015|
[quote]The network thought women should appear in dresses.
That's strange, considering Lucy and Ethel wore pants from time to time.
|by Anonymous||reply 488||06/01/2015|
|by Anonymous||reply 489||06/01/2015|
I'm Lisa Gerritsen. I got out of the business while the getting was good.
|by Anonymous||reply 490||06/01/2015|
[quote] At least where I am, in the Philly area, the episode descriptions on the Comcast cable guide are wrong but I still enjoy pretty much any episode I come across
Same for my area, too. I recorded some from later in the series run that I had fond memories of, in the hope that at least those would have aged well. Unfortunately, the runs I recorded didn't match the Comcast description. And to an episode I found them unwatchable. Much too jokey, even in purported serious moments. Rhoda was much too grating, with her constant one-liners. Murray, too.
It's regrettable since Mary was my date Saturday night in the '70s, and her likely imminent passing will, I suspect, hit me hard.
|by Anonymous||reply 491||06/01/2015|
It's pretty amazing that, outside of Ted Knight, all of the main cast (including Betty White and Cloris Leachman) is still alive, and outside of Morey Amsterdam, the same is true of The Dick Van Dyke Show (although Richard Deacon and Jerry Paris are gone, they were not regulars.)
Compare this with "Diff'rent Strokes." DVD was in the '60s, MTM, the '70s, and "Strokes," the '80s.
|by Anonymous||reply 492||06/01/2015|
Maybe it's just my own particular sense of humor, but Sue Ann Nivens was one of the all-time best characters ever created. I still laugh out loud at some of her lines.
|by Anonymous||reply 493||06/01/2015|
[quote] but Sue Ann Nivens was one of the all-time best characters ever created.
I love that episode where she is going in to see Lou. She stops at Murray's desk, uses his bald head as a mirror to check her lipstick and then proceeds to Lou's office. That is one of the funniest bits of business in tv history and I hope whoever thought it up was richly rewarded for it.
It's also a great credit to the acting of both Clo Leachman and Betty White that they created such memorable characters. There were 168 episodes of the MTM show. Phyllis only appeared in 38 episodes and Sue Anne only appeared in 46 episodes and yet we still remember them so well.
|by Anonymous||reply 494||06/02/2015|
Here are two mentions about Laura's capri pants.
In the first item, it says there is one episode where she goes into the kitchen in capri pants and comes out wearing a skirt. Does anyone know which episode that was?
|by Anonymous||reply 495||06/02/2015|
Buck would have NEVER watched TV.
|by Anonymous||reply 496||06/02/2015|
I'm Mary's adorable Season 1 plaid jumpers and skirts and her dark flicked up hair.
|by Anonymous||reply 497||07/09/2015|