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Writers:
Norman Lear (developed by)
Jerry Adelman (created by)
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Seasons:
1 | 2
Release Date:
5 January 1976 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Set in fictional Fernwood, Ohio, this deliriously demented serial focused on the beleaguered heroine Mary Hartman... See more »
Awards:
Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 nominations See more »
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'Police Academy' Star Dies
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User Reviews:
Most cutting-edge TV comedy of the 70s. See more (30 total) »

Cast

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Greg Mullavey ... Tom Hartman (325 episodes, 1976-1978)

Louise Lasser ... Mary Hartman (325 episodes, 1976-1977)
Graham Jarvis ... Charlie Haggers (325 episodes, 1976-1977)

Mary Kay Place ... Loretta Haggers (325 episodes, 1976-1977)
Dody Goodman ... Martha Shumway (325 episodes, 1976-1977)

Debralee Scott ... Cathy Shumway (325 episodes, 1976-1977)
Victor Kilian ... Raymond Larkin (325 episodes, 1976-1977)
Claudia Lamb ... Heather Hartman (322 episodes, 1976-1977)
Philip Bruns ... George Shumway / ... (250 episodes, 1976-1977)

Dabney Coleman ... Merle Jeeter (148 episodes, 1976-1977)
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Series Directed by
Jim Drake (157 episodes, 1976-1977)
Nessa Hyams (105 episodes, 1976-1977)
Kim Friedman (23 episodes, 1976)
Joan Darling (21 episodes, 1976)
Hal Alexander (12 episodes, 1977)
Jack Heller (7 episodes, 1976)
Bob Lally (5 episodes, 1976)
Giovanna Nigro (5 episodes, 1976)
Dennis Klein (5 episodes, 1977)
 
Series Writing credits
Jerry Adelman (325 episodes, 1976-1977)
Daniel Gregory Browne (325 episodes, 1976-1977)
Ann Marcus (325 episodes, 1976-1977)
Gail Parent (325 episodes, 1976-1977)
Norman Lear (318 episodes, 1976-1977)
Peggy Goldman (207 episodes, 1976-1977)
Lynn Phillips (195 episodes, 1976-1977)
Dennis Klein (145 episodes, 1976-1977)
Tom Eyen (140 episodes, 1976-1977)
Cynthia Santillo (113 episodes, 1976-1977)
Mara Lideks (59 episodes, 1977)
Harry Cauley (37 episodes, 1976-1977)
Brad Buckner (30 episodes, 1977)
Eugenie Ross-Leming (30 episodes, 1977)
Harriet Belkin (5 episodes, 1977)
Norman Belkin (5 episodes, 1977)
Robert Korros (2 episodes, 1976)

Series Produced by
Norman Lear .... executive producer (255 episodes, 1976-1977)
Viva Knight .... producer / associate producer (240 episodes, 1976-1977)
John Maxwell Anderson .... associate producer (194 episodes, 1976-1977)
Brad Buckner .... producer (80 episodes, 1977)
Eugenie Ross-Leming .... producer (80 episodes, 1977)
Perry Krauss .... associate producer (34 episodes, 1976)
Lew Gallo .... producer (10 episodes, 1976)
Jerry Adler .... producer (2 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Original Music by
Earle Hagen (39 episodes, 1976)

Bobby Knight (unknown episodes)
 
Series Film Editing by
Vince Humphrey (22 episodes, 1976-1977)
Gary Anderson (15 episodes, 1977)
Jerry Greene (15 episodes, 1977)
Jim Gracom (4 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Casting by
Jane Murray (90 episodes, 1976-1977)
Ruth Conforte (16 episodes, 1977)
 
Series Art Direction by
Don Roberts (92 episodes, 1976-1977)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Richard Wineholt (90 episodes, 1976-1977)
 
Series Costume Design by
Rita Riggs (86 episodes, 1976-1977)
Sandra Baker (81 episodes, 1976-1977)
 
Series Makeup Department
Ann Wadlington .... hair stylist / hairdresser (92 episodes, 1976-1977)
E. Thomas Case .... makeup artist: Louise Lasser (65 episodes, 1976-1977)
Carol Meikle .... hair stylist: Louise Lasser / hairdresser (53 episodes, 1976)
Penelope Staley .... makeup artist (39 episodes, 1976-1977)
Tommy Cole .... makeup artist (29 episodes, 1976)
Lynn Masters .... hair stylist: Louise Lasser (18 episodes, 1976-1977)
Trilby Taylor .... hair stylist: Louise Lasser (18 episodes, 1977)
Al Schultz .... makeup (12 episodes, 1976)
Claude Thompson .... makeup (2 episodes, 1976)
Dodie Warren .... makeup (2 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Production Management
Ellen Chaset Baxter .... post-production supervisor (177 episodes, 1976-1977)
Tom Bruehl .... unit manager / unit production manager (89 episodes, 1976-1977)
Greg Tobin .... post-production supervisor (30 episodes, 1977)
Sid McCoy .... post-production supervisor (5 episodes, 1977)
Dick Drummy .... unit manager (2 episodes, 1976)

Norman Lear .... production supervisor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Greg Tobin .... associate director (25 episodes, 1976-1977)
Giovanna Nigro .... associate director (23 episodes, 1976)
Jim Drake .... associate director (17 episodes, 1976)
Hal Alexander .... associate director (7 episodes, 1976)
Peter Bright .... assistant director (5 episodes, 1976)
Randy Winburn .... associate director (5 episodes, 1977)
Ron Cates .... associate director (3 episodes, 1976)
Mack Bing .... associate director (2 episodes, 1976)
Allen Shaw .... associate director (2 episodes, 1976)
Sid McCoy .... associate director (2 episodes, 1977)
 
Series Art Department
John Banicki .... property master (45 episodes, 1976)
Harry Thomas .... property master (22 episodes, 1976-1977)
Buzz Sapien .... property master (11 episodes, 1976-1977)
Edwin McCormick .... shop carpenter (4 episodes, 1976)

Tommy Bond .... prop management (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Jerry Pattison .... audio (51 episodes, 1976)
Dick Burns .... audio (36 episodes, 1976-1977)
Bill Ramsey .... audio (2 episodes, 1976-1977)
Jimmy Carr .... audio (2 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Bill Gausman .... lighting director (44 episodes, 1976-1977)
Reg Leffler .... lighting director (43 episodes, 1976)
Bob Spears .... video (27 episodes, 1976-1977)
Kyle T. MacDowell .... electrician (16 episodes, 1976)
Don Hansen .... video (7 episodes, 1977)
Ken Palius .... lighting director (2 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Frontis Chandler .... costumer (1 episode, 1976)
 
Series Editorial Department
Chuck Adams .... videotape editor (2 episodes, 1976)
Vince Humphrey .... videotape editor (2 episodes, 1976)
Barney Robinson .... videotape editor (2 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Music Department
Bobby Knight .... music supervisor (38 episodes, 1976-1977)
 
Series Other crew
Al Burton .... creative supervision (172 episodes, 1976-1977)
Oliver Hailey .... program consultant (90 episodes, 1976)
Susan Straughn Harris .... assistant to the producer / production assistant (89 episodes, 1976-1977)
Ray Conners .... technical director (83 episodes, 1976-1977)
Robert Korros .... production coordinator (51 episodes, 1976)
Anne MacIntyre-Hefler .... production coordinator (51 episodes, 1976)
Greg Tobin .... stage manager (44 episodes, 1976)
Nikki Nash .... production coordinator (38 episodes, 1976-1977)
Elizabeth Forsythe-Hailey .... program consultant (37 episodes, 1976)
Daniel Gregory Browne .... special consultant (35 episodes, 1976)
Brad Buckner .... story consultant (34 episodes, 1976-1977)
Eugenie Ross-Leming .... story consultant (34 episodes, 1976-1977)
John Banicki .... stage manager (33 episodes, 1976-1977)
Ron Stutzman .... video (32 episodes, 1976)
Ellen Chaset Baxter .... production coordinator (22 episodes, 1976)
Barbara Oman .... production assistant (22 episodes, 1976)
Betty Lou Port .... production coordinator (16 episodes, 1976-1977)
Nicky Weaver .... production assistant (15 episodes, 1976-1977)
Steve Dichter .... stage manager (11 episodes, 1976)
Cynthia Santillo .... production coordinator (9 episodes, 1976)
Roy White .... technical director (3 episodes, 1976-1977)
Elly Graf .... stage manager (2 episodes, 1976)
Dick Jacobsen .... technical director (2 episodes, 1976)
Jill Cook McCarthy .... production assistant (2 episodes, 1976)
Giovanna Nigro .... stage manager (2 episodes, 1976)
Milton Uhley .... medical consultant (2 episodes, 1976)
 

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Runtime:
30 min (325 episodes)
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Trivia:
Norman Lear's shows were being produced at Metromedia Square in Hollywood, but there was inadequate space for this show, so they rented studio space from KTLA. The KTLA studio was across Fernwood Street, so they started calling KTLA "Fernwood", which then became the name of the fictitious town where the show is set.See more »
Quotes:
Martha Shumway:Yes, yes, things can always be worse - like my uncle Wilbur, who used to work in a cardboard factory. He came home one day with a splinter in his finger - just a little bitty old splinter. But it turned out that he had blood poisoning.
Charlie Haggers:Well, that's terrible.
Martha Shumway:And next day, they amputated his leg.
Charlie Haggers:On account of a splinter in his finger?
Martha Shumway:Oh no, no, not because of that. They found a growth in his leg.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Dark Side of Danielle (1976)See more »

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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Most cutting-edge TV comedy of the 70s., 29 March 2009
Author: sonya90028 from United States

Just when you thought Norman Lear couldn't produce a more cutting-edge sitcom than All In The Family, he goes and outdoes himself, by creating Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman. Actually Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, was not truly a sitcom at all. It could be more accurately described as a prime-time soap-opera. More specifically, a spoof of the soap-opera genre. Like the film Airplane poked-fun at those airport disaster movies, Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman was a satire of the classic soap-opera.

This show set the template for other bizarre comedy series that followed in its wake, such as Married With Children, and Strangers With Candy. Like both of those shows, Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman was funny precisely because of it's warped premise, not in spite of it. It was the first TV comedy of it's kind, and the most avant-guard comedy on TV in the 70s.

Louise Lasser was brilliant as the flummoxed housewife, Mary Hartman. She played Mary with such a droll, dead-pan style, that she was utterly hilarious. Only Mary Kaye Place as Mary Hartman's neighbor, Loretta Haggers, was as drop-dead funny as Lasser. The other characters in this show, were only mildly amusing, by comparison.

I don't believe that Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman is in syndication anymore. But it's on DVD now. I definitely recommend it. Especially if you want to see a show by Norman Lear, that topped all of his others.

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