Mary Tyler Moore (1970–1977)
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I Was a Single for WJM 

Mary must take over the research for WJM's feature story on a new singles bar when Murray's wife objects to his doing it.

Director:

Mel Ferber

Writers:

James L. Brooks (created by), Allan Burns (created by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Mary Tyler Moore ... Mary Richards
Edward Asner ... Lou Grant
Gavin MacLeod ... Murray Slaughter
Ted Knight ... Ted Baxter
Richard Schaal ... Dino
Penny Marshall ... Toni
Robert Riesel ... Bartender
Randy Kirby Randy Kirby ... Stage Manager
Arlene Golonka ... Alice
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Storyline

Lou wants to do a location feature. After brainstorming with Mary, Murray and Ted, Lou decides on Murray's idea; life at a single's bar called Valentino's. Lou plans to send Mary and Murray to the bar to do undercover background work at the bar for a week before sending in a camera crew to do the story live. Marie feels uncomfortable about Murray frequenting a a singles bar, so Lou reluctantly agrees to let Mary do the recon visits on her own... sort of. But after several visits, meeting the regulars, and hearing their storie, and experiencing how singles act, Mary and company still don't have anything for the piece. They decide to let the regulars tell their own stories on the air, and hope they'll have something - anything - to say. Written by Huggo

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 March 1974 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

MTM Enterprises See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The bumper music for the first commercial break is the theme song of The Bob Newhart Show (1972); another highly successful MTM-produced series during this time. See more »

Connections

References Gone with the Wind (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

Love Is All Around
Written and performed by Sonny Curtis
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Somehow It Doesn't Click
20 February 2017 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

I suppose this could have been really funny. It's just that this series set such a high bar. During a meeting where Lou would like to see some more remote projects, Murray suggest that they do a feature on a singles bar that he walk by on his way to the office. Lou goes along with it an Mary is embedded in the bar for a week (Murray's wife won't let him do the story). The interactions among the patrons are amusing enough, but we've seen these desperate people before (remember the divorced people club). Richard Schaal is back as a different character. There are also Penny Marshall and Arlene Golonka. The issue becomes, when the cameras are in the bar, who wants to be seen there. Even the byplay afterward is sort of disappointing.


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