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Sunday, May 27, 2012

A tv classic:

Above is from the very last episode of The Mary Tyler Moore Show. Mary decided to end the show while it was still doing well in the ratings; however, the show's premise was beginning to get a little out-dated, and a woman making it on her own was less of a novelty than it was in 1970 when the show first aired, and women's lib wasn't quite as cosmopolitan. I think Mary's timing was pretty good, the show couldn't have stayed on top forever. Even today the show holds up pretty well. For sitcoms it was truly a masterpiece. There will never be another like it. It will always be one of my all-time faves. I really miss these guys.


Janet said...

In those pre-VCR days, I "recorded" this last show by holding the microphone of my tape recorder up to the TV. Think I still have the tape somewhere . . . .

Caffeinated Joe said...


Was a great one, that's for sure.

joe said...

Janet: I did that once to the land of the lost intro.

CJ: Yeah. Ted Knight's the only one that's not with us any more. The rest are still around.

david_b said...

My main regret about the last show is that, as far as I've ever seen in reruns, they have not shown the FINAL post-story bit (after Mary turns the lights out..) with Mary Tyler Moore coming out and introducing all her co-stars for a final bow.

I remember that vividly when the final episode actually aired, so hopefully that will be included on the final season DVD.

joe said...

I didn't watch the final episode because my folks weren't really into the show


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