The Mary Tyler Moore Show

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Love is all around, no need to waste it.
You can have the town, why don't you take it?

Mary Tyler Moore (1970–1977) is an American television sitcom that aired on CBS. Actor Mary Tyler Moore stars as Mary Richards, a single woman who, at age 30, moves to Minneapolis, Minnesota to work as an associate producer for the news broadcast on WJM-TV. Her new friends at work include her tough boss, Lou Grant; sympathetic newswriter Murray Slaughter; and buffoonish anchorman Ted Baxter. Mary's acquaintances and friends outside of the job include self-deprecating ex-New Yorker Rhoda Morgenstern and their insincere, self-centered landlady Phyllis Lindstrom. Later cast additions include acerbic, man-hungry Sue Ann Nivens, host of WJM's cooking program, The Happy Homemaker, and soft-spoken Georgette Franklin, Ted Baxter's girlfriend.

The show produced three spin-offs series: Rhoda, Phyllis, and Lou Grant.

Theme song[edit]

Love is all around, no need to waste it.
You can have the town, why don't you take it?
You might just make it after all. [Season 1]
Love is all around, no need to waste it.
You can have the town, why don't you take it?
You're gonna make it after all. [Seasons 2-7]

Season 1[edit]

Love Is All Around [1.01][edit]

(19 September 1970)

Lou: You know what? You've got spunk.
Mary: Well, yes…
Lou: I hate spunk.

Season 6[edit]

Chuckles Bites the Dust [6.07][edit]

(25 October 1975)
Minister: Chuckles the Clown brought pleasure to millions. The characters he created will be remembered by children and adults alike: Peter Peanut, Mr. Fee-Fi-Fo, Billy Banana, and my particular favorite, Aunt Yoo Hoo. And not just for the laughter they provided—there was always some deeper meaning to whatever Chuckles did. Do you remember Mr. Fee-Fi-Fo's little catch phrase? Remember how, when his arch rival Señor Kaboom hit him with a giant cucumber and knocked him down, Mr. Fee-Fi-Fo would always pick himself up, dust himself off, and say, "I hurt my foo-foo"? Life's a lot like that. From time to time we all fall down and hurt our foo-foos. If only we could deal with it as simply and bravely and honestly as Mr. Fee-Fi-Fo. And what did Chuckles ask in return? Not much. In his own words, "A little song, a little dance, a little seltzer down your pants."

Season 7[edit]

The Last Show [7.24][edit]

Thank you for being my family.
(18 March 1977)
Lou: The owner's been asking about you, about how important you are to the station.
Ted: What you tell him Lou?
Mary: He told him to watch you do the news and decide for himself.
Ted: Oh my God!

Murray: That was a terrific speech you made up there, Ted.
Ted: Think so, Murray? Gee, I thought you'd be mad because I didn't quit too.
Murray: No, that's okay, Ted. When a donkey flies, you don't blame him for not staying up that long.

Lou [hugging Mary]: I treasure you people.
Ted: Lou… [everyone joins in a group hug]
Lou: I think we all need some Kleenex
Georgette: There's some on Mary's desk.
Mary: Mr. Grant. Could I say what I wanted to say, now. Please.
Lou: Okay, Mary.
Mary: Well I just wanted you to know, that sometimes I get concerned about being a career woman. I get to thinking my job is too important to me. And I tell myself that the people I work with are just the people I work with, and not my family. And last night I thought, "what is a family anyway?" They're just people who make you feel less alone and really loved. And that's what you've done for me. Thank you for being my family. [group hug]
Murray: Now for the hard part. How do we leave this room?
Lou: That's not so hard. Remember what Ted said?
Ted: What was that, Lou?
Lou: It's a long way to Tipperary, It's a long way to go…

Uncertain Episodes[edit]

Lou: If I don't like you, I'll fire you. If you don't like me, I'll fire you.

Lou: You don't have to be a whale to write Moby-Dick.

Mary: Violence never solved anything.
Lou: Au contraire, Mary. Violence has solved every war, most football games, and a few marriages I can think of!


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