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Mary's Incredible Dream (1976)

There was a virus that made people happy, and as cigarette and booze sales slump and other economic problems the government tries to stop the spread of the "disease ". Those who are happy find ways to spread it.

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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. See more awards »

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Laurel Masse ...
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There was a virus that made people happy, and as cigarette and booze sales slump and other economic problems the government tries to stop the spread of the "disease ". Those who are happy find ways to spread it.

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"Mary's Incredible Dream" was, as some industry people call it, a true "one-shot wonder." That is, this special *hasn't* been rerun and/or syndicated since its initial airing on Thursday, January 22, 1976 at 10:00 P.M. Eastern on CBS. See more »

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Bizarre
7 July 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was a peculiar modern dance/ballet/musical with the feel of a bad variety show revolving around the fall of humankind from Grace - based upon the concept of Heaven being an old-fashioned radio in Mary's dream (think Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz). The look was pure disco seventies as sequins, silver lame, pink feather boas, and glitter abounded while Mary Tyler Moore and the cast danced and sang to upbeat, silly numbers about sin and sorrow in what has to be one of the oddest moments in television.

Don't expect this show to be aired again except in a retrospective history of strange, obscure television specials.


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