The lives and trials of a young single woman and her friends, both at work and at home.
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Mary Richards moves to Minneapolis after a relationship goes bad. She finds work as an associate producer in a small television newsroom where the characters include Lou Grant, her gruff boss, Murray Slaughter the humorous writer, and Ted Baxter the Anchor Man who spends his time mispronouncing country names. Mary continues to hope for romance, but finds that her friends are more dependable. Written by Anonymous

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Being Gal Friday at a television station lands beautiful Mary in hilarious jams seven days a week. Watch Saturdays and see. (season 1)

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Strangely enough Jerry Van Dyke would make a guest appearance on MTM, but not her former on-screen husband and Jerry's brother Dick. When Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore were on Larry King Tonight the host asked them about this. Larry King: (to Dick Van Dyke) Your brother Jerry was on Mary's sitcom wasn't he? And where were you? Mary Tyler Moore: ( Also to Dick Van Dyke) You were drinking weren't you? See more »

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In the first season installment "Divorce Isn't Everything", Mary mentions that she can't speak French but can speak Spanish. Later in the series, while at a Mexican restaurant, she indicates that she can't read the menu because she took French in college. See more »

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Ted Baxter: Folks, I've just received a special news bulletin: "You have something on your front tooth."
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In episode 71 the MTM Kitten was replaced by Miss Moore herself, saying "Th-th-th-that's all folks!", a line spoken by Mary Richards during that episode. See more »


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The Original
1 April 2004 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

This truly was one of the first ensemble driven situation comedies in the history of television. Even though Mary Tyler Moore was the star of the show, the fact was that the series truly revolved around her relationships with not only her friends at home, but her friends on the job and when those two worlds collided, sparks usually flew. Also, this show was really funny when Valerie Harper was still on the show playing Rhoda. She and Mary were polar opposites (Mary the cheerful optimist and Rhoda the angry cynic). However, those differences was what made their relationship shine. Cloris Leachman was also perfect as the over bearing Phyllis Lindstrom. And lets not forget the other characters; cynical Lou, the optimistic Murray and, of course, dimwitted Ted Baxter. This show definitely one of the all time classics and made Saturday nights worth staying home.

Another interesting fact about this show is the fact that it debuted during the final season of the original series about a single woman trying to make it, "That Girl". However, while Ann pretty much was still an innocent little girl at heart that had a boyfriend and often still relied on him and her parents to get her out of jams, Mary Richards proved that she could be single and live her life on her own terms.


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