The Mary Tyler Moore Show

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Over its seven-year run, The Mary Tyler Moore Show won twenty-nine Emmy Awards, more than any other comedy in television history.
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  1. 1. Love is All Around
    September 19, 1970
    26min
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    New to Minneapolis and rebounding from a broken engagement, Mary takes a job in the WJM-TV newsroom.
  2. 2. Today I am a Ma'am
    September 26, 1970
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    Mary and her new neighbor Rhoda decide there's nothing worse than being 30-ish and single - except maybe being called "Ma'am."
  3. 3. Bess, You is My Daughter Now
    October 3, 1970
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    Mary enjoys a temporary taste of motherhood when Phyllis asks her to baby-sit Bess for a few days.
  4. 4. Divorce isn't Everything
    October 10, 1970
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    In an effort to meet men (and get group vacation rates), Mary and Rhoda pretend to be divorcees and join the Better Luck Next Time Club.
  5. 5. Keep Your Guard Up
    October 17, 1970
    26min
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    One of Lou's old army buddies arrives at WJM-TV to apply for a job as a sportscaster - with disastrous results.
  6. 6. Support Your Local Mother
    October 24, 1970
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    Rhoda refuses to see her mother, who just flew in from New York for a surprise visit, so Mary gets an unexpected roommate.
  7. 7. Toulouse-Lautrec is One of My Favorite Artists
    October 31, 1970
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    Mary is asked out on a date by a handsome, successful author who is long on charm and short on height.
  8. 8. The Snow Must Go On
    November 7, 1970
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    A blizzard wreaks havoc on the newsroom as WJM-TV as Ted is forced to ad-lib election results.
  9. 9. Bob and Rhoda and Teddy and Mary
    November 14, 1970
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    Amid the excitement of the upcoming Teddy Awards, Rhoda's new beau seems to be more interested in Mary than in Rhoda.
  10. 10. Assistant Wanted, Female
    November 21, 1970
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    Busybody Phyllis gets a job at WJM-TV as Mary's new assistant - now if someone could only assist Mary in firing her?
  11. 11. 1040 or Fight
    November 28, 1970
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    Mary discovers just how taxing an IRS audit can be when the bashful auditor takes an interest in her.
  12. 12. Anchorman Overboard
    December 5, 1970
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    Ted's confidence is shot after a disastrous public speaking appearance at one of Phyllis' women's club functions.
  13. 13. He's All Yours
    December 12, 1970
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    WJM-TV's new cameraman, who also happens to be Lou's nephew, wants more than a professional relationship with Mary.
  14. 14. Christmas and the Hard-Luck Kid II
    December 20, 1970
    25min
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    Having to spend Christmas at work, Mary decides to spread some holiday cheer around the office.
  15. 15. Howard's Girl
    January 2, 1971
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    Mary begins dating her ex-boyfriend's brother, and ends up being entertained by his parents.
  16. 16. Party is Such Sweet Sorrow
    January 9, 1971
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    Mary accepts a job at a larger TV station but is reluctant to leave when her co-workers throw her a farewell party.
  17. 17. Just a Lunch
    January 16, 1971
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    Mary becomes involved with a dashing foreign correspondent who seems to have it all - including a wife.
  18. 18. Second-Story Story
    January 23, 1971
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    Lighting strikes twice - at least - when Mary's apartment is inexplicably and repeatedly burglarized.
  19. 19. We Closed in Minneapolis
    January 30, 1971
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    Murray's happiness is short-lived when he learns that his play will finally be produced - with Ted in the lead role.
  20. 20. Hi!
    February 6, 1971
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    Mary is admitted into the hospital for a tonsillectomy and ends up with a grouchy roommate who could make anyone sick.
  21. 21. The Boss isn't Coming to Dinner
    February 13, 1971
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    Lou and his wife Edie are having marital problems, so Mary steps in to help patch things up.
  22. 22. A Friend in Deed
    February 20, 1971
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    It turns out that WJM-TV's new receptionist is an old (and irritating) childhood friend of Mary's.
  23. 23. Smokey the Bear Wants You
    February 27, 1971
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    Rhoda is crestfallen when her businessman boyfriend wants to give up the rat race to become a forest ranger.
  24. 24. The Forty-Five-Year-Old Man
    March 6, 1971
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    After Lou is fired, Mary confronts Wild Jack, the station's eccentric owner, and urges him to reconsider.

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Steve VranaReviewed in the United States on January 28, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
24 Episodes of Priceless Comedy + 90 Minutes of Bonus Features
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When Mary Tyler Moore died early this week, not only did we lose a comedy legend, but a gifted performer who forever changed the kind of roles that could be played by women in her ground-breaking series "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" that ran for seven seasons on CBS from 1970 to 1977.

This Season One collection contains all 24 half-hour episodes from the debut season along with more than ninety minutes of bonus features spread over four discs. The first three discs contain eight episodes apiece. Each episode has a chapter selection option, subtitles in English or French, as well as the option of listening to the episodes dubbed in Spanish or French.

Here's what you get:

Disc 1 (episodes 1-8)

"Love Is All Around"*
"Today I Am a Ma'am"
"Bess, You Is My Daughter Now"
"Divorce Isn't Everything"
"Keep Your Guard Up"
"Support Your Local Mother"**
"Toulouse-Latrec Is One of My Favorite Artists"
"The Snow Must Go On"
*Also available with audio commentary by Ed Asner, Allan Burns (creator, executive producer, writer) and Jay Sandrick (Director)
**Also available with audio commentary by Burns and David Davis (writer, producer)

Disc 2 (episodes 9-16)

"Bob and Rhodo and Teddy and Mary"
"Assistant Wanted, Female"
"1040 or Fight"*
"Anchorman Overboard"
"He's All Yours"
"Christmas and the Hard-Luck Kid II"
"Howard's Girl"
"Party Is Such Sweet Sorrow"
*Also available with audio commentary by Davis and Paul Sand (actor)

Disc 3 (episodes 17-24)

"Just a Lunch"
"Second Story Story"
"We Closed in Minneapolis"
"Hi!"
"The Boss Isn't Coming to Dinner"
"A Friend in Deed"
"Smokey the Bear Wants You"
"The 45-year-old Man"

Disc 4 (bonus material)

"The Making of 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show'" (1:27:22) - This is a thoroughly enjoyable documentary featuring interviews with behind-the-scenes people like writers, producers and creators, as well as many of the cast members. [One of the more interesting stories is when Gavin MacLeod tells the story how he originally read for the part of Lou Grant before joining the cast as Murray Slaughter.]

CBS Promos - There are total of six promos ranging from 16 to 22 seconds in length.

Trivia Challenge - The answer to each clip is revealed by using a clip from the show.

1970-71 Emmy Award Clips (4:35) - Includes acceptance speeches for winners from "The Mary Tyler Moore Show."

Still Gallery - Not only photos, but scripts and other memorabilia

[Note: There are no subtitle options for any of the bonus material.]

For a very reasonable price, you get more than 10 hours of priceless comedy. [Running time - approximately 612 minutes] VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
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Lauren ERReviewed in the United States on May 30, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
you just want to enjoy a simple comedy that isn't about being politically correct ...
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Sometimes, you just want to enjoy a simple comedy that isn't about being politically correct or culturally correct. I love Mary Tyler Moore. Simple comedy that I actually find funny, unlike the current comedies. Bonus: It's clean comedy, doesn't needy cussing and sexual undertones to be funny. Sigh. I've been watching a lot of older shows lately from the 70's and 80's.
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step12dudeReviewed in the United States on June 3, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Perhaps the Greatest Sitcom Ever
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I remember watching the Mary Tyler Moore show when it was originally released in the 1970's and was thrilled to find it available on Amazon Prime . While I would have preferred a free version (!) the price per season is reasonable, and the series provides tremendous viewing pleasure. Just started watching Season 1 and plan to work my way through all seasons, one episode at a time. Good, wholesome comedy, which is, sadly, so lacking in today's TV productions.
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Steven SoperReviewed in the United States on December 17, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
It's MTM, folks!
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Seriously, you need this reviewed? Granted, it's nostalgic for certain age groups (mine) but still this is one of the classic sitcoms ever cobbled together in Hollywood. Rewatching this series I couldn't help but observe the similarity in characters between Mary (MTM) and Zooey Deschanel (New Girl).
VinnyReviewed in the United States on June 29, 2003
5.0 out of 5 stars
Truly A Classic
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Finally on DVD, where are the rest? Arguably the best sitcom ever. All of the shows are great. One classic that some reviewers left out is "The Better Luck Next Time Club". I'm serious folks all of these episodes are great, the cast settled in very fast. Can you believe CBS almost didn't do the show, they didn't have confidence in it's producers/writers James L. Brooks and Allan Burns. Many of the shows were directed by Jay Sandrich and Alan Rafkin who brought out the best in this cast. One very important note, these shows are roughly 24 1/2 to 25 minutes long so if like me, you taped them from TV you will notice they are sometimes as much as 3 minutes shorter than the ones presented on these DVDs. They are edited on TV to squeeze in more commercials. Shame on you. I watched this show when it originally aired in 1970, I'm 45. A must DVD set for any fan, complete, unedited and clearer picture than ever before, like watching them anew. I have vague memories of the episodes I saw from it's original air date. However, comparing the syndicated shows from NBC, TBS, and TVLand, I did notice lines from the DVD that I didn't remember from the syndicated shows, funny lines that TV cut. Well folks, that's it, buy this set so they will release the rest of the seasons on DVD.
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John CorbettReviewed in the United States on September 26, 2002
5.0 out of 5 stars
She finally made it to DVD after all!
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I got this DVD set as soon as it was on the shelves, and although I haven't seen the entire set yet, I have seen enough of it to say that it is a truly overwhelming experience. Cradling the box was like holding the holy grail of television in my own hands. No more watching "Mary Tyler Moore" on fuzzy reruns on obscure UHF stations or watching edited versions on Nick-At-Nite. It's all mine - the whole first season.
When you watch the episodes, you'll find it hard to believe that in 1970 most television sets were still black and white, and stereo television was unheard of. Although the sound is mono, it comes across sharp and clear. The theme song never sounded better. The most striking aspect is the visual appearance of the show - bright and rich colors in the wardrobes and the sets. And best of all, no abrupt cuts or edits - these are the full-length episodes as originally aired!
In one swoop, this DVD box set outdoes anything that was ever attempted for the VHS format. Many of you might recall the frustration of knowing that only two episodes per season were available on the MTM VHS box set. This DVD collection alone is twice as large - and there are six more sets to come! (By the way, for those of you who haven't yet bought the collection, an insert in the box says that the second season is coming out in March.)
Now for a few minor criticisms. Mind you, these criticisms are only the result of the high standards which this box set has in the first place. First, only three of the twenty-four episodes have commentary. Commentators like Allan Burns, Jim Brooks, David Davis, Jay Sandrich, and Ed Asner ("Mr. Asner", as he is repeatedly called) bring out new and fascinating details and background tidbits, such as how the MTM cat was filmed, or how much they respected the acting talents of Nancy Walker and Cloris Leachman. Yet the commentary on these three episodes makes watching the other twenty-one more difficult, because you find yourself wondering what they would have said about the uproarious performance of Shelley Berman in "Divorce Isn't Everything", along with many other excellent scripts and guest stars over the course of the season.
Second, although the "making of" documentary is well-done and fascinating, it left out some key material. Much was said about the infamous original scene filmed between Mary Tyler Moore and Ed Asner that flopped, but only stills were shown from the scene. I would have rather seen that scene in full as a bonus than some of the six nearly identical CBS promos (entertaining though they were).
Overall, this is a five-star product for a five-star show. If you appreciate classic television, or want to watch the one show that can really bring you back to the 1970s, this is where to look!
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L.M.W.Reviewed in the United States on May 19, 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars
Episode list for my favorite TV show--MTM
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I have included a complete episode list for season one of "The Mary Tyler Moore Show." This DVD also includes some great bonus features, most notably the 88-minute feature on the making of season one. Very good. The quality of the DVDs is great as well. We can only hope and pray for seasons 2-7 to be released on DVD. With all of these other shows being released (even "Green Acres" and "Dukes of Hazzard," which aren't even good shows-they can't compare with MTM!), I hope that Fox will soon produce more seasons of "The Mary Tyler Moore Show."
1. Love is All Around-After breaking up with her boyfriend, Mary moves to Minneapolis and gets a job as associate producer at WJM.
2. Today I am a Ma'am-When a mailboy at WJM calls Mary "ma'am," she realizes she's not so young anymore. Rhoda decides to take action on the situation, resulting in a hilariously awkward evening of "dinner" guests.
3. Bess, You is My Daughter Now-Phyllis asks Mary to watch her bratty daughter Bess for a few days. Bess undergoes a transformation under Mary's care...then she doesn't want to go home.
4. Divorce Isn't Everything-Mary and Rhoda join the Better Luck Next Time Club, a group for divorced people, so that they can get discounted charter flights to Europe. Of course, they're not divorced, so they constantly try to cover up the fact, and Mary feels guilty.
5. Keep Your Guard Up-An ex-quarterback friend of Lou's comes to WJM and wants a job as a sportscaster. Mary volunteers to coach him.
6. Support Your Local Mother-Rhoda's mother, Ida Morgenstern, comes to visit her, but Rhoda refuses to see her. Ida winds up staying with Mary instead.
7. Toulouse Lautrec is One of My Favorite Artists-Mary interviews a renowned author, and he subsequently asks her for a date. She accepts...but when he stands up, she discovers that he is six inches shorter than she is.
8. The Snow Must Go On-During a blizzard, WJM has a partial power loss and is unable to broadcast election results.
9. Bob and Rhoda and Teddy and Mary-Rhoda's new boyfriend is actually more interested in Mary, causing tension in their friendship.
10. Assistant Wanted, Female-Mary hires Phyllis to be her assistant in the newsroom, but Phyllis refuses to do any tasks that Mary gives her. Instead, Phyllis devotes herself to Ted.
11. 1040 or Fight-Mary is audited by a shy, stuttering accountant who develops a crush on her.
12. Anchorman Overboard-Ted agrees to speak at Phyllis' women's club, but he gets stage fright.
13. He's All Yours-Lou's college-age nephew, a cameraman at WJM, develops a crush on Mary.
14. Christmas and the Hard Luck Kid-Mary has to work on Christmas all alone.
15. Howard's Girl-Mary dates Howard Arnell's twin brother, Paul, who is much more suave and sophisticated. When Paul takes Mary home to meet his parents, the parents only talk about Howard, obviously the family favorite.
16. Party is Such Sweet Sorrow-Mary accepts an offer at another TV station for a higher salary. WJM throws her a going-away party, and Mary gets tipsy.
17. Just a Lunch-Mary has lunch with John Corcoran, a charming news correspondent, who is "separated" from his wife.
18. Second Story Story-Mary's apartment is burglarized three times in rapid succession.
19. We Closed in Minneapolis-Murray writes a play that is finally accepted for production with only one condition: Ted must be the star.
20. Hi!-Mary has a tonsillectomy, but she has a grouchy roommate who thinks Mary is a go-go dancer.
21. The Boss Isn't Coming to Dinner-Lou keeps dodging Mary's invitations to dinner. Mary finally finds out that Lou and Edie are separated.
22. A Friend in Deed-Mary's old friend from summer camp, Twinks, gets a job as a receptionist at WJM. High-spirited Twinks forces her way back into Mary's life, much to Rhoda's dismay.
23. Smokey the Bear Wants You-Rhoda begins dating an attractive, wealthy man, but she and Mary can't figure out what he does for a living.
24. The 45-Year-Old Man-When Lou gets fired, Mary visits the owner of WJM, Wild Jack Monroe, asking him to give Lou his job back.
Note: I couldn't figure out the cover of this boxed set. That photo of Mary has absolutely nothing to do with the show. It's not even an attractive photo. I don't know what the marketing folks were thinking when they did that.
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Homer J. RajotteReviewed in the United States on August 8, 2003
5.0 out of 5 stars
True Gem From the Golden Age of TV!
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The 1960's and 1970's truly were the golden age of television. The Mary Tyler Moore Show is certainly a shining emblem of the era. Premiering in 1970, I do remember some of the original airings as a 3 year old child. Of course, not many 3 year olds can understand or appreciate the comedic qualities of this show! Now, as an adult, I am thrilled to own the first season, and hope the second season follows soon!
Moore stars as Mary Richards, a young woman who relocates to Minneapolis following a broken engagement. Richards moves into a one-room apartment in a building with some interesting neighbors, feisty Rhoda Morganstern, played by Valerie Harper, and daffy Phyllis Lindstrom, played by the very sexy Cloris Leachman.
Richards gains employment as an associate news producer at WJM-TV, working for the grouchy but likable Lou Grant, played by Ed Asner, who is simply perfect in his role.
The comedy pool draws from the everyday work experiences of the characters, and the hopeless love lives of the single female characters. Oh, yes, let's not forget Mary's dull house parties!
Some of the episodes have commentary from production personnel in a separate audio track. As one of the producers points out, Moore is such a talented and generous actress that she does not attempt to corner all the laughs and attention. Indeed, the MTM show bred three spinoffs of moderate success: "Rhoda," "Phyllis," and "Lou Grant." Moore's ability and willingness to allow the other actors to strongly develop their roles certainly contributed to this.
Gavin MacLeod, who played newswriter Murray Slaughter, went on to a successful role on "The Love Boat." Ted Knight, who played the inept anchorman, Ted Baxter, is fabulous, despite having had a limited acting career, mostly as a TV character actor.
Most of the minor actors on the show turn out a quality performance. John Amos appears fairly regularly as Gordy Howard, WJM's meteorologist.
All in all, this is 100% a top quality, funny, entertaining program. The DVD picture and sound quality are excellent, too.
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