Set in fictional Fernwood, Ohio, this deliriously demented serial focused on the beleaguered heroine Mary Hartman, an average American housewife. In the first year, Mary suffered the ... See full summary »
Barth Gimble and Jerry Hubbard are the host of a talk show produced in the fictitious town of Fernwood, Ohio (also the setting of "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman"). The show featured parodies ... See full summary »
The second season version of "Fernwood 2Nite". The small time talk show from Fernwood, Ohio has moved to Alta Coma, California, where it has taken on a more national flavor. This satire of ... See full summary »
Hoping for positive publicity, a tobacco company offers $25 million to any American town that quits smoking for 30 days. Amidst a media frenzy, Eagle Rock, Iowa accepts the challenge while the company's PR man tries to sabotage the effort.
Set in New York's Long Island, Ben Benedict is a 56-year-old widowed owner of a printing business who brings out family conflicts after announcing his engagement to TT Fagori, an ... See full summary »
"Mary Hartman" Without Louise Lasser was Still Good
After Louise Lasser left "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman" in late 1977, most of the original cast remained and the show was renamed "Forever Fernwood". In my opinion there was a very slight fall-off in the show's quality (how could you possibly replace Lasser, the title character?), but the series remained very funny and very good. The writing was just as daring, and the comic situations were just as campy and absurd. I remember watching the final episode on March 31, 1978, after which the show simply disappeared, much to my disappointment. I'd love to see a DVD release of both this show and "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman", but as yet it hasn't happened.
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