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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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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

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

One of the first multi-camera American comedies not to use a studio audience or laugh track. This is due to the soap opera-style approach. See more »

Quotes

Librarian: Do you know what aspects of venereal disease she wants books on?
Mary Hartman: Um, I think mostly on the disease itself. And how not to die from it.
Librarian: Perhaps it would be better if your friend came in herself.
Mary Hartman: She can't.
Librarian: Why?
Mary Hartman: She's in traction.
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Referenced in Tabitha: The Pilot (1977) See more »

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Probably made to freak-out the dope-heads
2 December 2009 | by tonopah6See all my reviews

Mary Hartman was definitely the main attraction - other than her weird dialog, she would often wipe the front of her teeth to give them a quick cleaning, and sit on the couch to open and close her legs in moment of anxiety, giving the viewers a blue pantie-shot. Mary's mom and dad were good, too: with the dad needing to sit on an air dough nut for his hemorrhoids while he stated the need to hire F. Lee Bailey as his attorney to settle a legal matter. Mary's sister, Debra Lee Scott, did well as a sexy slut. This program gave Mary Kay Place notoriety; who, in this program was a terrible singer, and married to an ugly goof who lost his balls - he often talked about his awaiting operation to obtain a pair of dog gonads as a replacement. This program was so crazy you had to watch it.


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