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Mary and Rhoda (2000)

Unrated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | TV Movie 7 February 2000
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.

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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. Written by Matthew D. Wilson <mdw1900@rit.edu>

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Big city. New start. Best friends.

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This was intended as a pilot for a revival series. Although the movie was the most-watched program that night, fans and critics were disappointed. Plans for a series were scrapped. See more »

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When Mary is leaving Jonah's office after being hired, her purse switches from on to off to back on her shoulder between shots. See more »

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Mary Richards Cronin: Well, this stinks!
Rhoda Morgenstern Gerard Rousseau: Mary, you don't have to use profanity, you know.
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15 October 2005 | by (North Carolina) – See all my reviews

Why MTM felt the need to create a pseudo-Lifetime movie, I do not know.

As a fan of the original series, I did not hold much hope upon hearing the concept for this reunion. Unfortunately, I found my worst fears were realized.

The way to go with this reunion, would have been to create a simple 30-minute episode, acting as if the series had never ended, with ALL of the surviving cast. The plot is obvious - have the gang gather for Ted's funeral. Not that we'd want another "Chuckles Bites the Dust," but a chance for the characters to interact in the manner that always seemed to work so well.

My only compliment for this "reunion" is to the costume designer, who seems to perfectly channel the 70s styles that Mary originally showcased, but with a contemporary flair.

In one of the FEW references to the original series, Rhoda humorously comments on Mary's lousy parties.

The whole daughter concept is a bust. LAME.

Granted, we were able to see the infamous "M" on Mary's wall, but what about the pumpkin cookie jar that also only appeared in every season of the original? (Anyone else notice that? Wonder what the significance was?)

Anyway, I'm sorry this movie was even produced. The "histories" of Mary and Rhoda are disappointing. The supporting characters are caricatures. The location filming in New York is distracting.

I love both actresses.......they deserve better than this. (Of course, it was all MTM's idea, sad to say.)


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