The Mary Tyler Moore Show

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From the love and laughter of Mary's dinner parties to the chaos and camaraderie of the WJM-TV newsroom, The Mary Tyler Moore Show will always be known as the groundbreaking sit-com that turned the world on with a smile. Don't miss out on Season 5! Love is all around in this Emmy Award-winning classic, one of the best--and best loved--television shows of all time.
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English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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  1. 1. Will Mary Richards Go to Jail?
    September 14, 1974
    26min
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    Mary faces a stint behind bars when she refuses to reveal her source for a story about corruption in high places.
  2. 2. Not Just Another Pretty Face
    September 21, 1974
    26min
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    Mary may be in denial when her friends insist that her latest romance is based solely on physical attraction.
  3. 3. You Sometimes Hurt the One You Hate
    September 28, 1974
    26min
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    After Lou loses his temper with Ted, Mary's advocacy of non-violence backfires when Ted takes advantage of Lou's new disposition and becomes more insufferable than ever.
  4. 4. Lou and that Woman
    October 5, 1974
    26min
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    Lou's romance with a brassy lounge singer has him feeling like a new man--until the guys in the newsroom begin to joke about her questionable past.
  5. 5. The Outsider
    October 12, 1974
    26min
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    Tensions mount and morale drops when the station's new business consultant demands changes and manages to offend the entire staff.
  6. 6. I Love a Piano
    October 19, 1974
    26min
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    The happily-married Murray considers having an affair when he meets an attractive, single woman at one of Mary's parties.
  7. 7. A New Sue Ann
    October 26, 1974
    26min
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    Sue Ann tries to remain calm when a younger woman with no television experience manages to take over her show, The Happy Homemaker.
  8. 8. Menage-a-Phyllis
    November 2, 1974
    26min
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    Looking for intellectual stimulation, Phyllis begins to date a man platonically, but the situation heats up when he takes an interest in Mary.
  9. 9. Not a Christmas Story
    November 9, 1974
    26min
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    When the staff is trapped in the newsroom, Sue Ann decides that it's time for a little Christmas cheer--no matter that it's only November.
  10. 10. What Are Friends For?
    November 16, 1974
    26min
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    Mary sees Sue Ann in a whole new light when to two attend a broadcasters' convention together in Chicago.
  11. 11. A Boy's Best Friend
    November 23, 1974
    26min
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    Ted is flabbergasted when his mother decides to move in with her boyfriend rather than marry the man.
  12. 12. A Son for Murray
    November 30, 1974
    26min
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    The newsroom is divided when Murray, the father of three daughters, decides that he wants a son even though his wife doesn't want to have another baby.
  13. 13. Neighbors
    December 7, 1974
    26min
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    Mary's private life is severely compromised when Lou moves in to Rhoda's old apartment.
  14. 14. A Girl like Mary
    December 14, 1974
    26min
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    When Lou says he's looking for "a girl like Mary" to be WJN's newest newscaster, Mary auditions for the job herself.
  15. 15. An Affair to Forget
    December 21, 1974
    26min
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    Who would believe that Ted and Mary are having an affair? Maybe no one, but that doesn't stop Ted from spreading rumors around the newsroom.
  16. 16. Mary Richards: Producer
    January 4, 1975
    26min
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    When Mary asks to produce the WJM news on her own, she gets her big chance--and all of the big headaches that come with it.
  17. 17. The System
    January 11, 1975
    26min
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    Gambling fever grips the newsroom, where the odds are against Ted and his "can't miss" system.
  18. 18. Phyllis Whips Inflation
    January 18, 1975
    26min
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    Phyllis is mortified when Lars cuts off her credit cards and she is forced to--gasp!--look for a job.
  19. 19. The Shame of the Cities
    January 25, 1975
    26min
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    Longing for his dynamic days as a crusading reporter, Lou launches a misguided investigation into corruption in big-city politics.
  20. 20. Marriage Minneapolis Style
    February 1, 1975
    26min
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    Swept up in the moment at Murray's twentieth wedding anniversary party, Ted decides to pop the question to Georgette.
  21. 21. You Try to Be a Nice Guy
    February 8, 1975
    26min
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    Mary tries to help her one-time cellmate to go straight and find a job, but can she teach an old dog new tricks?
  22. 22. You Can't Lose 'Em All
    February 15, 1975
    26min
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    Lou wins an award that he doesn't want and is terrified at the thought of making an acceptance speech.
  23. 23. Ted Baxter's Famous Broadcasters' School
    February 22, 1975
    26min
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    When Ted is tricked by a smooth-talking con man into opening his own broadcasters' school, the WJM staff is recruited to be the faculty.
  24. 24. Anyone Who Hates Kids and Dogs
    March 8, 1975
    26min
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    Mary's new boyfriend seems like a keeper, but there's just one small problem--his obnoxious son is absolutely intolerable.

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ashley switzerReviewed in the United States on January 4, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Watch MTM with my grandma in the70s
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I used to watch Mary Tyler Moore with my grandmother as a child in the 70s. Grandma passed away on November 17, 2017. She battled Alzheimer's Disease for three long years. Her short term memory was all but gone but her long term memory was mostly intact. When she was having a rough day I would pop in one of my Mary Tyler Moore discs and you could see her eyes light up. She didn't always understand the episodes but she remembered Mary. Those are memories I will have forever.
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J. MillsReviewed in the United States on April 2, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
My Recommendation for You? Borrow them from the Library first...
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Lacking the spark of the other seasons, to me. Gordy was gone; which was always gonna' be a negative. For me, the more 'agenda-promoting' the story got the less funny and compelling it became. For me, it was a chore to get through these final three seasons.

I'm not even going to sell them; straight to the rubbish pile they're going.
Mark Baker - Carstairs ConsidersReviewed in the United States on October 16, 2009
4.0 out of 5 stars
"What Did You Think, Mr. Grant?" "It Didn't Stink."
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It's always with a little sadness that I approach season 5 of this great show. One of the things I love about the early seasons of the show is the great friendship between Mary and Rhoda. And with Rhoda gone, I feel the show is missing a little something. Fortunately, the other cast members step it up and that feeling doesn't last for more than an episode or two.

The joy of a good ensemble comedy is the fact that you do have good strong characters to build upon. Mary Richards (Mary Tyler Moore) is still living in her one room apartment next to neighbor Phyllis (Cloris Leachman, who only has four episodes this season). Her work life seems to overtake more of her personal life. For example, boss Lou Grant (Ed Asner) moves into Rhoda's old apartment at one point. Ted's (Ted Knight) girlfriend Georgette (Georgia Engel) stops by to visit on a more regular basis. Heck, even happy homemaker Sue Ann (Betty White) shows up quite a bit more. And good ole Murray (Gavin MacLeod) is by Mary's side every day at work.

As with the previous seasons, this show features some classic episodes. My favorite is "Not a Christmas Story," which finds the gang snowed in and mad at each other. Absolutely hilarious stuff. Lou turns into a softy after he throws Ted through a door. Murray struggles with his feelings about only having daughters. Mary gets a promotion to producer and tries to go it alone with the news. Sue Ann almost gets replaced by a much younger fan. Phyllis tries to find a job after a bad economy destroys the family budget. And in another favorite, Ted finally asks Georgette to marry him, in the middle of the 6 o'clock news.

Even when this show gets serious, like the season opener with finds Mary facing jail time for not revealing a source, it never forgets it is a comedy. There are plenty of laughs.

Of course, the writing and the acting are all top notch here. You couldn't ask for a better cast, and they truly bring these characters to life.

As other have noted, the big drawback to the set is the packaging itself. The shows are on 3 discs. They could look a little better, but I don't think they are any worse than the other seasons have been. We get no extras, but we didn't for the last two seasons. What is unforgivable is no episode guide. How can I find my favorite episode without it? True, I can look it up on line, but that's annoying. Additionally, they cut out the disclaimer voice over from "The System," one of my favorite bits from that episode.

So the set itself loses a star. But the episodes are still timeless and funny. Since this is probably the best we will ever get, if you are a fan, get this set. You will certainly enjoy the core content.
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Joe AlbaneseReviewed in the United States on April 7, 2008
5.0 out of 5 stars
Season 5
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It was 1974 and I had just worked one full year. I had a vacation coming and I flew to California (first vacation/ first time in a plane) because I wanted to watch them tape THE MARY TYLER MOORE SHOW. I was told this might not be possible but . . .

On the evening of Friday, August 16th, I was sitting in the studio audience when they taped the episode where, with the excuse of buying a piano, Murray contemplated having an affair with Barbara Barrie. I saw it all - the apartment, Mr. Grant's office, etc. Even now (30 + years later), I will never forget that night. So PLEASE RUSH OUT THAT DVD (and the subsequent years). Many years later, Mary Tyler Moore appeared at Borders here in NYC to autograph copies of her book, AFTER ALL. I waited in line and just as I got to her, her pen ran out of ink and I got a few moments to speak to her. I told her how I had been listening to the radio that morning where the DJ's were kidding her about seeing her for the first time on TV LAND and NICK AT NIGHT. I told her how I had gone all the way to California to see her tape an episode of the show. "Really?" she smiled (Oh, THAT SMILE). "You must be a real fan." I told her I kept the ticket (framed) and told her the date and what the episode was about. She really laughed and said, "Boy. You are even a bigger fan than Rosie O'Donnell!" My shining moment.

How many shows or personalities can have this effect on so many people? Well, this show has and as I've almost worn out the DVD's from the first four seasons, I can not wait until I get my hands on this one. Hey. Amazon. Can we pre-order?
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Wolfee1Reviewed in the United States on May 30, 2011
5.0 out of 5 stars
AWARD WINNING SHOWS!
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On the Fifth Season our Gang from WJM-TV continues to make us laugh with 24 New Episodes, it seems like they get better every year. The Mary Tyler Moore Show are well stablish by now and winning Awards everywhere, countless Emmys and is been noted as, and I Quote: "one of the most acclaimed Television programs ever Produced in US Television History", some of Mary's neighbors moved out, but there's so much more going on, that you don't even have time to miss them. The DVDs still looks Crystal Clear, However, I noticed right away the Cheap Packaging, What Happened? SuCh a drop in Quality, not even any descriptions of the Episode Titles, I guess Fox need it to cut corners, I wanted to give it 1 Star because of all this, but it would not be fair to Mary and her Wonderful Group of Actors, they are the Best! Thank You
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John RobinsonReviewed in the United States on October 15, 2009
4.0 out of 5 stars
Show glows, packaging bloze
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The episodes themselves get 5 stars: the writing, directing, acting, timing, etc. all top-notch and laff-out-loud funny. The picture clarity gets another 5 stars and so does the audio and the price! But let's face it, we know why the price is reasonable: 20th Century Fox seems to have released this with the attitude, "LET'S JUST RELEASE THIS AND GET IT OUT TO SHUT THESE PEOPLE UP!" Therefore, it's totally bare-bones...no episode listing, no show info, no promos, no trailers, no commentaries, not even ad inserts! No nuttin' except the episodes. It's a friggin' shame, because the episodes in this season make me laff out loud...Ted Knight really lets his Baxter-isms fly and Mary is at her total babe-ness. So even though it didn't get the proper respect & release treatment, you will still totally enjoy these shows and try to forget the packaging flaws.
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Doc SavageReviewed in the United States on May 31, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Mary Tyler Moore S 5
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I like the characters in this show. Obviously solid, and good characterizations since about every single actor went on as a spinoff show. Many of them didn't last, because the right formula was all connected in the writing and production of the original...Mary Tyler Moore show. Instant classic hit that came around at the right time. No problems with the DVD.
VinnyReviewed in the United States on November 5, 2008
5.0 out of 5 stars
One of the Best Sitcoms of All Time
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We are all waiting with bated breath for the remaining seasons of the show to come out on DVD. It's sad to think of all the garbage that is out on DVD but we must wait this long to complete the set of the MTM show. PLEASE GIVE RESPECT TO THE SHOW AND ONLY RELEASE SINGLE SIDED DVDs. Double sided DVDs seem to always have problems i.e. Law & Order from season two on have poor playback quality. The Mary Tyler Moore Show is still very funny and reflects the changing times of the 1970's. The show's humor still works today because though some of the topics were new in the seventies they still hold up today. All in the Family was very funny at the time but the humor doesn't always hold up now because that show was very political, very anti-President Nixon and many will not get the jokes unless you lived in those days.
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