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Mary's Incredible Dream (1976)

There was a virus that made people happy, and as cigarette and booze sales slump and other economic problems the government tries to stop the spread of the "disease ". Those who are happy find ways to spread it.

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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. See more awards »

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Angel / Devil / Woman
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Doug Kershaw ...
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Arthur Fiedler ...
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Tim Hauser ...
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Alan Paul ...
Angel / Devil / Onlooker / Manhattan Transfer
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Angel / Devil / Onlooker / Manhattan Transfer
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There was a virus that made people happy, and as cigarette and booze sales slump and other economic problems the government tries to stop the spread of the "disease ". Those who are happy find ways to spread it.

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22 January 1976 (USA)  »

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"Mary's Incredible Dream" was, as some industry people call it, a true "one-shot wonder." That is, this special *hasn't* been rerun and/or syndicated since its initial airing on Thursday, January 22, 1976 at 10:00 P.M. Eastern on CBS. See more »

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thrilling TV for its time
14 February 2006 | by See all my reviews

This was a much misunderstood production for mid seventies mainstream US TV. Moore demonstrates a kind of quirky genius in her juxtaposition of artists and numbers in what I look back on now as a show way, way ahead of its time. Just the pairing of Doug Kershaw with his screaming Cajun fiddle with MYM's Broadway-look dancing and singing is/was inspiring and breathtaking. The entire cast of this avant gard production was aware that they were past the cutting edge of what was considered appropriate for prime-time programing in the 70s. More talent on one show than I have seen before or since. Great number selection. Great talent. Mesmerizing.

If this show were to be run today on CBS it would get mo-betta attention and reviews, but still might not appeal to mainstream sensibilities. DS 2/14/06


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