History Series / TheMaryTylerMooreShow

2nd Feb '18 5:05:17 PM nombretomado
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* TakeThat: The writers would sometimes put in disparaging references to the cheesy late-'60s sitcoms this show was rebelling against, including ''Series/GilligansIsland'', ''Series/TheBradyBunch'' (re-named [[{{Expy}} "The Clancy Clan"]]) and co-creator Allan Burns's own OldShame ''MyMotherTheCar''.

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* TakeThat: The writers would sometimes put in disparaging references to the cheesy late-'60s sitcoms this show was rebelling against, including ''Series/GilligansIsland'', ''Series/TheBradyBunch'' (re-named [[{{Expy}} "The Clancy Clan"]]) and co-creator Allan Burns's own OldShame ''MyMotherTheCar''.''Series/MyMotherTheCar''.
2nd Feb '18 5:05:10 PM nombretomado
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** If you look closely at the WJM program grid on the wall of the Station Manager's office, you'll see ''MyMotherTheCar'' is shown several times a day. This is an in-joke to the OldShame shared between Brooks and Burns.
*** In the episode "The Co-Producers" Lou mentions that the current Station Manager scheduled ''MyMotherTheCar'' reruns at 7am so he'd have something to watch while eating breakfast.

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** If you look closely at the WJM program grid on the wall of the Station Manager's office, you'll see ''MyMotherTheCar'' ''Series/MyMotherTheCar'' is shown several times a day. This is an in-joke to the OldShame shared between Brooks and Burns.
*** In the episode "The Co-Producers" Lou mentions that the current Station Manager scheduled ''MyMotherTheCar'' ''Series/MyMotherTheCar'' reruns at 7am so he'd have something to watch while eating breakfast.
21st Jan '18 3:04:03 PM nombretomado
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* StrawCritic: Karl Keller ([[TheYoungAndTheRestless Eric Braeden]]) in "The Critic" embodies this trope in its purest form, a SmugSnake who hates everything except obscure European art movies.

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* StrawCritic: Karl Keller ([[TheYoungAndTheRestless ([[Series/TheYoungAndTheRestless Eric Braeden]]) in "The Critic" embodies this trope in its purest form, a SmugSnake who hates everything except obscure European art movies.
14th Dec '17 8:02:47 PM Mdumas43073
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* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Sue Ann's first appearance, when she refuses to end her affair with Phyllis' husband -- to Phyllis' face -- until Mary informs her that Ted knows and will happily blab it all over the station, ruining Sue Ann's reputation (and career).

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* EstablishingCharacterMoment: During Sue Ann's first appearance, when she refuses to end her affair with Phyllis' husband -- to Phyllis' face -- until Mary informs her that Ted knows and will happily blab it all over the station, ruining Sue Ann's reputation (and career).
14th Dec '17 8:01:52 PM Mdumas43073
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* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Sue Ann's first appearance, when she refuses to end her affair with Phyllis' husband - to Phyllis' face - until Mary informs her that Ted knows and will happily blab it all over the station, ruining Sue Ann's reputation (and career).


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* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Sue Ann's first appearance, when she refuses to end her affair with Phyllis' husband -- to Phyllis' face -- until Mary informs her that Ted knows and will happily blab it all over the station, ruining Sue Ann's reputation (and career).
3rd Aug '17 10:47:53 AM atomiccake
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* ExpressDelivery: Georgette found out she was pregnant in March of '76 and then proceeded to give birth in September of '76 (just in time for the seventh season premiere) meaning that she was only pregnant for six months.
22nd Jun '17 8:55:26 AM Gojirob
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** Also ends with a bit of ShootTheShaggyDog; after harassing Mary for over a week, with no support from Rhoda, who got her into this mess, Mary is on a date and sees him enter the same restaurant. She also sees him with a huge cake that says 'Will You Marry Me?'. Mary, who has had above enough, tears into him and smears the cake. Promptly, the woman the guy had actually bought the cake for comes in and demands to know why Mary ruined her cake. Mind you, the guy had been all but attacking Mary, and this other woman had never been mentioned, even as a recent break-up. Mary looks like a maniac to this woman, her date and all the restaurant goers, while stalker-man somehow gets to look sweet and romantic. Did I mention Rhoda laughed about his antics, despite her role in setting this up?
30th Apr '17 11:18:10 AM nombretomado
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** [[TheTonightShow Johnny Carson]] attends one of Mary's dinner parties. Unfortunately, a [[BigBlackout power outage]] strikes just before he arrives, so [[TheFaceless we only get to hear his voice]].

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** [[TheTonightShow [[Series/TheTonightShow Johnny Carson]] attends one of Mary's dinner parties. Unfortunately, a [[BigBlackout power outage]] strikes just before he arrives, so [[TheFaceless we only get to hear his voice]].
14th Apr '17 11:05:01 PM Mdumas43073
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* CompressedVice: In "Mary's Insomnia," Mary gets addicted to sleeping pills and gets over her addiction within a single episode.

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In "Mary's Insomnia," Mary gets addicted to sleeping pills and gets over her addiction within a single episode.
14th Apr '17 11:00:11 PM Mdumas43073
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** Sue Ann is so into her TV persona as the sweetly helpful "Happy Homemaker" that she acts like that all the time, onscreen and off, [[SugaryMalice Sam iling even when saying the meanest or dirtiest things]].

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** Sue Ann is so into her TV persona as the sweetly helpful "Happy Homemaker" that she acts like that all the time, onscreen and off, [[SugaryMalice Sam iling smiling brightly even when saying the meanest or dirtiest things]].
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