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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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Credited cast:
... Angel / Devil / Woman
... Devil / Noah / Man
Doug Kershaw ... Adam / Devil / War
Arthur Fiedler ... The Maestro
Tim Hauser ... Angel / Devil / Onlooker / Manhattan Transfer
Laurel Masse ... Angel / Devil / Onlooker / Manhattan Transfer
Alan Paul ... Angel / Devil / Onlooker / Manhattan Transfer
Janis Siegel ... Angel / Devil / Onlooker / Manhattan Transfer
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California Boys Choir ... Themselves
Hollywood Bowl Orchestra ... Themselves
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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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In her 1995 memoir "After All," Mary Tyler Moore says that this special was originally going to be titled, "Mary Tyler Moore Explains the History of the World." See more »

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Bizarre
7 July 2003 | by See all my reviews

This was a peculiar modern dance/ballet/musical with the feel of a bad variety show revolving around the fall of humankind from Grace - based upon the concept of Heaven being an old-fashioned radio in Mary's dream (think Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz). The look was pure disco seventies as sequins, silver lame, pink feather boas, and glitter abounded while Mary Tyler Moore and the cast danced and sang to upbeat, silly numbers about sin and sorrow in what has to be one of the oddest moments in television.

Don't expect this show to be aired again except in a retrospective history of strange, obscure television specials.


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