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 Mary Richards (168 episodes, 1970-1977)
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 Murray Slaughter (168 episodes, 1970-1977)
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 Lou Grant (166 episodes, 1970-1977)
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 Ted Baxter / ... (165 episodes, 1970-1977)
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 Rhoda Morgenstern / ... (93 episodes, 1970-1977)
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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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Of the 10 actors who appeared in more than 10 episodes, Betty White is the oldest born in January 1922 and Georgia Engel is the youngest born July 1948, 26½ years younger. When Mary Tyler Moore died at the age of 80 nearly 40 years after the last episode was made, all those 10 cast members were still alive except for Ted Knight who died at the age of 62. All of them were older than Mary except for Valerie Harper, Joyce Bulifant, and Georgia Engel who were ages 77, 79, and 68 at the time of Mary's passing. See more »

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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 »

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Lou Grant: Rule number one: never hire friends. I hired a friend once and you know what happened? Worked out great. But that's me. You couldn't handle it.
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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 »

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Love Is All Around
Written and Performed by Sonny Curtis
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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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