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'Being fired is like being violated...'
U.N. Owen from NYC
23 September 2012
'Leave it to Murray to find a bright spot' -Sue Ann Nivens
Oh, how I cried.
We raced home to watch it (the original broadcast).
I've been a Mary fan since it began (I can EASILY beat Rosie - or
ANYONE for that crown!).
With the end of Mary, a lot of us lost our 'best friends.'
I can't tell you how much - about life - I learned from this show.
It was never written down to the audience. It was a show that - gave
women a strong voice, and, really was a show that many (Oprah
used as a roll-model, for it's depiction of life.
Nothing extreme. Nothing exaggerated.
The acting was pitch-perfect. A huge part of the thanks goes to those
behind the cameras: writers, camera, stage crew, and many, many more.
I don't think there's been a show since that ever came close to
capturing what this show did.
This - the last episode of a seven year run - was a real tear-jerker,
especially, on it's initial run (I'll explain later).
It was beautifully written. Not maudlin, but, very funny, and, yes - it
also made what was happening - the leaving of OUR WJM crew - very
THe tears you see on the screen are real. They really did feel that
And we did too.
That initial last showing - the only time they broadcast it - the
epilogue, where the entire cast came out for a final curtain call, was
In my mind, Mary, she's OK.
And, thanks for those seven years.
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