Mary Tyler Moore (1970–1977)
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Just Around the Corner 

Mary finds herself to be less than overjoyed about her parents' moving to Minneapolis.



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Lou Grant
Rhoda Morgenstern
Murray Slaughter
Ted Baxter
Dottie Richards
Walter Richards


Instead of hearing the news directly from her parents, Mary learns by reading the newspaper that her father, Walter Richards, a renowned surgeon, has retired. In actually speaking to her mother, Dottie Richards, on the phone to get more news about the retirement, Mary further learns that her parents have decided to move from their small hometown of Roseburg to Minneapolis. Mary is initially excited by the news, but after Walter and Dottie spend a week in Minneapolis, Mary thinks that her parents moving so close to her is too much of a good thing. That is why Mary is dismayed to learn that the apartment they've rented in just around the corner from hers. With them constantly telephoning and coming over, Mary feels like they're treating her like a child. The last straw for Mary is the telephone calls checking up on her - she assumes from her mother - then hanging up without saying a word. After Mary finds out exactly what's going on in her parents' minds, they have to come to an ... Written by Huggo

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28 October 1972 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Just a Little Dull I'm Afraid
7 February 2017 | by See all my reviews

Mary finds out that her dad, a surgeon, has announced his retirement. It seems that he and Mary's mother, Nanette Fabray, have decided to move to Minneapolis. Not only that, but they find an apartment just around the corner from Mary's place. Mary suddenly becomes a little girl again and her parents are into every aspect of her life. She, of course, has become a modern woman, and when she doesn't get home from a date until 8:00 a.m. she is accosted by her father and mother. Her mother even gets Phyllis to have a key made for her. There's just something sort of tiresome about the two of them. This is terrible to say, but I always thought that Nanette Fabray's face looked really flat, like she had run into a wall. Just saying.

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