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Mary Tyler Moore 

TV-PG | | Comedy | TV Series (1970–1977)
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The lives and trials of a young single woman and her friends, both at work and at home.
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Won 3 Golden Globes. Another 39 wins & 82 nominations. See more awards »

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Mary Richards moves to Minneapolis after a relationship goes bad. She finds work as an associate producer in a small television newsroom where the characters include Lou Grant, her gruff boss, Murray Slaughter the humorous writer, and Ted Baxter the Anchor Man who spends his time mispronouncing country names. Mary continues to hope for romance, but finds that her friends are more dependable. Written by Anonymous

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Being Gal Friday at a television station lands beautiful Mary in hilarious jams seven days a week. Watch Saturdays and see. (season 1)

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Trivia

A three-minute mini-pilot, titled "Love is All Around," was produced for CBS Network executives in an attempt to sell them on the casting of Edward Asner as Lou Grant. See more »

Goofs

In the first season installment "Divorce Isn't Everything", Mary mentions that she can't speak French but can speak Spanish. Later in the series, while at a Mexican restaurant, she indicates that she can't read the menu because she took French in college. See more »

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[there is a party at Mary's. Mary has suggested playing a game where one person says a word and the next person thinks of a word that begins with the last letter of the word they heard]
Lou Grant: Does this game go on forever or does it have an end?
Mary Richards: It ends when a person can't think of a word.
Lou Grant: Oh, I'll start. (Lou turns to Ted Baxter.) Box! (Ted cannot think of a word and says nothing.) Game's over.
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Crazy Credits

In episode 71 the MTM Kitten was replaced by Miss Moore herself, saying "Th-th-th-that's all folks!", a line spoken by Mary Richards during that episode. See more »

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Spoofed in Kate & Allie: Reruns (1987) See more »

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Love Is All Around
Written and Performed by Sonny Curtis
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She really DID make it after all.
24 June 2003 | by See all my reviews

The backstory: Mary Richards moves to Minneapolis, MN, specifically into an apartment with a sunken in living room. She applies for a job at a local television newsroom with high aspirations. The show not only deals with situation comedy, but with how a woman could "make it after all" in a male dominated workforce. Mary becomes close with her newsroom family, from tough-love boss Lou Grant to bumbling news anchorman Ted Baxter. She also deals with wacky neighbor Phyllis and of course, wise cracking Rhoda. The show is great because you care about all the characters and while funny, it can still deliver a strong message. Truly one of the best shows on television.


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