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Mary Tyler Moore (1970–1977)

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The lives and trials of a young single woman and her friends, both at work and at home.

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Won 3 Golden Globes. Another 38 wins & 80 nominations. See more awards »



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Complete series cast summary:
 Mary Richards (168 episodes, 1970-1977)
 Murray Slaughter (168 episodes, 1970-1977)
 Lou Grant (166 episodes, 1970-1977)
 Ted Baxter / ... (165 episodes, 1970-1977)
 Rhoda Morgenstern / ... (93 episodes, 1970-1977)


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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Betty White was originally only to appear in one episode as Sue Ann Nevins, however, she was promoted to series regular. See more »


On the newsroom wall there are various world clocks like you would see in a typical newsroom of that era. In the center is the Minneapolis/St. Paul clock, and to its left is a Chicago clock. Minneapolis and Chicago are both in the central time zone, so there is no need to have two different clocks. Furthermore it can be seen that the Chicago clock is set roughly an hour ahead. See more »


Sue Ann Nivens: Mary, you've been in my bedroom before, haven't you?
Mary Richards: [looking around in amazement] Oh, no! I would've remembered this!
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Crazy Credits

This series introduced the MTM Productions logo at the end - a tiny, meowing kitten. This is a parody of the MGM Studios roaring lion. The kitten logo (or variations thereof) would be used throughout the 1970s and 80s on a number of different TV series. See more »


Referenced in All in the Family: Mike's Move (1976) See more »


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Written and Performed by Sonny Curtis
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It's a classic
15 October 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I always enjoyed The Mary Tyler Moore Show. The characters were all funny, especially the goofy fights between Ted Baxter and Murray Slaughter. Lou Grant ("I hate spunk!") was always good for a laugh, especially the episode where he ended up drunk on Mary's doorstep!

Of course, the real two stars of the series were Mary Tyler Moore (duh) as Mary Richards and Valerie Harper as her best friend, Rhoda Morgenstern. My all-time favorite episode is the second one, where the two host a small gathering at Mary's apartment for two potential suitors, and everything goes wrong!

A true classic, and it earned every Emmy it got.

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