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Broadcast History:

First Telecast: September 19, 1970
Last Telecast: September 3, 1977

Sep 1970-Dec 1971, CBS Sat 9:30-10:00
Dec 1971-Sep 1972, CBS Sat 8:30-9:00
Sep 1972-Oct 1976, CBS Sat 9:00-9:30
Nov 1976-Sep 1977, CBS Sat 8:00-8:30

Total number of episodes: 168


Cast:

Mary Tyler Moore as Mary Richards
Edward Asner
as Lou Grant
Ted Knight
as Ted Baxter
Gavin MacLeod
as Murray Slaughter
Valerie Harper
as Rhoda Morgenstern (1970-1974)
Cloris Leachman
as Phyllis Lindstrom (1970-1975)
Lisa Gerritsen
as Bess Lindstrom (1970-1975)
John Amos
as Gordon (Gordy) Howard (1970-1973)
Georgia Engel
as Georgette Franklin Baxter (1973-1977)
Betty White
as Sue Ann Nivens (1973-1977)
Joyce Bulifant
as Marie Slaughter (1971-1977)
Priscilla Morrill
as Edie Grant (1973-1974)
Robbie Rist
as David Baxter (1976-1977)
Nancy Walker
as Ida Morgenstern (1971-1974)


Theme Songs/Video Clips:

"Love Is All Around," written and sung by Sonny Curtis

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Download Love Is All Around (long, non-tv version - 2mins, 36 seconds)
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Video Clips:

Download the opening theme credits from an early season in mpg video format
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Television's Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 CD

Television's Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 CD

Includes The Mary Tyler Moore Show theme song - 65 total tv themes

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Theme Song Lyrics:

(1st season)

How will you make it on your own?
This world is awfully big, girl this time you're all alone
But it's time you started living
It's time you let someone else do some giving

Love is all around, no need to waste it
You can have a town, why don't you take it
You might just make it after all
You might just make it after all

(2nd-6th seasons)

Who can turn the world on with her smile?
Who can take a nothing day, and suddenly make it all seem worthwhile?
Well it's you girl, and you should know it
With each glance and every little movement you show it

Love is all around, no need to waste it
You can have a town, why don't you take it
You're gonna make it after all
You're gonna make it after all


Series Summary:

The Mary Tyler Moore Show cast

The Mary Tyler Moore Show was one of the most literate, realistic, and enduring situation comedies of the 1970s. Unlike the efforts generated by producer Norman Lear, typified by All in the Family and Maude, there was never a conscious attempt to humiliate or ridicule. Mary Richards was the idealized single career woman. She had come to Minneapolis after breaking up with a man she had been dating for two years. Ambitious, and looking for new friends, she moved into an older apartment building and went to work as an assistant producer of the local news show on television station WJM-TV. In her early 30s, Mary symbolized the independent woman of the 1970s. She would like to find a man and settle down to raise a family, but was not desperately grabbing at any chance for marriage. She would get married, but only if it was to the right man. She was warm, loving, and vulnerable, and although it was never bluntly thrown out at the audience, could spend the night with a man she was not madly in love with.

Mary worked for WJM-TV News producer Lou Grant, an irascible, cantankerous, blustery man whose bark was much worse than his bite. Underneath that harsh exterior beat the heart of a pussycat. Lou had problems with his home life as well as his job. During the 1973-1974 season he separated from his wife Edie and they were later divorced. Through it never developed, there was an underlying feeling that he and Mary might have had a serious relationship, if they could have ever really gotten together.

Murray Slaughter was the head newswriter at the station. He was happily married, had a positive outlook no matter what happened, and was a good friend to all. Anchorman on the WJM-TV News was Ted Baxter, not too bright, prone to put his foot in his mouth both on and off the air, and possessor of such a misplaced sense of his own wonderfulness that he was the butt of everyone's jokes. Ted's long courtship of bland, empty-headed, but well-meaning Georgette Franklin culminated in a marriage he was not quite ready to commit himself to in November 1975. The following spring he and Georgette adopted 8-year-old David, and in the fall of 1976 had a baby of their own.

Mary's closest friend was one of her neighbors, Rhoda Morgenstern, a window dresser for a local department store who, like Mary, was still single though in her 30s. Unlike Mary, however, Rhoda was desperately looking for a husband. Unable to find one in Minneapolis, she moved back home to New York City, and to her own series, Rhoda, in the fall of 1974. The other neighbor seen frequently in Mary's apartment was Phyllis Lindstrom. Phyllis was the building's resident busybody, and though it took quite a while to find out, also its landlady (her husband Lars, who was talked about but never seen, actually owned the building). Phyllis was oblivious to everyone else's feelings and had an extremely flaky personality. She, too, got her own series when, followings Lars' death, she and her daughter Bess moved to San Francisco in the fall of 1975, and Mary moved into a more luxurious apartment in a high-rise.

As some of the regulars left the series, including WJM-TV's weatherman Gordy Howard, others took up the slack. Sue Ann Nivens arrived at the station in 1973 with her "Happy Homemaker Show," and Georgette's role was expanded. Sue Ann was in her late 40s and extremely man-hungry. She was constantly trying to get every male in sight into the sack, but primarily Lou Grant. Mary was eventually promoted from associate producer as Lou moved to the job of news director.

Mary Tyler Moore, who, with her husband Grant Tinker, produced The Mary Tyler Moore Show, decided that the series would end in 1977, despite its still-large audience. In the last episode new management took over the station and, in an effort to bolster its weak news ratings, fired virtually the entire staff. Ironically, the one survivor was anchorman Ted Baxter, probably the primary cause for the news' low ratings. There were tearful farewells and everyone went their separate ways.

Series summary from The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows: 1946-Present


Did You Know?

The show was originally planned to be about a divorced woman, but because divorce was still a hot subject in 1970, they settled for a broken engagement instead. Also, the network was afraid people would think that Mary had divorced Rob Petrie, her character's husband on "The Dick Van Dyke Show", losing the audience's sympathy.

A three-minute mini-pilot, entitled "Love is All Around," was produced for CBS Network executives in an attempt to sell them on the casting of Ed Asner as Lou Grant.

After several seasons, the theme song was completely re-written and the last line went from "you might just make it after all" to "you're gonna make it after all".

Series was filmed on Stage 2 at CBS Studio City

Did You Know Facts from The Internet Movie Database


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Videos:

The Very Best of the Mary Tyler Moore Show

The Very Best of the Mary Tyler Moore Show

7 tape set/14 total episodes including:

Love is All Around & Support Your Local Mother (Season 1); He's No Heavy, He's My Brother & Where There's Smoke, There's Rhoda (Season 2); My Brother's Keeper & Put on a Happy Face (Season 3); The Lars Affair & Ted Baxter Meets Walter Cronkite (Season 4); Will Mary Richards Go to Jail? & The System (Season 5); Chuckles Bites the Dust & Once I Had a Secret Love (Season 6); Lou Dates Mary & The Last Show (Season 7).

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Party Girl Set

"Party Girl" is a dissertation on how to throw disastrous (and perhaps not quite so) parties. This is a 4-episode set.

Tape 1: "The Dinner Party" episode 82 and "Mary's Aunt" episode 126

Tape 2: "Mary Midwife" episode 145 and "My Brother's Keeper" episode 65

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Mary and Rhoda: The Very Best of Friends

Mary and Rhoda: The Very Best of Friends

Tape 1: "Love Is All Around" episode 1; "... Is A Friend In Need" episode 36; "Some of My Best Friends Are Rhoda" episode 47

Tape 2: "Rhoda Morgenstern: Minneapolis to New York" episode 62; "Best Of Enemies" episode 91

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Chuckles Bites the Dust

Mary Tyler Moore Show - "Chuckles Bites the Dust"

This is perhaps the most famous episode of what was arguably the best TV situation comedy of the 1970s. When WJM-TV's children's show host, Chuckles the Clown, is accidentally killed by an elephant, while dressed as a peanut, his death provokes numerous newsroom jokes by Murray, Lou, and Ted--who are upbraided for their insensitivity by a shocked Mary. They all attend the funeral, and once it starts, Mary cannot hold back the giggles that well up until she is laughing uncontrollably. "Chuckles Bites the Dust" is at once incredibly human and supremely funny, with great performances from the entire cast. As Chuckles would say, "A little song, a little dance, a little seltzer in your pants."

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Intimate Portrait: Mary Tyler Moore (1997)

Intimate Portrait: Mary Tyler Moore (1997)

She could turn the world on with her smile--and even with her over-the-top weeping. Mary Tyler Moore's sunny persona in The Mary Tyler Moore Show and, earlier, in The Dick Van Dyke Show became a touchstone of American television in the 1960s and '70s. Men adored her; women wanted to be her (or at least look as good as she did in those capri pants). Yet for all her surface success, Moore has been dogged by hardship--the drug overdose of her sister, her diagnosis of diabetes, alcoholism, and most tragically, the apparent suicide of her only son, Richie. In this compelling Intimate Portrait, narrated by her former MTM pal Valerie Harper, Moore talks openly and movingly about all of her tribulations, as well as her fabulous successes. At times she appears as fragile as glass, but at others her resolve and commitment to being well are inspiring, as is the ongoing love story of her third marriage, to cardiologist Dr. Robert Levine, who clearly adores her. This is more revealing that your typical A&E Biography-type portrait, and all the more rewarding for it. We guess she's gonna make it after all.

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Mary Tyler Moore

A&E Biography: Mary Tyler Moore

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Mary Tyler Moore: Everywoman's Workout - Body Sculpting (1994)

Mary Tyler Moore: Everywoman's Workout - Body Sculpting (1994)

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Rhoda - The Very Best of Rhoda (1978)

Rhoda - The Very Best of Rhoda (1978)

Everyone who watched The Mary Tyler Moore always wanted to be Mary Richards (Mary Tyler Moore); most of us, though, related better to her best friend, Rhoda Morgenstern (Valerie Harper). Rhoda was a loud, perpetually single, witty woman who was unlike anything on television before her. In 1974, Rhoda left Minneapolis to return to her home of New York and to her own show, Rhoda, living in the same building as her sister Brenda (Julie Kavner) and not far from her overbearing Jewish mother Ida (Nancy Walker) and her long-suffering father (Harold J. Gould). This boxed set of four videos contains episodes from each of the five seasons, beginning with her unforgettable wedding (who would've thought that Rhoda would find a man!) to Joe (David Groh) in the 1974 season and ending with her parent's separation in 1979. Some of these shows are remarkable, as when Joe and Rhoda separate after a few years of marriage. Others don't hold up as well next to these groundbreaking episodes, such as "An Elephant Never Forgets," in which Brenda comes to terms with the fact that she's lost weight and is attractive. But as a glimpse at the 1970s, the eight episodes are a wonderful trip backward and remain hilarious, albeit slightly dated, today. No, you still don't get a look at the faceless doorman, Carlton. And yes, we can still all relate to Rhoda.

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Books:

After All

After All

She was America's darling: actress, producer, star of the golden age of television. Her work on The Dick Van Dyke Show and The Mary Tyler Moore Show garnered multiple Emmys, followed by critical acclaim for her acting on Broadway and in film. Now, in her witty, candid, heartbreaking autobiography, Mary Tyler Moore tells all, about...the Dick Van Dyke nobody knows...Elvis, her sly, seductive co-star in Change of Habit...how Carl Reiner taught her to cry while being funny...Robert Redford's confession after casting her in Ordinary People...about then-First Lady Betty Ford's inebriated debut on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and years later, her phone call that saved Mary's life.

Mary spares nothing as she recounts her traumatic childhood, two failed marriages, her own alcoholism, the tragic death of her son, and her third, happy marriage to a cardiologist eighteen years her junior. Moving, inspiring, and brutally frank, After All will touch every reader's heart and soul.

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Mary Tyler Moore (Great Achievers-Lives of the Physically Challenged)

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Valerie Harper's Official Site

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