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At the risk of mixing one's classic-comedy metaphors ... While watching the ladies of The Mary Tyler Moore Show reunite for a chipper if undeniably poignant exercise in meta nostalgia on TV Land's Hot in Cleveland (Wednesday, 10/9c), you might find yourself wistfully recalling the old Carol Burnett Show theme: "I'm so glad we had this time together." This is especially true for the iconic buddy duo of Mary and Rhoda, with Mary Tyler Moore appearing even more frail than Valerie Harper, whose inspiring public battle with brain cancer pretty much defines the quality once attributed to Mary Richards: "spunk."
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- Matt Roush
No. No. No.
The extremely talented, beloved, and gorgeous Valerie Harper just announced that she has terminal brain cancer, and if you're a human with human insides, this should destroy you.
According to People, she may have only three months to live. This is especially shocking considering Harper was just on a book tour for her memoir I, Rhoda. I'll take this sad story, which comes right on the heels of Bonnie Franklin's death from pancreatic cancer, as an opportunity to revisit her work on only the greatest sitcom of the '70s (take that, Archie!), The Mary Tyler Moore Show.
What's Rhoda Morgenstern's greatest moment, guys?
I'm going obvious here, but I have to pick the episode "Rhoda the Beautiful," where everyone starts complimenting Rhoda on her weight-loss, and she's both uncomfortable and heartened by the attention. Then Rhoda enters a beauty contest at work, and her way »
2 items from 2013
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