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Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman 

A small-town housewife struggles to cope with the increasingly bizarre and violent events unfolding around her.
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1977   1976  
Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Louise Lasser ...  Mary Hartman 325 episodes, 1976-1977
Greg Mullavey ...  Tom Hartman 325 episodes, 1976-1977
Mary Kay Place ...  Loretta Haggers 325 episodes, 1976-1977
Graham Jarvis ...  Charlie Haggers 325 episodes, 1976-1977
Dody Goodman ...  Martha Shumway 325 episodes, 1976-1977
Debralee Scott ...  Cathy Shumway 325 episodes, 1976-1977
Victor Kilian ...  Raymond Larkin 325 episodes, 1976-1977
Claudia Lamb Claudia Lamb ...  Heather Hartman 323 episodes, 1976-1977
Philip Bruns ...  George Shumway 250 episodes, 1976-1977
Dabney Coleman ...  Merle Jeeter / ... 148 episodes, 1976-1977
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Storyline

Set in fictional Fernwood, Ohio, this deliriously demented serial focused on the beleaguered heroine Mary Hartman, an average American housewife. In the first year, Mary suffered the travails of mass murder, adultery, venereal disease, homosexuality, religious cults, and UFO sightings, before she finally succumbed to a nervous breakdown on a syndicated talk show. Written by Mark Faulkner <mtfalknr@cc.memphis.edu>

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Comedy | Romance

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TV-PG
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 January 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Мэри Хартман, Мэри Хартман See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(325 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Martin Mull, in an interview on Norm MacDonald's web-based show, NormLive, stated he came in and was interviewed for an hour by Norman Lear to be a writer on the show, and at the end Lear thanked him and said they didn't need any writers. Six months later he was telephoned and asked to come in and read for a part, stating he was not an actor. See more »

Quotes

Martha Shumway: Now you listen here - there is nothing so bad that it can't be worse.
Charlie Haggers: That's a comforting thought, Martha.
Martha Shumway: That's why I'm here, Charlie. To comfort you.
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Connections

Spoofed in Donny and Marie: Episode #2.3 (1976) See more »

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A pivotal classic
23 September 1999 | by KID DRSee all my reviews

I rushed home from college classes each day to catch this show. It was way ahead of its time in the writing and acting. Would be very accepted by 90's standards. Hey, that's an idea...can it be brought back in syndication??? It was absurd and hilarious, very good entertainment for the OPEN-MINDED. My favorite episode, I think, was when Mary Kay Place was on the talk show talking about 'Jews being the ones who killed Christ...' Absolutely a genius comedy-- not accepted well in the 70's, would be a huge hit nowadays.


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