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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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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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Richard Schaal, who played Howard and Paul Arnell, one of Mary's love interests on several episodes, was married to Valerie Harper in real life. See more »


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 »


Rhoda Morgenstern: It's a magnifying mirror! Mary, why didn't you warn me? I thought it was a relief map of the moon. When they sell those magnifying mirrors they should include a printed suicide note.
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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 »


Referenced in Sesame Street: Episode #10.72 (1979) See more »


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One of the best.
2 July 2001 | by See all my reviews

Right up there with the Dick Van Dyke show, in fact directed by some of the same people, this is another great sitcom. It seems they come along once a decade or so, and this is definitely a great one. Mary Tyler Moore is the newly liberated woman at work, dealing with all the same sexist stuff she dealt with in 1961 on the Dick Van Dyke show, but in a totally different way. The supporting cast is marvelous, from Ed Asner to Valerie Harper (as 'Rhoda') to the irrepressible Ted Knight as the vain news anchor. Hysterical stuff.

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