Phyllis (1975–1977)

TV Series  |   |  Comedy
6.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.4/10 from 243 users  
Reviews: 11 user | 1 critic

Spinoff from the popular "Mary Tyler Moore" series has Mary Richards' landlady, Phyllis Lindstrom, moving back to her hometown of San Francisco with her teenage daughter Bess following the ... See full summary »

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 29 titles
created 10 Dec 2011
 
a list of 5182 titles
created 12 Oct 2012
 
a list of 40 titles
created 10 Dec 2013
 
a list of 49 titles
created 10 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Phyllis" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Phyllis (1975–1977)

Phyllis (1975–1977) on IMDb 6.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Phyllis.

User Polls

Episodes

Seasons


Years



2   1  
1977   1976   1975  
Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Maude (1972–1978)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

This "All In The Family" spin-off centers around Edith's cousin, Maude Findlay. She's a liberal, independent woman living in Tuckahoe, NY with her fourth husband Walter, owner of Findlay's ... See full summary »

Stars: Bea Arthur, Bill Macy, Conrad Bain
Newhart (1982–1990)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Dick Loudon and his wife Joanna decide to leave life in New York City and buy a little inn in Vermont. Dick is a how-to book writer, who eventually becomes a local TV celebrity as host of "... See full summary »

Stars: Bob Newhart, Mary Frann, Tom Poston
Alice (1976–1985)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A greasy-spoon diner in Phoenix, Arizona is the setting for this long-running series. The title character, Alice Hyatt, is an aspiring singer who arrives in Phoenix with her teenaged son, ... See full summary »

Stars: Linda Lavin, Beth Howland, Vic Tayback
The Bob Newhart Show (1972–1978)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

The professional and personal misadventures of a psychologist and his family, patients, friends and colleagues.

Stars: Bob Newhart, Suzanne Pleshette, Bill Daily
Rhoda (1974–1978)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

After spending several years in her young adult life in Minneapolis but with her brash Bronx Jewish upbringing in tow and with its associated sarcasm, artistically inclined Rhoda ... See full summary »

Stars: Valerie Harper, Julie Kavner, Lorenzo Music
Lou Grant (1977–1982)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The trials of the former TV station manager, turned newspaper city editor, and his journalist staff.

Stars: Edward Asner, Robert Walden, Mason Adams
Too Close for Comfort (1980–1987)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Jackie and Sarah Rush are two grown sisters who live in half of a duplex. Their parents, Henry and Muriel, live in the other half. Though one might think this proximity may be fun, both ... See full summary »

Stars: Ted Knight, Nancy Dussault, Jim J. Bullock
All in the Family (1971–1979)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

A working class bigot constantly squabbles with his family over the important issues of the day.

Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner
Mary and Rhoda (TV Movie 2000)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

The old friends from "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," Mary and Rhoda, are reunited, only to discover that Mary has a daughter named Rose and Rhoda's daughter is named Meredith.

Director: Barnet Kellman
Stars: Mary Tyler Moore, Valerie Harper, Elon Gold
The Betty White Show (1977–1978)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The exploits of hack TV actress Joyce Whitman, star of the fictitious "Undercover Woman" series.

Stars: Betty White, John Hillerman, Georgia Engel
The Associates (1979–1980)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The working lives of three neophyte lawyers.

Stars: Wilfrid Hyde-White, Martin Short, Alley Mills
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
Stars: William Windom, Joan Hotchkis, Lisa Gerritsen
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Phyllis Lindstrom (48 episodes, 1975-1977)
...
 Judge Jonathan Dexter (48 episodes, 1975-1977)
Jane Rose ...
 Audrey Dexter (48 episodes, 1975-1977)
Carmine Caridi ...
 Dan Valenti / ... (25 episodes, 1975-1977)
Lisa Gerritsen ...
 Bess Lindstrom (24 episodes, 1975-1977)
...
 Leonard Marsh (24 episodes, 1976-1977)
Garn Stephens ...
 Harriet Hastings (24 episodes, 1976-1977)
Judith Lowry ...
 Sally 'Mother' Dexter / ... (23 episodes, 1975-1977)
Richard Schaal ...
 Leo Heatherton (23 episodes, 1975-1976)
...
 Julie Erskine (20 episodes, 1975-1976)
Edit

Storyline

Spinoff from the popular "Mary Tyler Moore" series has Mary Richards' landlady, Phyllis Lindstrom, moving back to her hometown of San Francisco with her teenage daughter Bess following the sudden death of Phyllis' (heard of, but never seen) husband, Lars, to make a new life for herself and her daughter by moving in with Lars' scatterbrained mother, Audrey; and Audrey's second husband, Judge Dexter; and getting a new job as an assistant to Julie Erskine, the CEO of a photography studio. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

8 September 1975 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(48 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Barbara Colby played Julie Erskine in the first three episodes of "Phyllis". The gifted actress was murdered not long after the third episode, "Up For Grabs", was in the can. See more »

Crazy Credits

The pictures used in the opening credits (Phyllis hugging the fur coat, Phyllis rocking in the chair whistling, etc) were taken from segments of "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" See more »

Connections

Featured in 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Phyllis
Words and Music by Stan Daniels
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Such a waste of a great character
15 July 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The character of Phyllis was not originally designed to be a leading role; rather she was a self-centered, opinionated, overbearing cameo character of sorts to add a zany counter to the tranquil Mary Richards. She was silly, but not really likable. Once the character had to stand on her own, she had to be toned down and made more appealing, thus losing the truly funny quality she added to the Mary Tyler Moore Show.

With the exception of Mother Dexter, her supporting characters did not do the necessary job of balancing the character of Phyllis, and the show often looked strained and weak. The show seemed to mirror the character of Phyllis in that it did not seem to know where it was going or what to do with itself after the pilot episode. The 'wacky' photography studio was dropped for the dull politician's office thereby dooming the show to current political topics and satire - but without the proper characters to pull it off. Nothing felt right and the second season was worse than the first.

I so wish Phyllis had stayed in Minneapolis!


5 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Harvey Milk + Phyllis firestorm566
Why the Second Season Changes? tgibbs279
buying phyllis on dvd or video abi779
I Wanted to See Lars! janicep
what is the main Phyllis picture on this site from? firestorm566
Facebook page for 'Phyllis' firestorm566
Discuss Phyllis (1975) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page